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World's Most Romantic Cities

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Wellington, New Zealand

Why go: Hilly and full of wooden Victorian houses, Wellington is a bit like the South Pacific’s version of San Francisco. Overlooking a stunning harbor, New Zealand’s capital also offers plenty of culture—theaters, music clubs and galleries—and natural attractions like the extensive Botanic Gardens.

Where to stay: Each of the 10 rooms at Ohtel has a two-person bathtub and sleek, midcentury modern furnishings. Rooms from around $205; ohtel.com.

Where to eat: At the Larder, chef Jacob Brown emphasizes local ingredients in dishes like lambs kidneys with roast shallots, pancetta and Dijon mustard.

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