As the wedding industry continues to change, so do the choices for honeymoons. In years gone by, typical honeymoon destinations include places like Niagara Falls and Silver Springs in Florida. Recently, honeymoons have become expensive trips to exotic islands and faraway places.
Now, honeymoons have turned into experiential vacations, as newlyweds have decided to move away from the exotic and overpriced vacations to honeymoons where they can do things to together.
Take An Epic Road Trip
One of the most popular new ideas is the RV honeymoon. Whether the new couple rents an RV or buys one together, this idea allows couples to plan the vacation as they travel the road.
This honeymoon idea offers several benefits including:
Opportunities to meet interesting people
Visit A National Park
Another popular idea for new couples who love to do things is to honeymoon at a National Park, like Mesa Verde in Southwest Colorado. This park offers lessons in ancient history and plenty of places to hike. The views are priceless and the price is affordable.
At Mesa Verde or any large National Park, newlywed couples can
Stay in eco-friendly hotels or campgrounds
Eat local foods
Experience the wonder of nature
Create unforgettable memories
There are several other highly memorable National Parks that can be major vacation destinations. If you do decide to honeymoon at a National Park, weather can be a major factor in the availability of things to do. All of the National Park websites offer suggestions about the best times to visit and what you can do while there.
Stay Away From The Strip In Las Vegas
This might seem like a no-brainer, as Las Vegas is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. But, instead of gambling and going to shows, honeymooners can completely avoid The Strip and do other things instead.
Las Vegas just happens to be located in a place surrounded by inspirational nature that just begs for honeymooners to visit. Believe it or not, but you can do all of these things just a few miles outside of Vegas:
Hike on the trails of the Valley of Fire
Kayak from the base of the Hoover Dam
Ride bicycles in Red Rock Canyon
Ski at Mount Charleston
Drive on the Las Vegas International Speedway
Visit actual ghost towns
Go On An Educational Cruise
Yes, cruises can be incredibly romantic as couples enjoy their staterooms and fine dinners with the captain, but sitting on the pool deck soaking up the sun does not bring couples together. An educational cruise is another story. On an educational cruise, couples get to enjoy the beauty of the destination while learning about a chosen topic together.
These cruises are not cheap, but the experience is priceless. Educational cruises offer experiences like these:
Tours of ancient Greece
Visits to Antarctica
Follow the trail of Lewis and Clark
Rides on the Amazon
Riverboat rides on the Mississippi
While taking an educational cruise, you not only learn about the destinations, but you learn about the culture, the art, and the food. You get to take excursions led by experts. And, the whole time, you get to be side-by-side with your new spouse.
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