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101 Travel Experiences For Your Couples Bucket List

So many people have bucket lists.  They help us to ensure that we are able to check off the major things we want to do in life before we expire.

We think that traveling as a couple is one of the most amazing experiences that you can have with your significant other.

So, that got us to thinking…why not have a couples bucket list?  I mean travel helps to build your relationship by creating lasting memories and experiences that only the two of you will share.

Marty and I have already started checking items off of this list.  It is actually what lead us to create our blog.

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101 Travel Experiences to Add to You Couples Bucket List

Explore Las Vegas!

An aerial view of Las Vegas is a great thing to do in Las Vegas for couples and to add to your bucket list ideas for couples

I know, there is no guarantee that you are going to win in Vegas but you can sure have fun trying when you put this on your couples bucket list!

Vegas is so much more than gambling though as there are so many cheap things to do in Vegas.

Of course, there are also many romantic hotels in Vegas for you and your sweetie to have an awesome date night.

If you aren’t married yet, you could always get married here. Several famous couples have chosen to get married in Vegas, so why not you?

If you decide to get married while in Vegas, do your homework first to choose the perfect place. I mean, not every couple wants to get married by Elvis!

If you aren’t ready to get married but still want some romance, don’t worry, there are many romantic things to do in Vegas for couples!

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See the Changing of the Guards

The changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace is certainly a display of pomp and circumstance at its finest.

I must admit that I enjoyed the Tower of London more than the changing of the guards and am so glad I check it off of my travel bucket list.

Take a Helicopter Ride Over Hawaii

Hawaiian island

I have dreamed of taking a helicopter ride over Hawaii ever since I was a little girl. I would love to see all of the beautiful foliage and waterfalls from the air. I think this would be one of the most incredible date ideas ever!

Imagine if you are lucky enough to watch the sunset from the helicopter on an island like Maui!

Spend a Luxurious Night in Dubai

Imagine spending a night in one of Dubai’s luxurious hotels and having an incredible date night to boot!

Some of the best places to stay in Dubai include incredible views and fabulous amenities.  Man would this be an amazing thing to add to your travel bucket list.

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Visit the Ha’iku Stairs

The Ha’iku Stairs, or the Stairway to Heaven, in Hawaii, is one of the adventurous bucket list ideas on our list.

This steep hiking trail in Oahu might be a little too much to handle if you aren’t in good shape, meaning this might not be for every couple, but I think it would be worth it to witness those incredible views together.

Get Lost in Venice

Venice gondolas- this should be on your couples bucket list

I’m sure that a visit to Venice is probably on most people’s must-see list. I mean, Venice is one of the most romantic places on Earth in my opinion!

Spot Wildlife on an African Safari

An African safari would create so many memories for you and your loved one.  I can just imagine the stories we will be able to tell once we check this off of our list.

If a safari is out of reach, you can always find an experience closer to home like the awesome Endangered Ark Foundation, a fabulous Oklahoma elephant sanctuary.

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Drink Port Wine in Portugal


Port wine is one of life’s sweet pleasures in my opinion.  So why not go to the place where port wine originated, Portugal.

I can just imagine touring the port wine caves and getting to taste this delicious nectar straight from the barrels.

Go Snow Tubing or Skiing

Even though I haven’t blogged about this yet, Marty and I have been snow tubing together and we had a fabulous time!

There are so many awesome places to experience this. A couple of our favorites are Steamboat Springs, and Durango, Colorado.

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Swim With the Sea Turtles in Mexico

sea turtle-

I’m sure every couple dreams of walking hand in hand along the soft sands of a tropical beach. One of our favorite places to do this is Cancun, Mexico.

One of the awesome things to do in the Riviera Maya is to swim with the sea turtles before basking in the sunshine! 

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Drink Wine in Tuscany

There is an awesome feeling that comes with tasting a product in the region where it is produced. Trust me!

We took a day tour for Florence into the Chianti region allowing me to taste Chianti wine here, and it was fabulous! 

Take a tour of a fabulous winery (or two) in Tuscany, one of Italy’s wine regions, and enjoy the fruits of their labor while you overlook the beautiful countryside before having an awesome date night in Tuscany!

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Visit Each Other’s Heritage Countries

Take time to learn about your partner’s genealogy and then take a trip to explore the region that your partner’s ancestors are from.

Marty and I had a great time exploring my roots in Paris while on our honeymoon. and then his roots in Germany where we spent time in MunichBacharach, and Nuremberg.

