7 Small Towns Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

Hallstat, Austria (Image Credit: - peperoni -, via Flickr)

Popular travel destinations are famous all over the world. It’s unlikely that an average traveler hasn’t heard about Prague, Marrakech, Vatican or Vienna. An average traveler has probably been at least to one of them. It’s a good habit of a romantic couple to travel together. They discover this world together, they share strong emotions and they get to one another better. If you and your significant other are into traveling, and you like the off-the-beaten-track destinations, then visiting the following small towns is a must for you.

Ko Phi Phi, Thailand

Ko Phi Phi doesn’t hit the lists of mainstream destinations, but this island has something that makes it worth your visit. Once it was the location for the famous film “The Beach” starring Leo DiCaprio. The landscape is mind-blowing so it’s no wonder. After the film release, people flocked here to see white sand beaches, turquoise water and emerald cliffs. It’s a perfect option for the lovers of romantic beach getaways. There are lots of tourists, but, nevertheless, Ko Phi Phi is incredible. You can rent a yacht and try diving. Take a boat tour to Monkey Island to meet its inhabitants – monkeys in the wild.

Cesky Krumlov, the Czech Republic

A small town in the south of the Czech Republic is one of the most idyllic places in the world. It is famous for its beautiful and magnificent State Castle that is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. It attracts active tourists, the fans of festivals, and romantic couples. It’s truly a fairytale town. At every turn – in the castle, park, by the river, in the narrow streets, and in the salt cave – the legends come alive. Cobblestone streets, colorful houses – romance is in the air.

Chefchaouen, Morocco

Initially founded as a fortress in the 15th century, Chefchaouen mesmerizes with its incredible views and heavenly color. It’s nicknamed as the blue city and is considered to be the most beautiful city in Morocco. It got its nickname for the blue buildings. As a legend has it, Jewish and Moorish immigrants painted the house walls blue for religious reasons – to honor the color of the sky. Azure winding streets look like a magical labyrinth when looking at the city from the fortress. You should definitely add this city to your list of romantic weekend getaways.

Madison, Georgia, the USA

If you are planning a weekend for two in the USA, consider romantic getaways in Georgia. Are you longing for Southern authenticity? You’ll get it in Madison. This small town has numerous accolades. The most recent one is the title one of the “Top 16 Most Picturesque Villages in the World”. It’s a perfect option for a day trip. The town carefully preserves its history – there are a lot of old neat houses, antique shops, and dining options.

Santa Maddalena, Italy

This small mountain village in the Dolomites, surrounded by the snowy peaks and green hills, is an incredibly picturesque place as if made for romantic getaways. In summer, it’s a postcard village, and in winter – it’s a true paradise for skiers. Santa Maddalena can’t boast vibrant life and the variety of hotels, but it’s an amazing escape from the daily hustle.

Ronda, Spain

In the 9th century the Moorish invaders did a good work: in Andalucia, high in the mountains, over the El Tajo gorge, they established Ronda – one of the most beautiful cities in Spain. The largest bullring, built in 1784, is situated here.

Hallstatt, Austria

It’s not that easy to find Hallstatt among numerous Alpine towns and villages. Historians claim that Hallstatt is the oldest inhabited village in Europe. Its pastel baroque buildings and picturesque wooden houses that beautifully sit underneath the Dachstein Mountains will charm all family couples. Romantic getaway spent here will be a breath of fresh air.

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