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The Best Weekend Breaks To Take With Your S.O.

The Best Weekend Breaks To Take With Your S.O.

Who says you have to wait until Valentines Day or a special occasion to book a weekend away with your significant other?

Unsure of where to look? It all depends on what kind of break you’re looking for, and what you hope to experience. Whether it’s taking in some beautiful views, experiencing a new culture, visiting a global landmark or just hoping to have a good nights sleep away from the kids! Stuck for a little inspiration? Don’t worry, read on for the best weekend break destinations you and your S.O will love.

Niagara Falls

What can we say about the honeymoon capital of the world? Plenty! This incredible feat of nature has to be seen to be believed, with so much to see and do around the falls and the area itself, it’s no wonder that Niagara Falls has never faltered in its popularity with couples and solo travellers alike. Want to be really close to the action? Check into the Niagara Falls Marriott for the best view guaranteed!

Reykjavik, Iceland

If you’re looking for that eclectic mix of incredible scenery, nature and equally fascinating nightlife then Reykjavik, Iceland is the place to be. It’s this combination that makes Iceland’s capital one of the most popular city break destinations in Europe right now. The city is tightly packed so most of the shops, bars, restaurants and clubs are within walking distance of each other. And Reykjavik’s volcanic terrain with it’s beautiful sunrises and sunsets are the perfect way to start and evening and soothe a hangover.

Krakow, Poland

Another rising star in the city break category of Europe, is the city of Krakow, Poland. You can experience landmarks, beautiful culture and the city’s incredible history by day and then let your hair down and bask in the city’s thriving nightlife after dark. Go and soak up the atmosphere in the central Grand Square in the Old Town – known as, Rynek Glowny: the largest medieval town square in Europe.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh is a city with so much to offer solo travellers, couples and families alike. Scotland’s capital has always been high on the list of most popular city break destinations and it’s easy to see why. With historic streets lined with traditional pubs, ale houses, cafes and shops, to the beautiful Edinburgh Castle; the perfect destination for sightseers that you can find right at the heart of the city. Time it right and you can even get tickets to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and take a glimpse at the rising stars of the comedy circuit. And don’t forget to try one of the cities many Whiskey Tours, we can’t think of a better way to spend an afternoon with someone you love!

New York, New York

Considered the King of all city breaks, it’s probably worth spending a few days here rather than a rushed weekend. From sight seeing iconic landmarks, to experiencing the food, the fast paced city and everything it has to offer. New York is not for the faint hearted -which is exactly why you should go!

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Our travels allows her the opportunity to pursuit her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


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    • Carmen Edelson

      I’m glad it was helpful!

  2. Precise but awesome list of destinations one would love to visit. Amazing photographs which are invitation in it self. Specially loved the term you used “S.O”

    • Carmen Edelson

      Of course, I always want to be inclusive!

  3. All of these sound awesome! Guess we’d want to combine New York with Niagara Falls since we have to travel all the way from Europe. Do you think these two would be easy to combine and how much time would we need if we don’t want to rush?

    • Carmen Edelson

      I would give yourself a whole day to go from New York to Niagara Falls, it’s only a few hours’ drive but travelling can be tiring so if you don’t want to feel rushed I would go with that.

  4. We just got back from Niagara Falls and we can confirm it’s a beautiful destination for couples. We are going to New York together in late January so we’ll take a few of your pointers for sure. BTW, I love your photo of the Falls. Stunning.
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  5. We had a sort-of honeymoon in NYC many years ago. It was lovely to stay away from the typical tourist attractions and just walk around looking for cool places. I would love to take a romantic trip to Edinburgh too!

  6. Janiel Green

    Edinburgh is by far one of my favorite cities! I would say it is perfect for ANY time of year, but touring the city isn’t too exhausting because everything is so compact and close together (well mostly). I just read somewhere that Niagra is also a wistfully romantic location as well.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, I agree! I love how compact Edinburgh is.

  7. These all sound amazing! I’d especially love to do Iceland and Niagra Falls 😀 xx
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Both are incredible options 🙂

  8. NYC with a day in Central Park, does it get any more romantic? Oh wait, it does because you found some great choices! I never would have thought about Krakow but now it’s on my radar! Thanks.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      So glad to hear it, Angela 🙂

  9. Krakow is one of my favourite cities in Europe! I visited last spring and it really is a perfect city to see the sight with your SO and then snuggle up after a hot wine in one of the many cozy bars 😉 Niagra Falls is, of course, a romantic classic, and I’m dying to drag my man to Edinbourgh!

    • Carmen Edelson

      Edinburgh is also very cozy and so historically beautiful!

  10. All of the above, I’d say. Edinburgh has been one of our favourite trips, so much so that we’ve been back a few times. We’ve never been to New York together though, so that surely has to make the list for us along with Krakow. It’s great to see some alternatives to the usual suggestions for couples.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Happy to share, Bernie! I think you’d love Krakow.

  11. New York, check! Reykjavik, check! Edinburgh, check! Krakow … need to visit and hopefully soon. Niagara Falls, for sure. Add to this list San Francisco, Vancouver, Berlin (in the spring or fall), Montreal, and so many others.
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, all amazing! San Fran is definitely one of my favorite cities.

  12. I am heading away this weekend with my other half but nowhere fancy just to the seaside near Dover so we can visit Castles and forts. Saying that I could easily jump on a plane and heading to any of your suggestions right now especially New York
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    • Carmen Edelson

      I would too, Mel!

  13. I always think of Niagra Falls as some romantic place, even though I’ve been there with my family growing up and my own family now that I’m all grown up. Maybe it’s because my parents honeymooned there? Maybe it’s because I hear of other people honeymooning there? Either way, I think it seems like such a special, romantic spot.

    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, it can be very romantic 🙂

  14. This is a great list, we actually got married in NYC so it’s a really special place for us. We also love Edinburgh and Krakow too, these old cities really are such romantic places to explore together.

    • Carmen Edelson

      How lovely – NYC is amazing!

  15. I’ve been to Edinburgh this summer and I can’t even tell you how fast I fell in love with this city! I can’t wait to go back and see more of it!
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    • Carmen Edelson

      Yes, I love Edinburgh too!

  16. Great suggestions! Thanks for sharing.

    • Carmen Edelson

      You’re very welcome, Natalie 🙂

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