Adding this to your couple’s bucket list will give you a lasting bond forever!

To make this one even more interesting, how about adding a twist in there that you all learn a new language. You could choose to learn a new language together from the country you are going to visit!

Eat Gelato In Italy

two cones of gelato

If you have ever eaten gelato in Rome or Venice, then you totally understand why we added this to bucket list ideas.

The gelato just tastes better in Italy, well, and Croatia!.  I can’t explain it, but it does.  Go there and see!

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Picnic In Front of the Eiffel Tower

Paris is the iconic city of romance, and the Eiffel Tower is the iconic attraction of Paris, so it only makes sense for this to be one of your bucket list ideas.

While visiting Paris, why not pack a fun picnic for date night. Spend a day (or night) on the grass in front of the Eiffel Tower, or take the perfect romantic couple picture with the Eiffel Tower.

Check out our quotes about Paris also!

Sleep in a Castle

Thirlestane Castle should be on your Scotland Itinerary 7 Days and your  bucket list ideas for couples

Is it just me or do all little girls dream of being a princess?

Well, even if you didn’t dream of that, I’m sure most people dream of at least visiting a castle at some point.  I say why not take it a step further in sleep in a castle. Talk about the ultimate date night and couples bucket list addition?!

We loved staying at Thirlestane Castle during our trip to Scotland.  They had a huge bathtub that made for the perfect bubble bath!

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Repel Down a Waterfall

Yes, I said repel down a waterfall. Marty and I had the opportunity to do this while visiting Puerto Vallarta and loved it.

Doing adventurous activities like this together is a great bonding experience. So add some adventurous things to your bucket list ideas.

Lounge in the Thermal Waters of a Volcano

The Arenal Volcano in Costa Rica has been drawing visitors for years.  When you are ready to visit, don’t forget to spend some time lounging in the natural hot springs that are produced by this volcano.

This couple’s bucket list idea is sure to make you relax. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend a day soaking in a hot tub!

Maybe you can find a secluded one and go skinny dipping before you get a couples massage to make this even more romantic.

Visit the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey

The Grand Bazaar in Istanbul, Turkey is not only one of the largest covered markets in the world, it is also the oldest.

Could you imagine the stories that you can tell after you and your loved one wander through the 61 covered streets of this market?  Just try not to get lost on this couple’s bucket list experience!

Stay at a Romantic Bed & Breakfast

Stay in a romantic bed and breakfast with your sweetie.  Again, this is one of those bucket list ideas that can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be.

If you live in Texas like us, there are several options in Fredericksburg and Wimberley for you to choose from, some that even have a hot tub! If you can’t find a hot tub, then just consider a romantic bubble bath to add to your evening!

Check out the small towns around you and book a romantic date night and a fabulous b&b.

Bask in the Sun on the Italian Riviera

beach in Cinque Terre should be on your travel bucket list and Where to Stay in Cinque Terre

The Italian Riviera is a beautiful stretch of coastline in Italy that includes Portofino, Cinque Terre, and Santa Margherita Ligure.

Spend a day with your loved one basking in the sun while you eat gelato, sip wine, and get a couples massage all day. Once you’re done, head back to your room to take a relaxing bubble bath together! How do you not add this to your bucket list ideas?

View Amazing Artwork at the Louvre

The Louvre Paris

Paris is home to countless masterpieces and works of art. Why not spend the afternoon contemplating the artist’s intention with your honey?

Of course, while this is one of our great ideas for your bucket list, the Louvre is the most famous place in Paris to view the masterpieces.  Just plan in advance as the Louvre gets crowded!

Admire the Beauty of the Sistine Chapel

You don’t have to be religious to add a trip to the Vatican to your bucket list ideas. This amazing complex houses priceless works of art, especially Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Sistine Chapel.

Sit in awe of this beauty when you and your honey add this to your couple’s bucket list and visit the Vatican just outside of Rome.

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Drive a Classic Car in Cuba

Every time I think of Cuba, I think of old cars.  I guess because in mind that is iconic Cuba.

Well, now that Cuba is open to tourists again, I had to add it to our bucket list ideas for couples.

Eat Key Lime Pie in the Keys

Honestly, doing a Florida Road Trip, in general, should be on everyone’s list.

While doing a trip, be sure part of your itinerary includes heading down south to the Florida Keys so that you can check this one off of your bucket list ideas.   I mean, eating key lime pie in the Florida Keys just makes sense to me.

