Best Valentine's Day 2020 destinations in Europe
Valentine's Day is considered the most romantic day of the year. Many couples in love want to celebrate it in a special way. Some of them go to the cinema, have dinner in restaurants and prepare surprises for their partners. One of the best gifts can be a romantic trip. Where is the best place to go for Valentine's Day in Europe? Find out a list of the top destinations in Europe to celebrate Valentine's Day.
Paris is considered the most romantic city in Europe. Indeed, it is an ideal place to celebrate Valentine's Day. In Paris there are many things to do for couples in love. You can choose from classical activities such as visiting the Eiffel Tower or walking through the Champs-Elysées. Also, take a boat ride along the Seine or drink a glass of champagne at the Moulin Rouge cabaret. Girls gonna definitely love a trip to Disneyland.
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Also, choose a hotel with spectacular city views and enjoy a breakfast with a view of Paris in the morning. On Valentine's Day, many hotels in Paris offer discounts, promotions and romantic package tours. Here are some of the most romantic hotels in Paris for Valentine's Day are:
- Shangri La Hotel is a hotel with a beautiful view of the Eiffel Tower
- Hotel Plaza Athénée with great SPA facilities and famous Restaurant Alain Ducasse is a perfect place to spend Valentine’s weekend
- Saint James Paris this hotel looks like a small castle that has its own Michelin restaurant
- Take photos in the best photo spots in Paris
Reykjavik is an amazing city. It is small and green, with a nightlife and rich history, it has amazingly clean air and a lot of tourist attractions. Reykjavik is the capital of Iceland and the northernmost capital in the world, the cleanest and one of the most cultural capitals, the city of literature. This original travel destination has a lot of things to offer for couples travelling on Valentine's Day in 2020.
Iceland's volcanic landscapes are among the most picturesque in the world. February is also a great month to see one of the world's greatest wonders. The Northern Lights are a unique phenomenon of nature. Those who have seen it say it is the most beautiful thing on the planet. The best time to observe this phenomenon is at night from 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Also in Iceland you can see the Blue Lagoon, swim in thermal springs and visit beautiful national parks. There are several dozens of thermal pools in the city, almost no industrial enterprises in the town, and houses are heated with water from geothermal sources. Isn't that enough to spend Valentine's Day in Iceland?
Iceland Hot Springs
All hot water in Iceland is geothermal: from underground it goes straight to people's homes. It does not need to be heated, on the contrary, it needs to be cooled down to be used as it is too hot. That's why there are so many hot pools in the country: there are 17 in Reykjavik and its suburbs! Each of these pools has warm, soft water, ideal for relaxation.
Discover one of Iceland’s hidden treasures, known to locals as the “Secret Lagoon". The natural, crystal-clear lagoon is one of the oldest natural geothermal pools in Iceland. Marvel at the spectacle of one of the surrounding hot springs erupting every few minutes. Take a relaxing bath in the hot water of the "Secret Lagoon" and enjoy its comfortable temperature of between 36-40°C.
Rome is called the "eternal city", but it is also often called the city of love. Indeed, this is one of the top destinations to spend a romantic weekend together. There is no Love Wall like in Paris, but this city is absolutely perfect for Valentine's Day celebration. Delicious Italian cuisine, local wine and romantic walks through ancient Roman streets gonna make this one of the best days of the year. What to visit in Rome for Valentine's Day? First of all, go to the most famous sights, such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Roman Forum with its colorful ruins, the Trevi Fountain. Gourmets should definitely go to restaurants in Rome and taste the most delicious Italian dishes. Try Carbonara pasta, pizza, prosciutto and, of course, local wines.
Venice is one of the most romantic cities in Europe and it is located on the water. By the way, contrary to popular myths, Venice doesn't sink at all. In a few hundred years, the water level has risen by only a few centimeters. In Venise, you can walk through the narrow streets where the charming Casanova once walked, ride the gondola and enjoy the bright sunset on the banks of the Venetian lagoon. The city also attracts tourists by the ancient Ponte Rialto Bridge, Piazza di San Marco, the Church of Santa Maria della Salute and other magnificent places.
Moreover, in February the famous Venetian carnival takes place in Venice. According to tradition, the carnival in Venice begins 12 days before the Ash Wednesday (the day when the Lent begins). In 2020, the carnival will be held from 8 to 22 February. Every year the carnival has its own special theme.
As for the weather, it's cold enough in Venice in February. The average temperature during the day is about 8 degrees above zero, and at night it drops to -1. However, in the daytime the weather is warm enough, which is perfect for walks through the Italian city.
Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic and one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is located in the north-western part of Bohemia, almost in the centre of the historical Bohemia region. The Vltava River in Prague is 31 km long and is 330 m wide at its widest point. An unusual thing about this river is that it forms a lot of islands and bends with romantic corners, which will not leave anyone indifferent. Prague is incredibly popular among tourists. They come to admire its unique architecture, discover Czech culture, taste delicious dishes of local cuisine and try the famous czech beer. Also, Prague is one of nine European cities called the "European Capital of Culture". It got this title thanks to the many museums, galleries with unique collections and several dozen theatres. Thus, if you like culture experience, you can visit one of the local museums or theatres and then go to a restaurant for a romantic dinner.
The capital of Great Britain, a landmark city and a centre of English traditions, London is the most popular destination in Britain. Despite the high prices, it is really a city worth visiting. During the Christmas and other holidays London is decorated with amazingly beautiful decorations. In addition, London often organizes many special events for Valentine's Day. If you travel to London, here's a list of the best things to do in this city together with your partner:
- Beer tasting
- London Dinner Cruise On Thames
- Visit your favourite film locations
- Discover London with a helicopter flight
- Also, don't forget about classical activities such as going to the cinema or dinner by candlelight.
Santorini is one of the most romantic holiday destinations on Earth and the most popular resort of the Cyclades Islands. Here you can get the most beautiful photos with the blue sea and snow-white houses bacjground. In addition to stunning views, santorini attracts tourists with local cuisine. Taste fresh seafood in local restaurant as well as traditional Greek cuisine.
What else can you do on Santorini during a romantic weekend?
The best solution is to take a sunset boat cruise. There's a bar aboard with drinks and snacks. Discover beautiful White Beach and Red Beach and enjoy sunset views, dinner and wine. Another interesting option in Santorini is a wine tasting. Producing some of the most distinctive wine in the Mediterranean, Santorini owes its success largely to aspa, a unique blend of volcanic soil that lends its wines a rich minerality and crisp flavor. Grapes are grown in the shape of a basket close to the ground, allowing much-needed moisture from the island’s minimal rainfall to be retained effectively.