Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the scent of mulled wine, twinkling lights and the sound of carollers cheerfully singing; the allure of a Christmas market is unmistakeable.
San Francisco has a reputation for being eclectic, free-wheeling and one of the most charming cities in the US. From bicycling over the Golden Gate Bridge, to a bay cruise to Alcatraz, or ‘The Rock’ – the maximum security prison that notoriously held Al Capone; from jazz performances at the Palace of Fine Arts to vibrant street fairs that celebrate every cross-section of the city’s culture, there’s plenty for couples to discover together.
Let’s start at the very beginning. More people visit Salzburg because of The Sound of Music than for Mozart. But whatever your reason for going, there’s no doubt that the city itself is the real star.
If you’re looking a romantic weekend away, look no further than Hong Kong. It’s a city that lays on the charm with its beautiful harbour, spectacular rooftop views, luxury hotels, spas and fabulous food.
More than just the city and nightlife it is known for, it’s so easy to escape the city too. Just 15 minutes by bus are beautiful beaches lined with restaurants and cocktail bars and further afield are hiking trails with spectacular views of the surrounding islands. Here’s our tips for a getaway with that special someone.
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Forget the usual cliches (as gorgeous as they are), and check out some lesser-known romantic spots in the City of Light.
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