There are also some really great beaches in the Florida Keys so be sure to take advantage of those also!

Cruise the Romantic Rhine in Germany

town on the Rhine River

The UNESCO World Heritage portion of the Rhine Valley in Germany known as the ‘Romantic Rhine’ is a great to cruise as a couple. The castles of the Romantic Rhine date back to the medieval days and seem to dot the hillside everywhere you look.

We especially loved visiting Bacharach, Germany, and the wine tasting that we were able to do here. Our time in Bacharach was a true bonding experience.

Sleep Under the Northern Lights

I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights in Iceland! There are lots of places that allow you to sleep under the stars to see the Northern Lights.

The Northern lights have mesmerized people for centuries, and I don’t see that stopping any time soon. So be sure this is on your bucket list for couples.

I mean, honestly, who wouldn’t want to spend 36 hours in Reykjavik and see not only the northern lights but all of the other magnificent sites of Iceland?!

Party Together at Mardi Gras

OK, this might not be for everyone but is definitely something we wanted to experience together.

Marty and I love New Orleans and visit several times a year, so it made sense for us to include this one on our bucket list ideas.

Honestly, it is a one-of-a-kind experience to stand shoulder to shoulder with perfect strangers as you cheer on the parade participants trying to catch your fair share of beads!

Check out all there is to do with 3 days in New Orleans!

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Tour the Lost City of Pompeii

ruins at Pompeii

Stepping back in time in an ancient city really brings things into perspective.

I remember standing in Pompeii just in awe of all of the marvelous structures and artwork that were still intact after all of these years.

Touring Pompeii together was something awesome that we were able to experience together.

See the Beauty of the United States National Parks

There are so many amazing national parks in the United States, so why not add a couple to your bucket list.

Yellowstone National Park is known worldwide for its natural beauty.  Imagine standing with your loved one when Old Faithful blows! Be sure to pick the best time to visit Yellowstone when planning your trip. We want to be sure you have an amazing time!

One of the most unique experiences to accomplish this is to take an Alaskan Cruise to see Glacier Bay National Park.

Of course, Arizona National Parks should also be on your list. Each of these is so diverse and breathtaking. You definitely won’t want to miss them!

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Be a Tourist in Your Hometown

This is an easy item to check off of your couple’s bucket list!

Research your hometown as if you were a tourist and go to those places.  We often take for granted that we live in an amazing area, Dallas-Fort Worth.

Doing some research on the area made me remember all of the great things to do in Dallas-Fort Worth that we take for granted.

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Drive in Another Country

Linlithgow Palace

Driving in another country, especially one that drives on the opposite side of the road than you do, can be an adventure in and of itself.

I know our experience in Scotland did not start out as a positive one (at one point I stopped the car and just cried), but it did get better as the trip progressed.

Honestly, this experience is something that Marty and I still laugh at to this day. Consider adding this experience to your bucket list ideas.

Dive Into the Crystal Clear Waters of Greece

The Greek islands have so much to offer in respect to romance, so it only makes sense that we have them on our bucket list ideas, especially when you include a flying dress photoshoot in Santorini!

Imagine watching the sunset among the beautiful whitewash houses of Santorini or cliff diving into their beautiful blue waters. Better yet, imagine participating in one of the awesome yoga retreats here. Talk about relaxing!

Not only that, but Greece is also a great European winter sun destination, making it the perfect place to escape to when it’s cold outside!

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Drink a Huge Beer in Munich

German beer in Munich should be on your couples bucket list

There is really so much more to Munich, so I don’t want to mislead you, but having a beer in Munich was definitely a must-do for us, and we don’t really even drink beer!

Having my picture with one of those huge beer steins was on our couples bucket list!  LOL! 

Visit an Exotic Island

How amazing would it be to visit an exotic island with your loved one?  I mean a really exotic island, like Seychelles or Bora Bora.  We haven’t experienced this yet, but I will let you know when we do!

Stay in a Treehouse Castle

This might sound a little silly, but it is actually quite fun and deserves to be on your couple’s bucket list. There are treehouse cabins all over the United States.

We found the perfect little treehouse cabin for us in Eureka Springs, Arkansas (it was a castle).  Our treehouse experience was really special for us as we got married in Eureka Spring!

Make this more fun by adding in a fun game night or booking a treehouse with a hot tub!

