Top 10 most romantic big cities in the world

Paris - City of Light

When you think travel and romance the next thing you often think about is Paris. Paris is one of the most romantic cities in the world. The city, the architecture, the atmosphere, the food and the wine pave the way to romance. If you plan a romantic getaway with your lover you cannot go wrong with Paris. Just think about chatting while having a wonderful meal at a sidewalk cafe on Champs Elysees. Or watching the stunning view of Paris from the top of Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe or the Notre Dame...

Last night in Paris by *Solar ikon*

Rome - The Eternal City of the Seven Hills

Rome in Italian is called Roma. Reverse the name and you will get amor, the Italian word for love. And this tells you something about the city. At every step history, culture and of course love are present. While you can spend all your time chasing history and culture in Rome, it is better to feel the local culture. Take a stroll on Via Sacra near the Coliseum. For belvedere spots try Gianicolo or Pincio and spend time with your hand around your lover's shoulder just watching the stunning view of Rome. And in the evening don't forget to go to a place like Villa Celimontana to listen to live music while sipping a glass of Italian wine.

Bike in Rome by Perrimoon

Venice - Bride of the Sea

First thing coming to mind about Venice is a gondola ride and the sound of a serenade by a gondolier. This is a romantic experience to be remembered a lifetime. Take your loved one on a walking tour of Venice. Stop at any restaurant and have a romantic meal. Go to Rialto Bridge or the Bridge of Sights for unforgettable romantic views.

Venice grand channel by ** Maurice **

San Francisco - The Golden Gate City

One of the most romantic cities in the United States offers you endless possibilities of a romantic vacation. Here are just a few ideas. Admire the impressive skyline seen from a boat at dusk. Hike the Muir Woods and snuggle in the hollow of one of the giant trees. Ride a cable car up and down the hills of San Francisco.

Golden Gate Bridge by Gleb TARRO www.fotowalk.com

Vancouver - World in a City

This is the city with the perfect location. Between the ocean and the mountains Vancouver gives you many choices for a romantic getaway. Take the largest aerial tram in North America to the top of Grouse Mountain. Get scared while walking the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Drive to Whistler for one of the best ski places in the world. In the end explore the nightlife in Gastown.

Downtown Vancouver by chispita_666

Prague - The Golden City

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It is a city of history, culture and amazing medieval architecture. A few days in Prague will be an unforgetable vacation. Winter gives Prague a special atmosphere of mistery when mist hangs over the narrow streets of the old town lit by gas lamps. A simple walk on the streets of the old town and across the Charles Bridge will build unforgetable memories. Add an excellent meal at Kampa Park Restuarant situated beside Vltava River right next to Charles Bridge and this will be the perfect romantic getaway.

Prague Castle From The Charles Bridge by Jim Linwood

Seville - City of Carmen

Seville is an amazing city with an amazing history. The tourist will find incredible architecture like the cathedral (Catedral de Santa Marķa de la Sede) claimed to be the largest Gothic cathedral in the world. Walking around this world wonder is a memorable experience as is the view from the Giralda tower. Facing the cathedral you'll find the Alcazar, the royal palace of Seville, a little further Torre del Oro and the attractions go on and on. But Seville is also a city of romance. Georges Bizet's Carmen (the opera) is set in Seville. On many streets you can hear music. The restaurants and lovely and the food is tasty. And then there is flamenco. A romantic trip to Seville has to include a night of flamenco. The choices are many from expensive restaurants to nightly shows in the old quarters.

Alcazar Palace by John Picken

Lisbon - The City of the Seven Hills

A spectacular Latin city, Lisbon, is your perfect romantic destination. Just walking on the streets and admiring the old architecture and the vibrant life is a treat in itself. Lisbon is full of history and historic monuments. From the Belem Tower to the Castle of Saint Georges you can spend days visiting. At night the city comes alive to music and clubs. All over the downtown (Baixa) and surrounding areas (Bairro Alto, Chiado, Alfama) you can find excellent restaurants with live Fado music. And what is more romantic than Fado (destiny).

Waiting by McPig

New York - The Big Apple

New York is a world in a city. Here you can taste products of most cuisines in the world, hear most of the languages spoken on the globe and experience culture from street music to world class museums and opera. Of course there is no time to see or experience everything New York has to offer even if you live in the city, so plan your trip carefully. At least include a show on Broadway, visit central park, shop around Time Square and have a nice meal and listen to music in Greenwich Village.

New York Sunset by fergusonphotography

Amsterdam - Venice of the North

Of course Amsterdam is known for many reasons some of them controversial like the hash bars and the Red Lights district. But the city has a lot more to offer. If you want art there is the Van Gogh museum (and many others). If you are a fan of Dutch beer go to the Heineken brewery. But the real romantic Amsterdam can be experienced only at night. You can walk or bike around the city and just enjoy the sight of Skinny Bridge and stop for a drink to one of the nice pubs like Waag. Or you can just dance the night away at clubs like Mazzo or Paradiso. Next day go to the heart of Amsterdam's canal district and have an amazing shopping experience in the exquisite boutiques of The Nine Streets.

Sunshine from Amsterdam by phault