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It’s way over a month until the Valentine’s Day, but if you are serious about spending this day in a unique, memorable, and, most of all, romantic way, you need to think about it ahead of time. Who wouldn’t want to spend a fabulous weekend, or a few days stay in some romantic and breathtaking scenery? But if you wait for too late, you may end up spending this day just like any other, on a couch, in front of the TV.
That’s why, now is the best time to arrange something special and unforgettable. How about a little trip? Below we present you with a list of a few of the hottest places to be on Valentine’s Day, along with some basic information about each of them, including the most popular sights and climate.
In order to safely and quickly get from the airport to your accommodation, YummyBunny recommends hiring a car. Surely, renting a car for just a few days won’t ruin you, and you’ll get to see a lot more than if you had to rely only on public transport, let alone walking.

1) Venice, Italy
How about spending a few days in Venice? February is low season, so you can be certain to avoid crowds of tourists. If you’re interested in a getaway weekend and not only have fun but also relax, Valentine’s Day in Venice would be a perfect choice. There’s hardly anything more romantic than going down one of the town’s many canals.

Interesting sights:

  • The Grand Canal; 40-minute ride in a 6-person gondola costs about 80 euro during the day and 100 euro at night
  • Basilica di San Marco, opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 9.45am – 5pm, Sunday: 2pm – 5pm (April to October), Monday to Saturday: 9.45am – 5pm. Sunday: 2pm – 4pm (November to March); entrance fee
  • Torre Dell’Orologio (Clock tower and viewing point), guided tours only; hours: 10am & 11am (Monday to Wednesday), 2pm & 3pm (Thursday to Saturday)
  • Ca’Macana – one of the oldest studios in Venice organizes Mask Making Workshops;  hours: 11am (Monday) and 2.30pm (Friday); tickets: 50-70 euro per person (min 6pax); duration: 2,5 hour;
  • Cruise Burano-Murano (outside Venice); hours: 9.30am & 2.30pm (April to October), 2pm (November to March); duration: 3,5hour; tickets: 17 euro per person;

Some nice &  elegant restaurants:

  • Fiaschetteria Toscana Restaurant – apparently the best fish restaurant in Venice; opening hours: 12.30pm – 2pm, 7.30pm – 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • da Carletto Restaurant – International cuisine; opening hours: 12.30pm – 3pm, 7pm – 0.00 (daily)
  • agli Alboretti Restaurant – traditional Venetian cuisine; opening hours: 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 7.30pm – 10pm (Friday to Tuesday);
  • Da Montin Restaurant  - traditional Italian cuisine; opening hours: 12:30pm – 3pm, 7.30pm – 10pm (Thursday to Monday)

Winters in Venice aren’t harsh, with scarce snowfalls. It is usually quite sunny with the average temperature around 8-10 degrees.

2) Verona, Italy
Who wouldn’t like to spend The Valentine’s Day in Verona – the town of the two most famous lovers in the history of literature? If you’re interested in spending this holiday in an original, yet still romantic place, seize this opportunity and book a flight to Verona. Don’t forget about booking your car, so that you can see the marvellous sights independently of the public transport and be able to sink in the unforgettable atmosphere of the place.

Interesting sights:

  • Casa di Giulietta (purportedly the home of Shakespeare’s Juliet Capulet); opening hours: 1.30pm – 7.30pm (Monday), 8.30am – 7.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday); entrance fee: 4 euro;
  • Arena di Verona – a famous Roman amphitheatre; opening hours: 1.45pm – 7.30pm (Monday), 9am – 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday); entrance fee: 3.10 euro.
  • Cattedrale di Verona S. Maria Assunta; open daily, opening hours: 9am – 6pm (summer), 9am – 4pm (winter); entrance fee: 3 euro.
  • Roman Theatre and Archaeological Museum; opening hours: 1.30pm – 6.45pm (Monday), 8.30 – 6.45 (Tuesday to Sunday); during the theatre season: 9am – 3pm; entrance fee: 4 euro, free on every first Sunday of each month;
  • Castelvecchio Museum; opening hours: 9am – 7pm (Tuesday to Sunday); entrance fee: 6 euro (adults), 4,50 euro (seniors, students, groups over 15 people), 1 euro (children aged 8-14)
  • La Fontana di Madonna Verona, on Piazza delle Erbe;

Some nice & elegant restaurants:

  • Il Desco Restaurant – traditional Italian and creative cuisine; opening hours: 12.30pm – 2pm, 7.30pm – 10.30pm (daily)
  • Trattoria Tre Marchetti – traditional Italian cuisine; opening hours: 12 – 2pm, 7pm – midnight (Monday to Saturday)
  • Cesare Sottoriva – fish and seafood cuisine; opening hours: 12 – 2pm, 7pm – midnight (Monday to Saturday)
  • El Pirincio Restaurant – South American cuisine; opening hours: 7pm – 2a, (Tuesday to Sunday)

Winters in Verona are not usually very cold, but quite chilly with the average temperature ranging around 3 and 8 degrees. The rainfalls are scarce and the sky is clear most of the time.