See Angel Falls

Angel falls

Angel Falls in Venezuela is the world’s highest uninterrupted waterfall.  I bet it is breathtaking.  I would love to stand in awe of this masterpiece, and hence the reason it is on our bucket list for couples.

Drive the Road to Hana

Imagine you and your loved one cruising with the top down stopping at all of the beautiful waterfalls and scenic lookout points as you make your way on the Road to Hana. Definitely a great addition to your bucket list for couples.

Throw a Coin in the Trevi Fountain

The Trevi Fountain- where to stay in Rome and couples bucket list

Legend has it that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain then you are guaranteed to return to Rome.

During our first visit to Rome, the Trevi was being remodeled.  They only had one small pool of water in the very front.

I made Marty join me in pushing our way through the crowd to throw our coins in.  Despite the crowds and lack of water, we accomplished our task.

And guess what?  We returned to Rome! So add this to your couples bucket list!

Explore the Kentucky Bourbon Trail

The Kentucky Bourbon Trail is a 4-day driving adventure that allows you to explore the distillers in Kentucky.  The trail takes approximately 4 days to complete and allows you to truly dive into Kentucky Bourbon.

Attend the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival

hot air balloons

I would love to attend the Albuquerque Hot Air Balloon Festival with Marty. 

I can imagine that the glow ceremony at the Hot Air Balloon Festival is gorgeous but I bet so is seeing all of the hot air balloons flying across the sky!

This is a really cool bucket list idea.

Take a Road Trip and Drive the Iconic Route 66

Take a road trip and drive the historic Route 66 highway. While we have been on stretches of this historic highway, we have never driven the entire route. Just don’t forget to pack your road trip essentials!

This is a fun addition to your bucket list for couples.

Do a Wine Tasting and Trail


A wine trail is a fun activity to do together as a couple. Marty and I first started doing wine trails way back before we were even blogging.

Wine trails allow you to do a wine tasting at several different wineries. Usually, you pay one fee and get to have a wine tasting at several wineries for that fee.

We have continued to do wine trails throughout Texas every year so I guess this is a recurring theme of bucket list ideas for us. 

You would be surprised at all of the wineries that are in Texas, our favorite areas being Fredericksburg, which is one of our top choices when we set out on a road trip.

See the Roman Aqueducts

The Roman aqueducts are so intriguing to us, hence the reason they are on our couples bucket list.  Seeing the aqueducts is an amazing experience that we wouldn’t trade for the world. 

Read all about it in our awesome things to do in Rome post.

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Soar above the Earth while sipping champagne and admiring the world around you. This is one of the many romantic bucket list ideas in Las Vegas for couples and probably on many people’s couples bucket list.

Heck, really, this is an experience you can have tons of places around the world.  Do some research and find the place that is best suited for you.

Sip Some Whisky in Scotland

Glass of Scotch Whisky

Yes, I spelled the word whisky correctly. When you are talking about Scottish whisky, you leave out the ‘e’.  That’s because Scottish whisky is special.

We had so much fun checking this off of our bucket list ideas while learning about and tasting Scottish whisky during our time in Scotland.  You never know, you might learn a new thing or two about whisky!

Soak in a Hot Spring

There are so many great natural hot springs around the world. People have relied on these natural springs for years to relieve their ailments and relax.

Many of the spas around the hot spring offer the opportunity to get a couples massage also!

We loved our time in Hot Springs, Arkansas even though the men and women had to experience the baths separately. Check your local area as this could possibly be an easy road trip!

There are also great hot springs in Seamboat Springs and in Eureka Springs.

Get Scared on a Ghost Tour

Ghost tours are a fun way to learn about some of the history and paranormal activity of a town. Do your research first for adding this to your bucket list for couples as some tours are better than others.

While we had a great time on our New Orleans ghost tour, we have taken some ghost tours that we not so stellar.

Do some research and take a road trip to a fun ghost tour destination near you.

Take a Selfie in Front of the Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge-things to do in San Francisco

Seeing the iconic Golden Gate Bridge should be on everyone’s bucket list. This amazing structure has symbolized San Francisco for so long that it is a must-do!

Another awesome adventure that I could love to do in California is to drive the Pacific Coast Highway!

Stroll Hand in Hand on a River Walk

Taking a stroll with your honey probably happens on a regular basis, but taking that stroll along a scenic river walk can turn that stroll into treasured memories.

We so enjoyed walking hand in hand strolling along the river walk in Savannah, and of course, we visit the San Antonio River Walk often as well as San Antonio is an easy road trip for us.

