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Date night with stunning views, 9 cities for couples to cozy up over a romantic meal

Date night with stunning views, 9 cities for couples to cozy up over a romantic meal

Enjoy yummy food and stellar views, head to these 9 destinations for a romantic date night with bae.

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1. Istanbul, Turkey "Terrace roof top restaurants and cafes are romantic."

Lastminute.com reviewer Lisa shares, "We really enjoyed Istanbul. In late July the mornings were 24 degrees, midday to 4 o'clock it was 30 degrees with the evenings a comfortable t-shirt weather. There were a huge number of small Turkish restaurants serving typical Turkish dishes. We loved Turkish village breakfast with lots of little dishes. Pide (Turkish bread) with humus and olives. Fresh grilled fish, clay pot dishes, sizzling hot plats of lamb and beef and minced meat mixed with pistachio nuts, lightly spiced. Pomegranate juice and Effes beer, Turkish coffee and baclava. Don't miss Mado ice cream! A museum pass for 220 tl is great value. Must see Hagia Sophia, Gulhane, Topkapi Harem and Dolmabache Palace. Get an Istanbul kart for the tram, ferry funicular bus and metro. Get a ferry, 3tl each way, to Eyup/Golden Horn from Karakoy. Sightseeing places: We went to the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia, Gulhane Park and Topkapi Palace, the Grand Bazaar, the Spice Bazaar, The archaeological museum, the Islamic Art museum, The Islamic Science and History museum, Gulhane Park, Galata Bridge, The Museum of Innocence, Istanbul Modern, Eyup and Dolmabahce Palace. I would recommend the Harem in the Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia. The Dolmabahce Palace - but be prepared to queue. Romantic experience: Terrace roof top restaurants and cafes are romantic. Get there early or book online for a beautiful view over Istanbul. I liked: I enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere of Istanbul life. Exploring from street to street. Sitting, talking with a drink a tea or coffee and baclava."

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2. Bruges, Belgium "We had a lovely boat trip on the river and lots of nice romantic restaurants."

Lastminute.com reviewer says, "Lovely little town with lots of great restaurants and bars. Weather was warm, but not too hot. Nice views from the belfry although it was a long wait and a very steep, narrow staircase. De-stressing tips: Walking, and catching up on sleep. Food experience: Great seafood dishes. Excellent prawns and mussels. Romantic experience: We had a lovely boat trip on the river and lots of nice romantic restaurants. I liked: Lovely, laid-back atmosphere and very friendly locals."

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3. Prague, Czech Republic "Romantic on trip: Dinner on a boat on the river."

Lastminute.com reviewer Alice shares, "Lovely city, really beautiful, visited all the main attractions. History museum is an amazing building and had a great exhibition. Charles Bridge and the views from the top of the clock tower was amazing. Lovely cheaper restaurants outside the main areas. Places you saw: Old town square, clock tower, Charles Bridge. Learn from experience: Do you research before going into restaurants we were disappointed with some we just walked into, but after some searching on trip advisor we found some lovely bars and restaurants with amazing food. Romantic on trip: Dinner on a boat on the river. Like most in trip: Sight seeing."

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4. Paris, France "Romantic on trip: River trip on Seine and Paris by night."

Lastminute.com reviewer Nicholas adds, "1. The weather was beautiful, blue skies with reaching mid 20 degrees Celsius. The choice of food was excellent and everywhere we ate was lovely. Paris was surprisingly good value with beer and coffee being the only pricey beverage if you're not careful. 2. You can do so much in Paris whether on foot, by Metro, bus or bicycle. We walked about 33 miles over four days going up the Eiffel Tower, taking the view from the Arc the Triomphe and visiting the Louvre. 3. It may be a cliche but Paris is romantic, beautiful and breathtaking. The architecture is breathtaking and the cleanliness was impressive. Places you saw: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Montmartre - must see, Champs Elysees - great for eating. Learn from experience: Use the local boulangerie for coffees and pastries. Less than 5 Euros each for breakfast. Shop around for a bar if you're drinking as it ranges from 5 to 12 Euros for a 50cl beer. The Metro tickets in a book of 10 are perfect for getting around. Don't miss the Latin Quarter for great restaurants. Romantic on trip: River trip on Seine and Paris by night. The hotel Platine, Paris was perfect for our romantic anniversary. Like most in trip: Paris itself is amazing because of the architecture."

