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Top 5 holiday destinations for young couples

Exploring as a young couple is thrilling and a massive fun. Whether you want to discover ancient tourist attractions and extensive cities, party all night, or just get away from it all and doze on the beach, there’s a entire world out there ahead of you to be explored.

There are hundreds of grand destinations for young couples, but here we look at 5 of our favorites, from fabulous far-flung shores to small breaks quicker to home.

1. Paris

No city spot in the world is as romantic and thrilling for young couples as Paris. If you’ve never been before, it’s the most excellent romantic place in the world with the Eiffel Tower, the stunning Sacre Coeur and Notre Dame, the luxurious Seine, world-famous cuisine, and implausible art museums. Let us discover some of the hottest lover’s spots in Paris.

Eiffel Tower – A symbol of love

Eiffel Tower is most likely the most admired architecture in the whole world. Planned by Alexandre-Gustave Eiffel, the tower was made for the Paris Exhibition in the year 1889. You can take an elevator or climb up the 360 steps to get to the first level and 344 extra steps to reach the second level.

Things to do around Eiffel Tower: Go up the stairs of the tower to study its history; enjoy a glass of champagne at Champagne Bar, at the summit of the tower; have a French picnic at the bottom of the tower; and take gorgeous pictures with the glowing tower, which is certainly one of the most superb things to do in Paris at night.

Entry prices of Eiffel Tower

  • Lift entrance ticket (only to 2nd floor) – €11
  • Lift entrance ticket to the top – €17
  • Stairs entrance ticket (only to 2nd floor) – €7

Dinner: Begins at € 85

Opened: Mid Jun – Sep, daily 9 am – 12:45 am (11 pm for summit); rest of year, daily 9:30 am – 11:45 pm (10:30 pm for summit); stairs close at 6 pm in winter

Closest metro: Bir-Hakeim

Temple of Love – For romantic couples

Built in 1778, on a small island in The Parc—Temple of Love is a copy of Bouchardon statue. The most quixotic part about the complete trip to Temple of Love is the romantic boat ride that takes you to the island. Couples from various parts of the world come here to refurbish their marriage vows.

Things to do around Temple of Love: Taking a idle walk under the starry sky in Piece d’Eau des Suisses garden is amongst the most loving things to do in Paris for couples. It’s couple of minutes walk from the temple.

Entry fee: free of cost

Closest Metro: Michel Bizot station

Luxembourg Gardens – A variety of colors

The Luxembourg Gardens are stretched across 25 hectares in the centre of the capital. Ornamented with statues, fountains, and a million flowers—these gardens draw many tourists. The left bank area of the garden is tranquil and inspirational, which means, you must take a walk a long walk hand in hand with your sweetheart.

Things to do around Luxembourg Gardens: Watch the admired puppet show in the garden area.

Entry charges Luxembourg Gardens: free of cost

Opened from: 7:00 am in the summer and from 8:00 am to in the winter

Parc des Buttes Chaumont – The garden of love

There are many parks in Paris but Parc des Buttes Chaumont is the most idiosyncratic and romantic park in a serene environment. It is stretched almost 61 acres of hilly area in the northeastern reaches of Paris.

Things to do around Parc des Buttes Chaumont:

Watch a famous puppet show at Theatre Guignol Anatole and play exciting games at Gamescape.

River Seine – Go cruising and dine on the river

It seems that River Seine was shaped for romance. While you leisurely walk along the river, you’ll be enthralled by the stunning city lights. You can just stand and stare the river sparkling with the reflection of a thousand lights. If you make a decision to go here with your partner in the evening or afternoon, then you shouldn’t miss cruising on Seine.

Things to do around River Seine: Take a quixotic stroll around and explore the attractive bridges along the river and click a few pictures to capture your memories.

Cruise and meal charges: About € 100

  • The Louvre – For a romantic evening and the top pictures

What’s there not to adore about The Louvre! It’s the world’s most gorgeous and the biggest museum. It houses one of the most striking art collection, which attracts art lovers from all over the world. You’ll be fascinated by the baroque-style museum and palace— LeMusée du Louvre in French — which is located along the banks of the peaceful Seine River.


Things to do around Luxembourg Gardens: Explore souvenir shops and fancy cafes Tuileries Gardens and you can also amble along the Seine.

Entry charges for Luxembourg Gardens: €15

Opened on : Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 9:45 pm.

Where to stay?

The little house in Paris one bedroom apartment costing 81 pounds per night

Around 3.5 km from Paris Centre

What to take away for your home?

