Most Romantic Things You Can Do For Your SO

There has got to be nearly a million different ways to romance your significant other or person you are desperately trying to woo. And while grand, dramatic gestures do tend to get the job done, sometimes (most times), romance doesn’t have to result in a dwindling bank account. Often it’s the simpler actions that are not only more memorable but show your extra special person that you care all the time, even amidst the mundane.  As a regular human girl I love to romance and be romanced just as much as the next person. When all your Notebook learned tactics have subsided, these are some sure fire hits in my “look at how much I care about you!!!” list to add to yours.

Write them a letter
This is first on the list for a reason. What is more romantic than sitting down penning how wonderful you think a person is? Nothing, that’s what. Your letter doesn’t even have to be pure mush, it can be chock full of inside jokes or just telling your SO or person you’re vying for about your day – doodles are welcome. Or on the flip side, make it steamy. A sexy mid day letter is definitely more exciting than anything else you had on the agenda.Whichever kind of letter, the point is, you have taken the time to do something sweet. Bonus points for actually mailing it. 

Plan an evening with all their favourite things
Favourite wine? Check! Favourite snacks? Check! Pizza from favourite pizza place? CHECK! This is the easiest way to show someone you cherish them. An evening featuring all their fave things, you cannot fail.

Epic kiss goodbye
Throw all your PDA apprehension to the wind and go for that epic, over the top war time kiss! It’s a little excessive to do this all the time, but here and there a dramatic smooch is the perfect amount of romance. Just gauge the situation. Talk about leaving them wanting more!

Write them a Song
Yes, this does sound daunting. But if you’ve got the knack, go for it! We can’t all be Paul writing songs for Linda, but channel your inner John, there’s an “Oh Yoko!” inside all of us. 

Just Because Texts
It’s hard not to smile ear to ear when you get an unexpected text from that person saying they’re thinking of you, want to see you later or maybe they’ve just looked across the room and just needed to tell you how great you look. Yep, swoon.

Make a Mixtape
A personal favourite. When your own words just aren’t adequate enough it’s nice to know it’s all been said before – and to music. If the capacity to create an actual mixtape or CD isn’t there, a carefully curated playlist made special for someone is more than ok. An exclusive score to how you feel about someone is just about as dreamy as it gets.

Grab a warm drink and take a midnight stroll
Go out in the middle of the night when your city is quietest and walk around getting to know each other. Simple, easy…and it works.

Breakfast in Bed
It’s a classic for a reason. Waking up to food is basically the dream. Everyone loves to be treated like a King or Queen once in awhile, do it with a side of bacon. 

Plan a spontaneous road trip and/or make travel plans to see them
Spontaneity in and of itself has so many levels of romantic opportunity, accompany that with a quick trip to somewhere you’ve never visited together. Make it even more memorable with stops along the way. Alternatively, if you can’t be in the same city as your person, surprise them!

Go to the Local Amusement Park
While it may not always be in season, the amusement park date is time-honoured. Win prizes for each other at the standard carnival games, share cotton candy on the Ferris Wheel, take in the sights and sounds while holding hands. The innocence that comes with going to an amusement park is tender in itself, you can only be happy at the fair.

Give them a massage
Please. Need I say more?

The 5 Most Romantic Hotels In North America

When you’re planning a vacation with your significant other, you likely want to stay at a romantic hotel that surrounds you with beauty and sets the tone for romance, immediately putting you and your loved one in a blissful state of serenity. Most of us don’t get very many opportunities to go on vacation, so it’s important that we stay somewhere amazing! Here are 5 romantic hotels that are sure to blow your mind:

1. Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

The bedroom's beautiful mountain view at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village
The bedroom’s beautiful mountain view at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

Nestled in the heart of Whistler Village in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, this beautiful hotel is sure to exceed your expectations.

The full-service, award-winning Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre boasts slope-side accommodation and spacious private residence-style suites with full kitchens, cozy fireplaces and balconies that offer fresh mountain air and breathtaking views that make you feel like you’re in a Winter Wonderland.

Its prime location in Whistler is ideal for sightseeing, dining and shopping as well as easy access to a host of year-round adventures, Whistler-style. There are many romantic winter activities you and your loved one can discover nearby, such as snow-shoeing under the stars, cross country skiing among snow-covered pines, walking to the beautiful lost lake, or relaxing at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village hot-tub surrounded by snowy mountains.

The romantic hot tub surrounded by mountains at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village.
Outdoor hot tub surrounded by mountains at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

Whether you vacation at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre in the Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, you’ll be surrounded by gorgeous scenery and an

View from balcony in suite at the Pan Pacific Whistler Village Suites
View from balcony in suite at Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre

array of year-round activities at your fingertips. Nearby glacier lakes sparkle emerald green in the summer, while in the winter you might opt for a snow-shoeing venture under the stars with your loved one.

Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre at nighttime


2. The Westin Maui Resort & Spa

westinmaui3Located on the beautiful and romantic Hawaiian island of Maui, the Westin Maui Resort and Spa is a luxury beachfront resort on the famous Kaanapali Beach.

 The resort boasts layers of luxury ocean front pools and hot tubs with a perfect view of that gorgeous Hawaiian sunset. At night, the resort lights twinkle and the pool and hot tub change colours to create a majestic feeling for couples to enjoy.

The Westin Maui’s ocean view suites will take your breath away. Your private balcony is the perfect sanctuary to enjoy the surreal Hawaiian sunrise and sunset. The resort’s grounds breathe the essence of Hawaii with lagoons, Hawaiian flowers and happily swimming swans.

Rent a cabana for two on the beach or enjoy poolside drink service with your loved one. Take a walk along the Kaanapali strip where there is a variety of beachfront restaurants and live traditional Hawaiian music.

An ocean view suite at sunset at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa


3. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


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Can you imagine what it would be like to stay in a hotel right on a beautiful Canadian glacier lake? Book a room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, and you will see just how romantic of an experience it is. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is located in Alberta’s Banff National Park, and it is surrounded by the stunning Victoria Glacier and its sparkling emerald green lake, Lake Louise.

From ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides in the Winter, to hiking, canoeing and horseback riding in the Summer, this hotel is majestic any time of year and offers luxury accommodation in a serene and breathtakingly beautiful location. It’s no wonder ABC’s The Bachelor chose the Fairmont Lake Louise as one of their romantic getaways to feature.

Bachelor & Bachelorette at the stunning Fairmont Château Lake Louise


4. The Beach House Hotel at Hermosa Beach

hermosa1This California hotel on Hermosa Beach is an amazing couples retreat due to its unique loft-style spacious rooms with gorgeous ocean views. Being a beach-front hotel, The Beach House Hotel at Hermosa Beach is perfect for those romantic moonlight strolls as the beach boasts a pier that stretches into the moonlit ocean.The romantic and spacious balconies are the perfect spot to have a glass of wine while watching the sunset.

Cozy up by the fireplace at night if it’s chilly, because each suite has its own fireplace.



Suite with balcony and ocean view

5. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

New York is a romantic city to visit for so many reasons: sight-seeing in a horse and carriage for two, fine-dining in some of the world’s best restaurants, and that view from the Empire State building. You can’t go wrong with a room near the iconic Central Park, and the luxurious Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park is a great hotel choice while staying in New York with your significant other.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park boasts luxury rooms with captivating Central Park views in a fabulous central location.

The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park

Whether you enjoy ice skating at Rockefeller Center or a sleigh ride in the Winter, a stroll in Central Park surrounded by the many beautiful colours of Fall’s leaves, or spend summer nights touring the city and fine-dining on patios, any season is a great season to visit NYC.