Parenting, as everyone knows, is a full-time job. Between raising kids, feeding them, organizing birthday parties, maintaining a house and a career, there’s hardly any time for anything else, and that includes quality moments with your partner. This can have far-reaching consequences on anyone’s relationship – especially long-term marriages – which is why time with your significant other is definitely something that should be prioritized.
There are many different ways to go about this – hiring a babysitter and going on a date night once a week, spending an hour together after the kids have gone to bed, or if the in-laws are in town and can take care of the kids for a weekend, then having a romantic getaway together. We understand that the world is a very big place and choosing a destination can be overwhelming. Don’t fret, as we’ll suggest our favorites below to give you some ideas.
The city of love. When it comes to a passionate weekend away, Paris definitely tops the list. The capital of France is famous not just for its breathtaking architecture and world famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower and the Sacre Coeur, but it’s also a cultural hotspot of the world and continues this day to influence many spheres of modern life. Also known as the City of Lights, it’s the perfect destination if you or your partner are into fashion, amazing food, theatre, or good wine, Paris has everything for the discerning couple who enjoy the finer things in life. Watch a show, see the lights, or simply walk along streets such as Champs- Élysées, taking in everything the city has to offer.
Cologne is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities and sits directly on the Rhine – a route that some say is one of the most important rivers in Europe. It’s the perfect cultural getaway for couples that are interested in history, incredible architecture and the occasional beer (or many more). There’s a lot to see in Cologne, especially the famed Cologne Cathedral, one of the most pertinent examples of Gothic architecture that exists today, and that’s why it’s important to plan a thorough itinerary beforehand so that no time is wasted during your travels together!
Arguably one of the most naturally beautiful cities in the world, Cape Town is the perfect getaway for couples who want it all – the ocean, the mountains and the vineyards. Nestled into the world famous Table Mountain, Cape Town offers a wealth of culture and history as well as the opportunity to relax on some awesome beaches, hike breathtaking trails with incredible views, and sample many of the most exquisite wines in the southern hemisphere. While the plane journey might take a long time coming from Europe or America, it’s still absolutely worth the effort. It’s perfect for nature aficionados too, with many natural parks within driving distance, whale watching accessible from the shore and even the opportunity to go diving with great white sharks available at many harbors.