Barcelona tops new list of best cities for dirty weekends from spas to sex shops

Barcelona and Paris have been named some of the best European cities for couples looking for romantic holidays this autumn.

The two iconic hotspots came out top in new rankings from Bedbible that looked at everything from the cost of a two-night stay in the city, to the number of date options including spas, beaches, restaurants – and other perks such as adult-only hotels and sex shops, for the ultimate dirty weekend away.

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The company also looked at the cost of the average return flight from London Heathrow Airport, before scoring the cities to determine where couples want to be heading.

Check out the top five best ones below…

Barcelona, Spain

Topping the ranking is Barcelona with a score of 82 out of 100 points.

The city is located in the northeast of Spain and has a total of 608 spas to choose from along with 10 different beaches from the stunning Sant Sebastià beach which is a kilometre of white sand and sea.

It’s easy to find bars for a drink nearby and there’s an unofficial nudist section by the swimming pool.

Major tourist destinations for the daytime include the famous La Sagrada Familia's architecture, traditional flamenco shows and, of course, plenty of tapas bars for beer, wine and snacks.

The city has nine adult-only hotels available for dirty weekenders, there are also 38 sex shops in Barcelona ready to assist partners with their bedroom needs.

Paris, France

The City of Love, Paris placed second, scoring 80 out of 100 points.

Also known as the City of Light, Paris is filled with iconic landmarks, amazing restaurants and dazzling shows that you can get stuck into from the Moulin Rouge to classic cabarets.

Taking romantic snaps in front of the Eiffel Tower and shopping down the Champs-Élysées is popular and you can find your favourite photo spots on Instagram.

The French city is a well-known hotspot for romantics and proposals, not to mention that it’s home to 971 spas and 171 parks, aka ideal locations for a stroll when taking a break from the bedroom antics.

The city tops the ranking for the number of adult-only hotels, with 11 available for a dirty weekend, along with 30 sex shops.

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Rome, Italy

Third, in the ranking, the Italian city of Rome scored 72 out of 100 points.

Rome has the largest number of seafood restaurants, with 1750, which can be handy for a libido boost.

The capital of Italy, Rome is a great place for moonlit walks – strolling by the Pantheon or dining near the Colosseum are sure to invigorate your love of adventure.

And, those looking to romance their partner should head to the gardens of the Villa Medici where you can rent a row boat on the lake.

There are 45 sex shops in the city and as many as 872 romantic activities to choose from during the weekend.

London, England

The capital city of England, London places fourth, scoring 70 out of 100 points. London tops the ranking for romantic activities, with 1068 options, ranging from art galleries to walking tours.

London is a thriving city with plenty of shows at the West End to enjoy as well as nightclubs that are open late at night in Soho and Brixton.

You can explore the greenery in Battersea Park, get stuck into a 1920s style dinner at Brasserie Zédel or enjoy drinks at Cahoots in a disused tube carriage.

There are also 896 spas available across the lively city and 39 sex shops.

The city offers 531 seafood restaurants for couples to indulge in during their stay.

London is also a great place for a romantic walk, with 174 parks dotted throughout the city.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fifth in the ranking is the artistic city, Amsterdam, scoring 65 out of 100 points.

The Netherlands’ capital offers 193 seafood restaurants and 141 spas for dirty weekenders to enjoy throughout their stay.

The European city is well known for its Red Light District, but it's also a lovely area to explore by boat or on your bike.

To keep the romance alive, couples can choose from the 415 romantic activities available, along with the 23 sex shops across the city.

Rounding off the full ranking, the remaining cities in order were; Prague, Budapest, Lisbon, Vienna, Bruges, Split, Verona, and Bath.

See more at bedbible.com.

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