1) A Béret

There are many clichés about France and one of the most well-known ones is that French people always wear Bérets. This knitted woolen hat is frequently associated with Parisian artists. And even if French people don’t wear it that often, it remains a physically powerful symbol and a grand gift to bring home from the French capital city.


Where to buy it?

BOUTIQUE PASSION FRANCE

42 avenue de la Grande Armée, 75017 Paris

Price:

For Adults, 19.90€

2) A Marinière

A Marinière is a long-sleeved jersey that was initially worn by the French Marine ever since the 19th century. Before, it was rigorously blue and white, and had with 21 white stripes of 20mm, and 20 or 21 blue stripes of 10mm.

Where to buy it?

BOUTIQUE AMOR LUX VAVIN

16 rue Vavin, 75006 Paris

Price:

Ranges from 40€ to 70€.

3) Macarons

These little pastries made of almond powder, egg whites and sugar, is called Parisian Macaron when it is upgraded with a ganache in between its two biscuits.

Where to buy it?

BOUTIQUE PIERRE HERMÉ OPERA

39 avenue de l’Opéra, 75002 Paris

Price:

Assorted box of 7 macarons, 18€

4) Wine

Wine is France’s crucial symbol! We produce wine in roughly every regions and it is reasonably the most consumed alcohol in France. Moreover, there are several different types that it can fit almost every taste buds, for any account, so there is no need to be indecisive.

Where to buy it?

NICOLAS RAMBUTEAU BEAUBOURG

30 rue Rambuteau, 75003 Paris

Price:

From 3€ to several hundreds euros.

The average price is 15€ per bottle.

5) Champagne

It is the most celebratory alcoholic drink in France! This drink initiated from the Champagne Region is at present consumed everywhere in France and in the world. If you want to share one with friends to honor an important event (or not), a bottle of champagne would be a perfect gift for your friends and family who love to rejoice, or simply who like to treat themselves.

Where to buy it?

DILETTANTES

22 rue de Savoie, 75006 Paris

Price:

The average price is 45€ per bottle.

2. Florida

Florida is one of the most admired family destinations in the world, and it’s also famous for young couples. The beaches along the Pacific and Atlantic coasts are wonderful, while cities such as Miami provide a lively active place with splendid nightlife and parties. The Orlando area provides the theme parks, which are huge for more adventurous excitement.

Walt Disney World

For the final amusement park experience, there's no place quite like Disney World in Orlando. The enchantment of Disney has not worn off over the decades as millions of visitors still flock here each year to get pleasure from the Magic Kingdom and the many other attractions of this mammoth amusement park.

The number of things to do and see here has developed over the years and now includes a wide list that reaches far beyond the conventional theme parks. If you're looking for further more ideas, consider exploring the water parks of Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon, the exotic animals of Animal Kingdom Park, or Disney Hollywood Studios. You'll also find various kinds of dining experiences, shopping places, and amusement shows.

Ticket price: $222 for one person which includes Park Hopper plus all the water rides.

Opening time: 10 am till 11:00 pm all days

Official site: https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/

Universal Studios

Universal Studios in Orlando gives you an incredible experience, and for many visitors, it often tops a visit to Walt Disney World. This vast amusement park offers all kinds of incredible rides and recreated sets based on well-liked movies and shows.

Unbelievable 3D and 4D simulator rides, thrill rides, and wet and wild rides at the most recent theme park, Universal's Volcano Bay, are some of the highlights. One of the most popular and amazing attractions is the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can board the Hogwarts Express, explore the Hogsmeade Village, or of course, hop on a ride.

Ticket price: Starts from $115 onwards

Opening time: 10 am till 11 pm all days

Official site: https://www.universalorlando.com/

Miami Beach

Although time spent lounging on the beach on a hot day is a must, Miami Beach is about much more than just the wonderful, wide stretch of golden sand that lines the Atlantic. One of the things that make Miami Beach so exclusive among Florida's beach destinations is the Art Deco Historic District. Beautifully restored buildings, mainly from the 1930s and early 1940s, reflect the city's exciting history and create an ambience like you won't find in other cities.

Along Ocean Drive, the legendary oceanfront street overlooking South Beach, you'll find several exceptional Art Deco buildings, including the Hotel Breakwater South Beach, The Carlyle, and the Park Central Hotel .Collins Avenue is another street in the area worth strolling along, with more archetypal buildings.

Ticket price: $22 per person.

Opening time: From 9 am till 8 pm all days.

SeaWorld Orlando

Much like Walt Disney World, SeaWorld Orlando is a jumbo amusement park that has long been an vital part of family vacations to Florida. The multifaceted features its common dolphin and whale shows, as well as acts featuring a cast of unpredicted characters, from cats and ducks to otters and sea lions.

