There's nothing quite like traveling to a completely foreign country with a significant other to test your relationship and make it stronger—if you're patient enough, that is. Luckily, these European destinations chosen by experienced Pinoy travelers can make you forget all about the stress of a long-haul flight, language barriers and lugging your suitcases around different cities. Don't forget to take pics when you finally make it!
"For romantic scenery, for sure Florence and Tuscany of its quaint cobblestone towns and beautiful villas, rolling hills." - Kat, 40
"Florence: The city just had an amazing vibe, from the Duomo to all the different street musicians performing and the quaint cafes and museums, and to top that off with the wonderful food culture of Italy, this would be one of my favorite spots to go with your loved one." - Kelley, 38
According to VisitFlorence.com, the museums, palaces, and churches in Florence house some of the greatest artistic treasures in the world. "The most popular and important sites in Florence include the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Accademia."
San Sebastián, Spain
"Best couple destination in Europe would hands-down be San Sebastián. Long summer nights are best spent prowling the old town for countless amazing (and cheap) food options, strolling along the beach, and appreciating the city from one of the best views in the world. No joke—the view from the mountainside is one of the best in the world." -Raf, 33
San Sebastián is a coastal city that is home to the long Playa de la Concha and surfer haven Playa de la Zurriola. The place is bustling with artistic and cultural events, and also features a lot of bars and restos that "showcase first-rate ingredients from the surrounding coast and countryside combined with the culinary creativity of Basque chefs."
"Granada, Spain is at the top of the list! Perfect for the couple who loves to get lost in history and beautiful architecture. Imagine kissing at The Alhambra!" - Trency, 31
Aside from The Alhambra, make sure to visit The Palacio de Generalife and Sacromonte, the city’s gypsy community.
"For not the usual Europe experience, Malta has a beautiful blue lagoon and has the best summer destination/old Europe feel." - Kat, 40
When in Malta, make sure to also visit Grandmasters’ Palace, the “Sacra Infermeria,” and the St. James Centre for Creativity.
"Paris. Always Paris. Take what you see in the movies, multiply the feels by five, then make babies!" - Niles, 43
See the Notredame, and walk the Jardin de Tuileries from outside the Louvre all the way to Champs Elysee and to the Arc de Triomphe.
London, United Kingdon
"Aside from Paris? London, for spots like the London Eye. Makikita mo buong city!!! They also have events, and you can avail of the "champagne experience." Private capsule, plus own waiter, champagne, and chocolates!" - Jaire, 28
London is also the perfect spot for theater fans. Make sure to catch one or two Broadway shows while you're there.
"If you're into long walks in a place with fabulous architecture, then Frankfurt is a good choice. The River Main, which is connected to the Danube (the inspiration behind composer Johann Strauss II's piece "The Blue Danube"), flows through the city and there are many beautiful bridges from where you can appreciate it from. Frankfurt may be a busy business hub as it is home to the exhibition center Messe Frankfurt, but it's also a haven for artists and art enthusiasts as it has a number of museums too, including the Städel Museum, which is just along the River Main. Don't forget to reserve a table at the Holbein's Café-Restaurant for good food and great ambiance!" - Charlene, 34
"Traveling as a couple one of the best places to visit would be Barcelona, Spain. The place is teeming with so many activities 24/7. Since the city is so multicultural, there are always different nationalities with a reason to celebrate. You wouldn't be surprised to see a crowd gathering for drinks at any time of the day." - Julian, 30
Aside from visiting cathedrals, make sure to check out Palau de la Música Catalana, Casa Milà, and Plaça de Catalunya, the city's busiest square.