Whether you are looking for fun in the sun on your honeymoon or a winter escape, remember to be romantic, relax and, above all, enjoy yourselves. This is a great time to reflect on your wedding day and bond with your new spouse. It’s also a great way to start a future together.
These are our top 5 honeymoon destinations in the U.S.:
5. Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is exciting, plain and simple. If you’re looking for action and adventure, this may be the spot for you. Newlywed couples can tour some of the most visually stunning casinos in the world, catch a show, visit attractions on the strip or enjoy nightlife in the city’s multitude of bars and lounges. If you’re feeling spontaneous and want a truly authentic Vegas experience, you may even want to renew your vows in one of Vegas’ many well-known chapels. No matter what you and your sweetheart decide to do, one thing is for sure: the sky’s the limit when you’re in this city.
When to Visit: In the winter months of December and January the temperature can get as high as mid 50 during the day and as low as mid 30′s at night. Although Las Vegas rarely sees snow, summertime heat can be brutal if you plan on touring the strip during the day. From May to September temperatures can climb above 100 degrees. The cheapest time to visit Las Vegas is during its off-season. The prices of hotels tend to drop as temperatures rise, making the months of July and August your best bets for catching good deals. Many travelers prefer visiting Vegas from the months of October to April.
You may be surprised to learn that Tennessee is the fourth most popular domestic honeymoon destination spot for US couples. Young couples are drawn here by the Great Smokey Mountains. Those who enjoy moderate to extreme outdoor actives, such as, hiking, white-water rafting, camping, mountain-biking, backpacking, fishing, and rock-climbing will enjoy their stay.
When to visit: If you can manage it, we recommend that you visit in the springtime. The weather is cool, air is fresh, and everything is in bloom. Again, if you can’t make it during the spring try to schedule your honeymoon during the fall. You’ll be sure to enjoy landscapes full of vibrant autumn colors and crisp, cool air. In the summer, highs can reach the high 80′s and in the winter, around the mid 40′s. Although we believe that Spring and Fall are the most beautiful times of the year in Tennessee, remember that each season provides a distinct experience with different weather, celebrations, and events to be enjoyed.
3. San Francisco, California
San Francisco is one of the most romantic cities in the world. It features more recognizable landmarks than any other city in the world: the famous cable cars, Golden Gate Bridge, Knob Hill, Coit Tower, Pan-Pacific Park, Alcatraz Island, Lombard Street (the “crookedest street in the world”), Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, to name just a few. If the city is not for you, you’re just a 90 minute drive from the famous vineyards and wineries of Napa and Sonoma Valleys.
When to visit: The Spring months of March, April, and May are usually considered the best time to visit. The weather is pleasant and you will likely encounter cloudless skies. If springtime doesn’t fit into your timetable, consider visiting in the Fall (September, October, and early November). You’ll be in for warm days and crisp, clear nights. Summertime brings temperatures in the high 60′s while wintertime temperatures tend to be about ten degrees lower.
Be sure to check out local events during your visit. Some examples: San Francisco Blues Festival, San Francisco Jazz Festival, San Francisco Crab Season and Bay to Breakers. Remember that these events are likely to attract heavy to moderate crowds. Cool fog, hot restaurants, neighborhoods to explore, cultures to experience. There’s always more to discover in San Francisco.
2. Disney World (Orlando, Florida)
Ah, what it feels like to be a kid again. And what better way to spend your honeymoon than under Florida’s sunny skies. Disney World has a lot to offer a newlywed couple. There are amazing rides for adults, great dining options and fantastic hotels. Spend your evenings enjoying the fireworks or make your way to Downtown Disney for a taste of the nightlife.
When to visit: Expect plenty of heat and humidity during the summer months and make sure to plan ahead for the possibility of thunderstorms. But don’t worry too much, the rain rarely lasts long and often cools things down. In the summer, temperatures can reach the mid 90′s and in the winter are usually no higher than the low-70′s. Be aware of busy months. Because Disney World is known as a family-oriented destination, you’re likely to encounter crowds during the months of March, June, July, August, and September when school is out of session. By contrast, April (typically post-Spring Break), January, February and fall months have historically moderate or low attendance rates. Lower attendance also corresponds to better prices on hotels and flights, so keep in mind that you can save more than 50% through sales and special offers if you plan wisely.
Hawaii is the ultimate honeymoon destination. It is home to some of the most beautiful, sandy white beaches in the world. Each island has its own personality and attractions that are sure to suit anyone’s needs. With perfect temperatures all year round and spectacular sunsets over turquoise water, what’s not to love!
When to Visit: The average temperature in Hawaii ranges from the mid 70′s to the mid 80′s. The winter season is from November to March and is also considered the rainy season. Temperatures can reach around 90 degrees in the summer and may dip into the mid-60′s during the winter. Flights and accommodations are usually more expensive during the “High” season, which ranges from December to mid April. The summer months are very busy because kids are out of school. It can also be crowded at the beaches and very hot and humid. The best times to get deals are in April, May, September, October and sometimes November. We maintain that there isn’t a bad time to visit paradise, which is why we rank Hawaii as our top pick.
Article by: Ruth Rodriguez
Ruth Rodriguez is a writer for http://www.rolbridal.com ROL Bridal specializes in throwing upscale bridal shows, in the New York / New Jersey area. Ruth Rodriguez is an expert in the wedding industry. Her specialty is wedding planning and coordinating.