Honeymoons may be one of the best parts of getting married. After months of planning and celebrating, you finally get to spend some alone time relaxing as newlyweds. Depending on the personality of the couple, honeymoons can come in all shapes and sizes. Some couples dream of a classic beach vacation surrounded by white beaches and blue waters, while others fantasize of getting cozy in a quaint cabin in a ski town. We have compiled a list of honeymoon (or “mini-moon”) ideas that will appeal to any newlywed couple!
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For the Adventurous Couple: Some couples look forward to total relaxation on their honeymoon, but others crave constant adventure. Whether you’re looking to spend the days zip lining or exploring new and exciting local cuisine, an adventurous honeymoon is a great way to make new and exciting memories.
Montana: For the ultimate adventure seekers, Montana will not disappoint. Whether you’re looking to ski at some of the best ski resorts in the country or camp underneath the clear night skies, Montana has everything the adventurous couple needs. Looking to take advantage of the world-class ski resorts? Big Sky Ski Resort offers fabulous winter and summer activities like skiing, dog sledding, zip lining and snow mobile tours!
South Africa: From safaris to wine tasting, South Africa has endless opportunities for adventure. Spend your days exploring South Africa’s coast and diverse terrain and your nights enjoying unique South African cuisine and wine. Feeling especially adventurous? Take a tour to see some of the largest great white sharks on Earth! After an exciting day, unwind with a glass of wine at Creation Wines in the Walker Bay Wine Region.
For the Foodie Couple: Foodie vacations are becoming increasingly more popular among newlyweds. Planning your honeymoon around delicious cuisine can lead to amazing memories and satisfied appetites.
New Orleans, Louisiana: Its no surprise that New Orleans, Louisiana is a top foodie destination. From beignets to po-boys, New Orleans would be a food journey perfect for a newlywed pair. New Orleans cuisine will expose your taste buds to flavors from France, Africa, Caribbean and the deep south. To satisfy your sweet tooth do NOT miss out on the famous Cafe Du Monde for the most incredible beignets.
Buenos Airea, Argentina: Argentina is the hub for delicious wine and amazing meat. The culinary scene in Buenos Aires boasts amazing traditional Argentine meals along with creative flavors from around the world. Argentina would be the ideal foodie honeymoon for you and your hubby. Looking for an interactive foodie experience? Try The Argentine Experience, a unique spot that teaches you the fundamentals of Argentine cooking and drinking! You’ll get to enjoy an amazing meal while creating unique memories as newlyweds.
For the Beach Bums: You simply can’t go wrong with a beach vacation. From the sandy beaches to the warm waters, a beach vaycay will be the ultimate way to relax with your new husband or wife!
Maui, Hawaii: As a classic honeymoon destination, Maui never fails to disappoint. From white beaches to hikes with breathtaking views, Maui is the perfect destination for couples looking to relax and explore. Try driving the Road to Hana for breathtaking views of waterfalls and beaches, or spend the day unwinding at one of Maui’s premier spas like Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea, The Spa at the Four Seasons Maui or the ‘Awili Spa and Salon at the Andaz.
The Maldives: The Maldives are almost too picturesque to imagine, making it one of the most romantic honeymoon spots. Not only will you fall in love with the scenery, but you’ll get to enjoy world class snorkeling, scuba diving and dolphin watching.
For the Couple Who Wants to Stay Close: While some couples choose to travel far away, others want to utilize the beauty of the United States! A “mini-moon” is the perfect way to enjoy a vacation without traveling across the world, and a “stay-cation” is a great way to enjoy some luxury in your own state.
The Colorado Staycation: Colorado and our surrounding states offer endless opportunities for a beautiful and memorable vacation. Even if you live close by, theres no reason not to enjoy the natural beauty of our country! Some of our favorites spots that would make the ideal “staycation” include Devils Thumb Ranch, Dunton Hot Springs, The Broadmoor, The St Regis, Brush Creek Ranch, The Little Nell, Hotel Jerome, Four Seasons Denver and the St Julien Hotel. Whether you are looking to go for a few nights in the city or a weekend away in the mountains, Colorado has it all!
For the Euro Travelers:
Croatia: Croatia has quickly been drawing more and more travelers every year who find themselves attracted to the pristine national parks, clear waters and old towns. Croatia is the perfect destination for Euro travelers who are looking to mix it up from the traditional Euro trip.Take advantage of the Croatian islands and do a boat trip to go island hopping, or take tours of the small Croatian towns to get the full cultural experience!
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