Picking out the perfect anniversary gift for your love is tough enough, but it’s even harder to plan romantic getaways. Luckily for you, we’ve curated 19 romantic anniversary trip ideas that will leave your significant other feeling loved and appreciated on their big day.
There are plenty of romantic vacations from all over the world that can make for a memorable experience! From honeymoon anniversary packages in the Maldives to domestic trip ideas, there are so many ways to add some romance to your travel ideas. Book one of these locations to make your vacation special and unique to you two!
Places to Stay Around the World
If it’s white, sandy beaches and candlelit couple’s massages that you’re after, then book a trip to the Maldives. This nation of islands perched in the Indian Ocean is the perfect spot for honeymooners and couples looking to celebrate 25th wedding anniversary vacation ideas alike. A cluster of 1,190 islands that span across the equator, only 200 of these islands are actually inhabited. This brings adventurous couples seeking romantic and secluded areas yet to be discovered. Couples seeking privacy will create boundless memories snorkeling or enjoying dinner under the rustle of palms.
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Some of the amazing adventures you can do together as a couple are:
- Enjoying the white sand beaches
- Diving and snorkeling off the reef
- Learning to sail
- Take on the waves surfing
- Explore a local fishing stop
- Take in the sunset aboard a cruise
- Enjoy candlelight dinners followed by a couple’s massage
Reserva Amazonica in the Rainforest in Peru
Hideaway with the love of your life deep in the rainforest of Peru. Hosting couples for adventurous getaways since 1978, stay in one of the 35 wooden cabanas that embrace the Ese’Eja culture. There will be no shortage of wildlife as you adventure out of the eco-luxury lodge and encounter some of the 540 bird species on the hotel grounds.
You won’t miss hot water or electricity in these treehouse inspired bungalows. Enjoy private bathrooms, a terrace overlooking the water, or swinging in the hammocks while the sun sets.
Some of the activities that you can enjoy together include:
- Just relaxing on the beaches (of course!)
- Observing the many types of wildlife, such as monkeys, toucans, parrots, and giant macaws.
- Various outdoor activities, such as motorboats and canoe rides.
- Hiking the trails around the island.
- Enjoying a quiet dinner at the beach side.
Kenya’s Great Rift Valley
Who knew a crack in the Earth could be so amazing to see. This destination should definitely be on your bucket list. This 6,000-mile crack that runs from Lebanon to Mozambique hosts some of nature’s finest plains, mountains, and lakes.
The area offers amazing African safari experiences and is the perfect destination for a couple to celebrate a milestone anniversary.
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Then visit the Anagama Mara resort. At a 1,000 feet above the plains of Maasai Mara perched atop the Oloololo Escarpment. Or visit some of the famous places among the rift that include Hippo Point, the Cresent Island Game Sanctuary, or Lake Nakuru National Park.
If you have been searching for a 10 year anniversary trip idea on a budget, then look no further than Panama. While it is still a beautiful, tropical destination, it is much more affordable than others on the list. Locationed in Central America, it borders both the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean.
There are so many great places to visit in Panama. Just a few of them include the romantic, pearl-white beaches of Pearl Islands (featured on the show Survivor). Boquete, a small village where you can catch some rest and relaxation. And of course, Panama City. The most modern city in all of Central America and the home of the Panama Canal.
With such a unique location, there are so many different activities to enjoy.
- Try your hand at mountain climbing.
- Hike through the rainforest.
- Enjoy the fashion and contemporary art in the city.
- More fine dining than your pants will allow.
Don’t forget to hit up these other iconic spots:
- Casco Viejo, for the nightlife.
- Santa Catalina to enjoy surfing or diving.
- San Blas Islands, an unspoiled, ndigenous community.
Immerse yourself in true, Mexican culture in the affordable Sayulita, Mexico. Put your feet in the sand on the beautiful beaches, relax in the beachfront hotels, and simply fall in love again in this seaside town.
As one of our top 10 abroad destinations, it boasts ecotourism and unparalleled beauty. Enjoy lunch in one of the many open air eateries that overlook the ocean, hide away in a jungle retreat, or swing through the canopy on a zipline for a view like no other.
