Ranking the Best City for a Dirty Weekend

By Jacob Bager / September 26, 2022

A romantic getaway can provide the perfect opportunity to escape with your loved one and explore a brand new city or country, indulging in new experiences with your partner while creating memories to last a lifetime.

A newer spin on the romantic getaway is a ‘dirty weekend’, defined as a ‘weekend during which two people go away together, mainly in order to have sex’ by Collins Dictionary. 

Dirty weekends are taking a wave of sex-positive partners by storm and are providing a fresh, new, exciting take on a romantic city break. However, it can be difficult to decide on a destination, with so many amazing locations around the world to choose from.

That’s why we, at Bedbible, have done the hard work for you, collating a list of the top 18 cities for a dirty weekend. We analyzed several factors that can contribute to the perfect dirty weekend before ranking each place appropriately.

Methodology

We looked into various factors to find the best city for a dirty weekend. We considered data before scoring each city out of 100. The factors considered were:

  • Closest airport
  • Amount of spas 
  • Number of parks
  • Number of beaches
  • Number of sex shops
  • Amount of adult-only hotels
  • Amount of romantic activities
  • Amount of seafood restaurants
  • The average cost for a two-night stay ($)
  • The average cost for a return flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport ($)

We used a seed list from Adventures of Alice looking at the most romantic cities in Europe, selected 13 locations from the list, and analyzed the above factors.

We also used a seed list from Time Out to source five US cities to include in the ranking.

We used Google Flights to calculate the average cost of a flight from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (the most used airport in the US), we did this by averaging the cost of a weekend return flight during the months of September and October 2022.

We used Expedia to gauge the average cost of a two-night stay by looking at the top ten most recommended hotels, not including ads.

We retrieved the number of sex shops from Yelp and then used TripAdvisor to retrieve data on the number of parks, spas, beaches, seafood restaurants, and romantic activities in each city.

The results

1) New York, USA

1) New York, USA

Placing first in the ranking as the best destination for a dirty weekend, the city of New York scored 81 out of 100 points. New York offers a wide range of sex shops, with 71 available throughout the city.

New York also has 405 seafood restaurants and 95 parks. Couples can also indulge in some sightseeing when taking a break from bedroom antics and see popular attractions such as the Statue of Liberty. 

  • Closest airport: John F. Kennedy Airport
  • Amount of spas: 791
  • Number of parks: 95
  • Number of beaches: 12
  • Number of sex shops: 71
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 3 
  • Amount of romantic activities: 734
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 405
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $684.28
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $222.58

2) Rome, Italy

2) Rome, Italy

Placing second in the ranking is the city of Rome, scoring 79 out of 100 points. Rome is home to 1750 restaurants offering seafood options – the most in this ranking – presenting the perfect opportunity to boost your libido during dinner. 

Rome offers 386 spas for some couples’ pampering, the average cost of a two-night stay is priced at $503.05, and a return flight will cost $1042.37 on average. There are 4 adult-only hotels in the city.

  • Closest airport: Leonardo da Vinci Airport
  • Amount of spas: 386
  • Number of parks: 65
  • Number of beaches: 6
  • Number of sex shops: 45
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 4
  • Amount of romantic activities: 872
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 1750
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $503.05
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1042.37

3) Barcelona, Spain 

3) Barcelona, Spain 

Ranking as the third-best city for a dirty weekend is Barcelona. The city scored 78 out of a possible 100 points. Barcelona is home to 38 sex shops, ensuring toys for your sex-fuelled weekend are readily available. A two-night stay in the city costs $394.60 on average.

In Barcelona, there are a total of 602 romantic activities to get up to outside the bedroom. These activities range from exploring the Palace of Catalan Music, to a trip to the Magic Fountain. On average a return flight from Atlanta costs $1190.72.

  • Closest airport: Josep Tarradellas Barcelona–El Prat Airport
  • Amount of spas: 608
  • Number of parks: 82
  • Number of beaches: 10
  • Number of sex shops: 38
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 9
  • Amount of romantic activities: 602
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 348
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $394.60
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1190.72 

4) London, England

4) London, England

In fourth place, the city of London scored 77 out of 100 points. The English city is a tourist hotspot but also offers the perfect conditions for a dirty weekend, including 896 available spas. While there are no beaches in landlocked London, there are 174 parks to choose from.

London also offers 39 sex shops and 6 adult-only hotels, meaning partners have a choice of where they spend their weekend of passion. The average cost of a two-night stay in the capital city is $558.44.

  • Closest airport: Heathrow Airport
  • Amount of spas: 896
  • Number of parks: 174
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 39
  • Amount of romantic activities: 1068
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 6
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 531
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $558.44
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1068.75

5) Paris, France

5) Paris, France

Fifth, in the ranking, Paris scored 76 out of 100 points. The capital city, known as the ‘City of Love’, is a hotspot for couples, boasting 606 romantic activities for lovers to indulge in. Paris is home to 171 parks, perfect for a romantic stroll and a slice of PDA. 