Stay on a Historic Ship

the ship Queen Mary lit up for Christmas

Staying on a historic ship is such a great experience, and so many historic ships are now transformed into hotels for tourists to enjoy.

One of these ships has to be the Queen Mary, I mean, it is one of the best things to do in California!

Marty and I loved our stay on the historic Queen Mary.  We chose to go during the Queen Mary Christmas celebration. This is such a unique bucket list idea for couples.

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Ice Skate at Rockefeller Center

Even though we have been to New York, we have yet to visit during the winter.  I honestly don’t know if this Texas couple can survive the cold, but it is on our couples bucket list anyway.

If we do make it to New York during Christmas then you can bet that we are going to ice skate in Rockefeller Center. What do you think? Is this one of your bucket list ideas?

Round out this fun day by adding in a couples game night and drinks with friends!

Visit a Historic Plantation

Houmas House Plantation Home

Again, this may not be for everyone, and I totally understand if not. I do want to preface this with the fact that we in no way condone or promote the slavery that took place on these historic properties.

We do, however, think it is important to learn about the history associated with them.

Surround Yourself with Tulips in Amsterdam

tulips and windmills in Amsterdam

The tulip fields in Amsterdam look so beautiful. I can just imagine seeing the gorgeous fields of colored flowers for as far as the eye can see.

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See the Cherry Blossoms Bloom

I can only imagine that the cherry blossoms in bloom are so fragrant. While I haven’t had the luxury of this experience yet, I feel like it is just something that you have to see at least once in your life.

I would probably have to go see them in Washington D.C. or Japan to check this item off of my couples bucket list.

Pig Out on a Food Tour

Guinness pie and Guinness

Food is a great way to connect with people and with the culture of an area. We love adding food tours to our bucket list ideas. Matter of fact, we take a food tour almost every time we visit a new region.

We still laugh about the black pudding that we tried in Dublin, and my mouth waters every time I think about the shrimp and grits that I ate in Savannah or the amazing gelato in Rome and the fabulous lobster roll in Boston. We always seem to learn a new thing or two about the city we are visiting.

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Go on a Swamp Tour

This item from our list of awesome travel experiences was accomplished on a fun day trip from New Orleans.

It sounds quirky, but it was really fun. We went on a fun riverboat swamp tour and has an awesome experience together.

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Admire the Great Pyramids in Egypt

Again, with the ancient places, I know.

I feel like everyone should see the great pyramids at least once in their life. 

To think of how these were constructed and the history that goes along with them amazes me, and hence deserves to be on the couple’s bucket list.

Take a Christmas Light Tour

Christmas light displays -Christmas date ideas

There is something about the holidays that seems magical. I think it is all of the lights and just the general feeling of happiness in the air. Adding this to your bucket list ideas will make you smile!

We love taking a road trip to our Texas Christmas destinations this time of year to drink hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights together.

You can also make this a game night by doing a Christmas lights scavenger hunt! These are really easy romantic things to do!

Watch Fireworks in New York City

What is more American than watching fireworks over the Statue of Liberty?

Granted, they don’t always shoot them off over the Statue of Liberty, but maybe you will get lucky!  We were able to check this item off of our couples bucket list ideas one year on the Fourth of July.

One of the romantic things to put on your couples bucket list!

Attend Carnival in Brazil

In my opinion, Carnival in Brazil looks like the party to end all parties. That is why it is on our couple’s bucket list.  I had the chance to visit Brazil and teach English there while working on my graduate degree.

Hear Big Ben Ring Out in London

Big Ben_London should be on your London itinerary

Another iconic structure, Big Ben is a symbol of London that is known throughout the world. We had such a fun time touring London!

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Visit a Floating Market in Bangkok, Thailand

The intrigue of Bangkok has mesmerized me for years.  I can just imagine all of the awesome energy that the city exudes.

Take in the View from Monte Solarno

view of ocean from Monte Solarno

Visiting the island of Capri is an epic experience. Taking the ferry from Naples to Capri allows you to see Mount Vesuvius in all of its glory before arriving at the island.

Once you get to Capri, not only do you need to not only visit the famous Blue Grotto, but you also need to take the chair lift to the top of Mount Solarno.

Trust us, the views are epic and one of the romantic things to add to your bucket list ideas!

