MONTREAL — Its stunning blend of old-world charm and new-world sophistication has made Montreal one of the world’s most romantic cities.
According to Mashable, a top social media news site, Montreal hits the g-spot as one of the best cities to fall in love in — and it’s the only Canadian city to make the cut.
Looking at hundreds of cities around the world, WeLoveDates.com based its list of the 25 Most Romantic Cities in the World by reviewing breathtaking views, first-date venues, romantic histories, marriage rates and love-filled holiday getaways.
The top three most romantic cities were Paris, France; Sydney, Australia and Venice, Italy. Montreal came in at number 11, ahead of New York City (17), Edinburgh (16) and Los Angeles (22).
Wondering why Montreal was so highly rated? Sexy night life options, parks, cafés and the fact that the Island of Montreal is shaped like a kiss all added up to a love-filled destination.
The fact that Yoko Ono and John Lennon chose the city in 1969 for their infamous bed-in for peace may also have had an influence.
Montreal’s Little Italy neighbourhood was featured as one of the most romantic destinations in the city, with the Triple Crown Dinette‘s personalized picnic baskets highlighted as a romantic hit.
What do you love most about Montreal? Any tips for secret romantic spots in the city? Is there another city in Canada that should have made the list? Let us know in the comments.
The top 25 most romantic cities in the world, according to Mashable:
- Buenos Aires
- San Sebastian
- New York City
- Cape Town
- Los Angeles
- San Diego