While there might not be a beach on hand, Paris offers 11 adult-only hotels, 30 sex shops and a staggering 971 spas for partners to take advantage of. The city has all the ingredients for a steamy weekend away.

  • Closest airport: Paris Charles De Gaulle Airport
  • Amount of spas: 971
  • Number of parks: 171
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 30
  • Amount of romantic activities: 606
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 11
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 231
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $447.67
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1070.88

6) Miami, USA

6) Miami, USA

Next, the city of Miami ranked sixth. It scored 64 out of a possible 100 points. Miami is known for its summer atmosphere and party lifestyle but also offers couples 39 parks and 34 sex shops.

Elsewhere, couples can take advantage of the 175 seafood restaurants available. Additionally, there are also 171 romantic activities to get up to, including shopping at Dolphin Mall.

  • Closest airport: Miami International Airport
  • Amount of spas: 141
  • Number of parks: 39
  • Number of beaches: 1
  • Number of sex shops: 34
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 9
  • Amount of romantic activities: 171
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 175
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $550.82
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $113.48

7) San Francisco, USA

7) San Francisco, USA

In seventh place, the third American city in this ranking, San Francisco scored 64 out of 100 points. San Francisco is easily identifiable through its iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The city also offers 59 parks and 7 beaches.

Couples can rest assured knowing there are 114 spas dotted throughout the city to indulge in. There are also 328 romantic activities and the average cost of a return flight from Atlanta is priced at $244.48.

  • Closest airport: San Francisco International Airport
  • Amount of spas: 114
  • Number of parks: 59
  • Number of beaches: 7
  • Number of sex shops: 28
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 2
  • Amount of romantic activities: 328
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 185
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $544.54
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $244.48

8) Amsterdam, Netherlands

8) Amsterdam, Netherlands

The city of Amsterdam placed eighth in the ranking, scoring 64 out of 100 points. Amsterdam is a picturesque city that is bound to put you in a romantic spirit. The city is home to a total of 28 parks, 141 spas, and even 1 beach. 

Amsterdam also has 415 romantic activities to get up to, including exploring A’Dam Lookout and Vondelpark. The sex-positive city is home to the famous Red Light District and has 10 adult-only hotels to choose from.

  • Closest airport: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Amount of spas: 141
  • Number of parks: 28
  • Number of beaches: 1
  • Number of sex shops: 23
  • Amount of romantic activities: 415
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 10 
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 193
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $469.59
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1040.39

9) Budapest, Hungary

9) Budapest, Hungary

In ninth place, Budapest scored 62 out of 100 points. The city, located in Hungary, has the cheapest average cost for a two-night stay out of all the cities investigated at just $244.60. The rich culture of Budapest can be experienced by visiting its 40 parks and 334 available romantic activities.

Budapest is also home to 53 seafood restaurants and 7 adult-only hotels, so it’s safe to say dirty weekenders have a wealth of choices when planning their sex-fuelled getaway. On average, a return flight from Atlanta to Budapest is $965.89.

  • Closest airport: Budapest Airport
  • Amount of spas: 182
  • Number of parks: 40
  • Number of beaches: 1
  • Number of sex shops: 8
  • Amount of romantic activities: 334
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 7
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 53
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $244.60
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $965.89

10) Lisbon, Portugal

10) Lisbon, Portugal

In tenth place, Lisbon scored a total of 61 out of 100 points. The closest airport, Humberto Delgado Airport, is situated 7km outside of the city. There are 115 spas in Lisbon, with 25 parks and 2 beaches also available when spending some time outside of the bedroom.

In total, there are 524 romantic activities to get up to in the city, including a walk around the Alfama neighborhood and sightseeing at the Arco do Triunfo. The average cost of a two-night stay in Lisbon is $406.14, the fourth cheapest in the ranking.

  • Closest airport: Humberto Delgado Airport
  • Amount of spas: 115
  • Number of parks: 25
  • Number of beaches: 2
  • Number of sex shops: 30
  • Amount of romantic activities: 524
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 2
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 265
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $406.14
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1212.64

11) Prague, Czech Republic

11) Prague, Czech Republic

The eleventh-best city for a dirty weekend is Prague, the city scored 60 out of 100 points. Prague is a city packed full of scenic architecture but is also home to 11 sex shops for any bedroom essentials.

The city of Prague has 42 parks and 2 man made beaches to explore, the average cost of a return flight from Atlanta is priced at $1084.90. There are only 2 adult-only hotels available in the city. On average, a two-night stay in Prague costs $283.83.

  • Closest airport: Václav Havel Airport Prague
  • Amount of spas: 214
  • Number of parks: 42
  • Number of beaches: 2
  • Number of sex shops: 11
  • Amount of romantic activities: 482
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 2
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 92
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $283.83
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1084.90

12) Vienna, Austria

12) Vienna, Austria

Placing twelfth in the ranking, Vienna scored 56 out of 100 points. The Austrian city, often referred to as the ‘City of Dreams’, is a panoramic city with stunning views. The city is home to 40 parks – all fit for a romantic stroll. There are also 2 beaches and 18 sex shops throughout Vienna.

