A weekend is the perfect window to spend some quality time with your significant other. With cheap holiday rentals, advance train tickets and budget flights, it's more affordable than ever to get away for a romantic weekend break – whether you're looking to explore a new city with your loved one or just hunker down somewhere secluded and sink into the hot tub.
Keep it simple with romantic breaks away in the UK
Opting for a romantic break away in the UK will keep your costs and travel times down, giving you the maximum amount of time to spend with your nearest and dearest. And the UK's full of gorgeous rental properties offering luxury weekend breaks for couples, from rustic log cabins and lodges to cosy cottages by the sea.
Escape the capital for a weekend away in Kent
Many couples will be looking for romantic weekend breaks near London, and Kent's so well connected to the capital that many of its residents commute into work there each day. But the "garden of England" feels a world away from the big city, with its rolling fields, pretty villages and cosy pubs.
Idyllic country weekend breaks in Suffolk
If you conjure up a mental image of what you think picture-perfect English countryside looks like, you're probably imagining Suffolk. With wide-open farmland, genteel market towns and gorgeous coastal dunes, a secluded romantic weekend break in Suffolk is the perfect antidote to the stresses of the working week.
Romantic weekends by the sea in Cornwall
Cornwall's got to be one of the UK's most romantic holiday destinations for couples. Famous for seafood and surfing, the cute fishing villages and wide-open sands of Cornwall make it the perfect place for a quick romantic break away. Rental properties in Cornwall are most popular in the summer, and you'll score some great deals if you visit out of season.
Pamper your loved one with a luxury weekend break in Yorkshire
England's largest county has got it all, whether you're looking to hike with your partner in the Yorkshire Dales, pamper yourself with a couples' spa break in Harrogate, or stroll hand-in-hand on some of the country's best beaches. Yorkshire's the perfect place for a romantic weekend break, and the county's full of luxury rental properties and cosy cottages to suit all budgets.
Dial up the romance with a weekend break in Europe
For a 2-night romantic weekend break, it's worth throwing some European destinations into the mix, too. These days there's a huge range of budget flights available, and if you opt for a bargain holiday rental over a hotel, it can make a romantic European city break more affordable than ever.
Live la vie en rose with a romantic weekend in Paris
The undisputed capital of romance, couples have always flocked to Paris for romantic breaks away. With a weekend away in Paris, you and your loved one can drift through the Tuileries gardens, get cultural in the Louvre, and watch the world go by from one of the city's many bridges. Come nightfall, it's all about the jazz clubs, the delicious eateries and the chic bars.
Whisk your loved one away to romantic Rome
A night-time stroll down the Spanish Steps is the stuff of romantic dreams, and with so many bargain holiday rentals available, isn't it time you and your partner enjoyed a romantic weekend break in Rome? You can spend your days exploring the galleries and Roman ruins, and your evenings eating fine Italian food al fresco. Don't forget to stop by the Trevi Fountain before you leave – tradition says if you throw a coin in, you'll return before too long.
Tuck into Catalan cuisine with a romantic weekend away in Barcelona
There's a good reason Barcelona's one of the top European city break destinations. The Catalan capital's famous for its fantastic modern architecture – much of it designed by the legendary Antoni Gaudi – its atmospheric old Gothic Quarter, and its sensational regional cuisine. It's the perfect place for a romantic weekend break, whether you're watching the street performers together on Las Ramblas or tucking into deliciously garlicky Catalan dishes.