5 Top Weekend Getaways Ideas for Young Couples

Nothing spices up things in a relationship quite like a romantic escapade.  Whether you want to cozy up in a mountain cabin, sail the Mediterranean at sunset or dine at a vineyard château, there is no better way to keep the sparks flying than a love-fueled weekend together.  

Not sure where to go?  You will never go wrong with one of these dreamy weekend getaway ideas.


Your options for lovey-dovey things to do in Provence are as varied as the region’s landscape. From the old ports in Marseille to the canyons in Verdon Gorge, Provence is as stunning as it is romantic. Walk along Promenade Des Anglais in Nice, wander around the lavender fields of Cabrieres d’Avignon, and soak up the sun at the Calanques. 

Then, ramble through the markets in the hilltop village of Gordes, lounge about at an elegant square in Aix-en-Provence, or sip excellent wine in the beautiful countryside of Saint Rémy de Provence. Whatever your heart desires, Provence has something to offer.


We never tire of saying this: Mykonos is made for love.  This tiny Greek island oozes with romance, from the 16th-century windmills and mesmerizing sunsets of Little Venice to the lively bar and sunny grandeur of Lia Beach to the white-washed buildings and vibrant shops of Matoyianni Street.  

Surprise your significant other with a candle-lit dinner at a restaurant with a panoramic view of the Aegean Sea.  Better yet, stay in a beautiful Mykonos seaside villa with an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean.  We guarantee that you would never want to leave this enchanting paradise.

The Highlands

If you and your partner love the outdoors, a weekend escape to the Scottish Highlands is what you need to rekindle your bond.  No other place in the world abounds with romantic adventures than The Highlands.  Well, maybe that’s an exaggeration, but imagine how sweet it is to ride in a mountain gondola with your significant other and watch the breathtaking views of the Nevis Range below.  

You can spend a day marveling at the scenery of Glencoe, discover the historical curiosities at Eilean Donan Castle, catch a show at Eden Court in Inverness, or go on a distillery tour at Old Pulteney in Caithness.  Just a tip, a sunset cruise on Loch Linnhe is perfect for popping the question.


The lovely county of Norfolk teems with activities you and your significant other will cherish for years – from a boat ride on the Broads to hand-in-hand mooching at Holkham to an afternoon tea in Norwich Lanes.  But nothing creates unforgettable memories like snuggling by the fireplace in a cozy cottage after a homemade dinner.  Because let’s face it, preparing a special dinner for your loved one is more romantic than eating out at a restaurant.  After all, the couple that cooks together stays together. 

In Norfolk, there are plenty of self-catering cottages that lets you set your vacation schedule and preferences, including meal times, menu, and budget. Looking for the ideal holiday accommodation? Just click here to check out The Lodge, The Old Pump House, Sam’s Stable, and the Butler’s Pantry.


There is more to Catalonia than its phenomenal gastronomy.   Barcelona, the traditional Catalan capital, is a favorite honeymoon destination in Spain.  A visit to the Grec Gardens, the Magic Fountain, and the Bunkers del Carmel will prove why couples have Barcelona on their bucket list. 

However, some of the dreamiest places in Catalonia are tucked away in its picturesque villages and smaller cities.  If you love the beach, head to Cadaqués or Tossa de Mar for their palpable Mediterranean charm.  Get lost in the magical town of Rupit or the mystical beech forest of Fageda d’en Jordà. 

Do not forget to explore the historical sites in Montblanc and the fascinating landmarks in Montserrat.

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