Whether you’re jetting off to a tropical destination the moment your wedding reception ends or you’re waiting to save up for a once-in-a-lifetime event, the key to any good honeymoon is choosing the right destination. Sure, you could head to Hawaii or Paris, but that’s where everyone is going. Skip the cliche location, and look for romantic honeymoon destinations that are still fresh and exciting in 2019.
We’re talking locations all over the world. There’s something for everyone, including skiers, beach-lovers, foodies, and city-dwellers.
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Imagine walking along the romantically lit canals, visiting shop after shop arm-in-arm with your new spouse. Visit the Nieuwmarkt neighborhood to check out the oldest and most historical parts of the city. If you’re a couple who loves museums, check out the Van Gogh and Anne Frank museums.
What makes Amsterdam special: Take one of many canal tours to see Amsterdam from a unique view.
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While Tokyo is a must-see city in Japan, don’t limit yourselves to the country’s capital. In addition to visiting the famous fashion-center, Harajuku, and eating at the many ramen restaurants that will knock your socks off, don’t miss Japanese “onsen.” These volcanically fed hot springs are great spa destinations for Japanese citizens and tourists alike.
What makes Japan special: With this honeymoon destination, you get a great mix of a booming metropolis and, with a short train ride, a relaxing countryside.
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3. Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast provides the romance of Italy with the beach options you might hope for from other honeymoon destinations–all in a beautiful, unique location. It has Mediterranean fishing villages and medieval, picturesque cliff-side towns. Check out the area with a boat tour, bike trip, or hike through the mountains.
What makes the Amalfi Coast special: If you love old churches and cathedrals, you’ll find some epic buildings all along the coast. Or take a limoncello tasting tour!
4. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Are the beach and big city not for you? We’ve got your best honeymoon destination: Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This small town has it all, all year ’round. Located right next to Grand Teton National Park and a short drive from Yellowstone National Park, it’s perfect for those who like nature and the local wildlife. Check out the National Museum of Wildlife Art if you want a back story of the location.
What makes Jackson Hole special: In addition to the amazing nearby national parks, you’re also right there for the Jackson Hole Ski Resort.
5. Saint Lucia
There are a lot of islands in the Caribbean that are filled with tourists. Avoid Jamaica and the Bahamas if you want to skip the crowds. Instead, stay at the beautiful Saint Lucia. While you laze on the beach, don’t miss the Pitons, two cone-shaped peaks overlooking the sea.
What makes Saint Lucia special: Hot springs aren’t just for cold regions. Check out Saint Lucia’s Sulfur Springs for some intense relaxation after all that stressful wedding planning.