Anniversary vacaction packages have to be one of the best ways to celebrate, it doesn't have to be a major one, all anniversaries are worth going away for!
Have a look at our anniversaries and you will see that we just love to go away.
When you are choosing your romantic getaway it is worth doing a bit of research especially if you are going somewhere new or far away. Find out about the area and investigate the places that you want to see. It would be disappointing to find that when you got there you are miles out of the center, we have learnt from our mistakes and find that paying a bit extra for your hotel will save you the taxi or car hire and bus fares.
Here are ways to get the best anniversary vacations without it costing a fortune and it helps to know what it will be like when you get there too!
Since we have had children we prefer to limit our travel time if we are going for a short break, you don't want to spend your anniversary weekend stuck in traffic or waiting at airports.
Lots of hotels have put together romantic anniversary vacation packages that are perfect for your anniversary weekend. They often have a bottle of bubbly in the room, a spa treatment, romantic dinner for two and breakfast in bed the following morning.
Hotels often offer these packages at a discount, rather than paying for everything seperately. More hotels now have their own facebook page where they offer those that like them really good deals, plus you have Groupon deals available in most places now.
If you are lucky enough to have more time for your vacation there must be lots of places you have said you would always like to go. Do you dream of soft white sandy beaches? Of beautiful sunsets? Of snowy log cabins? Or luxurious hotels?
Here are some ideas to get you thinking!
The Taj Mahal, India has to be one of the most romantic places in the world, it was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. We have it on our wish list and have been told that the best time of year to visit is October, November, December when it is cooler.
Paris, France has been described by many as a great romantic city, there is so much to see. We enjoyed a weekend there a few years ago, and travelled by Eurostar straight into Paris it was so easy. We managed to walk up the Eiffel Tower - no mean feat I can tell you (there was a queue for the lift), we visited the Pompidou Centre which is fantastic for modern art, the Louvre was so busy that we decided to save that for a future visit and we enjoyed lots of people watching in the many great cafes.
Phuket in Thailand is another amazing place, we stayed in a beautiful penthouse suite over looking the sea. During our stay we enjoyed a candle lit dinner on the beach, our first elephant ride and many days relaxing by the pool. It is an exciting place to visit.
Anniversary Cruises are very popular, you can even renew your wedding vows while you are aboard!
We have also returned to our honeymoon hotel in Cheltenham on our 10th wedding anniversary, that was a special time away and it was lovely to revisit a place that is special to us.
Romance is everywhere, if this year you can't quite make it to your dream getaway think about places that are special to you that are more local.
San Juan Island, in Washington State, is a perfect romantic spot for anniversaries or any other time -- charming small town with fabulous food, luxurious hotels, and a great view!
Las Vegas Holiday Experts - great reviews of all the big hotels.