Love is in the air – Romantic destinations from Manchester Airport

With not long to go until Valentine’s Day it’s time to get those thinking caps on and plan something romantic for your special someone. We’ve put together a guide on the ultimate romantic destinations available from Manchester Airport because is there anything more special than a romantic getaway for two?


“In fair Verona where we lay our scene…”

The home of Romeo and Juliet is the ideal place for a romantic mini break. Take a stroll through the medieval old town, indulge in heavenly Gelato (Gelateria La Romana is a must-try) and walk up to Castel San Pietro for incredible views across the city.

If you stay for an extra few days, take a short bus or train ride to Lake Garda. Sirmione is a beautiful town to explore before getting lunch with a view over crystal clear waters. We promise serious brownie points from your significant other.

Fly direct to Verona from Manchester Airport with Jet2.com and TUI.


The white wash buildings and deep blue waters of picture-postcard Greek island Santorini are unmissable and a sure way to put a smile on your other half’s face this Valentine’s Day.

Romantic sunsets and enviable panoramas are a given when you visit Santorini. Walk the caldera edge and take in the incredible views before heading to Oia for dinner on the waterfront as you take in the breath-taking sunset. If you’re a couple that likes an adrenaline rush, make sure to try out some of the water sports on offer in Santorini too.

Fly direct to Santorini (Thira) from Manchester Airport with easyJet, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI.

Palma de Mallorca

The treasure of Mallorca, Palma is the ideal destination for a city break for two. With a vast array of restaurants, medieval streets, baroque churches and bustling squares, you won’t be short of things to do.

Head to the jaw-dropping Gothic Cathedral before strolling beautiful streets and sharing some incredible tapas at Bar Espana.

Fly direct to Palma de Mallorca from Manchester Airport with British Airways CityFlyer, easyJet, Jet2.com, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines and TUI.


Treat your special someone to a trip to Iceland’s capital and spend a romantic night gazing at the Northern Lights. The city itself is bursting with history, art and a tantalising food scene to explore.

Hop on a Golden Circle tour and explore Iceland’s secret lagoons before unwinding in one of the Reykjavik’s mesmerising spas. It’s the ideal trip for two.

Fly direct to Reykjavik from Manchester Airport with easyJet and Icelandair.

Las Vegas

If you’re really looking to wow this Valentine’s Day how about a trip to the mighty Las Vegas? A mesmerising, bustling and exciting destination, Las Vegas has it all.

Take a thrill ride together atop the Stratosphere Tower, watch the Bellagio’s dancing fountains hand in hand, and take your pick from an abundance of shows to marvel at on the strip. Top off your trip with a helicopter ride of the Grand Canyon to make it a holiday you’ll never forget.

Did you know that a couple ties the knot in Vegas every five minutes, but we don’t suggest doing a Ross and Rachel…

Fly direct to Las Vegas from Manchester Airport with Thomas Cook Airlines and Virgin Atlantic.

New York

A trip to New York is at the top of many couples bucket lists and it’s not hard to see why.

A trip to Central Park is at the top of our list of recommendations when visiting the Big Apple, it’s got to be one of the romantic places in the city. Take a picnic and enjoy a stroll through this magnificent park before getting a boat ride under the Bow Bridge.

One of our top tips is to try out a cocktail at the Mandarin Oriental Bar. It has beautiful views over Central Park. Also head to the Top of the Rock or the revolving restaurant in Times Square for breath-taking views across the city.

If you want to enjoy a quiet evening together, head to the Hayden Planetarium for a romantic night under the stars or catch a classic show on Broadway.

Fly direct from Manchester Airport to JFK with Thomas Cook Airlines, Virgin Atlantic and Jet2.com, or to Newark with United.


If a beautiful beach break is what you both need this Valentine’s Day then the Caribbean paradise of Barbados is the ideal destination.

Enjoy romantic strolls as you enjoy stunning sunrises over the Atlantic Ocean on the east coast and spectacular sunsets over the Caribbean Sea on the west. Head to Bottom Bay for a day on a picture-perfect sandy beach together and enjoy a picnic beneath the palm trees.

Take to the seas for a moonlit cruise as you watch the stars in the clear night sky to finish off the ultimate romantic evening.

Fly direct to Barbados from Manchester Airport with Thomas Cook Airlines, TUI and Virgin Atlantic.


For more information on destinations from Manchester Airport, visit www.manchesterairport.co.uk