Whether you and your partner have been together for two months or 32 years, every once in a while you both need a chance to get away from your everyday routine and experience a change of scenery. This allows you to focus on one another without any distractions. Several romantic getaway spots around the globe are well worth your money. 

1. Carcassonne, France

Carcassonne is a beautiful, medieval-era town in southern France. It has an incredibly rich history, which shows in the striking architecture as well as its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This city is also famous for its wine, so you can see plenty of expansive vineyards across the region. It’s also a popular place to stop while on a river cruise, so check out some information on the best cruises for adults to see if that option might work for you. In a word, Carcassonne is charming and quiet, making it the perfect place for a second honeymoon or romantic vacation. 

2. Aspen, Colorado                                                                                                                     

This Colorado resort town is among the most romantic spots in the country thanks to its gorgeous mountainous backdrop. If you and your partner are active people, in the colder months, you may enjoy cross country or downhill skiing, mountain biking, ice skating and ice fishing. After a long day being active, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the town’s many quaint spots. 

3. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

This gorgeous destination in the middle of Mexico is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its rich history as a colonial town. The landscape is a mix of sprawling desert and lush mountains, both which are worthy of exploration. San Miguel de Allende has grown quite a bit in recent years, so there are also several incredible restaurants, markets and art galleries. The mix of colonial history and cultural heritage makes this site a wonderful place for a getaway.

4. Santorini, Greece

Santorini is a Greek island with a striking, dramatic landscape of cliffs and ocean, and it is well-known as one of the most romantic spots in the world. There are countless memorable experiences that you can have with your partner in this very special location. Enjoy hot springs, red sand beaches and local wine while learning about the interesting history and culture of the area.

5. Nara, Japan

The history of this region goes back as far as the 6th century, and it seems that some of that is still standing, today. In Nara, you’ll find a town that feels as beautiful as it looks, and the connection to the past is felt in all of its corners. The incredible intricacy of the structures coupled with a breathtaking landscape makes this an exceptionally romantic spot.

6. Tuscany, Italy

The Italian region of Tuscany is famous for its beautiful views, delicious food and romantic atmosphere. Its capital is Florence, which is full of quaint shops, museums, theaters and cobblestone streets. Florence is also the home of Michelangelo’s David statue. This city is an ideal starting point for exploring Tuscany.

One of the best ways to see the memorable sunsets and vistas of the area is by boarding a hot air balloon that will take you and your loved one across the countryside. Enjoy some wine, cheese and the company of your partner as you take in all that Tuscany has to offer.

7. Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio is a lovely beach village that is home to a bevy of all-inclusive resorts, many of which are adults-only, making them perfect for a grown-up getaway. Close by is the famous Manuel Antonio National Park. The park is an incredibly natural display of everything that Costa Rica has to offer. While exploring this site, you’ll view glorious mountain landscapes, white sand beaches and dense forests. If you enjoy being an active tourist, the national park is an ideal place for snorkeling as well as hiking. 

Couples interested in traveling to memorable locations for a getaway to remember should look no further than these eight romantic spots.