The 20 Most Romantic Cities in the World

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visit among the world 's best cities for romance. When we asked Travel+ Leisure readers to rank their preferred cities worldwide for love in our < a href="" target=" _ blank "> 2016 World's Best Awards survey, the 20 outcomes covered more than 7,840 miles, ranging from the palm-fringed beaches of Hawaii to the luxury hideouts of Monte Carlo.

Italy, unsurprisingly, clings to four areas on this year's list: one even claims the No. 1 title. Paris is a close second, and nearly a requisite for any couple traveling in the name of love.

Beyond the lovely however rather apparent picks, there are exciting brand-new spots that ascended onto the list. The lavender fields of Aix-en-Provence, for instance, and musical hills in Austria's Salzburg. Cliffside Carmel-by-the-Sea took bronze this year, beating other romantic Californian locations like San Francisco and Santa Barbara.

A popular Hawaiian honeymoon area climbed the ranks, propelled by a winning mix of flourishing city culture and eternal island charm. And this year's No. 1 city on the planet, Charleston, didn't disappoint tourists looking for a simple, < a href="" target= "_ blank" > romantic

weekend getaway. Couples seeking cityscapes and wild nightlife, or those yearning for rugged coasts and undisturbed countryside, can easily find a location on this list that satisfies their distinct passions.

Turn your one-on-one time into an adventure of a lifetime with these most romantic cities worldwide.

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