There's no specific quality that makes one destination more romantic than others. While some travelers want access to luxuries and fine dining, others search for a beautiful sunset in a rustic environment. The important thing is being with the right person. As
With that in mind, we asked some of our favorite celebrities what romantic destinations hold special places in their hearts when they want to get away with their Valentines, whose day is approaching.
Samantha Brown, travel personality: "I love the island of
Meghan Markle, actress ("Suits"): "The
Henry Winkler, actor and author of the "Hank Zipzer" children's books: "It's a tossup between Montana and Bora Bora. Montana is breathtaking, quiet and reflective. At 9 at night, when a blanket of stars covers you as you walk along a dirt road, it forces you to hold your significant other in a close embrace. Bora Bora invites you to wear the least amount of clothing possible, while its warm, balmy breeze acts as a substitute for a shirt. Sitting on the balcony of wherever you're staying and staring out at the blue-green water — which never seems to end — is like a sensual lullaby."
Piper Perabo, actress (
Karolina Kurkova, supermodel coach on Oxygen's new series "The Face": "The most romantic places I have traveled to are Paris, Prague and Santorini (Greece). These places are magical. The history, charm and beauty of each makes you feel like you're in a fairy tale."
Katie Barberi, actress ("Grachi," "Corazon Valiente"): "When I was in my early 20s, I remember walking around the beautiful streets of Victoria, B.C., which seemed very romantic to me. I was with friends and had a great time, but I secretly hoped one day my prince would take a stroll with me right there. My boyfriend and I will have to go!"
Alana de la Garza, actress ("Do No Harm"): "I really enjoyed Savannah (Ga.). We stayed at this sweet B&B that had two fireplaces and a tub the size of a pool in our room. My husband swam around like a naked merman!"
Billy Campbell, actor ("Killing Lincoln"): "My one and only answer is Pitcairn Island in the South Pacific. We found a paradise populated by some of the most hospitable people on Earth, where the sweetest breezes come soughing down-valley, carrying the scent of banyan, pine, of grapefruit and guava, as well as the cheery sound of islanders singing."
Jae-Ha Kim writes about celebrity travel for Tribune Media Services.