Congratulations! You’re getting married. Now’s the time to think about celebrating this momentous occasion with the perfect honeymoon. Whether you’re on a budget, looking for something romantic, or simply want to have fun, there’s a honeymoon destination for you. But, with all the options available, how do you know which destinations are best? In this article, we’ll take a look at the top 10 best honeymoon destinations.
“Paris is always a good idea.” - Audrey Hepburn
If a romantic honeymoon is what you’re looking for, you can’t get any more romantic than the Paris, France. The City of Lights really should be called “The City of Love” with romantic touches just about everywhere. From the charm of the Eiffel Tower to cozy romantic French dinners, you’ll find love in the air at every turn in Paris. For spectacular weather and atmosphere, consider planning your honeymoon during the late summer or early fall for a “parfait” (the French word for “perfect”) experience.
“Nothing ever seems straightforward in Venice, least of all its romances.” - Roger Ebert
For a honeymoon that is anything but ordinary, Venice, Italy, is an ideal destination. Romance may be at the heart of Venice, but so is captivating art, rich cultural history, and decadent food. It’s the perfect destination to relax and sightsee. For the romantic couple, a ride on a classic Venetian gondola is a must. For the curious traveler, spend time in Venice’s many museums and historic landmarks. No matter what you do or how you do it in Venice, you’re bound to fall in love with the City on the Water.
“Ireland, once you live there, you're seduced by it.” - Frank McCourt
Cozy pubs, charming B&B’s, and classic historic sites all make up the beauty and grandeur that is Ireland. Visiting Ireland on your honeymoon is the perfect way to enjoy the countryside and romantic settings. For those who want a bit more of a lively honeymoon, spend time in Dublin. For those who prefer spending time in quiet and quaint atmospheres, enjoy the the small coastal towns and inns. You won’t need the Luck o’ the Irish to enjoy your honeymoon on the Emerald Isle with all that it offers.
“E Hoomau Maua Kealoha” (May our love last forever.) - Hawaiian phrase
If traveling to Europe isn’t your speed or you’re craving a tropical getaway for your honeymoon, making the Hawaiian Islands your honeymoon destination is the perfect choice. Whether you’re on the Big Island, Maui, or Kauai, you’ll find beautiful beaches, spectacular sunsets, and beautiful nature. Hawaii is the ideal honeymoon destination to get away from it all and relax. Or, if you’re a more active couple, you can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, hiking, and all the outdoor fun you pack into your honeymoon. Don’t forget to experience a tropical luau or two for a truly authentic Hawaiian experience.
“Bora Bora - the most beautiful island in the world.” - James Michener
For crystal clear blue waters and a get away from it all honeymoon, Bora Bora is the ultimate destination. Simply relax and enjoy the unparalleled views and beaches as you celebrate your honeymoon. For those who are budget conscious but want to experience this popular honeymoon destination, look for vacation packages that include airfare and other amenities.
“Greece is the most magical place on Earth.” - Kylie Bax
If adventure and history along with the beauty of clear blue waters is your idea of a perfect honeymoon, the Islands of Greece are an excellent destination. Greece offers a lot of options for honeymoon styles and preferences -- ideal for mixing and matching romance and adventure. Enjoy all-inclusive or unique hotels, relax on the beaches, or spend time off the beaten path. No matter what you decide, the Greek Isles can provide it to newlyweds on their honeymoon.
“We travel for romance, we travel for architecture, and we travel to be lost.” - Ray Bradbury
If you’re idea of a perfect honeymoon is filled with sun, beaches, and island flare, look no further than the Caribbean. The Caribbean offers many different unique islands -- all with their own culture and vibe. Even better? Traveling to the Caribbean for your honeymoon can be quite budget friendly, making it a great option for those who want a tropical getaway without the price tag of traveling to exotic or remote locations. For those who love cruising, consider combining a cruise and the Caribbean for an all-inclusive honeymoon.
“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.” - Eduardo Galeano
For those honeymooners who love the idea of wine tastings, B&B’s, and spas, Napa Valley in Northern California is an ideal destination. If you’re a foodie, even better. Napa Valley offers upscale dining, Michelin Star restaurants, charming cafes, and so much more. In addition to the great food and drink, Napa Valley is surrounded by beautiful California nature -- all for you to explore.
“When I’m in New York, I just want to walk down the street and feel this thing, like I’m in a movie.” - Ryan Adams
If a budget honeymoon or simply a weekend getaway is what you’re looking for, New York City is all that and then some. NYC is the perfect place to enjoy a romantic stroll or an action packed filled evening with a Broadway show. There’s really something for everyone and every budget -- making honeymooning in the Big Apple, a pure slice of romance.
“You are my greatest adventure.” - Mr. Incredible, The Incredibles
It may be surprising, but did you know that Walt Disney World is one of the top honeymoon destinations, and in fact, is the #1 honeymoon destination in the United States? That’s because visiting the Happiest Place on Earth offers romance and fun in an easy and affordable way. From romantic to hotels to the fun of the theme parks, Walt Disney World has it all. Don’t forget to wear your bride and groom mouse ears for an extra magical way to celebrate your honeymoon on your visit.
As you can see, deciding on where to go for your honeymoon includes endless options and something for every couple’s personal preferences. From a fun filled honeymoon with Mickey Mouse to a relaxing and remote honeymoon destination like Bora Bora, your honeymoon can truly be what you want it to be. With this top 10 best honeymoon destinations, you’ll find lots of options to consider -- all of which will be the perfect way to celebrate and commemorate your marriage.
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