Eat Belgium Waffles in Belgium

This is one of the bucket list ideas that doesn’t even need an explanation. While researching Belgium using my trusty Pinterest account, every blog post I read mentioned the waffles in Belgium.

See the Mayan Ruins of Chichen Itza

chichen itza is one of the most popular things to do in Riviera Maya

The Mayan Ruins carry such an incredible history with them.  The sheer size of the temples and the complex is incredible.

If you are a history lover, then a visit to Chichen Itza should definitely be on your bucket list for couples.

Hold Up the Leaning Tower of Pisa

I think this is one that tops a lot of people’s bucket list ideas. Upon arriving in Pisa, we were surrounded by people trying to hold up the tower. I mean they were everywhere.

So of course, I had to do it too!

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Lay On the Beach in Phuket

Honestly, the beaches of Thailand look so incredible, I don’t know why they wouldn’t be on everyone’s list?! I’m sure this is a great way to get a tan! They truly are the stuff that beach quotes are made of!

Watch the Sunset Over the Grand Canyon

The majestic Grand Canyon has to look even more amazing when you get to watch the sunset over it.  Find your honey and make this one of your bucket list ideas for sure!

Go On a Romantic River Cruise in Paris

bridge over a river in Paris while on a river cruise

A cruise on the Seine River is a must-do for couples visiting Paris.  There are so many cruises to choose from, but if you really want to impress your significant other, then you should definitely consider the dinner river cruise.

Stand in the Lights of Time Square

There is something energizing about New York.  It’s probably just the hustle and bustle of the people and the constant noise that engulf you when visiting, especially around Times Square!

See the Great Wall of China

Another of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall of China is a great way to create lasting memories.  Imagine the stories and the pictures that the two of you can share about your experience visiting the Great Wall of China.

Climb a Waterfall in Jamaica

I know that I mentioned earlier about repelling down a waterfall, but this time we are going to climb a waterfall.  Dunns River Falls in Jamaica seems like the perfect place to accomplish this task and add something a little adventurous to your list.

Experience the Beauty of the Emerald Isle

Kilkenny and Wicklow Mountains

Ireland is on so many people’s list of places to visit, and with good reason.  The Emerald Isle is full of natural beauty and wonderful people.

We made Dublin our home during our time in Ireland and enjoyed the city so much.  It was a great hub to take some day trips in Ireland, but I still feel like we missed a huge portion of Ireland.

Kiss in the Mist of Niagara Falls

The sheer power of Niagara Falls is something to be admired, but I imagine my experience being a little more romantic.  I think Marty should dip kiss me in front of the falls!

Study the History of Stonehenge

Stonehenge is one of the items on many people’s bucket list ideas as it has fascinated people for generations.  This ancient site is an easy day trip from London and definitely one to add to your couple’s bucket list.

Go Glamping

covered wagon camping

I guess technically you could combine this one with the African safari and check two things off of your couples bucket list at a time. 

There are so many resorts that highlight the glamping lifestyle, like our covered wagon camping experience. Some glamping even allows you to sleep under the stars!

Glamping in Texas is very popular. I guess all of the wide-open land contributes to the expansion of this trend.

Couples Bucket List

Dive the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is one of the biggest natural reefs in the world.  Making this one of your bucket list ideas and diving this reef with your significant other will give you memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.

Explore Dubrovnik, Croatia

Becoming more popular since the hit HBO show Game of Thrones, Dubrovnik is rich in history and intrigue.  I can just imagine roaming the ancient streets of this European town.

Hike Through Banff National Park

lake and mountains at Banff National Park

There are so many gorgeous areas in Canada, but the one that tops my list of places to visit is Banff.  The gorgeous mountain peaks and the wildlife here have to be like no other. Making this one of your bucket list ideas is epic!

See the Sky in Montana

Montana is known for its ‘big sky’.  So much so that there is even a town there named “Big Sky”.

I would love to see how many stars I could spot from here.  Imagine you and your loved one sipping hot cocoa as you stargaze for hours.

Or better yet, make arrangements to sleep under the stars! Honestly, this is something we could do every year.

Zipline through Underground Caves

Yes, you read that correctly.  There is a zipline that goes through an underground cave in Kentucky. Adding this to your bucket list ideas would be so unique!

Swim With the Pigs

Exuma Island in the Bahamas is known for its pigs that love to frolic in the ocean with visitors. 

Although this is a little unconventional, I could imagine that you and your partner would get several laughs by adding this to your bucket list for couples.

