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10 Romantic Getaways


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Morocco
Slow dancing in Morocco
Slow dancing in Morocco
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"Here's looking at you, kid." It's perhaps the most iconic line of cinematic romance. These words were spoken by Humphrey Bogart to Ingrid Bergman in a soft-focus scene from "Casablanca" (1942). The movie was named for the capital of Africa's Morocco, and it gave the country a reputation for exotic romance.

In Morocco, you'll find several destinations sure to turn your vacation into a romantic film noir. If you stay in Casablanca, enjoy a walk on Mediterranean beaches, stroll down streets lined with old French architecture, and venture to Old Medina, where lively markets sell silk dresses and other native crafts. Looking for luxurious accommodations? Travel east to Fez and stay at the Riad Laaroussa, 17th-century-palace-turned-hotel or the Dar Roumana, which offers Moroccan cooking lessons. Like Casablanca, Fez features a thriving market with 30,000 artisans hawking everything from tile to leather to native argan oil.

If you're feeling especially flush, stay in fashionable Marrakech at La Mamounia, which Conde Nast Traveller magazine touted as the city's most romantic hotel. The former palace features four restaurants, five bars, spa treatments, indoor and outdoor pools, and a yoga pavilion.


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