Pick up some souvenirs at the local shops, try new cuisine at the authentic restaurants, or book a couple’s massage at one of the spas.
Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City offers a stand out destination for an anniversary getaway package. With a friendly vibe, rich history, and endless attractions, you’ll want to make sure to fit it all in. One of the special features of this destination is that you could go in different seasons and have completely different experiences and see all new things.
Take a stroll through North America’s oldest streets in Old Quebec.
Feel the cool mist from Montmorency Falls, a waterfall 30 metres higher than Niagara Falls.
Take a canoe down spectacular glacial valleys.
Enjoy the local history and flavors in Île d’Orléans.
Quebec also offers some truly beautiful places to stay, from hotels that look like castles to swanky, modern hotels.
If you’re a fan of Mama Mia, then you might recognize the crystal clear waters and white sand beaches of Greece. Corfu boasts multicultural charm with strong influence from the French, English, and Venetians. This island will make any newlyweds happy as it’s touted as one of the most romantic of the Ionian islands.
Stay at the Kerkyra Golf or Labrands Sandy Beach Resort for a romantic, one of a kind experience.
When planning your trip, be sure to include some famous destinations on your itinerary. There is Mon Repos palace, the birthplace of Prince Phillip, the Casa Parlante, and Archaeological museum.
Koh Samui, Thailand
Koh Samui is both for adventure lovers and lovebirds alike. Situated on the Thai Gulf, it is said to be one of the most romantic places in Thailand. It includes both lush greenery and white, sandy beaches packed with beautiful palm trees. Stay at the Banyan Tree Samui, W Koh Samui, or Six Senses Samui resorts for a once in a lifetime experience. Here are just some of the many adventures that you can explore on the inland:
- Explore stunning waterfalls
- The unique rock formations of Hin Ta and Hin Ya.
- Pamper yourself in luxury at the spas.
- Experience a candlelit dinner at the finest restaurants.
- Sip sophisticated cocktails at sunset.
If you have been searching for a reasonably priced and incredibly friendly place to visit, then add Copenhagen to your list or romantic destinations. Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is a huge, complex city with lots to do.
There are bustling and wild streets. You will never get bored as there is so much to see and do in the busy streets of Denmark. Visit the Oresund Bridge-a stunning architectural feat, CopenHot-a hipster spa, and Alchemist-the most unique restaurant you will ever visit in your life. Some of the best places to stay in Copenhagen include:
Places to Stay in the U.S.
While this is technically part of the U.S., you will feel far outside of the states. Maui is top on our list of places to go for your anniversary that’s filled with sandy beaches and unique activities. Maui offers entertaining and unique attractions that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether you want an adventure off the beaten path or looking to experience living history, there is something for everyone.
Stay at one of the stunning resorts on the island; private paradise villas, the Ho’oilo House, or Hotel Wailea Maui to celebrate your anniversary.
Don’t forget to check out some of the amazing destinations, such as the Blue Hawaiian Helicopters, the Black Rock at Kaanapali Beach, and the variety of local farms in the area.
San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco is well known as one of the most beautiful cities in the U.S. The stunning, natural setting boasts both ocean and hillside views. Not only can you find quaint little neighborhoods, there is plenty of green space, historical sites and cultural institutions to visit. What truly makes San Fran special is the relaxed attitude of everyone there.
Of course, you can’t forget to add the Golden Gate Bridge to your anniversary destinations. The Golden Gate Bridge is synonymous with San Francisco. It links the city with Marin county and you can appreciate it from up close or afar. Take a drive over it, walk, or even bike this one of a kind bridge.
There are also many, cool and hip places to stay in the city, such as the luxurious Ritz-Carlton or The Market, which offers affordable rates.
Often when people think of Lake Tahoe, they think of large yachts and luxury. This is a popular vacation destination year-round settled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range. The lake is a deep turquoise color and surrounded by breathtaking mountains. It’s the ideal place for boaters, those that love the beach, camping enthusiasts, and nature lovers of all kinds.
Some of visitors favorite places to stay are: the Deerfield Lodge at Heavenly, The Landing Lake Tahoe Resort and Spa, and the Postmarc Hotel and Spa Suites.
