Slottsskogen is the main park of the city, a relaxed place between a park and a natural forest which makes it the perfect plan for taking a walk through the trees or enjoying a coffee or light meal in one of the many cafés that are spread around the park. You can also take the opportunity to visit the Göteborg Natural History Museum or lose yourself in its beautiful labyrinth. If you go when the sun goes down, you could enter to the Slottsskogsobservatoriet, the observatory that is placed in the northern part of the park, on the top of the hill: there´s nothing more romantic than gazing up on the stars and planets!
Haga is one of the most charming neighbourhoods of Gothenburg, with lots of chic shops and cosy cafés. It is one of the oldest areas in the city and the pedestrian main street, Haga Nygata, is lined with beautiful well-preserved wooden buildings housing many independent shops and cafés. Here you will find various shops from a hatter, toy shops, antiques and interior design, perfect if you wish to pick something unique up from your travels! To add a bit of romance, share a plate sized cinnamon bun from Café Husaren which is the local (less messy) version of a famous animated spaghetti scene.
Soak up the romantic views from the old fortress, Skansen Kronan. From Haga, climb the 194 steps up to the fortress to enjoy the spectacular views over the Gothenburg skyline. The hike up may sound a bit daunting, but the view serve as nice backdrop for a romantic selfie together and an excuse to get a bit closer.
View Skybar & Restaurant
After an intensive day exploring the city, relax and share a romantic dinner in View Skybar & Restaurant, situated on the 12th floor of Hotel Riverton. The floor to ceiling panoramic windows offers a beautiful view of the river which adds to the romantic ambience of the restaurant. After dinner, move over to the Skybar lounge and try an award-winning cocktail whilst watching the sun set over the harbour.
If you can´t get enough of the view, try their Afternoon Tea for two, served every Saturday.
If you want to have fun and try something different, you should go to the Boule bar. Step into an indoor southern French park with gravelled boule lanes and palm trees. The kitchen serves French classics from the Riviera and you can combine dinner and a game of boule with or without an instructor. This is a very good place for dates in the city, so take note!
Magasinsgatan is the trendy neighbourhood located in the inner city, with lots of bars, restaurants and trendy shops. If the weather permits, dine alfresco in the cosy Magasingatan square which is a popular place for food trucks and finish off with a handcrafted coffee and something sweet from da Matteo café, bakery and coffee roastery.
Champagnebaren Forssén & Öberg
Situated in one of Gothenburg´s most charming courtyards, on a side street to the hip Magasingatan, this intimate bar and restaurant offers a wide range of champagnes by the glass and bottle. If you feeling a bit peckish, they have an extensive menu of delicacies to choose from or go all out with a 3-course dinner paired with wines from their selected vineyards.
Gunnebo house and gardens
This neoclassical castle is in Mölndal, 15 minutes south of Gothenburg. The beautiful surroundings of the house reminisce of past times when courting involved dropping handkerchiefs rather than a swipe on your phone. The house was built in the 18th century, in a time that has gone down in history books as the romantic era. So, what better way to spend a romantic day together than go for a walk in their beautiful gardens, visiting the house or enjoy a lunch for two at the Coffee House and Restaurant.