Meet Your Match at the Most Romantic Getaways in the World for Singles
Love is in the air all over the world! Across the globe, couples look blissfully happy as they walk hand-in-hand down the street, lounge side-by-side on the beach and dine in candlelit restaurants. If you're single, it can be a little disheartening to look around at all the love, but this is a situation you can easily fix if you’re single and love to travel.
The world is filled with beautiful destinations that could easily turn into romantic getaways for singles who are ready to mix and mingle. Who knows? You just might stumble across the love of your life in the most amazing location. Time to pack your bags!
Paris is known as the "City of Love" — and for good reason. Affectionate couples are regularly seen lounging around in the city's beautiful gardens, dining by candlelight or strolling along the Seine River at sunset. The Eiffel Tower and the city's other marvelous landmarks scream romance.
Saint-Tropez, French Riviera
The glamorous town of Saint-Tropez in the French Riviera is known for its sandy beaches, gourmet foods and lively culture, especially in the summer. The beauty of the landmarks found in this relaxing town will take your breath away.
Cancún is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mexico, partially because of its several spectacular beaches. It also features different landmarks around town, including the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the second-largest coral reef in the world.
The city of Montreal is a busy but still romantic spot in the province of Quebec in Canada. Some of the most popular attractions in the area are the beautiful Botanical Gardens, Park Little Italy and the Notre-Dame Basilica.
As the capital of the United States, Washington, D.C. is known for its politics and stunning architecture. If you didn’t know, it’s also a great area for romance. Tourists enjoy walking along the National Mall and taking in the sights of the monuments nearby.
Oslo, Norway, is a city that travelers can enjoy all year round. In the summer, they can set sail on the Oslo Fjord or hike on scenic lakesides and forest trails while taking in the beautiful Scandinavian landscapes.
Havana, the vibrant capital city of Cuba, is also a city filled with romance. Many couples can be spotted walking along the Malecón, an esplanade that stretches along the waterfront from Havana’s Old Town to Vedado. The entire esplanade is absolutely beautiful at sunset.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The sensual city of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil is one of the country's most beautiful areas and a common place for great romantic moments for couples. The beaches in Copacabana and Ipanema are filled with plenty of other singles for solo travelers to connect with for some fun in the sun.
Santorini is Greece’s most popular island destination. The gorgeous beaches, ancient monuments and architecture, and exciting wildlife make it a perfect spot for couples, but plenty of singles and solo travelers enjoy everything the city has to offer as well.
The artsy city of Melbourne in Australia is a perfect place for hopeful romantics. The city has stunning gardens, including the famous Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, as well as outdoor cinemas and museums for both couples and singles to enjoy.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires, Argentina’s cosmopolitan capital city, is known as "The Paris of South America." It boasts a multitude of cafes, nightclubs and restaurants that travelers enjoy whether they are coupled up or traveling alone. The stunning European architecture of the city is a sight to behold.
Bangkok is a city with a rough reputation, but it also has some romantic places for tourists to visit. You can enjoy authentic Thai food on one of the city's many rooftop bars or while taking a dinner cruise down the Chao Phraya River.
When you think about Rome, you may immediately think about romance — it's even in the name. The charm of the city, including the ancient architecture and the delicious food, draws in millions of tourists each year. Whether you are head over heels in love or seeking someone great, you won’t be disappointed by what Rome has to offer.
The popular city of Tokyo perfectly blends the traditional Eastern Zen lifestyle with a modern, vibrant Western style of nightlife. Although it’s not typically known for romance, the city has plenty of beautiful, romantic spots, including ancient temples and serene parks, where visitors often have outdoor picnics during the day.
The city of Boracay in the Philippines is best known for its crystal clear waters and its pristine beaches. Visiting couples and singles can link up with locals to watch poi dancers heat up the night with a spectacular fire dancing show.
With its great weather, gorgeous beaches and exciting nightlife, Miami is a top destination spot for singles. Travelers to Miami often enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling and boating on excursions where they could meet new friends — or even future partners. Other options include an outdoor movie screening at New World Symphony's SoundScape Park or a cooking lesson at Biltmore Culinary Academy.
The residents of Copenhagen are some of the happiest people on earth, thanks to the sentiment known as "hygge," which reinforces the idea that each day of life is precious and should be appreciated. For single people, this idea draws in people who love life and who want to find like-minded people to enjoy life with them.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Yes, Las Vegas is really on this list and for good reason. The neon lights, casinos and top entertainment often attract singles who are ready to party and have a good time. That opens the door for you to meet someone new who could turn out to be the love of your life. It’s also filled with wedding chapels if Lady Luck shines on you especially hard.
The city of Bali in Indonesia is an enchanting and exciting place for singles to possibly meet new people. Tourists love watching beautiful sunsets at the Uluwatu Temple and strolling along one of its many beaches. You can even spot dolphins at sunrise on the northern border of Bali.
The Winelands, South Africa
South Africa is known for its beautiful landscapes, and one of the most beautiful views in the country is in the Winelands. Like you would imagine from the name, the area has multiple vineyards where tourists can enjoy great wine tastings and watching the sunset near the mountains.
The city of Barcelona, Spain, gets visitors from all over the world who want to experience the area's beautiful beaches, exciting nightlife and captivating art. People wait for hours to enter the historic Basilica de la Sagrada Familia.
Marrakesh (also Marrakech), Morocco, is a popular city known for its abundant fragrances, persistent merchants and mosaic-tiled mosques. Tourists can walk around the beautiful historic buildings in the area, which includes Ben Youssef Madrasa, once one of the top Islamic religious schools in the world.
The beautiful beaches of Seychelles near the Indian Ocean draw in visitors from all over the world — and many are single. However, they are never overly crowded like many tourist destinations. This gorgeous piece of land offers a relaxing place away from the hustle and bustle for both singles and couples.
Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa, is definitely a great place to find love, thanks to the abundance of things to do and see. The locals are very welcoming and love to socialize with new people. The beautiful views from the Sandstone Mountains and beaches in the area also inspire feelings of romance each day.
Although the country of England may be seen as very proper, its capital city of London is actually pretty hip and diverse. Pubs and parties throughout the area draw in visitors from all over the world, especially single people who just might want to strike up conversations with you.
Mauritius is a beautiful island located off the southeast coast of Africa that tourists typically love. Of course, there are plenty of beaches in the area for swimming as well as great restaurants with tasty cuisine. The capital city of Port Louis is always buzzing with people, and shoppers can buy local food, spices and souvenirs onsite.
Kyoto is a gorgeous city in Japan that can also be quite romantic. The area has several walking tours in different neighborhoods where tourists can see different landmarks, including the Todaiji Temple, which is home to Japan’s largest Buddha statue.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague offers gothic architecture and a medieval look that tourists from across the globe enjoy. The picturesque appearance of the European city is perfect for couples as well as singles who are in search of love.
Bermuda is an absolutely wonderful place for all the romantics out there. Indulging in gorgeous sunset dinners by the water and various water activities on one of the city’s beaches is an absolute must. Bermuda also offers Dolphin Quest, which gives visitors a chance to swim with dolphins, and Hartley’s Undersea Walk, which is a guided underwater walk to see tropical fish and other sea life.
Auckland, New Zealand
Although it is sometimes overlooked, Auckland, New Zealand, is a perfect place for love to spark. It features plenty of serene, romantic spots to explore, including Mission Bay and the Auckland Botanic Gardens. You may even meet someone new while on a lovely wine tasting at Waiheke Island.