Romantic Movie Destinations

Check out our list of romantic movies with dreamy destinations that leave us longing to hit the road.

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Puget Sound, Seattle
Puget Sound, Seattle

Puget Sound, Seattle

How does billionaire mogul Christian Grey seduce Anastasia “Ana” Steele, his love interest, in the Fifty Shades trilogy? In many, many ways. A romantic jaunt on a private sailboat on Seattle’s Puget Sound was just one of the first. 960 1280

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Edgewater Hotel

Edgewater Hotel

Seattle’s picturesque (and waterfront!) Edgewater Hotel offers fans a way to have their own Fifty Shades-inspired steamy rendezvous. The hotel’s Shades of Romance package includes exploring the city in an Audi, a romantic sail on Puget Sound and a bottle of Bollinger Rose champagne. 960 1280

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Gliding in Georgia

Gliding in Georgia

Christian Grey, a man who loves his toys, surprises Ana in Georgia with a heart-pounding gliding excursion. 960 1280

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Heathman Hotel

Heathman Hotel

Heathman Hotel in Portland is the site of Christian and Ana’s first romantic romp. The hotel celebrates this honor by offering the Charlie Tango package, which includes drinks, private dinner and a helicopter tour of Portland. For just a touch of ambiance, you can get a bottle of wine, a grey tie (fans will know the meaning) and a rose in your hotel room for just $40. 960 1280

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Escala

Where in Seattle would a billionaire like Christian Grey live? The luxury condo Escala is getting a lot of attention from fans as the character’s home in the trilogy, though the author took creative liberties (the residents don’t arrive via helicopter on the roof). Located in the Belltown neighborhood, the Escala’s luxuries include: a private spa, a dining room that seats up to 140 guests, a theatre and even a dog run (not that Mr. Grey would ever be domestic enough for a pet). The 5,100-square-foot penthouse has magnificent views of the Seattle skyline, Olympic Mountains and Elliot Bay, and only for a mere $6 million. 960 1280

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Brown's Hotel, London

Christian Grey surprises his new wife by taking her to her dream destination on their honeymoon: London. The couple stays at the Brown’s Hotel, a 5-star hotel that opened in 1837. Located in Mayfair, one of London’s most prestigious neighborhoods, Brown’s is known for its elite guests and old-world sophistication. 960 1280

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Cannes, France

Cannes, France

Fifty Shades Freed, the third and final book of the trilogy, begins with Christian and Ana’s steamy European honeymoon to the French Riviera aboard a luxury yacht. 960 1280

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Fair Lady

Christian and Ana's romance takes to the Mediterranean on this refit luxury motor yacht built in 1928. Modern luxuries and charming cabins make this the ultimate honeymoon escape for high-roller romantics. 960 1280

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Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Saint-Paul-de-Vence

During their honeymoon, Ana takes a shopping trip to the charming Saint-Paul-de-Vence -- a hilltop village in Provence that’s full of art galleries, boutiques and quaint cafés. 960 1280

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Le Saint Paul Hotel

Le Saint Paul Hotel

Located in the town Saint-Paul-de-Vence, Le Saint Paul Hotel is one of the few places outside of their bedroom where Ana and Christian spend time on their honeymoon. They have lunch and coffee on the hotel's charming terrace. 960 1280

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Palace of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors

Palace of Versailles, Hall of Mirrors

During their honeymoon, Christian and Ana visit the Palace of Versailles and find themselves in the Hall of Mirrors, the most famous room in the 18th-century palace. 960 1280

  

Aspen, CO

Aspen, CO

Fans will not forget Christian Grey’s impressive Aspen getaway, a far cry from a bare-bones cabin in the woods. You might not have a private jet to get you there, but Aspen is the perfect spot for a romantic weekend, snow or no snow. 960 1280

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Virgin Atlantic Airlines

Virgin Atlantic Airlines

The Mile High Club is so last year. A copy of Fifty Shades is the new way to heat up your next flight. Virgin Atlantic Airways is offering the steamy read in an audio version as part of their in-flight entertainment system. 960 1280

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Santorini, Greece
Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Fall in love all over again with breathtaking views of the deep blue sea from cliff-perched towns on the Greek island of Santorini. Soak up the Mediterranean sun all day and enjoy one of the world’s best sunsets at night. 960 1280

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Sanibel Island, FL

Sanibel Island, FL

For a romantic getaway that is both convenient and private, escape to Florida’s Sanibel Island. Only 15 miles west of Fort Myers, Sanibel Island’s remote beaches are a world away from the congestion and crowds on Florida’s packed coastline. 960 1280

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Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park

Want a more active honeymoon? Get your sweetie’s heart pumping with a trip to Yosemite National Park, where you can hike, white-water raft and cuddle under the stars. 960 1280

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Bora Bora

Bora Bora

Bora Bora immediately conjures up an image of a newlywed paradise -- romantic overwater bungalows and miles of sun-soaked beaches perfect for traipsing around in a bikini. 960 1280

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Ireland

Ireland

Veer off the sun-and-sand honeymoon path for a romantic getaway in Ireland. The Emerald Isle’s fairytale castles, lush countryside and cozy pubs -- perfect for warming up over a Guinness -- make for an unforgettable trip. 960 1280

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Anguilla

Anguilla

Anguilla is a dream honeymoon spot for the couple seeking a relaxed Caribbean vibe with less tourist-trampled beaches. The island’s secluded beaches and star-studded luxury (celebrities are spotted here year round) come at a price though. 960 1280

