Whether you are honeymooning with your childhood sweetheart or here for your first couples holiday, be prepared to be whisked away by the romance you will find in Hanoi. The city is alive with adventure and delight for you and your partner to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Capture your Wonderful Time
There is no better way for you to capture a memory than through the beauty of a photograph. Pictures will give you something to cherish and remember from your time together. Hanoi offers various photogenic spots, where will witness the enrichment of your magical romance.
Nothing’s more romantic than the glorious sunset scene on West Lake
Send a Postcard
A postcard can be an equally romantic gesture – there are so many attractive landmarks around Hanoi and a hand-written message is one of the most romantic things you can do to stay in contact with someone far away. Hoan Kiem is the perfect place to buy and send a postcard as it is a favorable tourist area with lots of souvenir shops. There is a post office located around Hoan Kiem Lake and you can visit here to buy a stamp and send your postcard on to your sweetheart.
Let your loved one know you are thinking of them by sending a postcard from Hanoi
Buy a stamp and send your postcard from the Post Office located around Hoan Kiem Lake
Take a Walk by Hoan Kiem Lake
Hoan Kiem Lake is one of the most romantic things to do in Hanoi. It is impossible to walk around this historical body of water and not be whisked away by the romantic atmosphere. You will see couples aplenty around the lake and even wedding photo shoots on some sunny mornings and afternoons.
Hoan Kiem Lake is the perfect location to enjoy a walk with your loved ones
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Visit the Note Café
The Note café may remind you of the film ‘Letters To Juliet’. In this cute café near Hoan Kiem Lake set within the Old Quarter, customers are free to write notes to stick on the walls of the building. There are three floors, all covered with post-it notes written by travelers and couples from all over the world. Leave a couple’s message as a declaration of love or take a picture of a hand-written message to send to your crush.
The Note Coffee has a range of coffees and other refreshments for you to enjoy while observing other couples passing by in the Old Quarter
Write a message as a couple or leave a note for another solo romantic
Go on a Motorbike Tour
Riding a motorbike through Hanoi can be a really romantic thing to do. There are so many areas for you and your partner to explore together. You can rent a bike to ride yourselves, or you can join a motorbike tour where someone will drive you to some of the best areas to see.
Rent a motorbike and ride somewhere together for the day
Watch the Sunset
Watching the sunset over Hanoi will be a relaxing way for you and your partner to experience the romance of Hanoi. Long Bien Bridge has a beautiful view over the river and West Lake has some peaceful spots for you to see the sun go down. You can even take a stroll around the river and meet other young couples watching the sunset.
Relax in the evening by watching a sunset from Long Bien Bridge
Visit a Rooftop Bar/Restaurant
The many rooftop bars and restaurants allow you to have a more quiet and private experience in Hanoi. Rooftops are set away from the buzz of the city and maybe hidden, meaning you can enjoy a more intimate meal with your date. Below are some rooftop bars we recommend you try.
Twilight Sky Bar
A chic and romantic restaurant located in the Hoan Kiem District in Hanoi. This intimate space is perfect for a date night where you can enjoy cocktails, wines, beers and a selection of other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. You can also enjoy a delicious meal from their food menu.
Watch the sunset from Sky Bar’s rooftop lounge area
Opening hours: 9 AM – 12 PM daily
Happy Hour: 5 PM – 7 PM
Address: 8th Floor, 1 Cau Go Street, Hanoi
Skyline Bar and Restaurant
This restaurant/bar mixes fine dining with a relaxed and ambient setting. You can have a ‘360 view of Hanoi, relax by the pool or get cozy in their lounge area.
Sit down to enjoy some of the amazing food Skyline Bar and Restaurant has to offer
Opening hours: 9:30 AM – 11 PM daily
Address: 38 Gia Ngu Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Top of Hanoi
This modern and trendy bar is 65 floors above ground level, serving up some stylish food and drink choices. Though this place isn’t cheap, there is a sophisticated and stylish vibe that is sure to impress.
Enjoy drinks or an evening meal for two as you look out on the best rooftop view in Hanoi
Opening hours: 5 PM – 12 AM daily
Address: 54 Lieu Giai, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Conclusions about the Most Romantic Things to do in Hanoi
It is hard not to be romantic in Hanoi. The city is cultured with elegant restaurants and bars, and a welcoming community to make you feel cared for and inspired. Spontaneity is a key part of being romantic – one of the most romantic things to do in Hanoi is to do the unexpected and be open-minded during your time here. If you find our article useful, please share it with your friends and loved ones, and stay tuned for more!
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