3) Paris, France
Paris is one of the most ideal places to go with somebody you love. For years it has been a destination for couples not for no reason. Its impressive architecture, rich history, and charming little cafes and bistros contribute to the marvellous atmosphere of the city. For sure, Paris will have a lot to offer on Valentine’s Day, both for those with real romantic steak, as well as for party lovers and amateurs of cultural events. Paris is abundant in the must-see places, below we present you a list (incomplete, we know that!) of interesting spots, that we think will be most suitable to visit during your romantic escapade.

Interesting sights:

  • Arc de Triomphe; free access
  • Chateau de Versailles, Ile-de-France; opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm (November to March), 9am – 6.30pm (May to October); entrance fee: 15 euro (full tariff) or 13 euro (reduced tariff)
  • Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris; opening hours: 7.45am – 6.45 pm, free admission
  • Choco-Story – the gourmet musee of chocolat; opening hours: 10am – 6pm; entrance fee; 9 euro (adults), 8 euro (students and over 65yrs) or 6 euro (children under 12)
  • Maison de Jardies; Ile-de-France; opening hours: 2.30pm – 6pm (closed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday); entrance fee: 5 euro, free for children
  • La Tour Montparnasse 56 (a tower offering a stunning 360 degree view of Paris); opening hours: 9.30am – 10.30 pm on weekdays and 9.30am – 11pm on weekends (October to March) and 9.30am – 11.30pm (April to September); entrance fee: 7 euro (adults), 4 euro (youths aged 16-20 and students) or 3 euro (children aged 7-15), free for children under 7
  • Le Mur des je t’aime (a wall with “I love you” written in 300 languages); free access

Some nice & elegant restaurants:

  • L’Espadon – French & European cuisine; opening hours: 7am – 10.30am, 12.30pm – 2pm, 7.30pm -10pm (Monday to Friday), 7am – 11am, 12.30pm – 2pm, 7.30pm – 10pm (Saturday and Sunday);
  • Les Ambassedeurs – French & European cuisine; opening hours: 7.30pm  - 10pm (Monday), 11.30am – 2.30pm, 7.30pm – 10pm (Tuesday to Sunday);
  • Alain Ducasse au Plaza Athenee – French, European & Mediterranean cuisine; opening hours: 7.45pm – 10.25pm (Monday to Wednesday), 12.45pm – 2.15pm, 7.45pm – 10.15pm (Thursday & Friday);
  • Jules Verne – French & European cuisine; opening hours: 12.15pm – 2pm, 7.30pm – 9.30pm (daily);
  • Taillevent – French & European cuisine; opening hours: 12:15pm – 2.30pm, 7.15pm – 10pm (Monday to Friday)

The average temperature ranges from 3 to 8 degrees with occasional snow- or rainfalls, so an umbrella is an absolute must. But, on the other hand, they say Paris never looks so romantic and impressive as when it rains.

4) Prague, The Czech Republic
Spending the Valentine’s Day in Prague can be an unforgettable and thoroughly enjoyable trip. The city can provide you with a whole lot of different attractions including the Planetarium, castles, palaces, museums and many more. There is also a good choice of elegant restaurants, where you can celebrate later in the evening. The marvellous architecture and atmosphere of the place will serve as an additional bonus.

Interesting sights:

  • Prague Castle; opening hours: 9am – 5pm (summer season), 9am – 4pm (winter season); entrance fee: long visit: 350 CZK (adults), 175 CZK (youth aged 6-16, students under 26, seniors), short visit: 250 CZK (adults), 125 CZK (youth aged 6-16, students under 26, seniors)
  • Old Royal Palace; opening hours: 9am – 5pm (daily); entrance fee:350 CZK (adult), free with Prague Card;
  • Krizik Fountain; open 24 hours a day, but night is the best time to see it; admission free
  • Planetarium; opening hours: 8am – 12, then 1pm – 8pm (Monday to Friday), 9.30am – 12, then 1pm – 8pm (Saturday and Sunday); entrance fee: 25 CZK
  • Franz Kafka Museum, opening hours: 10am – 6pm (daily); entrance fee: 180 CZK (adult), 120 CZK (students, seniors, the disabled), 490 CZK (family ticket: 2 adults + 2 children);
  • Prague River Dinner Cruise – cruising on a river through the city centre + dinner + live jazz band; Operates all year, cruise duration: 3 hours; Fee: 790 CZK (adults and students), 500 CZK (children)

Some nice & elegant restaurants:

  • Kampa Park Restaurant – International cuisine; opening hours: 9am – 4pm, 6pm – 1am (daily)
  • Celeste Restaurant – French cuisine;  opening hours: 12-2.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.30pm (Monday to Saturday)
  • Teresa U Zlate Studne Rstaurant – International cuisine; opening hours: 1am – 11pm (daily)
  • Buddha Bar Restaurant – Asian fusion; opening hours: July to September: 18pm – late (Tuesday to Saturday), October to June: 18pm – late (daily);
  • Triton Restaurant – Czech & International cuisine; opening hours: 12 – 11pm (daily);

The average temperature ranges from -1 to 5 degrees. The weather at this time of the year can be quite unpredictable, with chilly winds, rainfalls and snowfalls, so unless you want to spend most of the time indoors, remember about warmer clothes and an umbrella.

