The Top Honeymoon Destinations for 5 Personality Types

In collaboration with Oscar Collins

Honeymooners have distinct personalities. Some crave getting down and dirty exploring the wilds, while others prefer more refined escapes involving spas and champagne.

Check out these hotspots that match you and your future spouse’s personalities, and start planning your ideal love escape.

For Active, Outdoor Adventurers

If your idea of a romantic honeymoon involves a luxury yurt after a day of white water rafting, then these top honeymoon destinations are sure to appeal.

1. The Grand Canyon, AZ

From the south to the north rim, there are oodles of things for adventurous souls to do at the Grand Canyon, including:

  •     Hiking
  •     Mountain biking
  •     Mule and horseback riding
  •     Mountaineering — yes, there are many spires in the canyon.
  •     White water rafting
  •     Kayaking and canoeing the Colorado River
  •     Visiting ancient ruins
  •     Swimming beneath a waterfall — if you can score prized reservations at Havasu Falls
  •     Skydiving 

You’ll still have ample time for romance. For example, a dinner reservation at El Tovar is an experience that delights outdoor adventures with discriminating taste buds.

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2. Yosemite, CA

Bring ropes and carabiners unless you’re one of the hearty souls who wants to freehand climb the half-dome. Yosemite is a must-see experience for hikers, climbers and backpackers. With over 800 miles of trails, your biggest challenge may be conserving enough energy to participate in other honeymoon activities.

Here, too, be sure to reserve your spot early. Rugged adventurers can book an affordable honeymoon trip in their RV, saving hotel expenses. However, neither road leading to Yosemite allows vehicles longer than 45 feet, so keep that in mind if you have monster Class A or fifth wheel.

For Laid Back Folks Who Love to Relax

If your idea of a honeymoon is kicking back on the beach, consider one of these spots.

3. Cancun, Mexico

Cancun has a well-deserved reputation as a honeymoon haven. Accommodations like the Le Blanc Spa Resort offer amenities like in-room aromatherapy to soothe you with lavender scents. Pamper yourself with a multi-step hydrotherapy process at an exclusive spa before retiring to the beach with a mimosa in hand.

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4. Maui, HI

Hawaii is practically synonymous with a laid-back lifestyle. Although you may not officially “swim” with the dolphins per state law, enjoying their antics as they frolic alongside your boat soothes your nervous system. Luaus are exciting but also relaxing, indulging events where you’ll enjoy fabulous food and entertainment right on the beach.

For Those With a Taste for the Finer Things

If you have discriminating tastes, the following honeymoon experiences will surely delight you.

5. Temecula, CA

Oenophiles rejoice — you and your new mate can kick back at tastings by booking a wine tour and letting the bus driver do the work. Better yet, stay at one. At the South Coast Winery Resort and Spa, you can taste to your heart’s content before retiring to your room.

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6. New York, NY

Broadway shows, exclusive shops and jewelers, fine dining and lodging at the historic Four Seasons — you’ll find it all in the Big Apple. Yes, the landmark property plans to reopen in 2024, offering the perfect honeymoon destination for those with exquisite, big-city tastes. Upcoming theater productions include “Death Becomes Her,” “Crazy, Rich Asians” and “The Queen’s Gambit.”

For Dedicated Globetrotters

Those who wouldn’t dream of staying stateside on their honeymoon can explore these overseas destinations.

7. Rome, Italy

Whether it’s religious insight you seek or a deeper glimpse into history, you’ll find it in Rome. Its proximity to multiple points of interest — from the Colosseum to Venice’s famous canals, which are only three hours away by high-speed train — makes it a must-collect stamp in every passport.

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8. Tokyo, Japan

If you’re planning a spring wedding, Japan’s famous cherry blossoms around Mt. Fuji make a heavenly backdrop for honeymoon photos. However, any time of year is perfect for exploring this city, taking in sights and shows while dining on street ramen, and marveling at how tidy everything is.

For the “It’s My Honeymoon and First Vacation in Years” Crowd

If you’re chomping at the bit for a honeymoon break that includes something for everyone, try these places.

9. Hershey, PA

Nicknamed “the sweetest place on Earth,” this honeymoon destination offers a theme park, outdoor adventure opportunities, relaxing hotels, spas and fine dining — all wrapped in chocolate. It’s a delicious place to begin your married life, whether you ride the famous carousel or paddle the easy waters of Conodoguinet Creek.

10. San Diego, CA

No matter what time of year you say “I do,” San Diego will welcome you with gorgeous mild temperatures. There’s so much to do between the beach, shows, and the famous zoo that you may decide to follow your California dreams and settle down in the Golden State.

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Explore These Top Honeymoon Destinations

Every couple has a unique honeymoon personality. Discover which of these five matches your vibe and book your dream getaway to one of these top destinations.



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