So you are beginning to plan (arguably) the most exciting part of the wedding festivities: The Honeymoon. You and your honey are ready to jet off into the sunset and now the only question is where to go. Here are our best honeymoon ideas — major hidden (and not so hidden) gems that offer unique alternatives to the typical post-wedding trip!
This is the perfect destination for laid-back couples who are looking for a relaxing vacation.
What to do: Rent a bike and explore the island like a local. Take a selfie outside the Brant Point Lighthouse, Nantucket’s most Instagramable spot. Book a tug boat ride and spend the afternoon cruising around the harbor. Make sure to visit Cisco Brewers, a renowned brewery where you can find live music and food trucks year-round.
Carate, Costa Rica
For couples who can’t decide between a relaxing beach vacation or a jungle adventure.
What to do: Wake up and hike to the many nearby waterfalls and wading pools. Take a stroll along the beach and explore the natural wonders of Corcovado National Park. For the adventurous, sign up for a scuba adventure with Caño Divers or book a zip-lining canopy tour in Drake Bay.
Park City, Utah
Park City, Utah is not a destination just for couples who love to ski!
What to do: Bundle up and take a snowshoeing tour with White Pine Touring. Then, stroll through the historic Main Street and experience all the quirky shops and cafes that Park City has to offer. After that, enjoy a hot chocolate and a relaxing soak in a hot jacuzzi tub under the falling snow at Stein Eriksen Lodge.
Capetown, South Africa
Want the honeymoon of a lifetime? Two words: Cape Town.
What to do: Hike up to Table Mountain for panoramic views of the city or take a day trip to Boulders Beach to swim with African penguins. Then, experience history at Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was famously imprisoned for 18 years. After that, head to the picturesque Cape Vineyards for an afternoon of wine tasting. For more insight, read our Capetown blog post.
For those looking for a quaint and cozy getaway look no farther than Woodstock, Vermont!
What to do: Spend a day skiing at the cozy Suicide Six – an area with trails for skiers at every level. After that, snap a kissing picture in from of the Middle Bridge, one of the most Instagramable spots in the city. Share a slice of mile-high apple pie at Mountain Creamery or venture to the historic F.H. Gillingham and Sons, an impressive general store established in 1886.
Hong Kong, China
For the foodie couples and those looking for the ultimate cultural escape, visit Hong Kong – the culinary capital of the world!
What to do: For a memorable meal with your honey, visit T’ang Court at the Langham which boasts three Michelin stars for its cuisine. Enjoy the time-honored tradition of Tea at the Peninsula or travel to Lantau Island to climb up to the Big Buddha, aka Tian Tan Buddha. Also, make sure to visit the IFC for luxury shopping.
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