Hike Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park waterfall

Rocky Mountain National Park is gorgeous any time of year, but I especially love to hike this area in the spring when the animals are all coming back around after a cold winter.

Marty and I love to visit the fabulous little town of Estes Park before making our way into Rocky Mountain National Park.

Making this one of your bucket list ideas will not disappoint!

Marvel at the Taj Mahal

I’m sure there are plenty of reasons to visit India, but I definitely want to see the gorgeous Taj Mahal in person.  What about you?

Explore the Ruins in Petra

I know that the famous archaeological site in southwest Jordan is on many people’s bucket list ideas.

Also known as the “Rose City”, it looks like a myriad of caves, temples, and tombs carved out of the pink sandstone.

Hike in Cinque Terre

view of hillside town by the ocean- Where to Stay in Cinque Terre

The five coastal towns that make up the Cinque Terre in Italy are outstanding.  They are all connected by a series of hiking trails that have you hugging the beautiful Italian Riviera as you wander from one town to the next.

If you happen to be in Florence, then getting from Florence to Cinque Terre is pretty easy.  ?

You won’t regret making this one of your bucket list ideas.

Go Whale Watching

I can just picture the majesty associated with these incredible ocean giants.  Couldn’t you just see yourself and your loved one mesmerized by the whales? Yes? Then add it to your bucket list!

After doing some research, we decided that whale watching in Monterey, California would be perfect for us when we are ready to book our trip!

Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Set high in the Andes Mountains, the ancient city of Machu Picchu has to be full of secrets and worthy of a bucket list for sure.

What a cool experience for you and your significant other to hike and explore Machu Picchu.

See the Florence Duomo

duomo in Florence

The Duomo in Florence is so amazing.  Marty and I had a great time exploring not only the Duomo complex but all of Florence and the surrounding area.

Visit Dracula’s Castle

Dracula’s Castle, really named Bran Castle, sits perched above a valley in Transylvania, Romania.

Now a national monument, this castle dares you to come inside and learn about its intriguing history. This is something a little different to check off of your bucket list and share with one another!

See the Castle that Inspired the Disney Castle

An easy day trip from Munich will lead you to the town of Fussen, Germany, and the fabulous Neuschwanstein Castle.  This famous castle inspired the Walt Disney castle. Just one look will have you seeing the resemblance. 

Float in the Dead Sea

The Dead Sea is actually a salt lake located between Jordan and Israel.  Imagine how fun it would be for you and your loved one to float around all day without a care in the world!

What an awesome bucket list addition to share with one another!

Drive the Pacific Coast Highway

Pacific Coast Highway

The Pacific Coast Highway is a gorgeous stretch of highway that runs along the Pacific Coast in California. 

Marty and I had the luxury of checking this off of our bucket list and exploring a portion of this fabulous highway on our trip to San Diego. One day we will go back and drive the entire stretch of highway.

Explore the Canals of Amsterdam

The glorious Amsterdam is made up of over 90 islands and 1500 bridges.  That means there are a lot of canals in this area! 

I would love to spend the day exploring the canals and waterways of Amsterdam, hence the reason it is on our bucket list.

See St. Basil’s Cathedral

Another iconic structure, St. Basil’s Cathedral is located in Moscow.  The stunning architecture and beautiful colors are what put this cathedral on our couples bucket list!

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Visit A Famous French Chateau

Of course, there are many famous French chateaus to choose from, but none are as bucket list-worthy as Versailles.

Versailles is a symbol of opulence and power and an easy day trip from Paris by train!  If Versailles is too crowded for you, consider the fabulous Chateau Fountainebleau instead.

Oktoberfest in Munich

I know, I already mentioned Munich, but I didn’t talk about the epic bucket list experience of Oktoberfest.  I would love to visit during the Oktoberfest festivities, so this is staying on our couples bucket list for sure!

Carnival in Venice

person dressed for Carnival -

Carnival in Venice will be the bucket list experience of a lifetime for me.  I love Venice so much already, so I can only imagine how magical it must be during Carnival.

One day we will go back to Venice and experience Carival!

Make Your Way to Mont Saint-Michel

The beautiful Mont Saint-Michel stands on an island between Normandy and Brittany.   This UNESCO World Heritage site just beckons visitors to come and explore!

Drive Through the Black Forest

The Black Forest of Germany has intrigued visitors for years.  This enchanting forest has been on my list for quite some time, but we have yet to visit.

