Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec, and its history and European architecture set it above its other Canadian counterparts. Though many of its people speak English, too, the main language here is French: the language of love. It's a beautiful place to visit year-round, offering a variety of seasonal activities. In the winter, take advantage of the snow to ski or snowboard, then enter one of the charming cafes and warm up with a mug of hot chocolate. Stroll along the city and get lost in the lights and holiday decorations, or take one of the city's carriages for a warmer tour of the city. In the fall couples can hold hands under fire-red maple trees, and in the spring, they can kiss under cherry blossoms. This city offers a variety of beautiful hotels to choose from, ranging from the quaint to the grandiose. However, the best one is located in the city's crown jewel: the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a castle-turned-hotel.
The Caribbean island of St. Lucia is the only sovereign nation to be named after a woman. The lush mountainous terrain, beautiful white-sand beaches and warm Caribbean waters make her a beautiful island for a wedding, honeymoon or romantic getaway. Depending on when you arrive to the island, you could even participate in a sea turtle hatching! There's no shortage of lovely, private hotels and resorts to choose from on this island: try the luscious Jade Mountain for a mountainous eco-friendly escape, or the Marigot Bay Resort for stunning views of the bay. If you'd like an all-inclusive option, check out the Hideaway at Royalton St. Lucia Resort and Spa.
Cancun is one of the most popular destinations for American travelers because of its accessibility, its beautiful beaches, great nightlife and unique Mayan culture. From snorkeling in the famed Underwater Museum of Art to exploring the ancient Mayan ruins at El Rey, El Meco, San Miguelito or Yamil Lu'um archeological sites, Cancun is perfect for an adventurous escape with a significant other. With the famous Hotel Zone located in this region, you'll find no lack of resorts to choose from, either. Check out The Grand at Moon Palace Cancun, Sandos Cancun and Hyatt Ziva Cancun to start.
Sonoma Valley, California
It's a common belief that any occasion can be made more romantic with some delicious wine. Sonoma Valley is known as the nation's wine capital, with over a hundred different wineries in the area. Take a wine tour and learn how to be a sommelier, take a romantic walk through the Quarryhill Botanical Gardens and end the day with a glass of wine and a couples' massage. From French chateau-style resorts to Mediterranean-style villas, the valley is sure to offer a beautiful, peaceful escape. For a private escape, try the Sonoma Bungalows, which offers charming bungalows complete with a full kitchen. For a more luxurious escape, check out the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa. The Gaige House, a Four Sisters Inn gives you and your loved one a more modern retreat.
Costa Rica is one of the best destinations for eco-tourism. The country boasts an ample amount of tropical rainforests that are preserved as ecological parks to visit and enjoy. The country's beaches are also some of the best in Central America. Explore rainforests together, swim in waterfalls and lounge on the beach. Hike through the challenging Arenal Volcano National Park and experience some of the richest bio-diversity in the world. Visit Cocos Island National Marine Park for some fun in the sun and sea. When it comes to Costa Rica, "pura vida" isn't just the country's motto: it's a way of life. Stay at the sustainable Hotel Belmar in Monteverde, the modern Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, the incredible Hotel Makanda and the Kura Boutique Hotel in Uvita, named the most romantic resort in the country by Forbes Magazine.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
It's no wonder that the birthplace of the Argentine tango would be a romantic destination. Buenos Aires is alive with exciting flavors, beautiful dancing and architecture, a grand passion for soccer and the arts. Go around town and enjoy the food vendors' wares: barbecue is big here in Argentina, and if you like anything with meat or cheese, you'll be a happy camper. If you and your significant other love books, then you must visit El Ateneo Grand Splendid Bookstore, which is a theater-turned-bookstore. Experience opera like never before at the Teatro Colón. Take a romantic photo on El Puente de la Mujer, an architectural homage to the tango. For a luxury stay, check out the Park Tower Hotel, part of Marriott's Luxury Collection, as well as the romantic Faena Hotel. If you'd like a more modern feel, check out the Alvear Art Hotel.
Hawaii is a tropical paradise that is sure to quicken any heart. No matter what you and your significant other's vacation styles are or what island you decide to visit, you'll find ample opportunity to show your romantic side here. Hike through waterfalls and rainforests; kiss atop a volcano and cuddle on the famous black sand beaches. Many resorts offer couple's massages and health and wellness activities such as yoga classes on the beach that are sure to help any couple reconnect. Start off your hotel search with the serene Hotel Lana'i, the historic Royal Hawaiian Resort in Honolulu and the luxurious Montage at Kapalua Bay in Maui.