A new researched Top 10 most popular romantic things to do when on holiday.

The research, conducted by the Lake District’s premier holiday letting agency Lakelovers, revealed a landslide with 21.2% of their customers choosing dining at a restaurant as the most popular romantic activity to do whilst on a couple’s holiday.

So, when planning that special romantic getaway, researching the best local restaurant and securing a booking for that ‘candlelit table with a view’ is vital to avoid disappointment.

“As a trusted and long established agency in our sector, providing accommodation to suit all tastes and pockets we are always keen to listen to our customer comments and truly understand what they want. The findings of the research highlights the broad range of holiday activities couples take part in on a romantic getaway,” said Paul Liddell, Lakelovers’ Managing Director.

Something that’s a little easier on the wallet, but still takes time and thought when planning a perfect romantic trip away is watching a sunset. This romantic activity came in as the second most popular receiving 15% of votes.  Just make sure you know when and where the sun sets and head to a lake or sea to get great sunset reflections and secure that perfect and unforgettable romantic holiday moment.

Proving that it is spending love and not money on your Valentine that is important on a romantic holiday, 10% (fourth choice) of respondents said capturing memories in photos was how they’d spend time on their romantic holiday.

More expensive and lavish gestures such as booking a spa treatment or shopping were lower down in the list of romantic holiday activities.
Top 10 romantic holiday activities for couples:

  1. Dine at a restaurant              21.2%
  2. Watch the sunset                  15%
  3. Go for a picnic                       10.3%
  4. Take photos                           10%
  5. Star gazing                              7.5%
  6. Watch a movie                        7.5%
  7. Take in some art                     6.8%
  8. Pamper yourselves in a spa    6.2%
  9. Go shopping                            6.2%
  10. Play games                             3.4%

* One Poll study of a representative sample of 168 Lakelovers UK customers February 2016