I would love to drive through it stopping to indulging in the spas that are in the small towns (especially to get a couples massage).

Bathe an Elephant

Now, I would only do this at an elephant sanctuary, not a place that lets you ride the elephants.  They are such majestic creatures.

Final Thoughts on Our Bucket List Ideas for Couples

Well, there you have it, our bucket list ideas for couples.  While Marty and I have been busy checking items off of this list, you can see that we still have plenty to go.  We would love to hear from you.

What should we add to our bucket list?  Comment below and tell us!

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Book Your Trip: Logistical Tips and Tricks

Book Your Flight:

We love using CheapOAir, Kayak, and Kiwi to search for the best flight prices. We love using these search engines because they search the web for airlines worldwide to ensure you get the best deal! In addition to flights, you can also find great hotel prices on Kayak and Kiwi.

Book Your Vacation Package:

If you want to book an entire vacation package, we suggest using Expedia. We love how easy Expedia is to use, and we always find good deals on entire vacation packages on their site.

Another great site for vacation packages is BookVIP. BookVIP offers super cheap vacation packages to incredible destinations. You are sure to save money using their site!

For full guided vacations, including hotels, some meals, transportation, and guides, then we book with Trafalgar. Trafalgar is a trusted tour company that will meet all your needs while ensuring a great experience. allows you to book flights, hotels, train tickets, rental cars, airport transfers, tours, and more all on one site. Owned by the parent company that also owns Skyscanner, this is a trusted resource for travel booking and a great “one-stop shop.”

Book Your Accommodations:

We always begin our search by checking out honest reviews on TripAdvisor hotels. This allows us to narrow our search for specific properties once we are ready to book. Of course, you can also book directly on the TripAdvisor site!

There are several accommodation sites that we like to use. One of our favorites is because it offers a wide variety of hotels and guesthouses at a good price.

Another “go-to” hotel booking site for us is We love their loyalty program that allows you to earn free nights, and their “secret prices” for members are fabulous deals!

HotelsCombined is another cool site. They allow you to compare all the top travel sites with one search to ensure you find the best deal out there. Kayak works in this way as well.

If you want a luxurious all-inclusive vacation, consider checking out the Sandals/Beaches properties. Sandals properties are for couples only and Beaches are for families. We have visited Sandals in the past and absolutely love the attention to detail and the service they provide.

Tour Companies We Trust:

We love taking guided tours when visiting new places. Our go-to tour companies are and Get Your Guide. Both of these companies have been in business for years and provide excellent customer service. You can trust booking tours from their sites for sure!

For a guided city tour, check out City Sightseeing and BigBus Tours. These bus tours are so much fun and easy to hop on and hop off at top attractions in cities around the world.

CityPass is a great way to save money when visiting large cities. CityPass allows you to get free admission to major attractions once you buy their pass. The savings add up quickly with this pass, often saving 50% with combined admissions.

Another great pass to save money in larger cities is the Sightseeing Pass. This pass allows you to save valuable time and money by combining admissions to major attractions. They also have a handy app that keeps everything you need at your fingertips.

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Michelle Snell-Founder That Texas Couple

About the Author

Michelle Snell is a travel writer, history buff, wine lover, and enthusiast of different cultures. Michelle enjoys bringing places to life through creative content creation and her informative writing style on her blogs, That Texas Couple and Totally Texas Travel and accompanying social media accounts.  She is happiest sipping wine in Italy or chilling on a beach with her husband, Marty.


Monday 11th of May 2020

This is an amazing list for things to do as couple around the world. We have been to Venice, enjoyed the gelatos, tasted vine in Tuscany and done many more. But there is a lot on this list that we loved and are going to try on our next trips like the cruise through Greek waters!


Monday 11th of May 2020

Thank you so much. I am so glad we were able to give you some new ideas :)

Zi @craving.adventure

Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Such a cool list! Definitely adding some of your suggestions :)


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Yay! That's what we were going for!


Thursday 30th of April 2020

What a wonderful list. You have covered it all for any traveler. I need a checklist of these to tick the off.


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Glad we could give you some ideas :)


Thursday 30th of April 2020

What an amazing list. You have really covered it all here. Great things to do with or without a partner. Would love a checklist of these to tick them off


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

Thanks so much, Karen!


Wednesday 29th of April 2020

So many of these are on my list! Definitely would love to do a helicopter ride over Hawaii with my fiance as my parents did that on their honeymoon!


Saturday 2nd of May 2020

I think you should!!