Other highlights include the Antarctica: Empire of the Penguin show and a host of other aquarium exhibits offering opportunities to see all kinds of marine life. Exciting rides, like the high-speed Mako roller coaster, which travels at a speeds of up to 73 miles per hour, and the Journey to Atlantis water coaster ride, are also a large part of the SeaWorld experience.

Ticket prices: Starts from $40

Opening time: 10 am till 11 pm

Official site: http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando

Dry Tortugas National Park

Dry Tortugas National Park is home to the inspiring Fort Jefferson, built by the US Government in the 1800s. Although this is the key attraction of the park, the gorgeous reef islands, seven in total, that make up the Dry Tortugas are themselves worth the trip. You can tour the fort and spend the rest of the day enjoying the soft-sand beaches and snorkeling in the plain, shallow waters.

Located around 70 miles west of Key West, these islands cannot be reached by car. Catamaran boat trips from Key West transport visitors here for a full day, which includes a tour of the fort, time for beaching and snorkeling, and breakfast and lunch.

Ticket prices: $15 per person

Opening time: 10 am till 10 pm all days

Official site: http://www.nps.gov/drto/index.htm

St. Augustine's Historic District & Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

It is known for being one of the ancient settlements in Florida, St. Augustine's ancient sites and fascinating old architecture definitely make it worth a visit. At the top of the list of things to see is the late 19th-century Flagler College, one of the frequent photographed buildings in the city. It was initially built as a hotel by railroad magnate Henry Flagler.

Also must visit is the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument, famous for being the "oldest masonry fort in North America," according to the National Parks Service. Established in the 17th century, it is extraordinarily well preserved and a remarkable sight, even for those with small interest in history. The view over the coast is also quite stunning.

Ticket price: Starting from $20

Opening time: 10 am till 10 pm all days.

3. Ibiza

Ibiza may be the best holiday destination of choice for huge young groups, but it’s also incredible as a couples getaway. You can spend your nights at the clubs and have a private out-of-the-way apartment or villa away from the party when you just want to relax and chill out as a couple. Ibiza’s beaches are implausible, and the atmosphere is full of life.

Let’s see what the top things to do at Ibiza are.

1. Plunge Yourself in Dalt Vila – It is Ibiza’s Hilltop Old Town

The 16th century Dalt Vila, or ‘High Town’, is surrounded by herculean stone battlements that were built to protect Ibiza from invaders.

Its untidy alleyways and historic conquered buildings are exactly what you’d hope to find, draped in blankets of bougainvillea and covers all sorts of little shops and cafes.

Overlooking the terracotta rooftops of Ibiza Town, Plaça del Sol (‘Sun Square’) is a admired spot for drinks and sun worshipping – particularly at sunset.

Just around the corner, the viewing point at Baluarte de Sant Jaume is another trendy spot to hang up at sunset, where locals play music, walk tiny dogs and post for selfies.

2. Explore Ibiza’s private ‘Calas’ (Beach Coves)

The best thing about Ibiza, and all of the Balearic Islands for that matter, is the calas (beach coves). Alive with the chirps of ardent cicadas, vivid blue waters and aromas of vivid pine-trees, these top secret coves are like little pieces of heaven.

Generally they’re concealed away from the main tourist hubs and you’ll need a car or scooter to get to them, which means they’re usually much quieter than Ibiza’s main city beaches listed below.

  • Cala Xuclar

This was our preferred Cala in Ibiza and the whole place is explored by lovers. Expect wobbly old boat huts, immaculate waters, stylish lizards and a small chiringuito (beach bar) where you can order chilled beers and a few tapas. Take a towel to stretch out on and be certain to take dip!

  • Playa Cala Xaracca

More of a beach than a cove, this quiet stretch of sand sits on a low bay and is a fashionable nudist spot. It’s one of the easiest to get to and there’s also a delicious seafood restaurant on the beach, which makes it popular with locals an in-the-know travelers. Great for young lovers too!

  • Cala Salada (and Cala Saladeta)

Though this was one of the busiest calas to be found, its Mars-red rocks and perfumed pine forests made it one of my much loved natural beauty spots in Ibiza.

The island’s whipping heart, Ibiza Town and its peaceful port combine to create a knot of whitewashed lanes and squares.

A flaneur’s dream, here you can flow from restaurant to tapas bar and drop a few euros at the fashionable boutiques that hawk flowy linen beachwear and expensive boho-chic fashion that you’d never challenge to wear back in the real world.