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Machu Picchu, Peru

Machu Picchu, Peru

Take your love to new heights with a honeymoon tour of Machu Picchu, Peru’s incredible Inca ruins, almost 8,000 feet above sea level. Start your new life together by crossing off a bucket list trip. 960 1280

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Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como, Italy

If George Clooney takes his lovers to Lake Como to be wooed, you know it must be high on the list for world-class romance. Experience Italy’s “dolce vita” in a luxurious lakeside villa with breathtaking water views. 960 1280

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Hawaii

Hawaii

Want to honeymoon on an exotic beach without packing a passport? Hawaii is one of the most popular spots to honeymoon in the world, for good reason. Explore beautiful beaches, rain forests, volcanoes and waterfalls. 960 1280

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Vieques, Puerto Rico

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s “secret island,” Vieques has neither San Juan’s high-rise hotels nor the crowds of partying tourists. Newlyweds will have the beach all to themselves in this national wildlife refuge. And for a romantic night out, kayak on Bioluminescent Bay after sunset to see glowing microorganisms light up the ocean. 960 1280

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Fiji

Fiji

What keeps newlyweds traveling across the globe to the South Pacific? Fiji’s white-sand beaches, luxury resorts and world-famous snorkeling and diving beacon honeymooners year after year. 960 1280

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Portugal

Portugal

Looking for a blend of European culture and sexy beaches? Tour Portugal’s picturesque old-world cities then head south to relax on the Algarve region’s white-sand beaches. 960 1280

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The Maldives
The Maldives

The Maldives

The most romantic archipelago on earth? The Maldives, of course. Feel like you are in your own private paradise with a stay in one of the overwater bungalows strung along the crystal-clear turquoise sea. Bask on the private white-sand beaches, feeling like you and your S.O. are in a world of your own. 960 1280

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Florence, Italy

Florence, Italy

Nothing says romance more than watching the sunset from Florence’s Piazzale Michelangelo. After a day ogling frescos in the numerous museums in Florence and sipping Chianti in outdoor cafes, you’d have to be dead not to feel a little amorous here in one of the most romantic cities in the world. 960 1280

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Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai, Hawaii

Say aloha to romance on Kauai, Hawaii’s least-developed island. Kauai is a favorite for those that want to get away from the crowds and enjoy secluded, natural beaches. Get your heart pumping on a hike through the lush mountains or with a private dip in the waterfalls. 960 1280

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Carmel, California

Carmel, California

If you like rugged coastlines and isolated beaches, Carmel, CA, is calling your name. Hop in the car for a romantic road trip down the picturesque Pacific Coast Highway to this famed beach hideaway. A former artists' colony, Carmel is now a romantic refuge for those who desire a slow paced beach escape. 960 1280

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St. Moritz, Switzerland

St. Moritz, Switzerland

This Swiss resort town, famous for its “champagne climate,” is ideal for cosmopolitan couples seeking an alpine adventure. Picture a day skiing amongst snow-capped peaks, followed by an equally heart-pounding evening snuggled up on a horse-drawn carriage ride along the frozen lake. 960 1280

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Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City, Quebec

Dreaming of a cozy winter getaway? If you and your partner aren’t afraid of a little cold then head to Quebec City, a charming French-Canadian city full of snow-covered streets, romantic restaurants and plenty of fireplaces to cuddle up by. 960 1280

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Savannah, Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Only have time for a long romantic weekend stateside? A popular weekend escape for couples, Savannah puts on the Southern charm with its Spanish moss-covered canopies, cozy B&Bs and tucked-away restaurants. 960 1280

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece

Watching the sun set over the brilliant blue Aegean Sea from your own private terrace in Santorini? Pure romance. The only thing that could top this postcard-worthy moment? Never having to leave. 960 1280

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Islamorada, Florida

Islamorada, Florida

Think you can’t get away from tourists in Florida? Nestled in upper Florida Keys, Islamorada is a world away from the rowdy crowds in Key West. Named “Purple Isle” by its Spanish explorers, this hidden gem is known for its seductive sunsets and luxury resorts. 960 1280

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Majorca, Spain

Majorca, Spain

Hollywood’s elite have been spotted canoodling on Majorca, the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. With its unspoiled golden sand beaches and intimate boutique hotels it is easy to see why this island inspires romance. 960 1280

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Koh Tao, Thailand

Koh Tao, Thailand

This tiny island in Thailand, known for its world-class scuba diving, beckons couples looking for a romantic tropical getaway. Relax on the quiet beaches or learn how to scuba dive as a couple. Then in the evening watch spectacular sunsets from lantern-lit restaurants that line the beach. 960 1280

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The Berkshires

The Berkshires

Historically a haven for writers and artists, this New England getaway nestled in picturesque rolling mountains is perfect for culture and nature lovers. Listen to classical music at Tanglewood, summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, or take a tour of Edith Wharton’s Gilded Age mansion. 960 1280

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Could you think of a more romantic boat ride than along Kyoto’s cherry blossom-lined Okazaki Canal during spring? The cherry blossoms are very symbolic in Japan – the Japanese believe the short blooming cycle of the blossoms is a metaphor for life – an annual reminder that time is precious. So plan this romantic trip of a lifetime with your partner now. 960 1280

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Paris

Paris

We’d be remiss if we left Paris off this list. From sidewalk cafes perfect for getting cozy to some of the world’s most passionate art, Paris is synonymous with romance. Who hasn’t fallen in love here? 960 1280

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