The Destination Edit

The Perfect Date(s)

Whether you’re suffering from the first date jitters or planning your 25th anniversary celebrations, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you the most memorable romantic experiences—for every relationship milestone.

THE FIRST DATE

New York

What?
A fun dinner followed by a comedy show.

 

Where?
Keith McNally’s Michelin-starred Minetta Tavern is famed for its Black Label Burger. Comedy Cellar is a New York City institution known for spontaneous A-list appearances.

 

Why?
First date restaurants are a minefield. Picking something too trendy appears try-hard (but something passé is arguably worse). It may have opened in 2009, but Minetta Tavern has become a NYC classic. Worried about breaking the ice? Comedy Cellar is sure to have you both in stitches.

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THE 1ST ANNIVERSARY

Prague

What?
A romantic city break that’s not so obvious.

 

Where?
Once a monastery dating back to 1284, the Augustine Hotel is ideally located just steps away from the famous Charles Bridge. La Degustation, a fine dining restaurant with an 11-course Czech-inspired menu, promises a memorable night.

 

Why?
Filled with monuments, a castle and gorgeous cobblestone streets, Prague is a city best explored on foot. Poets have waxed lyrical about the beauty of the Charles Bridge on a misty winter morning. Is your beau literary? Impress them with a visit to Kafka’s house.

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THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY

St. Lucia

What?
Paradise island (with plenty to do).

 

Where?
With breathtaking views from every angle, Jade Mountain is widely considered to be the top resort in the Caribbean.

 

Why?
After five years together, good food is a must. Award-winning chef Allen Susser cooks with products grown on the resort’s organic farm—they even make their own brand of chocolate. Plus, world class scuba diving is perfect for when you need some alone time (but together).

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THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY

The Himalyas

What?
A serene break far, far away from the children.

 

Where?
Wildflower Hall, the grand former colonial home of Lord Kitchener (the mustached man in WWI propaganda posters) sits in the Himalayas, 8,250 feet above sea level.

 

Why?
Whether you unwind with yoga or prefer a brisk game of tennis, Wildflower Hall promises plenty of opportunity to recharge your batteries. Rekindle the romance with a trip to The Peak, a magnificent bungalow retreat located high in the hills.

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THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY

Botswana

What?
A once-in-a-lifetime trip to celebrate a lifetime of love.

 

Where?
Abu Camp, a luxury safari adjacent to a private lagoon, is devoted to elephant conservation. Each of their six canvas guest rooms has an outdoor copper bath.

 

Why?
Now you’ve reached your silver anniversary, you’re entitled to the trip you’ve always dreamed of (while you’re still young enough to do it). Sleep under the stars as elephants roam freely beneath you in what’s known as the Star Bed experience (we’re told their snores make very effective adult lullabies).

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