3. Discover your wild instincts at One of Ibiza’s Famous Beaches

You don’t have to go far to enjoy Ibiza’s famous beaches – many are within walking distance from Ibiza Town, or a quick drive away.

They aren’t as calm as the calas mentioned above, but they do offer ease, places to drink and eat, and that special Ibiza chill vibe.

  • Playa d’en Bossa

Ibiza’s major beach is the longest beach on the island. It’s a party beach and can get a bit disorderly at times, but that’s kind of the whole point. Take a little drinks and look at the real-life theatre production of ‘Guys and Dolls”.

  • Playa de Figueretas

This silent stretch of sand features an stylish walkway with good-looking wrought-iron lampposts and palm-shaded benches. A suitable spot for those times when you want to relax by the sea but can’t be worried to drive or walk far.

  • Ses Salines

Located on the southernmost tip of the island, presently 10-minutes’ drive out of Ibiza Town, Ses Salines is one of Ibiza’s most elite beaches. It’s named after the island’s well-known salt lakes and is known for being where the rich, famed and wannabe-famous go to figure their beautiful/superior bodies.

Head to the waterfront chiringuitos (beach bars) of SaTrinxa, Malibu and/or Guaraná for expensive beers, cocktails-cum-salads and a glimpse at how the other half lives. It’s also close to the airport – Rosana and is often visited as soon as tourists land in the airport.

  • Santa Eulalia

Located about 20-minutes away (by car) from Ibiza Town, Sant Eulalia is a beautiful little resort (another good quality area to stay in if you’re more involved in relaxation than being wild) with plenty of water-front dining options and good atmosphere – head here if the beaches of Ibiza Town are looking a little untamed.

4.Go Barefoot at Ibiza’s Famous Hippy Markets

Ibiza’s well-known hippy markets are a must for all visitors. Why? Because they imprison the “wealthy beach bum” vibe that displays this bizarre place. This is a place where everyone walks barefoot – even the billionaires are not spared.

5.Feast on Paella and Views Over Es Vedrá

If you’re looking for romance in Ibiza, you should attach this little tip right at the top of your to-do list.

Cala d’Hort is a beautiful little cove that overlooks Ibiza’s symbolic Es Vedrá, a rocky islet that emerges from the sea like a volcano. It’s the basis of great plot and the cause of many neighboring myths and legends.

6.Experience the Sunset – Cala Comte

In exotic places like Italy and France, you go for aperitifs, but in Ibiza you go to observe the sunset. It’s a life-size deal, something to be observed – worshipped even – on a nightly basis. Another necessary and somewhat fascinating insight into the local hippy/pijippi way of life.

The best place to watch the sun set in Ibiza is at Cala Comte, a distant, stony coastline that is located more or less on the island’s most westerly point. It’s a relatively infertile stretch of dust and pine, of red-soiled cliffs, but it displays the nightly conserve sunset in its most theatrical form.

7.Enjoy a Day-Trip to the Private Island of Formentera

There are so a lot of calas and playas to explore in Ibiza that it can be alluring to skip a visit to Formentera, but I strongly urge you to make the effort.

Once you get to Formentera, rent a scooter or car (there are rental stands just as you get off the ferry) and travel around the island’s lighthouse and outstandingly pristine beaches.

The ferries depart from the Terminal Formentera in Ibiza Port up to 30 times a day and take approximately 30 minutes.

Which Part of Ibiza to Stay in: You can think staying in the quieter resorts of San Jose and Santa Eulalia, or anywhere in the northern region of the island. Just keep in mind not to book somewhere in San Antonio or Playa d’en Bossa as these are Ibiza’s major party hubs.

When to Go: Mid-May is absolutely perfect for the tour.


4. Rome

Rome remains one of the most thrilling cities in the world and is ideal for a city break for a couple. There’s the gorgeous Vatican City to explore, the ancient leftovers of Roman civilisation, food to die for, and a comfortable laid-back atmosphere. The nightlife is thrilling and diverse, and the city just oozes romance with its fountains, architecture, and dramatic art and parks. Let us explore the hottest spots for young couples.

Trevi Fountains

Go experience the newly restructured fountain with your partner and toss a coin backward over your head into the fountain so you can make whatever wishes your heart desire.

Address: Piazza di Trevi, Roma RM, Italy

Opens from 11am to 6 pm

St Peters Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica is debatably the most well-known church in the world. It’s a traditional church but is really an incredible cathedral for a wedding ceremony. St. Peter’s is literally huge. Go walk around with your lover and you’ll find yourself in wonder at the art and architecture.