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5. Lanzarote, Spain "Enjoying lovely Tapas and Sangria overlooking the sea after a stroll together."

Lastminute.com reviewer Susan Elizabeth adds, "The weather was a but overcast some days but still hot with a cooling breeze. Lots of excellent restaurants with a great variety. We stayed in Puerta del Carmen and visited Playa Blanca for the market by the Marina, the old Capital at Teguise and Puerta Callero. We visited the Cease Manrique Foundation which was really interesting. There is so much to see and do on the Island. De-stressing tips: Soaking up the sun walking seeing the sights. Romantic experience: Enjoying lovely Tapas and Sangria overlooking the sea after a stroll together. I liked: Great accommodation good choice of restaurants."

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6. Amsterdam, Netherlands "Romantic on trip: Cau and Sabores restaurants were divine.."

Lastminute.com reviewer Jerrie shares, "Food was great lots of lovely local restaurants selling a range of foods. Weather was rainy but lots to do all over the city to suit all people. Places you saw: All of it. Learn from experience: Yes. Romantic on trip: Cau and Sabores restaurants were divine, canal walks and Van Stepele (the cookie shop) were my highlights. Like most in trip: Food ans convenience."

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7. Faro, Portugal "Romantic experience: Boat trip and eating out at many of the excellent restaurants.."

Lastminute.com reviewer Geoffrey shares, "Plenty of sunshine and warmth, although the wind did pick up at times producing strong gusts. We stayed at the superb 5• Monte Santo in Carvoairo which laid on the most beautiful breakfasts. We enjoyed all of our other meals in the many excellent restaurants in Carvoeiro village - the ‘Onze' restaurant was particularly good. We also took a boat trip to explore the caves along the shore front which I would recommend. De-stressing tips: Sunbathing around the pool on the sun beds at the Monte Santo resort. Adventurous activities done: Sunbathing at the resort. Walking. Dining out. Black and White festival followed by fireworks display. Boat trip to caves. All of the above done in and around Carvoeiro. Sightseeing places: All in and around Carvoeiro in the Algarve. Romantic experience: Boat trip and eating out at many of the excellent restaurants in Carvoeiro. I liked: The luxury accommodation at the Monte Santo resort."

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8. Barcelona, Spain "Romantic on trip: Great restaurants and nightlife, plenty for couples to do."

Lastminute.com reviewer Christopher adds, "Weather was great. Plenty of great food choice for people on different budgets. We did a two day bus tour, great value for money, and allowed you to get a good understanding where everything was, then you can choose which areas you want to go to as the tour bus runs every 5-10. Minutes. Suitable for anniversary celebration: It's a great city for a couples romantic break. Places you saw: Nou Camp, Olympic Stadium, Harbour, The beaches, The cathedral, La Ramblas, Museum. Events and experience: The breathtaking architecture. Romantic on trip: Great restaurants and nightlife, plenty for couples to do. Like most in trip: The restaurants."

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9. Wilmington, United States "Romantic experience: Romantic candlelit dinners on the marina."

Lastminute.com reviewer Jessica adds, "Wilmington was absolutely beautiful. Stunning beaches and amazing restaurants, all ran by local people which is great as there aren't many chains. The weather was mostly nice, apart from thunder storms on one day, although it soon cleared up. Some nice shops in Mayfaire town centre. De-stressing tips: Long beach walks, visiting lovely restaurants and shopping. Romantic experience: Romantic candlelit dinners on the marina. I liked: The restaurants and beaches."

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