50 Ideas for Romantic Vacations

Covered beach cabana with picnic for two

Azul Beach Hotel

Want to make your love life more romantic? Since even the most ardent lover can use romantic inspiration, it's worth shaking up your relationship by doing something new and exciting together.

Whether you're about to go on your honeymoon, a romantic getaway, or spending time alone together at home, adding a romantic touch will put both of you in a vacation mood. Try some of these 50 romantic ideas and ignite your next vacation:

1 Get away from it all and discover a new place together

2 Don't just go away on your next vacation; indulge in a romantic package with luscious extras

3 Celebrate an anniversary — any anniversary — with an anniversary trip

4 Expect the best — but get it for less

5 Request the honeymoon suite (even if you're not married)

6 Order breakfast from room service — and don't leave the room all day

7 Stock your own surprise in the minibar (or arrange to have it waiting in your room)

8 "Hello, room service? Send up a bottle of your best Champagne, two flutes, and chocolates"

9 Load your cellphone with a romantic playlist

10 Tell her how beautiful she is or how handsome he looks

11 Turn off the TV in your room; better yet, don't turn it on at all

12 Hand out a stack of love coupons, redeemable at any time

13 Dress for bed

14 Take a private yoga lesson together

15 Make a big deal — a really big deal — out of a birthday

16 Go window shopping for souvenirs, then circle back and buy something that your better half admired

17 Pack a sexy game for grownups

18 Plan a surprise weekend escape from the city

19 Ask your hotel concierge to plan a day (and night) for you (and don't forget to tip)

20 Use the "Do Not Disturb" sign — and bring it home 

21 Take a bubble bath together

22 Upgrade to the club floor

23 Order tickets and take a romantic train ride

24 Write a love letter and seal it with a love stamp

25 Give roses even when it's not Valentine's Day

26 Take a stroll hand-in-hand along the waterfront

27 Inspired by your hotel room? Redecorate your bed at home with new white sheets and feather pillows

28 Skip the sight-seeing and go to a theme park

29 Plant a kiss in an unexpected place

30 Make it a late night and afterwards count the stars together

31 Take your love on a romantic getaway

32 Shut off the lights and set out candles

33 Schedule a couples massage

34 Pack a picnic, and don't forget the wine

35 Enjoy a barefoot dinner on the beach

36 Go out... just for dessert

37 Give her your heart

38 Find out what long-married couples do to keep it real

39 Plan a night of fun and romance

40 Get a physical check-up

41 Fly to Vegas for the weekend

42 Pack a book of classic love poems, read aloud from it before bed, and laugh your heads off

43 Bring chocolate, any time, in any form, anywhere

44 Make out in the movies or rent a DVD to get you going

45 Take better travel pictures — including ones just meant for your lover's eyes 

46 Mix a love potion

47 Sleep outdoors on the beach

48 Share a secret no one else knows

49 Propose

50 Elope

Since you know your partner well, add your own romantic vacation ideas to this list. The key is listening and paying attention. Is there a place that he or she has always said they'd like to visit one day? What about accommodations? Is a clean motel room all your significant other requires, or would a stay in a suite send their spirits soaring? One of the most important elements on a romantic vacation is privacy: Make the effort to get away from kids, parents, work, even friends and give yourselves the gift of a true getaway for two.

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