Post # 1
My SO and I get married next May. We are going to wait until September-ish to go on our honeymoon. We’re definitely going to London for an Arsenal game, and Paris because that’s where we met (even though we’re both from Pennsylvania!), and we want to choose one more stop. I’m thinking somewhere in Spain or Italy, but we’re super open to options. I just want somewhere that’s easily accessible — easy plane or train ride.
Thoughts? Any amazing experiences?
Post # 2
My vote would be Tuscany, Italy! Amazing food, wine and beautiful scenery. There are some amazing agri-turismo places you can stay which essentially grow their own food and wine. I’ve been to Tuscany 3 times now (and my SO proposed there earlier this year) and I could not say enough good things about it. For me, Italy is genuinely one of the most romantic places I’ve been to in Europe (bearing in mind I’ve been to 10+ European countries). Let us know what you choose.
Post # 3
You can get an overnight train from Paris to Rome. That was a lot of fun.
either that or go somewhere else in France the UK. You could get a train from Paris to Provance which is beautiful
Post # 4
My vote would be Amsterdam. Darling Husband and I went on our honeymoon to Berlin, Munich, and Amsterdam and we both agreed that Amsterdam was the best part of our trip. I had been there previously and still wanted to return. We stayed on an airBNB houseboat with a rooftop deck right in the nine streets and it was amazing. The city is so unique, walkable, and charming. Absolutely romantic and more quaint than a lot of European cities we have been to.
We recently went to Spain this past August and while it was gorgeous and wonderful in its own right, we loved Amsterdam. If you are considering Spain, we loved Valencia so much.
Post # 5
Oh, and have a blast at the Arsenal match! We saw a La Liga game (Barcelona v Bilbao) and it was INSANE.
Post # 6
klr4589 : Portugal! we went last september, rented a villa in the algarve and the beaches were breathtaking and spent a few days in lisbon which has tons of castles near by, amazing food, rooftop patios and nightlife so you get a bit oif everything (the Algarve is about a 2.5 hour drive from Lisbon)
The people were so friendly!
If you are into partying Ibiza is amazing, we also went there same trip the island is just gorgeous and there are many beautiful beaches and things to do in addition to their party life.
If you want to stay more local then Nice is so gorgeous as well, we rented a vespa and went to Monaco and crossed italian border into San Remo
Hope that helps!
Post # 7
klr4589 : Barcelona, Spain is my vote! I love Italy too but for September I say Barcelona. It will still have beautiful weather and so much to do and if you’re really into football then you would appreciate FC Barcelonas stadium Camp Nou which is the biggest club stadium in Europe.
Post # 8
Another vote for Amesterdam, expecially if you are tight on time. It is an easy train ride from Paris or London. Great for a long weekend (4-5 days), but you can see plenty there in just 2-3 days. Great city.
Post # 9
Agree with Amsterdam!
Also, if this is your thing, depending when in September you could go to Munich for Oktoberfest! I also love Berlin.
Post # 10
San Sebastian, Spain. My favorite!!!
Post # 11
klr4589 : Barcelona, Spain! The food is incredible, the architecture is to die for, it was mine and my husband’s favourite stop on our honeymoon! Also tip if you plan to go to the Gaudi church there, you have to book your visit in advance, you can’t just show up and get in same day. If you plan to go to the catacombs in Paris as well, book in advance or you are looking at a 4+ hour wait! Have so much fun!
Post # 12
Venice. The most romantic city I ever visited, and the photo ops are endless.
Post # 13
I have been living in Madrid (Spain) for the last 6 years and have travelled all around Spain. It depends what you are looking for…
Galicia up north has FANTASTIC food and is cheap – The pulpo (octopus) is to die for. The scenery is gorgeous and very green BUT that is because it rains a lot!! The chance of it raining when you go is high!!
San Sebastian – Another up north so again the weather is likely to be bad. It is a beautiful beautiful city on the coast with a little island close by. The food (pinchos) is amazing.
Barcelona – You get the sun and the beach (although not one of my favourite beaches in Spain). It is very touristy – so it depends if that bothers you of you will prefer a quieter holiday with locals. The architecture is lovely!! I hired a bike and went around on a bike, loved it.
Valencia – the home to paella!! The city is quite a distance away from the beach!! It is a little misleading. Again, not one of my favourite beaches.
Malaga – Hispster and quite ‘cool’. You will definitely get the sun down here.
Cadiz – absloutely beautiful!! One of my favourite Spanish cities. Everyone is so laid back they’re practically horizontal. This is where the Spaniards come on holiday!
Sevilla – Gets hot in summer (too hot!!). A beautiful city – amazing architecture.
Madrid – My home!!! One of my favs but I am biased 😉
Post # 14
My vote would be Florence Italy. It was our favorite place we visited in Italy.
Post # 15
Disagree on Amsterdam, Barcelona and the usual Italy spots (Tuscany). It’s just so busy, even in September.
If you are in Paris already, I would just go to the south of France. The Provence area is lovely – romantic countryside, interesting cities (eg. Marseille) and nice coast (the calanques).