Top 10 Valentine's Day destinations in the world

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Whether your idea of romance is an igloo for two, a steamy tango embrace or a gondola ride, find the perfect place to take your Valentine. This guide to the top 10 Valentine's Day destinations in the world is full of traditional and new holiday ideas for lovers.

Love in Las Vegas

Even if you're not planning a drive-through wedding at the Little White Chapel, a hotel break in glitzy Las Vegas is sure to light up Valentine's Day. Anything is possible here: being serenaded by Elvis, proposing over a poker table and love that money can't buy.

Romantic Parisian walkways

Nothing says romance quite like Paris’s flowery gardens and cobbled lanes filled with intimate brasseries. Find out why this is one of the world’s top 10 Valentine's Day destinations by seeing it for yourself. Steal a kiss on Pont Royal, climb Montmartre's steps at sundown or take a twilight Bateau-Mouche cruise along the Seine.

Two to tango in Buenos Aires

Sultry Buenos Aires is the place to - quite literally - sweep your Valentine off their feet doing the tango. Visitors to Argentina's passionate capital sway in dimly lit clubs where cocktails and daring dance moves take you back to the glamorous 1930s.

Say it with flowers in Grasse, Provence

Lavender, roses and jasmine bloom in the world's fragrance capital, Grasse in Provence. This ochre-hued hilltop town is a romantic pick for Valentine's Day, when heady yellow mimosa is in flower. Galimard runs two-hour workshops where you can create a signature perfume for your loved one.

An igloo for two in Sweden

It may be cold outside, but it will be warm under the reindeer-skin blankets in your igloo at the Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel in the Swedish Arctic Circle. Spend a sub-zero Valentine's Day dog sledding and steaming in your private sauna. There's even a licensed ice chapel for the ultimate white wedding.

Castaway in the Seychelles

If the idea of being stranded on white-sand beaches and splashing in the Indian Ocean appeals on Valentine's Day, so will the Seychelles. For seclusion, book a hotel on boulder-speckled La Digue or coral-rimmed Denis Island. 

Lose yourself in Fes

Get lost in each other and in the narrow, twisting streets of medieval Fes, Morocco. The labyrinthine medina captivates with its spice-laden souks and centuries-old workshops. Book a rose petal-strewn table for a Valentine's diffa (feast) in one of Fes's romantic Riad courtyards. 

A Roman-style splash in Bath

Valentine's Day in the spa city of Bath means hand-in-hand strolls around the Georgian Royal Crescent. Treat yourself to champagne tea in the opulent, chandelier-lit Pump Room. Discover why the Romans adored Bath's thermal waters with a rooftop soak and an aromatherapy massage for two in Thermae Bath Spa. 

Kissing under Venice’s Bridge of Sighs

If Romeo had his time again, he'd surely choose to woo Juliet in Venice instead of Verona. Built on water, this romantic city seduces with tangled lanes that lead to the Byzantine basilica rising above St Mark's Square. Legend has it that embracing under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset spells eternal love. 

Floating along Kerala’s backwaters

Lush coconut groves and rice paddies slide into view as you cruise the Kerala backwaters, southern India's 900-kilometre web of lagoons and canals. Kerala lures Valentine's Day escapists with balmy climes, gentle rides on traditional grain barges and soothing Ayurvedic massages.