You can enjoy seasonal activities such as hiking the trails, skiing, and camping.
Sedona is home to one of the most beautifully landscaped places in the U.S, also known as Red Rock Country. You will find towering red rock formations jagged sandstone, and an endless blue sky. An ideal destination for a budding nature photographer. There are so many unique activities to check out in Sedona, such as the Grand Canyon, taking a Sedona Jeep tour, hiking in the wilderness, visiting Slide Rock and Oak Creek Canyon. Sedona is also a great place for spiritual discovery, with spiritual healing retreats, massages, energy vortexes, and psychic readings. Some popular resorts include: the Enchantment Resort, L’Auberge de Sedona Resort & Spa, Amara Resort & Spa.
While many people would not think of Georgia as a romantic destination, it comes in at #8 on U.S.News Travel as one of the most romantic places to visit in the U.S.
Many feel that Savannah is similar to Charlston, SC with a more eccentric atmosphere. The Savannah College of Art and Design has a mix of students from preservationist to ghost hunters. The streets here share exquisit Southern cuisine, restored theatres, and edgy cafes.
Visit places like Forsyth Park, Savannah City Market, and Tybee Island and be sure to stay in some of the best places in the city. These include the Perry Lane Hotel in Forsyth Park and the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa.
Charter a Yacht in South Florida
There is no shortage of unique fishing, snorkeling, and chartering experiences in South Florida. Whether you are seeking a sailing yacht, motor yacht, mega yacht, or crewed boat, you are sure to find something to fit your desires. You can sail from Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale, the Bahamas, or the Florida Keys islands.
Some of the most famous destinations include Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key West. You and your spouse will surely feel like celebrities about these boats.
On the other end of the spectrum, we have the skiing destination capital of the U.S., Aspen Colorado. But don’t be fooled, there is much more to the town’s history than just skiing. This famous destination is surrounded by the Elk Mountains, and can be found at the heart of the White River National Forest.
After fun-filled days of skiing, hiking, biking, and fishing, you can stay at one of the popular accommodations, The Gant, Skyrun Vacation Rentals, or the Frias Properties of Aspen.
No matter what your idea of fun is, you’re sure to find it in Williamsburg, Virginia. Williamsburg is such with history. Not only is this a great place to visit if you are a history buff, you can also enjoy luxury spas, first-class golf resorts, living-history museums, and award-winning cuisine. Don’t forget about the thrills of hiking, biking, and exploring everything that Williamsburg has to offer. Visit the Colonial Heritage Golf Course, various concerts and live performances, and stay in the best resorts, including: Williamsburg Inn, Marriott’s Manor Club at Ford’s Colony, and Kingsmill Resort.
Adventure awaits every making moment in Denver. Couples will love to explore all that the city has to offer. Denver, also known as the Mile High City, boasts 300 days of sunshine, natural beauty, diverse neighborhoods, and a thriving cultural scene. There’s endless possibilities for exploring arts and culture as well as sports and recreation. Visit famous destinations, such as Larimer Square, Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre, and the Mount Evans Scenic Byway. Celebrate your anniversary in the Four Seasons Resort Denver, the Halcyon, or the Westin Denver Downtown for a romantic getaway.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Many people mistake how big Martha’s vineyard actually is. With six different towns spread across 100 square miles of beautiful nature, each individual town has its own flavor for you to experience.
Check out the cultural tours of All Island Tour by bus in the Oak Bluffs, the AFAM history tour, or explore the nature and wildlife in the Menemsha Hills, Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary, or Long Point Wildlife Refuge.
Stay in one of the romantic resorts at Vineyard Square Hotel and Suites, Isabelle’s Beach House, or Harbor View Hotel for an anniversary getaway.
Whether you are staying in the states or traveling abroad, there are so many different places that you can go for an anniversary trip idea. From the white sandy beaches of Greece to the historic town of Williamsburg, there is no shortage of romantic getaways. Celebrate being newlyweds with a honeymoon trip or a milestone anniversary with these top destination ideas. A once in a lifetime trip you are sure to never forget.
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