Best Honeymoon Destinations
One of the most exciting parts of your wedding celebration will undoubtedly be your honeymoon. It’s a welcome time for you and your groom to get away to a lovely location and spend some well-deserved time alone together. From relaxing at a quiet stateside beach retreat to touring historic European sights, you’re sure to find a travel experience that perfectly suits your interests, budget, and desired activity level. Here are ten top honeymoon destinations for your consideration.
Ideally, brides and grooms should choose and book their honeymoon destinations at least four to six months before the wedding date.
Romantic, friendly and also affordable, coastal city Savannah is consistently top-ranked among honeymooners and other travelers. Rich in history and steeped in southern charm, you’re sure to find many sites to explore and activities to please you. Beautifully romantic gardens, manicured parks, art galleries, shops and high-quality restaurants abound. You can even take a cozy carriage ride through cobblestone streets.
Adirondacks, New York
If a mountain region is your thing, you’ll find all the action and beauty nature provides in this top-rated, sprawling, location. Explore spring’s new greenery show, hike for miles in the warmth of summer, take in the beauty of the area’s fall foliage show, or enjoy numerous sports and events during winter’s ski season. While large resorts abound, there’s also an abundance of charming accommodations in area inns. Canoe, kayak, hike, bike, explore the region’s wineries or craft breweries, ski, ice skate, sled or toboggan to your heart’s content.
Maui, Hawaii – For those seeking a romantic island getaway, Maui consistently answers the call. From its spectacular scenery to its award-winning beaches, and diverse attractions, you simply cannot go wrong with Maui. Visitors enjoy jaw-dropping sunrises and sunsets, and accommodations that are perfectly suited to honeymooners.
Outer Banks, North Carolina
For a peaceful beach escape, or a destination wedding, consider this beautiful stretch of barrier islands off the North Carolina coastline. Vacationers and honeymooners alike enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches, historic sites, and the natural beauty of wildlife preserves and state parks. Accommodations range from quaint hotel rooms to large, multi-level private homes with all the amenities you could possibly want.
Yellowstone National Park
For couples who like to blend nature with adventure, a honeymoon in our country’s first national park may be the perfect destination. Pitch a tent, explore on foot, by horseback or by car. Across its 3,500 acres, Yellowstone features dramatic canyons, lazy rivers, lush forests, hot springs and gushing geysers. Nature lovers will find hundreds of animal species here, including bears, wolves, bison, elk and antelope.
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This beautiful and affordable Central American country plays host to multiple national parks, wildlife refuges, tropical rainforests, breathtaking beaches, volcanoes and hot springs. It’s perfect for couples who are looking for a little bit of everything natural in their honeymoon adventure.
Turks & Caicos
For those who yearn for the finer things in life, this Caribbean retreat is all about basking in luxury during your honeymoon. Crystal-clear blue waters and sugar-soft sand greet newly marrieds and provide the perfect oasis for snorkeling, sailing, scuba diving and exploring ancient shipwrecks.
Idyllic coastal landscape scenery combines with classic Greek architecture to create unforgettable views and a honeymoon that’s nothing less than picturesque. Accommodations on this island are luxurious, with sandy-white beaches and cozy outdoor cafes that cater to honeymooners and tourists alike. You and your groom can also enjoy touring local vineyards while on your Greek vacation.
The City of Lights is often the destination of choice for lovers and honeymooners alike. Long known as the most romantic spot on the planet, honeymooners can enjoy breathtaking architecture and museums, galleries, fine dining, music, world-class shopping, outdoor cafes, and the Eiffel Tower at night. If romance and long-lasting memories are what you’re looking for in your honeymoon, you will certainly enjoy this European destination.
If admiring world-class artwork in a charming Italian city is what you envision for your honeymoon, look to Florence for its history, style and adventure. Stroll down cobblestone streets, discover picturesque plazas, explore romantic gardens, and take in the spectacular views. When there, take a short drive to Tuscany where you’ll enjoy the gracious hospitality of welcoming locals tending their renowned vineyards.
No matter where you choose to go, you and your new spouse will make enough memories to last a lifetime on your honeymoon. Before you book your trip, you’ll want to consider how much time off from work you can take, any weather concerns, and your budget. Make sure it’s a place with a vibe you’ll both enjoy, and that you have travel documents, such as your passport, well in advance of your trip.
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