There’s probably no better time to get away for your honeymoon than the wintertime—especially when you call the frigid northeast your home! This time of year, the weather in the Long Island area can be unpredictable. That’s why a winter honeymoon following your incredible wedding day is the absolute best. Embarking on a well-deserved honeymoon this time of year allows you and your newlywed partner to avoid gray days and frozen nights, while also giving you the winter season romance your heart craves!
Meanwhile, planning a honeymoon in the winter does not mean you’ll have less destinations to choose from. Not only can you consider making your dreams of a tropical paradise a reality, but a winter honeymoon also gives you the opportunity to go on an unforgettable adventure on mountainous ski slopes and numerous other winter honeymoon destinations.
A winter honeymoon can satisfy your need for white sandy beaches, chic ski resorts, mountain hikes, tango lessons, refined vineyards, casino revelry, as well as unexpected getaways in faraway, exotic lands. Consider these destinations when it’s time to book your first trip together as a married couple!
If you and your partner are nothing but a couple of snow bunnies looking to “whoosh, whoosh” on freshly fallen snow down the side of a breathtaking mountain, then Aspen, Colorado, should be your winter honeymoon destination. The perfect mix of adventure and relaxation, Aspen is the absolute peak of winter getaway ski towns. With its notoriously luxurious world-class spa resorts, Aspen is famous for romantic dinners, exhilarating fun, and plenty of fancy hotels that will most assuredly put you and your partner in the mood for some private time. If that doesn’t sound like the perfect honeymoon, we don’t know what does!
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
One of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, the stunningly tropical town of Punta Cana will make you forget all about frigid temperature and endless precipitation back home. Multiple all-inclusive resorts dot the town, all staffed with some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. Choose to sit poolside all day or cozy up to the shoreline on the gorgeous beaches, while you save the night for exotic dinners for two and amorous evenings together as a newlywed couple. Let us reiterate about “all-inclusive” being the way to go for an island location—the food, drinks, and pampering will have you feeling like absolute royalty!
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The awe-inspiring vistas and sheer beauty of Lake Tahoe, Nevada, will leave you speechless. Majestic and extraordinary, Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters and luxurious mountain retreats have made the region an inspiring choice for any outdoor lovers that are looking for the ideal winter honeymoon destination. Meanwhile, the surrounding areas boast miles upon miles of dramatic hiking trails and world-class skiing, both of which fit in perfectly with your outdoor adventure honeymoon. Then, in the evening, shove off to Carson City or Reno (or both, you crazy kids!) for a thrillingly lively nightlife with casinos and activities everywhere you go.
Prague, Czech Republic
For any couples that think of themselves history buffs, Eastern Europe is a magical destination in the wintertime, with Prague being the picture perfect destination for a quiet and charming winter getaway. Studded with colorful, historic buildings that make perfect photo backgrounds, Prague truly comes alive in the wintertime, as dustings of snow serves to enhance the cozy cityscape and countryside. Spend hours walking the cobblestone roads dotted with unique ships, cathedrals, galleries, pubs, and cafes—and also make time to visit specific spots like the Charles Bridge, the Prague Castle, and the Astronomical Clock. Of course, make time for a romantic dinner at any of the city’s finest restaurants.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
With its dreamy and passionate ambiance, the city of Buenos Aires feels as though it is hand-crafted by romance itself—which is probably why the city has been lovingly referred to as the “Paris of South America.” For a winter honeymoon getaway, Buenos Aires amounts to an urban oasis, complete with a rich history, a balmy climate, and a palpable cultural energy in a location that is far easier to get to than most European hotspots. If you consider yourself a product of fast-paced urban life, you will thrive in this unique destination that’s overflowing with cultural gems, unbelievable cuisine, cozy cafes, and an unmatched nightlife.
Napa Valley, California
Let’s be honest, you’re going to Napa Valley, California, on your honeymoon for one reason and one reason only: the wine. But this isn’t just any old wine—it’s Napa Valley wine. That’s right, if you and your new spouse are lovers of amazing wine or if you’re major foodies, you’ll find plenty to love about Napa Valley during your wintertime honeymoon. Your time in Napa Valley will be spent enjoying leisurely picnics and numerous wine tastings, all while surrounded by some of the country’s most incredible views. And when you’re not eating or drinking, you and your new partner will find endless outdoor adventure with hiking, biking, golfing, and even horseback riding. Add in the luxurious spa resorts and romantic sunsets that you’ll experience on a nightly basis, and what you’ve got is one of this list’s most romantic honeymoons.
Known for its brilliant sunsets, rich Greek food and romantic hotels, Santorini is almost tailor-made for those who’ve just said “I do.” This classic Greek island sits in the southern Aegean Sea and bears the same name as the volcano which breathed life into its existence. Though the weather isn’t as steamy in the winter months, honeymooners can lounge on red and black sand beaches, visit the island’s wineries, or indulge in what many have called the best seafood in the world. Without the summer’s tourist crowds the island is even more idyllic, and you’ll get to experience authentic, laid back Greek culture at its finest.
When you want to simultaneously find yourself in the middle of rousing adventure and the serene tranquility of extreme relaxation, Maui, Hawaii, is the ultimate winter honeymoon destination. There are jungles to explore, volcanoes to tour, and exotic trails to hike on this epic island paradise. There’s also beaches galore that are just waiting for you and your newlywed partner to sprawl out on for hours on end. Those miles of shoreline give way to the Road to Hana, which you and your partner can venture off to for amazing views. And in the wintertime, the Aloha State boasts daily weather that is almost perfect, giving you the best surfing conditions, whale-watching opportunities, and romantic nights in private.
Make Your Winter Honeymoon Romantically Memorable!
Whether it’s on a peaceful tropical beach or in the middle of a culturally exciting town, your honeymoon is the time when you and your new partner can truly bask in the afterglow of your incredible Long Island wedding. No matter where you go in the wintertime, make it the perfect getaway from winter’s icy embrace!