By Jonathan London on 13th February 2015

The top 7 romantic destinations for freelancers

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time to take a break from work and worrying about expenses, and turn up the romance!

Whether or not you and your significant other have immediate plans for the big day, here are some of our top romantic destinations you should head to during your time off.

Paris

We had to start with Paris, after all, it has a reputation of being the City of Love! From the impressive Eiffel Tower which glitters at night, to the cobbled streets leading up to the Sacre Coeur, there is so much to see and do that you may want to take more than a couple of days off to really explore what the city has to offer.

One of the most romantic, if not slightly cliched things that you must do when on a romantic break to Paris is to head to the Pont des Arts, also known as the love locks bridge, where couples meet to write a message on a lock, looping it through and securing it on the bridge.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh If you want to stay a little closer to home or perhaps don’t have too much time to spare then Edinburgh is a great romantic city to think about.

There are so many cozy tea rooms, restaurants and bars to choose from where you can treat your loved one to a slap up meal and a few drinks – we strongly advise against trying haggis if it’s a romantic dinner you’re after…nothing screams I love you… like offal boiled in stomach…

Northern Sweden

Did you know that there is a small village in Jukkasjärvi, Sweden where you can stay in an igloo?

Try and keep warm snuggled up under a reindeer-skin blanket in your own igloo at the Ice Hotel. Try your hand at dog sledding, horseback riding, skiing, or head into a steaming sauna if you fancy something a bit more relaxed.

Aside from staying in an igloo, you really should think of heading to Jukkasjärvi as the views of the Northern lights are nothing short of spectacular. They can be seen on just about every clear night, so the chances of seeing this wonder are good.

Amsterdam

AmsterdamAmsterdam is so easy to get to either via plane or ferry, that it should be one of your top picks when it comes to a romantic break. Visually, the city is stunning, especially at night when the bridges and the lights glow and glisten of the many canals.

Rent a bike and explore the city together before heading on a canal cruise before heading to the Bloemenmarkt, which is the only floating flower market in the world. Take in the array of bright colours before buying your significant other a special bouquet.

Iceland

ReykjavikNot just a place where mums go to stock up on food(sorry, we couldn’t resist), Iceland is one of those destinations that may not be at the forefront of your mind when it comes to romantic destinations.

However, Iceland is home to a number of hot springs which are definitely worth experiencing. The Blue Lagoon close to Reykjavík is perhaps the best-known and it’s easy to see why.

The geothermal spa will take all of your stresses away and give you the opportunity to really spend some quality time with your partner. Plus, the water is full of minerals and silica mud that your skin will feel amazing after – what’s not to love?

Barcelona

barcelonaIndulge in some great food and even better wine in the Catalonia region of Spain. While Barcelona is famed for its unique buildings designed by Antonio Gaudi, which are definitely worth seeing, its romantic potential is often underrated.

Simply exploring the city’s streets while taking in the sights is a great activity to do with your loved one, however, if there is one thing we can guarantee when heading to Barcelona, it is that you will experience some of the most amazing food and drink in the world.

Enjoy a candlelit dinner and have great conversation over a glass of wine – just no work talk, okay?

Venice

VeniceEveryone needs to tick The Floating City off their bucket list, so if you’re thinking about treating you and your partner to a romantic break, then this is one to think about.

Made up of 118 small bridges that are connected via bridges, make sure you head on a Gondola trip down the many canals. One of the most iconic features of Venice, the gondolier will be dressed in customary black pants and striped shoes, and your trip will be made even more memorable should they decide to sing for you while rowing the boat.

Jonathan London Written by Jonathan London

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