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Loved up and being whisked away this Valentine’s Day? Here are some essentials for romantic city breaks that won’t take up too much space in your overnight bag!
What to Pack for Romantic City Breaks
Written By: Dani Masterson
For a Valentine’s Day trip, many destinations will still be very cold with changeable weather in February. A long coat will help you fight the elements in style. These are some tips on how to wear a dress this time of year!
Romantic city breaks are definitely the time to bring some lacey lingerie to fire up your time away.
Play the music you want to hear. Bring some portable speakers you can connect to your phone to set the mood anywhere you go.
Post its & a Pen
Perfect for taking down travel details, directions, leaving love notes. Hand written love letters will never go out of style.
Perfect to spice up your bedroom look, without taking up a lot of space in your carry on case. Roll to avoid creases and keep compact.(Bonus points for creative use of the robe’s belt!)
A small essential to pop into your bag. Perfect for the flight and the bedroom (hint: use with robe’s belt).
A small packet of rose petals can help the romance blossom in any hotel room. Artificial petals are best to reduce security hassle of bringing flowers on a flight.
Be spontaneous and rev up the romance. Whether you bring travel-size massage oil or a kit of goodies, make the most of your trip!
Little Black or Red Dress
Throw on a little black/red dress to light up his heart on a romantic night and make it a night to remember. Don’t forget hair and makeup, too.
Long dangly earrings or a dressy neck piece can add an instant wow factor.
A pair of wedges can dress up any casual outfit plus they’re usually easier to walk in for longer periods of time if you have activities planned apart from dinner. Here’s our full round-up of cute and comfortable wedges!
Swimwear is a must on romantic city breaks; even if it’s winter you can cozy up in the hotel jacuzzi/hot tub/pool/spa.
Some lip balm to keep your lips hydrated and soft during the changing weather. Most importantly to keep them kissable – pucker up!
Many cities around the globe (Paris, Dublin, Vegas, Hamburg, Adelaide, Vancouver, etc) have a bench/bridge/gate or similar public fixture where lovers symbolize their love with a padlock signed with their initials. The key is then thrown into the river to symbolize their everlasting love.
A little cheesy but why not? How often do you get to play up the romance card. This is the time!
Travel is like love – a journey with no end! Happy Valentines x
Do you have anything to add to our list on what to pack for romantic city breaks? Please comment below!
For more packing tips, please read:
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- Honeymoon Packing List
- Best Beach Honeymoon Clothes
- Couples Packing Tips
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Author Bio: Dani Masterson is an Irish actor, who loves to travel and has a serious passion for fashion. Dani has been to over 100 cities & countries around the world and lived in Dublin, London and Dubai. Her work and thrill for adventure drives her to intriguing destinations! Follow her on her blog at Dani Masterson and IMDB.