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Romantic Trips for Two

Article by Ellen Ranta Olson 03.06.2018

There’s nothing quite like a jaunt outside your comfort zone to spark a flame. Leave the ordinary behind and discover your own personal paradise, from quaint European streets to lush tropical oases. No matter where you find your romance, there’s sure to be a destination that will help you fall in love all over again.

Urban Escapes

Dine Your Way through Toronto Together

Recognized as one of the best food cities in the world, multicultural Toronto features one of the world’s most exciting food scenes. Delight in sensory overload as you wander eclectic streets and global eateries of the Kensington Park neighborhood; enjoy inspired dishes reflective of Canada’s rich history paired with stunning city views at Canoe; explore the foodie paradise known as the St. Lawrence Market, where farmers have been setting up shop since 1803.

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The St. Lawrence market’s brick entrance looks out onto a busy street.

Revel in Miami’s Vibrant Nightlife

It’s often said that the couple that plays together, stays together, and there may be no better city to test that out in than Miami. Home to myriad award-winning chefs and restaurants as well as lively bars and nightclubs, there’s a nightlife scene for everyone. Head to Little Havana for some of the city’s best live music venues and dance clubs; meander the vibrant streets of South Beach where Art Deco buildings pepper the sidewalks; watch the sunset as you sip handcrafted cocktails at a beachside bar. And when you need to recover together, retreat back to Bal Harbour, where brunch, the beach and the spa await.

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Neon signs light up a city street at dusk.

Soak Up Old World Romance in Budapest

There may be nothing more romantic than a simple stroll down a cobblestone European street. Explore museums and castles by day, set sail on a candlelit cruise down the Danube by night — the opportunities for romance seem to be tucked around every corner in this historic city.

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Dusk illuminates the Budapest skyline, as the sun sets over the Danube River.

Go Off the Beaten Path in Washington, D.C.

Sometimes romance is best found in the most unexpected places — a quiet moment in the arboretum surrounded by cherry blossom trees, a view of Lincoln Memorial at sunset, an al fresco lunch in a sculpture garden. A decidedly cosmopolitan neighborhood with an intimate feel, Georgetown makes for the perfect home base for exploring the nation’s capital together.

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Pink cherry blossoms frame the view of the Washington Monument across the water.

Sun-Soaked Locales

Deepen Your Connection in Bali

It doesn’t take much to fall in love in a place like Bali, with its warm ocean breezes, pristine beaches and clear turquoise waters. The island is also home to sacred temples and spiritual sites, lending it a reverent air that’s hard to come by in other beach destinations. From sunrise yoga on the beach to discovering temples tucked away in lush forests, it’s the perfect place to reconnect.

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A small group practices yoga in a pagoda overlooking the sea.

Tee Off Together in the California Desert

Reignite your spark with a little healthy competition in one of the country’s best destinations for golf. Home to more than 100 golf courses, the Palm Springs area is a must-visit for golf aficionados of all skill levels. Start your morning with a round or two, then relieve sore muscles with a customized side-by-side massage and end your day with cocktails and a desert sunset.

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An illuminated swimming pool overlooks a valley while the mountains rest in the distance.

Head to the Beaches of Thailand to Make Your Heart Skip a Beat

If your idea of romance is more adventure, less candlelight, retreat to this beachside destination in southern Thailand, where pristine beaches, lagoons, bays and jungles await. Kayak through a blue lagoon, hike into a mangrove forest or climb a mountain and take in the stunning scenic views — you’re bound to come away with a stronger bond after a visit to one of Southeast Asia’s most scenic destinations.

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Relax and Reconnect in Aruba

Whether celebrating an anniversary or just getting away from the world together for a while, your island paradise awaits in the Caribbean. Known for its stunning white-sand beaches and crystal-clear turquoise waters, there’s no shortage of things to do on the island of Aruba — but it’s also the perfect place to do absolutely nothing but relax underneath the shade of a swaying coconut tree.

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A suspended path leads to a private beach sheltered by green plants.

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PLAN YOUR STAY IN THESE DESTINATIONS


  • Toronto

    Location Toronto, Canada

    Experience Toronto’s vibrant arts & entertainment district.

    • AAA Five-Diamond hotel in downtown
    • Voted #1 hotel spa in the world by Travel & Leisure
    • Personalized experiences to explore Toronto 
  • Bal Harbour

    Location Bal Harbour, Florida

    Experience The exclusive Bal Harbour Village neighborhood.

    • Private waterfront terraces from each guest room
    • Waterfront spa treatments and outdoor spa terrace
    • Minutes from luxury shopping and museums
  • Budapest

    Location Budapest, Hungary

    Experience A 20th century building set in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

    • Views of St. Stephen’s Basilica & Erzsébet Square
    • Located steps from the River Danube
    • UNESCO World Heritage Buda Castle nearby
  • Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

    Location Washington D.C.

    Experience The most historic luxury hotel in Georgetown

    • Renovated factory building from 1932
    • One of only 3 AAA Five-Diamond D.C. hotels
    • Modern amenities set in a historical ambiance
  • Bali

    Location Bali, Indonesia

    Experience Beautiful cliff tops overlooking the Indian Ocean and white sands.

    • Tropical paradise with lush landscapes
    • Spacious cliff top villas with private pools
    • Exotic dishes made with local flavors
  • Rancho Mirage

    Location Rancho Mirage, California

    Experience A desert oasis perched on a 650-foot bluff with mountain vistas.

    Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage, a scenic luxury hotel in Palm Springs, CA, located on a 650-foot bluff overlooking a desert valley.

  • Phulay Bay

    Location Krabi, Thailand

    Experience A luxurious spa sanctuary with an aura of serenity and surrender.

    • 5-day retreats led by wellness experts 
    • Full moon and candlelight yoga
    • Meditation & Pilates overlooking a lavish jungle
  • Aruba

    Location Palm Beach, Aruba

    Experience Crystal blue Caribbean waters and the powdery sand of Palm Beach.

    • Rejuvenating island-inspired spa treatments
    • Roll the dice at a world-class casino
    • Accommodations feature a private balcony