With autumn officially here tomorrow, there is a crispness which has been in the air for a few weeks now. There is something very romantic about planning and getting away with your loved one at this time of year. With the leaves turning deep shades of red, crackling fires and cosy nights becoming the main focus, it is hard to stay away from the romantic atmosphere.

Couple enjoying one of our glamping holidays

However, planning a romantic holiday can actually be tougher than once first thought, so that is why have put together this list so you will know everything about booking a romantic holiday. Just take a look at some of our useful tips below.

Where to Go?

First of all, you need to pick where you are going to go. Of course, you can splash out on a weekend city trip in Europe, but does sitting on a packed aeroplane sound romantic? Why not look for somewhere a little closer to home instead? The United Kingdom has some spectacular locations which can be just as good as the cities in Europe. You could even incorporate your journey to your chosen destination into part of your trip, by stopping off at landmarks during the drive.

If you are looking to spend some quality time together, then why not stay away from the bustling cities and towns and opt for a more secluded break? Locations like Sussex, Cornwall, Pembrokeshire and Shropshire can do just this. You can take a romantic walk either by the coast or through the countryside and really connect with each other.

Our tips:

  • Think about places which mean something to you both.
  • Try and pick somewhere more secluded away from the busy cities.
  • Make the journey to the location part of the trip.

Accommodation

Hotels and B&B’s can be great, but why not opt for something a little bit different and more intimate? Looking for glamping holidays instead of the usual resorts can be a great alternative as you can try something new and have the time to enjoy each other’s company.

Plan Ahead

To make the most of your time together, we suggest planning your itinerary before you go. Depending on how long your trip is, it is definitely worth taking a look at things to do locally as well as places to eat. By planning much of your trip in advance, you will save a lot of time which means you can spend/enjoy more time with each other.

What to Take

Packaging for any type of holiday can be frustrating, but when it is just the two of you, it can be a little easier than having to pack for the whole family. We suggest taking along a couple of bottles of your favourite wine or some Champagne as well as some of your favourite food if you are choosing a self-catering abode.

Depending on what type of couple you are and what you enjoy doing together, you can take some games like a pack of cards for example. If you enjoy a night in on the sofa watching your favourite films, take along a tablet or laptop.

Extras

If you are surprising your partner with a trip, why not push the boat out and incorporate some extra touches? Do some research on the area before your trip and request a special table at a restaurant or research the most picturesque spot to take a walk. Also, try to make one of the special details you include be a significant reminder of your history together. Maybe you could order a bottle of the same kind of wine that you drank on your first date or bring along a CD of the band you listened to together when your relationship was brand new.

Disconnect

In normal day-to-day life, it can be frustrating when you are trying to have a conversation with your partner when they are constantly on their phone checking their social media accounts or emails. When you arrive at your destination, we suggest disconnecting for a little while by turning off your phones or any other distractions. By doing this, you can really listen and reconnect with one another making your time together even more special.

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