Partners in Vienna can take advantage of 207 romantic activities to choose from. However, there isn’t as much choice when it comes to adult-only hotels, with only one available. The average cost of a return flight from Atlanta is $906.06.

  • Closest airport: Vienna International Airport
  • Amount of spas: 83
  • Number of parks: 40
  • Number of beaches: 2 
  • Number of sex shops: 18
  • Amount of romantic activities: 207
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 1
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 115
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $425.75
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $906.06

13) Scottsdale, USA

13) Scottsdale, USA

The American city of Scottsdale ranked thirteenth in the ranking, it scored 46 out of 100 points. Scottsdale, located in the state of Arizona, doesn’t offer any beaches but does boast 33 sex shops and 7 parks.

Additionally, the average cost of staying in the city for two nights is $557.79 and the average cost of a flight from Atlanta is $275.13. Lastly, Scottsdale also has 81 spas and 102 romantic activities for couples to take part in.

  • Closest airport: Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
  • Amount of spas: 81
  • Number of parks: 7
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 33
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 0
  • Amount of romantic activities: 102
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 40
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $557.79
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $275.13

14) Bruges, Belgium

14) Bruges, Belgium

Ranking in fourteenth place, Bruges scored 42 out of 100 points. The Belgian city is much more remote than other tourist hotspots on this ranking and offers the least amount of spas with only 8 available. Bruges also offers the same amount of sex shops as it does adult-only hotels, with four.

The cost of a return flight from Atlanta is the cheapest out of the 13 cities, a flight costs $1049.79 on average. Bruges is also home to 7 parks and 35 seafood restaurants, but no beach exists within the city.

  • Closest airport: Brussels Airport
  • Amount of spas: 8
  • Number of parks: 7
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 4
  • Amount of romantic activities: 103
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 4
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 35
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $373.83
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1049.79

15) Split, Croatia

15) Split, Croatia

The Croatian city of Split ranked fifteenth, scoring 41 out of 100 points. The average cost of a return flight from Atlanta to Split Airport is $2032.33. There is an abundance of beaches within Split, with 12 to choose from. With only 1 adult-only hotel, passionate partners will have to book in advance to ensure their weekend of fun is uninterrupted!

There are also 121 seafood restaurants on hand for a libido boost, and 198 romantic activities partners can take part in when taking a break from the sheets. 

  • Closest airport: Split Airport
  • Amount of spas: 25
  • Number of parks: 5
  • Number of beaches: 12
  • Number of sex shops: 1
  • Amount of romantic activities: 198
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 1
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 121
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $522.67
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $2032.33

16) Bath, England 

16) Bath, England 

Sixteenth in the list and the second English city on this list, Bath scored 38 points out of 100. The historic city is home to various eye-catching buildings, dating back to the Romans. The average cost of a two-night stay is $425.75.

In Bath, there is 1 adult-only hotel and 6 sex shops on hand for any needed bedroom props. Aside from this, there are 104 romantic activities to complete, including sightseeing with a walking tour.  

  • Closest airport: Bristol International Airport
  • Amount of spas: 23
  • Number of parks: 12
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 6
  • Amount of romantic activities: 104
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 1
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 11
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $425.75
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $1254.67

17) Verona, Italy 

17) Verona, Italy 

Placing seventeenth in the ranking, Verona scored 35 out of 100 points. Verona is the second Italian city to feature in this ranking and is home to 2 adult-only hotels. The historic city is landlocked and therefore has no beaches, but makes up for that with 24 sex shops, 5 parks and 146 seafood restaurants.

Verona has a total of 65 romantic activities including Centro Storico, Ponte Scaligero, and Ponte Pietra. The average cost of a two-night stay is $625.36, which is the most expensive in this ranking.

  • Closest airport: Valerio Catullo Airport
  • Amount of spas: 22
  • Number of parks: 5
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 24
  • Amount of romantic activities: 65
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 2
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 146
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $625.36
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $3088.05

18) Aspen, USA

18) Aspen, USA

Rounding off the ranking, the American town of Aspen ranked eighteenth scoring 30 out of 100 points. Aspen is known for its skiing with many tourists coming to take advantage of the snowy mountains. The average cost of a two-night stay in Aspen is $779.26.

Understandably, Aspen doesn’t offer any beaches but instead has 9 spas, 5 seafood restaurants and 33 romantic activities for couples. The average price of a flight from Atlanta is $724.68.

  • Closest airport: Aspen/Pitkin County Airport
  • Amount of spas: 9
  • Number of parks: 3
  • Number of beaches: 0
  • Number of sex shops: 1
  • Amount of adult-only hotels: 0
  • Amount of romantic activities: 33
  • Amount of seafood restaurants: 5
  • Average cost for a two-night stay: $779.26
  • Average cost for a return flight from Atlanta Airport: $724.68

Overall, we hope this ranking of the top destinations for a dirty weekend has inspired you. Each city on this list is sure to provide you with the foundations for a weekend packed with passion. 

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Sources

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/

https://www.google.com/travel/flights

https://www.yelp.co.uk

https://www.expedia.co.uk/