10 Romantic Destinations

With Christmas on its way, you might well be thinking this or next year on a holiday with your partner. Take a look at these suggestions on where to go for a romantic Christmas.


1. Paris

A romantic destination list can’t exist without Paris! See the Eiffel Tower light up at night, do your gift shopping in the luxury of Printemps department store and find some extra magic at Disney Land Paris.

2. Florence

The beautiful Italian city of Florence continues to dazzle in the winter months. The majority of museums, including he Uffizi and Accademia, are open until the 24th December and reopen on the 26th. You can attend amidnight mass at the Duomo after taking a scenic walk over Ponte Vecchio.

3. Las Vegas

If you’re looking for bright lights then head to Las Vegas. Fountains dance to the beat of Christmas songs and the decorations and lights of Bellagio instil some serious holiday spirit. In fact, the whole city looks like one big lit up display!

4. Japan

Although not a Christian country, Japan still likes to impress with its light displays. Go to the Starlight Garden in Midtown, which is a walkway covered in thousands of pretty, white lights – just like snow.

5. Sydney

Technically summertime in Australia, a Christmas celebration in Sydney is certainly a warmer way of doing things. Check out the brilliant decorations at Queen Victoria Building, the choir at Pit Street Mall and the festive projections at Sydney Town Hall. BBQ Christmas dinner, anyone?

6. Amsterdam

Go to Amsterdam for a traditional European Christmas celebration. Wander along the canals, which look particularly pretty when it’s icy. There are also markets scattered around for you to enjoy a mulled wine and live music.

7. Lapland

Father Christmas isn’t just for kids, you can see him for yourself on a holiday to Finland. You can also go on a husky sledge ride or see if you can spot the Northern Lights. Later on you can snuggle up in your cabin with a tasty cheese fondue.

8. Quebec City

This Canadian city is great because you get some European charm in the snowy, northern conditions of Canada. Walk through the quaint streets, guided by traditional lights and local warm holiday wishes.

9. Lanzarote

How about just going all out and following the winter sun? You and your partner could be sunbathing on the beach with a cocktail in hand while exchanging gifts. All of the Canary Islands offer year round sun and Lanzarote is the biggest.

10. London

Book into a luxury hotel and do . Treat yourselves during a trip at Harrods, take in the light displays that are pretty much everywhere and enjoy a crisp walk around one of the many parks on Christmas Day.

Christmas can be incredibly romantic if you share it with the one you love. Do it in a beautiful setting to make the most of it.

Images by Y0$HlMl and Lindsay used under the Creative Commons license.

About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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