5) Amsterdam, the Netherlands
You can’t deny the charm of Amsterdam with its beautiful canals and interesting architecture of the city. Whether seen during the day, or at night, it’s highly impressive and obviously a wonderful Valentine’s Day destination.

Interesting sights:

  • Oude Kerk Amsterdam (The Old Church in Amsterdam); opening hours: 101m – 7pm (Monday to Saturday), 1pm – 5pm (Sunday); entrance fee: 5 euro (adults) 4 euro (students, seniors), children under 13 – free, guided tour – 7 euro per person
  • Magere Brug – the famous skinny bridge over river Amstel;
  • Fluorescent Art Museum; opening hours: 1pm – 6pm; entrance fee: 5 euro (adults), children up to 12 – free;
  • Albert Cuyp Market – one of the most famous open markets in Europe with all sorts of products at cheapest prices in Amsterdam; opening hours: 9.30am – 5pm (Monday to Saturday);
  • Artis Royal Zoo, consisting of four parts: Zoo & Aquarium, Botanical Garden, Planetarium and Zoological Museum; opening hours: 9am – 6pm (April to October), 9am – 5pm (November to March); entrance fee: 18,95 euro (adults & children aged 10-18), 17,50 euro (seniors), 15,50 euro (children aged 3-9)

Some nice & elegant restaurants:

  • Blauw Restaurant – Indonesian cuisine; opening hours: 6pm – 10pm (Monday to Friday), 5pm – 11pm (Saturday and Sunday);
  • Brasserie de Poort – Dutch cuisine; opening hours: from 5pm for dinner (Thursday to Saturday), 12 – 5pm for lunch (Friday to Sunday);
  • Bridges Restaurant – Seafood cuisine; opening hours: 6.30am – 10.30am, 12 – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Monday to Friday), 6.30am – 11am, 12.30pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Saturday and Sunday);
  • De Kas Restaurant – Mediterranean cuisine; opening hours: 12 – 2pm, 6.30pm – 10pm (Monday to Friday), 6.30pm – 10pm (Saturday);
  • In de Waag Restaurant & Cafe – Mediterranean cuisine; opening hours:9am – 16pm, 17pm – 10.30 (daily)

February in Amsterdam is rather cold, with temperatures sometimes falling below zero. Rainfalls occur occasionally, but snowfalls are rather scarce and infrequent. The average temperature ranges between -0.5 °C (31°F) and 5.5 °C (42°F)

6) Lisbon, Portugal
For all those of you thinking about spending a romantic weekend in great atmosphere AND nice weather, Lisbon needs no further advertising. The city can provide you with all sorts of entertainment, starting with a tour around its streets, museums and galleries, a trip to the nearby magnificent town of Sintra, to end with a romantic dinner in one of the restaurants. Go Lisbon!

Interesting sights:

  • Jeronimos Monastery; opening hours: 10am – 5pm (October to April), 10am – 6pm (May to September), closed on Mondays; entrance fee: 6 euro;
  • Belem Tower; opening hours: 10am – 5pm (October to April), 10am – 6.30pm (May to September); closed on Mondays; entrance fee: 4 euro;
  • Berardo Museum – housing works by Warhol, Picasso, Dali, Pollock, Koons and many more; opening hours: 10am – 7pm (last entry 6.30pm); entrance fee: free of charge;
  • The Oceanarium; opening hours: 10am – 6pm (winter season), 10am – 7pm (summer season); Tickets: Permanent Exhibit: free (under 3yrs), 9 euro (children aged 4 – 12 and seniors over 65yrs), 13 euro (13 to 64 yrs), 34 euro (family: 2 parents + 2 children under 12yrs)
  • Sintra – a fabulous fairy tale-like town and a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated 40 kilometres away from Lisbon;

Some nice & elegant restaurants:

  • Gambrinus – European & French cuisine; opening hours: 12 – 2am (daily)
  • Tavares Restaurant – Portuguese cuisine; opening hours: 12.30pm – 2pm, 7.30pm – 11pm (closed on Mondays and Sundays);
  • Bica do Sapato Restaurant – Portuguese cuisine; opening hours: 12.30pm – 2.30pm, 8pm – 11.30pm (closed for Monday lunch);
  • Via Graca Restaurant – Portguese cuisine; opening hours: 12.30pm – 3pm, 7.30pm – 11pm (closed on Saturday and Sunday lunchtimes);
  • Nova Mesa – a fusion of world cuisines from Asia, Africa & Nothern Europe; opening hours: 12 – 3pm, 3.30pm – 11pm (Monday – Wednesday & Sunday), 12 – 3pm, 3.30pm – midnight (Thursday – Saturday);

Portugal boasts very mild winters, and Lisbon’s climate is considered the warmest compared to other Portuguese cities. The average temperature in February ranges between 9°C (48°F) and 16°C (61°F). Snow in February in Lisbon is practically unheard of, but there might be occasional rainfalls.

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