If you've been bit by the travel bug this spring, you're not alone! Whether you're planning an ultimate couple's getaway pre-wedding, or your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon, Europe is always a good idea for romance, especially in the spring. If you're considering an ultimate Euro-trip this spring, be sure to check out these cities along the way.
Known for it's quaint windmills, charming heritage, artwork, cycling, museums and more, Amsterdam is in full bloom at springtime (literally and figuratively.) With tons of colorful tulips everywhere you turn, less rain than usual, warmer temperatures and a bustling festival season, Amsterdam comes alive for you to enjoy in the spring months. While in Amsterdam, consider staying at the Pulitzer Amsterdam, which is uniquely constructed of 25-interlinked canal house buildings (over 400 years old!) The property also features the Pulitzer Suite, which has a luxurious and romantic hot tub, and overlooks a carefully manicured garden.
Author Henry Miller once said, "When spring comes to Paris the humblest mortal alive must feel that he dwells in paradise," and we couldn't agree more. The Eiffel tower becomes surrounded by budding trees and flowering plants in warming weather, tourists and locals alike are able to comfortably dine al fresco, and romance is truly in the air. Spend your days in Paris taking in the sights, sounds, tastes, and art, before retiring in the evening at the luxurious and charming five-star Champs Elysees Plaza Hotel, boasting an excellent location and perfectly appointed suites among rich history.
Go to London, scope out the royals, explore Big Ben, and stay in a castle? Yes, please! A must-see city on your European extravaganza, London is a great idea in all seasons, especially spring. While not touring the city and experiencing everything it has to offer, set up camp (luxury style) at the Grosvenor House Suites, which provides all the luxuries and necessities of home living, while away from home. A light-filled atrium, which gives the feel of a private backyard, and other romantic amenities, are only a couple of the amazing features this property has to offer, making it the perfect place to stay while in London town.
Dublin in the spring is Goldilocks approved—as the temps are not too cold, and not too hot, making them just right for sightseeing and traveling. By visiting right before the summer high season, you'll avoid overcrowding and will have a much easier time strolling along the River Liffey, relaxing at St. Stephen's Green, visiting the museums and cathedrals, and of course, relaxing in the pubs with ample pints. When you've toured, drank, and have eaten to your heart's content, the Contarf Castle Hotel can serve as your home base, as you retire with your love in a quintessential fairytale setting.
Rome can get hot-hot-hot in the heat of summer, so by visiting before the temperatures peak, you'll be able to enjoy it more in the spring. Known as the City of Love, it's the perfect stop for you and your sweetheart on your romantic journey throughout Europe. Spend your time taking in the ancient ruins and art, cooking at authentic Roman cooking class, indulging in gelato, and shopping until you drop near the Spanish Steps (which can all be done in a day if you plan properly!) After an incredible dinner, escape to the Boscolo Exedra Roma, which offers incredible views, impeccably appointed (and huge) suites, bars and restaurants, a spa, and a beautiful pool.