Address: Located near Piazza San Pietro, Vatican City

Opens from 11 am till 7pm

Colosseum

Don’t just stare from the outside, go within! It’s crazy that a structure that was used historically for such violent acts and events can still be so romantic. Understand the history of the Colosseum while you’re there and you’ll be stunned at the work that went into building this stadium.

The Colosseum or Coliseum, too known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, is an oval amphitheatre in the centre of the city of Rome, Italy. It is built of travertine, tuff, and brick-faced concrete and is the largest amphitheatre in the world. The Colosseum is situated near the Roman Forum.

Address: Located near Piazza del Colosseo, Rome, Italy

Opens from 11 am till 7 pm

Piazza Della Spagna

Piazza Della Spagna is totally gorgeous. The Spanish steps can be a bit over packed and even have a huge billboard over top of them, but the piazza as a whole is beautiful.

The broad open space, the buildings, the fountain, etc. all set a beautiful atmosphere for couples. Stroll around here at night and the lights will add a bit of exotic vibe as well.

Address: Located at the bottom of the Pincio hill,

Opened from 10 am till 6pm

Tiber River

The Tiber is the third-longest river in Italy, mounting in the Apennine Mountains in Emilia-Romagna and flowing 406 kilometres through Tuscany, Umbria and Lazio, where it is joined by the river Aniene, to the Tyrrhenian Sea. It drains a basin anticipated at 17,375 square kilometres (6,709 sq mi). The river has achieved permanent fame as the main watercourse of the city of Rome, founded on its eastern banks.


There’s nothing fairly like walking along a beautiful body of water with your better half. The Tiber is astonishing because you can enjoy the river, attractive bridges, and implausible architecture as you admire the history.

Address: Located near the Tiber Island.

5.Barbados

Barbados is one of the most attractive countries in the Caribbean and offers Caribbean comfort at its finest. There are plenty of quiet private beaches to enjoy, an atmosphere and culture like no other place on earth, and a careless ambience that is exactly what you need for a soothing escape with your loved one.

Best hotels and villas for couples

Feeling loving, renewing vows, celebrating an anniversary, honeymooning or planning the perfect proposal? Then there’s a hotel in Barbados for you. A number of the top hotels offer outstanding custom-built packages for particular occasions. Elegant Hotels Barbados is an brilliant option – they even offer an award-winning magnificence wedding service.

For something more intimate, there are some famous luxury villa rentals available. Try Blue Sky Luxury whose collection of more than 300 excellent villas includes some beautiful and elite properties – think confidential pools, hot gardens, sea views and helpful staff.

Explore the Atlantic sunrise and the Caribbean sunset

Move to the east coast of the island first thing in the morning to gaze at the spectacular sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean. Walk over the Bathsheba Beach and wonder as the sky turns pink as the sun begins to warm the chilly morning air.

If you are not an early bird then move to the west coast in the evening to observe the sunset over the Caribbean sea. Nearly all beaches offer a good view; Sandy Lane Beach is a above all a good spot. Otherwise, in the south of Bridgetown, there is the walkway – a mile long beachfront saunter that is the great end to the day.

Be in the Moonlight catamaran cruise

There are many catamaran cruise operators in Barbados that present you with moonlight cruises. What great way to spend an evening in the Caribbean than staring at the stars as the boat quietly moves with the sea.

At the right time of the year it is even promising to witness the turtles hatching on the beach. Tiami cruises gives you sunset cruises with dinner, cocktails and swimming with the turtles.

Spas

It wouldn’t be a couple’s vacation without a lavish spa experience, and luckily Barbados has some outstanding spas. This natural paradise, bounded by the sea, and fertile with tropical gardens is great for getting in the spa mood. Move to The Spa located in the Coral Reef Club – this destination spa is situated in an old colonial building covered 12 acres of gardens. Spend the day and eat a healthy lunch between treatments.

Or, you can try the spa at the luxury Sandy Lane hotel which is a famous spa and has a eye-catching marble entrance and outstanding treatments.

Tour some of the exotic beaches

How to spend the day in between all those sunrises, idealistic meals and spas experiences? Move to one of the exceptional beaches and enjoy snorkeling together in the middle of the reef with the fish. Stroll to the west coast beaches where the water is cool and blue like the Mullins or Holetown Bay beach where it is a great moment to swim with turtles.

If you had enough of the beach, then visit to Huntes Gardens which is one of the top most tropical gardens in the Caribbean. Wonder at the rare exotic plants and tropical wildlife.

After the gardens, move to the Mount Gay Rum which is the producer for one of their cocktail tours, or maybe the rum-tasting tour. Mount Gay is the oldest rum in the world and was even drunk by George Washington.

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