Spring is on the horizon, which means happy thoughts, sweet beginnings, and romantic inspiration. Simply getting out into the clean air can be enough to shake off the heavy winter solitude, but if you’re pining for an adventure, do your heart a favor and inject a little romance into your holiday. From idyllic coastal towns to legendary medieval settings, find the perfect city to celebrate – or awaken – your passion.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

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If medieval charm is your taste, than Croatia’s oasis of culture and character on the edge of the Adriatic may be your perfect setting. Dubrovnik still stands behind ancient fortress walls, and the Old Town preserves its medieval aura beautifully, with cafes cut into the stone walls, winding alleyways, and stoic churches. If ever you feel a little claustrophobic, pop out of the city center to visit the pebbly beach and enjoy a quiet moment for two at the seashore.