Cities like Paris, New York, Monte-Carlo and Vienna once held the power to captivate the hearts of lovers the world over as the most romantic cities. However, the popular dream of romancing in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower or in shade of Central Park have now been put under pressure by the realities of other cities throughout the world that have their own unique romantic luster.
What makes a city more romantic than the next? Is it the mesmerizing city lights at night or the stunning views from surrounding hills? Maybe it is a picturesque park with magnificent garden or the quaint cafes and bars? What about iconic statues of romance and love or spectacular sun kissed beaches? It may even be all of the above, but whatever it is, here are five cities that today glisten with romance.