Romantic Christmas Getaways

Here are three romantic Christmas getaways if you and your love are looking to create memories while visiting a place just a little bit off the beaten path. After checking this list out, book your rental.

romantic christmas getaways

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Romantic Christmas getaways and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is a great combo. Located at the end of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo offers biking trails, bird watching, nature tours and horseback riding. There are spas, golf courses and white sand beaches. Parasailing, fishing and snorkeling will keep you and your partner busy and enthralled. The town square is lined with intimate cafes and boutiques and art galleries. You just might think you’ve found the perfect romantic getaway.

At the marina promenade, visitors hang out and watch other people. The shopping is great along the promenade and you can choose from both international and local foods. With restaurants having names like Romeo y Julieta, Damiana and Sunset Da Mona Lisa, you won’t lack for romantic candlelit dinners in Cabo. Cabo San Lucas assumes a carnival atmosphere during the holidays and Christmas in Cabo is a loud, colorful and joyous occasion with live music, dancing, casinos and a busy night life—perfect for a romantic getaway.

Venice, Italy

Venice, built on top of 100 islands spread out across a lagoon, is connected by a series of water filled canals and is one of the most romantic cities in Italy. There are numerous and elegant vacation rentals, restaurants and fine art museums, theater and opera houses in Venice. A main tourist area is the Piazza San Marco, where everyone gathers to sit in front of the cafes and people watch. But the real romantic aspect of Venice is the walking. There are no cars and you get around town either on foot or by boats, which are used just like taxis in other countries.

Christmas is a special season in Venice and there are many Christmas markets in the city. The whole market area is lit with holiday lights and is filled with craftsmen and cooks offering local cuisine, spices, souvenirs and antiques. To add to the atmosphere, local musicians play among the crowd and you can watch a red gondola carry Santa Clause down a canal bordered with festive holiday lights. Venice is the city of lovers and is another perfect choice for a romantic Christmas getaway.

romantic christmas getaways

Berchtesgaden, Germany

Berchtesgaden is a small Bavarian town in Germany and situated in a valley surrounded by the German Alps. It is also the site of an old salt mine. You can take a tour of the mine, which has been turned into a mini-theme park complete with electric railway, wooden miner’s slide ride, salt beds with light shows and a raft ride across an underground lake.

Berchtesgaden is a great skiing area and offers winter sports including ice skating in the ice arena. There is a spa where you can relax in a warm salt water pool, enjoy a hydro massage or soak in a whirlpool bath. You can choose from a wide variety of restaurants offering Bavarian, Greek, Turkish, Chinese and Italian menus.

A romantic tradition is the Christmas Market. For a month before Christmas, each weekend the market place is lit with festive lights and filled with vendors selling local products, handing out samples of mulled wine and entertaining the visitors with authentic Bavarian music and dancing. Wind up your romantic vacation visit with a cozy ride through town in a sleigh pulled by horses. Then you can truly say you have experienced one of the most romantic Christmas getaways that Germany has to offer.

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