Once the whirlwind of wedding emotions have settled, you and your new husband or wife can look forward to relaxing on your honeymoon. No matter how long you’ve been together, this trip will be one of your first as a wedded couple and therefore one of the most memorable parts of your marriage. In order to make sure this vacation is as special as possible, it’s important to choose a destination that has something to offer each of you. Fortunately there are many incredible places to choose from, whether you prefer to stay in the United States or travel abroad.
Where to go for your perfect honeymoon? What place to choose?
Need help narrowing down your options? Some of the best destinations are conveniently listed for you below. Take some time to read about each of these spots and all that they have to offer all types of honeymooners. With these being some of the most outstanding places to visit, you’ll likely find more than one that’s perfect for you and your spouse.
Las Vegas has a little bit of something to offer anyone and everyone, which is why it’s a great option to consider. Some of the things you can do while you’re here include:
- Eat at world class restaurants
- Watch an infamous show on the Las Vegas Strip
- Visit the aquarium at Mandalay Bay
- Stay at some of the most beautiful hotels in the world
- Enjoy a spa day
- Party at clubs and bars
- Go on rides at the Stratosphere or NYNY
- Take in the strip from The High Roller (the world’s tallest observation wheel)
- View neon signs at the Neon Boneyard
- Take a trip to Red Rock Canyon
- Visit the Hoover Dam
Whether you’re a couple that enjoys quiet nights with dining or the fun and excitement of clubs, Las Vegas has a lot to offer. What’s even better is the fact that all of the hotels are close to one another on the strip, so you can move between them to see what each has to offer. The fact that there are a lot of ways to get awesome deals for shows and dining makes it even better, especially if you’ve just maxed your budget on your wedding.
A honeymoon in Croatia can be described as “heaven”, with the ancient towns you can visit and amazing food you can enjoy eating all day long. If you’re the type that does like to explore, then the peninsula of Istria is one of the best places to visit. This historic hill town has a zipline that gives you a bird’s eye view , olive groves, winding streets, and stunning scenery. Beyond this you can enjoy the crystal clear waters situated next to ancient homes and family-run hotels that will make you feel right at home.
If you want to explore the water further, you can cruise to the Kornati National Park that has gorgeous seaside beaches perfect for relaxation. Last but not least, old town Dubrovnik is one historic and visually stunning place you cannot miss. You’ll find incredible shopping, delicious restaurants, old churches, and many unique places to visit while you’re here.
3. Tanzania, Africa
Located in northern Africa, this is the country you’ll want to visit if you love animals, the outdoors, and adventure. It’s most known for its extensive wilderness space, which features some of the most incredible wildlife in its natural habitat. Below are some areas you want to visit during your honeymoon here:
– Serengeti: By staying at a resort in the Serengeti, you’ll get the most immersive experience with wildlife possible. These resorts feature gorgeous rooms, pools, spas, daily safaris, and delicious restaurants to make your stay unique, comfortable, and always interesting.
– Arusha: Situated at the bottom of Mt. Meru, this features great restaurants and lively bars that make for nights of incredible fun.
– Ngorongoro Crater: In addition to being one of the natural wonders of the world, this is one of the best places to spot the incredible black rhino, leopards, lions, and hyenas. There are also hotels, bars, restaurants, walking paths, and mountain biking paths here for all to enjoy.
4. Dubai, UAE
This is a honeymoon destination that has grown in popularity in recent years. According to the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, an estimated 13 million tourists visits Dubai every year. Many of these are honeymooners, as the serene beaches, exciting nightlife, and incredible hotels in this city are known for being the best in the world. Known for luxury, this is a place you want to go if you want an opulent honeymoon together.
Whether you enjoy the spa at your hotel, the nightlife in the city, or the street food, you will have a wonderful time here with your significant other. You can even ski on snow or sand and visit some of the most luxurious malls in the world while you’re here. However, it’s important to keep in mind that while Dubai is an upscale and modern place, it’s still Islamic and can be conservative. For example, kissing in public is illegal here!
5. Tasmania, Australia
If you’re wedding later in the year and planning a honeymoon December through February, you’ll enjoy the summer weather in Tasmania. Packed with stunning scenery, clear water, delicious food, and luxurious resorts, you’ll have the ultimate beach adventure honeymoon while you’re here. No matter where you stay you’ll be close to some of the best attractions in the area, which include:
– Wineglass Bay: With white sand and clear water, you can easily spend a day relaxing here. You can also snorkel, go on a walk, or mountain bike in the bay as well.
– Salamanca Markets: Open every Saturday in Hobart, you’ll find arts, crafts, and fresh farmer’s market foods at this market. It’s a great place to find souvenirs and try local fare.
