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Sex in the City: Most Popular Destinations For Valentine’s Travel

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, love is most certainly in the air. It’s the perfect time to whisk your loved one away on an enchanting break for two. Nothing booked? Fear not – the global flight search and travel deals website, Cheapflights, has done all the work for you.

From romantic city escapades to relaxing beach vacations, here are the most popular destinations for the sweetest and sexiest Valentine’s Day adventure

Research into the most popular destinations for Valentine’s Day 2017 shows there most definitely will be “sex in the city” as New York takes the number one spot for romance this year, pipping perennial favourites Paris, Amsterdam, Lisbon and Rome into second to fifth places respectively.

Love is all around in the Big Apple

Whether you’d like to stroll hand-in-hand through Central Park, make a romantic gesture atop the Empire State Building or surprise your other half in Times Square, New York is where British couples are heading. “Brits are in love with New York, showing that the flow of news from the USA has failed to Trump our desire for a sexy slice of the Big Apple, said Andrew Shelton, Managing Director at Cheapflights.
Through Cheapflights, return flights from London Heathrow to New York’s JFK start from just £414pp for a visit over the weekend after Valentine’s Day.

Romantic Parisian walkways
Nothing says romance quite like Paris’ elegant gardens and cobbled lanes filled with intimate brasseries – it’s the city of love after all. Tango on the Seine, steal a kiss atop the Eiffel Tower or rent a rowing boat at Château de Versailles and admire the picturesque gardens at Versailles with your date.
By mixing and matching airlines and airports, flight deals can still be found to Paris for a stay from 13-15 February from just £120pp.

Amp up your love life in Amsterdam
Part of the romance of Amsterdam is strolling along the waterways roaming through the old city centre. With its numerous canals and bridges and stately lost-in-time architecture, its easy to see why Amsterdam is a popular destinations for Valentine’s travel. An evening walk through Amsterdam with your special someone is a must.
Return flights to Amsterdam Schiphol are still available for as little as £81pp, staying 13-15 February, flying Vueling from London Luton.

Lisbon is for lovers
Lisbon is the perfect Valentine’s date – romance embraces you on every street corner here,enjoy the sweeping panoramas from the various belvederes in the city or tour through the historic neighborhoods, from São Jorge Castle to Sé Cathedral.
Couples can hop to Lisbon for £188pp for the Valentine’s weekend of 17-19 February, flying Ryanair from London Stansted.

When in Rome
Terrazza del Pincio offers one of the most amazing views in the world. Take your loved one here to this stunning panorama and the create everlasting memories watching the sun set from here. In the spirit of romance, hire a rowing boat on the villa’s boating lake.
Head to Rome from £218pp with Ryanair.

Other popular destinations for Valentine’s travel are Barcelona, Reykjavik, Munich, Marrakech and Milan, respectively.

“Paris is still firmly in the top ten, as are other tried and trusted romantic hotspots, and new additions to the top 10 – Reykjavik and Marrakech, which couldn’t be much farther apart in terms of experience – surely show that UK couples have a passion for adventure, as well as each other.”