There’s nothing more romantic about going on holiday with your loved one; whether you opt for a beach holiday or an inner city break, there’s just something about getting away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with a romantic stroll on the beach together, or being able to have dinner overlooking a city’s spectacular architecture.romantic getaways

And, now with the doom and gloom of winter starting to give way to the bright season of spring, the change in weather has given you a little spring in your step – it’s time to book a break away with your loved one and enjoy the rest of what 2013 has to offer.

But, where should you go? With so many destinations to choose from, you’re not too sure where would be best – you want something that’ll be both romantic and exciting.

Well, to help you choose the a truly romantic holiday for 2013, here are our top picks to help and get you started:

Hvar, Croatia

Hvar, Croatia

The island of Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Now, I know what you’re thinking, it’s not exactly the first place that would spring to mind, right? Well, with its authentic food, stunning surroundings and culture, there’s plenty on offer for a romantic holiday.

The island of Hvar has been noted as the most romantic island town to visit, with its vast array off boat trips and plenty of offshore islands to explore. And, what’s more, with its plethora of sleek bars, you can opt to have a night of drinking and dancing with your loved one after an a-la-carte meal at one of the country’s top restaurants,

The Seychelles

The Seychelles

If you’re looking for something a little hotter than Croatia and don’t mind travelling a little further afield or spending a little more to get it, then the Seychelles should definitely be at the top of your list when you’re looking for an ultra romantic holiday. After all, there’s a reason why it gets it chosen as a top honeymoon destination year after year.

With its white sandy beaches, palm trees, cool cocktails and crystal blue seas, you really can’t beat the Seychelles if you’re looking for a place where you and your partner can just relax and unwind, and leave all your troubles beneath the scorching sun.

Zurich

Zurich

As well as a long romantic holiday, if you want to get away quickly and more conveniently, then cheap city breaks have the ability to be just as romantic as a long holiday – they allow you take only a few days off work and they’re perfect if you and your loved one are in desperate need of some R&R.

And if you’re looking for a long weekend break, then Zurich should most definitely be a first point of call. Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and with it being home to some of the most stunning architecture, breathtaking views of the Swiss Alps, buzzing culture, as well as being nestled next to Lake Zurich, there really is plenty to do and see.  And, what’s more, with the international airport only being 10 minutes away from the city center, it’s so easy to get in and out of the city in no time at all.

Oh, and if you’re a chocoholic like me, then you certainly won’t be disappointed with the copious amount of Swiss chocolate on offer in the city!