City breaks are the perfect way for couples to get some quality time away from home. What better way to celebrate your love than to explore a fascinating foreign city together? City breaks give you the opportunity to sightsee and enjoy local delicacies for a few days before heading back to work, letting you both recharge your batteries while reinforcing the bonds of your relationship.

New York City, New York

Who couldn’t feel the love while exploring New York City with their partner? Stroll in Central Park through spring and summer, go ice skating at Rockefeller Center under the huge Christmas Tree in the winter, drive upstate to watch the leaves change color in autumn- New York is full of romance all year round. With breathtaking views and no shortage of great places to eat and historic monuments and museums to visit, New York is one of America’s top destinations for lovers.

Venice, Italy

No list of romantic cities is complete without Italy’s most fascinating city. Venice may not have the glitz and glamour of Rome or Milan, but it’s easily the most romantic spot in Europe, with beautiful architecture and narrow, winding canals. The trick to enjoying Venice is to limit your planning- leave your days open for wandering around the city’s mysterious backs streets and alleyways, and stop off at small local restaurants to enjoy the delicious local cuisine. Top it all off with a traditional gondola ride along the canals and soak up the romance.

Prague, Czech Republic

Explore Prague with your partner and you’ll feel like you’re walking through a real life fairytale. The stunning historic architecture and fascinating museums make Prague the ideal city break for couples who like their getaways to have a touch of culture. Visit the Old Town Square for a taste of the beauty of medieval Europe, and enjoy a quiet romantic moment together along the banks of the Vltava River when you need a break from walking around this unique and beautiful city.

San Francisco, California

For those based in America who are looking for a romantic city break without heading across the Atlantic, San Francisco is definitely a great choice. San Francisco is the progressive, artistic hub of the west coast, with tons of culture and an awesome culinary scene. What’s more, San Francisco has one of the best selections of romantic boutique hotels in the country, so couples can hide away in solitude after a busy day of riding the trams and exploring the beauty of the city. San Francisco is also surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, so take a drive out of the city to visit the nearby deserts and coasts. Just don’t forget to walk over the famous Golden Gate Bridge, one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World.

Paris, France

We couldn’t make a list of romantic city breaks without mentioning Paris. France’s couple is known worldwide as the city of love, and for good reason, too. Stare into each other’s eyes over a cup of strong coffee in Montmartre and walk in the steps of some of history’s most famous artists, before taking the long elevator ride up to the top of the Eiffel Tower to see the lights of Paris in the moonlight.

New Orleans, Louisiana

If you’re a couple who loves great music, good food and plenty of culture, New Orleans will certainly be your American city break of choice. Head down South and stay in one of the city’s incredible romantic hotels, and savor the unique atmosphere and ambience of one of the country’s most historic and interesting cities. Dine every night in one of New Orleans’ many French-inspired restaurants, where you can sit by candle light in a courtyard and rekindle the romance in your relationship.

Image: “Prague Romance” by Michal Svec on Flickr.