9 Honeymoons to Start Planning for 2020
Do you have upcoming plans to tie the knot? Congratulations! For many couples, the honeymoon is every bit as important as the ceremony — and it should be since this is one of the happiest trips you’ll ever take. If you’re trying to decide where to honeymoon in 2020, check out these top destinations.
Heliski in Haines, Alaska
Glide into your new life with your spouse with an adventurous twist. Head to Alaska for some heliskiing to kick your marriage off with a bang. Be warned, it's not for the faint of heart. This pastime involves downhill skiing that’s so intense, you arrive at the starting point via helicopter instead of a ski lift. In between heart-pumping adventure, spend some time in quaint Haines, stopping by the eclectic hammer museum or enjoying a latte from the Rusty Compass Coffeehouse.
Go Big in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Want a honeymoon destination that’s modern, elegant, and completely epic? Book a set of plane tickets to Dubai. There, you can enjoy the staggering view from the top of the Burj Khalifa, take a romantic boat ride on Dubai Creek, and rent a Ferrari to drive through the stark desert. Save up your cash to splurge on a truly over-the-top getaway. Stay in a luxury resort by the water and take advantage of the many shopping options in the city. You only get one honeymoon, so why not make it memorable?
Conquer the Appalachian Trail, USA
If you and your new spouse are the outdoorsy type consider hiking part of the Appalachian Trail together for your honeymoon. Depending on the time of year you get hitched, you may have to delay your honeymoon according to the best times to hike. Northbound hikers should start out in March or April, while southbound hikers should set off in May or June. While hiking the Appalachian Trail is definitely not a luxury vacation, it can be a great way to unplug and truly get to know each other. Plus, your first act as a married couple will be accomplishing something truly fantastic together. Not a bad way to start a marriage.
Find Happy Ever After in Black Forest, Germany
There aren’t many places more romantic than the fairytale Black Forest region in Germany. This region has long been the stuff of legends and now it's your turn to write your own romance in these ancient woods. There’s plenty of hiking in the area with must-see rushing alpine waterfalls and deep blue lakes. Sample some fine dining and round out your meal with a slice of Black Forest cake. This region is also known for its decadent spas, such as the stunning Villa Stephanie at Brenners Park Hotel and Spa.
Relax in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut
In need of some relaxation after the stress of a big ceremony, but don't want to go too far? Mystic Seaport is the place for you. In this small Connecticut village, you can shop, dine, and immerse yourself in the charming port's rich history. Take a boat out around the harbor and bring along a bottle of champagne to toast your nuptials. Make a point to take a stroll on the beach and watch the sunset each evening with a scoop from Mystic Drawbridge Ice Cream in hand.
Tease Your Senses in Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town has something for everyone — adventure, food, beaches, and luxury. So no matter how different your tastes may be, you and your spouse will find the vacation of your dreams here. Explore the landmark Table Mountain from a 4x4 safari vehicle and sip wine as you take in the view. Take a private sunset cruise later in the day. Other Cape Town honeymoon activities include touring the street art, visiting wine country, and catching rays on the beach together.
Be Charmed in Charleston, South Carolina
Quaint and colorful, a visit to Charleston after your nuptials adds the perfect topper to your charming wedding week. Check into the Wentworth Mansion, a beautiful southern home from 1886. As you explore the city, stop by Rainbow Row to snap a picture in front of the colorful houses and tee off together on the golf course at Kiawah Island. Tour the city streets on a horse-drawn carriage if you get tired of walking. And stop by BLU Restaurant and Bar to take in some seafood with a view.
Embark on a Luxury Train Through Peru
Hop aboard the Belmond Andean Explorer to see the Andes mountains in style. This luxurious train travels from Cusco to Arequipa in two days’ time — letting you view natural wonders such as Colca Canyon from the comfort of a plush seat. Not for those with a fear of heights, the train winds through the mountains where you can catch sight of Andean condors. Let the train do all the work and give your legs a rest, basking in the quiet luxury and beautiful scenery for a honeymoon you’ll never forget.
Glamp in Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
Head to the mountains of Colorado for some glamping — the luxurious alternative to camping. Enjoy the beauty of your natural surroundings from the comfort of an A-frame cabin or luxurious canvas tent. During the day, enjoy hiking the park’s 300 miles of trails, looking for wildlife, and visiting the Continental Divide on Trail Ridge Road. At night, take long, romantic walks under the starlit sky or cozy up around a roaring fire with a cup of hot cocoa.
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