As February creeps around the corner, some of us will have already made plans for the special day dedicated to romance. Valentine's Day is celebrated the world over on February 14th, and it has become a day that is known as the day of the love. If you have already planned your day, or if you are thinking about taking a trip to a romantic destination, here are some romantic activities for couples to do on a vacation.
1. Pamper yourselves
It goes without saying, one of the most romantic things that you can do on a vacation is to pamper yourselves. Besides you are on vacation after all. Head to a spa and enjoy some treatments together. Some spas will have a couples special, so be sure to ask about it.
Some great spas for a spa-specific retreat are Lodge at Woodloch that is not far from New York, Miraval Resort in Tucson and Body Holiday at LeSport in St. Lucia.
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2. Dine at a fancy restaurant
Image: Le Pavillon by the Sea
This is a must, especially if you are there to celebrate the romance of your relationship. Going for a wonderful diner at a fancy restaurant, may be a little old-school, but it is a beautiful tradition that should be kept alive. Wine and dine as you reminisce the memories you have had together so far and speak of the future you will have together.
For example, if you were having your vacation in St. Martin you could head to Bistrot Caraibes locate at Grand Case in St. Martin, the restaurant gets the #1 ranking for restaurants in the area on TripAdvisor. They serve French cuisine and come highly recommended by reviewers.
Another option is Le Pavillon by the Sea, located at Oyster Pond in St. Martin, this is a place where you can enjoy the beautiful breeze and views of the ocean close by, in a romantic open air setting. The restaurant serves French and Caribbean cuisine and is ranked #2 for restaurant in St. Martin on Trip Advisor.
3. Go Shopping
Image: Galleries Lafayette Balconies, Paris
Activities done together are mostly important because they are done together. Shopping may be done differently between men and women, but going shopping together is an experience every couple is familiar with. What makes this activity romantic is simply that you are together going about a city on your vacation. Buy some gifts for each other as souvenirs or just enjoy shopping around the city.
Cities such as Paris is great for both a romantic vacation and luxury shopping. Head over the Champs Elysse for some luxury shopping done as you stroll along the romantic and iconic wide-sidewalks of the area. If you are in London head over to Bond Street or Rodeo Drive if you are in LA. You can find out more on our post on 7 cities for luxurious shopping
4. Find Your Muse
One of the best things about going on a romantic getaway together is the ability to get inspired together. Many couples have experienced this for sure. As you explore your destination, shopping, dining and pampering yourselves, be inspired by the people, culture, history, architecture and landscapes of the area. Go for a spontaneous drive around the area or simple walk the shore of the beach (if you are having a beachside vacation)
Beautiful areas such as the Three Valleys in the French Alps will surely provide you with much to be inspired by. From the beautiful views of the mountains, to activities such as skiing (it is a ski destination after all), you will be able to find out more about each other, but most of all be inspired together. Destinations such as Cannes will also prove to be fruitful for inspiration. The area known for one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world has great places to dine, shop and of course you never know when inspiration is around the corner.
5. Get out of Your Comfort Zone
Ok, it's not an activity, but it is probably the most important thing on any vacation. Try to get out of your comfort zone and it will afford you a bigger world to explore. Plus, if you dare to explore, you might find some surprising things that can end up inspiring you.
If you are in the Alps, try skiing if you have never tried it before. Be adventurous with the local cuisine or hunt for some amazing speakeasies in the area. Some great places to go visiting the various different bars are destinations such as New York and Paris. All in all a romantic vacation should be filled with relaxation, comfort and excitement, and don't forget the romance.