VACATION IDEAS

25 Romantic Getaways Budget Travel Readers Love

Family vacations seem to get all the buzz, but sometimes couples need to really get away from it all. From iconic romantic cities like Paris and Venice to beautiful beaches in Tahiti and Koh Samui, here are Budget Travel readers’ favorite places for a romantic getaway.

By Kaeli Conforti, Tuesday, Jul 24, 2012, 2:06 PM

Source Article: 25 Romantic Getaways Budget Travel Readers Love

A view of Bora Bora, Tahiti

"Bora Bora, Tahiti" —Lashonda P. Tillis

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A view of the Scotland countryside

"We love the Scottish highlands. You're able to find seclusion and just be together. There is something so spiritual in the natural beauty of the area that it offers a wonderful connection to experience that with someone you love. We're never more refreshed as a couple as we are after a visit to the highlands." —Jill Masse Stokes

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A sneak peak of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

"What could be more romantic than Paris? Sipping champagne as the sun sets. Sailing down the Seine. Cozy bistros. Delicous wines. Lovely fashions. The only way it would have been better is if I had a honey to take with me." —Carol Davison

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A romantic scene in Venice, Italy

"Venice!" —Corinne Appleton

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The fountain at Forsyth Park in Savannah, Georgia.

"We came to Savannah in October of 2005 and fell in love with it. Got married and moved there in 2010." —@thehowieee

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Greek villas in Santorini, Greece

"Santorini, Greece."—Ania Walters

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A beautiful beach in Palawan, Philippines

"Palawan, Philippines! So quiet, serene, and beautiful!" —@angelinaaucello

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Palm trees on the beach in Koh Samui, Thailand

"Koh Samui, Thailand. It's just a perfect environment for couples that want to get away." —@Adlib-Traveler

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The Grand Canyon at sunset

"The Grand Canyon at sunset." —Brenda Scott

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Shovel Point on the northern shore of Lake Superior in Tettegouche State Park, Minnesota

"Perhaps weirdly, one of our most romantic vacations was at a cabin in Tettegouche State Park in northern Minnesota in early fall. No one else was around, and we had a canoe and a lake to ourselves...perfect. (And yes, we've been to the Caribbean and Hawaii.)" —Susan Campbell Beachy

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Sailing in Bar Harbor, Maine

"Bar Harbor, Maine." —Terry Taylor McCann

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Sunset on the beach in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

"Hilton Head Island and Savannah in September when crowds are gone. So lovely!" —@shelley_noel

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A perfect day in Iceland

"Iceland." —Dima Shkarovetskiy

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The Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia

"Sydney, watching the sunset over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House from Mrs. Macquarie's Chair." —Carl J. Woodin

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A beautiful beach in Barbados

"Barbados! You can drive around the entire island in a day and each coast brings you something different. Truly amazing to feel like you and your loved one are the only ones on the island watching the waves approach from a birds eye view!" —Melissa Thompson

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Sharing a bottle of wine at sunset

"Wine trails. Perfect B&Bs, great food, beautiful scenery. Oh, and wine." —@BoldWandering

(Courtesy psheridan/myBudgetTravel)

Colorful buildings in Cartagena, Colombia

"So many, it's hard to choose from, but Cartagena de Indias, Colombia is so romantic! Amazing food, people, sights, and places off the beaten path. I also love that it's not the 'run of the mill' destination like Paris (over-hyped and over-done) or Hawaii (which I love, but not very original)." —Heather Wilson

(Courtesy BookBunker/myBudgetTravel)

Islands in the Maldives

"Maldives!" —@TetToralba

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Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica

"Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica! Sun, nature, fresh fruit, and beautiful views!" —@patricialu88

(Courtesy Dan Lundberg/Flickr)

A view of the ocean from El Morro, Puerto Rico

"Costa Rica or Puerto Rico for sexy adventurers! And Santorini was breathtaking." —Erin Renshaw

(Courtesy Meriam/myBudgetTravel)

A seaside scene in Capri, Italy

"Amalfi Coast, Naples, Sorrento, Capri...the perfect place for falling in love." —@H10AndaluciaPla

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A schooner in Maine

"Down East Maine cannot be beat for getting away from it all. The food, the people, the scenery are all top notch. My hubby and I just returned from an amazing week there. Hope to go back someday." —Missy Harris Stanaford

(Courtesy Coolcameragirl/myBudgetTravel)

A cruise at sunset

"A cruise of course; we can be alone when we want or we can party when we want. The best of both worlds." —Terri Knespler Pamatat

(Courtesy whimsyj/myBudgetTravel)

A seagull on a secluded beach on Little Gasparilla Island, Florida

"We had an amazing week on Little Gasparilla Island, near Venice, FL. It's only accessible by boat—our rented home for a week was exactly what we wanted—no neighbors, the beach on one side of the house, and fishing dock on the other. The sunsets on the Gulf are amazing every night." —Brittany Hugley

(Courtesy Meg Stewart/Flickr)

Green landscape in Clifden, on the west coast of Ireland

"Clifden, West Ireland. Amazing food, people, live music, and stunning views." —Samantha Jones

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