– Gordon River Paddle: On this adventure trip you’ll take a cruise to Heritage Landing, which is where you’ll begin kayaking with a guide and group. During your trip you’ll eat lunch, enjoy gorgeous views, and learn quite a bit about the area.
6. La Rioja, Spain
Located in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains, La Rioja is the ideal destination for couples who love wine. While you’re here you can visit museums or enjoy taking a tour of the rolling green vineyards that it’s famous for. After that, take part in wine tasting and enjoy dining at the incredible restaurants that whip up local cuisine. To take a break from luxury and spending money, head on over to Logrono. This is where you’ll find affordable tapas, street food, bars, and a lot of culture in the town’s center.
Looking to spend a little bit of time relaxing? The wine-based hotels in the area are sure to please. These feature relaxing spas, saunas, pools, hot tubs, and gorgeous rooms perfect for ordering room service. If you venture to a restaurant, you can enjoy private dining with wine tasting together.
7. Hong Kong, China
If you’re a couple looking to immerse yourself in a different culture, then Hong Kong is a wonderful place to visit. In addition to delicious food and lively night markets, you will find some of the best shopping in the world on the streets of Hong Kong. Being such a busy city with millions of people, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with all there is to do here. However, some of the top activities that will make for an unforgettable honeymoon include:
– Star Ferry Trip: Take in the skyline from the infamous Star Ferry, which is affordable and runs throughout the day. If you want to see a more beautiful view, then take a ride after 8 in the evening to see a light show from the ferry.
– Lantau Island: Take a trip to the largest island in Hong Kong to find beaches, hiking, biking, the giant Buddha, Disneyland, and the Ngong Ping 360 ride.
– Temple Street Night Market: Local vendors, delicious street food, and exciting entertainment make this easily one of the most exciting places to visit in Hong Kong.
While there’s a lot to do while you’re here, don’t forget you can also relax in the world class hotel that Hong Kong is so widely known for. With many to choose from, you’ll find a place that fits both your needs and budget quite easily.
8. St. Anton, Austria
This is the ideal honeymoon destination for couples who enjoy skiing and taking in some of the most beautiful views in the world. Located in the Alps, St. Anton is known for offering world-class skiing for people of all skill levels. After a long day of activity you can enjoy relaxing at the incredible resorts, which are known for having relaxing spas and incredible food. If you’re looking for something lively for the night, there are many exciting bars in the area with fun drinks, lively crowds, and a lot of fun waiting to happen.
If you’re visiting the area during the summer, don’t worry about not finding something to do. You can mountain bike, hike, take a walk, or explore the forests around the mountains. There are also mountain railways that will take you in the air so you can have a bird’s eye view of the mountains and area.
9. Lagos, Portugal
Seafood and gorgeous views are the stars of Lagos, along with resorts that are perfect for couples celebrating their union together. Whether you choose a boutique hotel or a world class resort, you’ll be incredibly impressed with all that the area has to offer. There are a wide variety of things you can do during the day, including: beach lounging, clubs and bars, hotel spas, and golfing. If you want to make your honeymoon even more unforgettable, don’t forget to go parasailing, water skiing, or try any other water sport you can try.
You may also want to visit Lagos Old Town where you can see historic buildings, try delicious coffee shops, and dine at some of the best restaurants in the area. For something a bit more romantic, go hand in hand to a grotto tour. After being taken to a grotto in a small fishing boat, your guide will teach you about the incredible cliffs that are so prominent in Lagos.
10. Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul may not be a common honeymoon spot, but it’s somewhere you will not regret going for this special time in your lives together. Begin your romantic getaway with a private tour of the city, which will take you to Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and several other attractions in the area. Something even more romantic to begin with is a tour of Cappadocia with a hot air balloon ride to see the area from the sky. If you’re looking to do things on your own, the Hagia Sophia Museum is a beautiful place to visit. You will not regret going here, especially if you love architecture.
Additional places to visit during your honeymoon include: the Rahmi M. Koc Museum, the Dolmabahce Palace, and Gulhane Park. Sultanahmet Square is another beautiful location you can’t miss, which features a beautiful light show at night. After a day of exploring so many restaurants, cafes, bakeries, and historic sites, you’ll appreciate the fact that your hotel will likely have a spa or salon to relax in.
Where Should You Honeymoon?
The honeymoon destinations that are listed above are nothing less than some of the most beautiful, romantic, and exciting places to visit in the entire world. While the trips to get to them may be long, the time is worth it for the incredible experiences you are guaranteed to have while visiting. What’s even better is that each has a nice mix of activities and relaxation, so you can get the most out of your honeymoon and this important time together.
The toughest question to ask yourself is: which destination is right for you? While the information given will provide you with an idea of what to expect, make sure to do your own research as well. By doing so you will be sure to decide on a place that you and your significant other will talk about for many years to come.
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