Ever wondered where youâ€™d like to spend your honeymoon â€“ the all-important post-marriage celebration? Newlywed couples turn to their honeymoon as a way to relax and unwind after much planning and preparation for their wedding day, so itâ€™s really as important as the wedding day itself. Here newlyweds have the chance to spend a really romantic getaway with their new bride/ groom. Weâ€™ve compiled three top locations that honeymooners and travel agents have listed as their favorite and hottest spots.
First on the list is Hawaii, according to About.com, the Travel Channel and CNNMoney.com. Wondering what makes Hawaii the top choice for couples year after year? About.com had this to say about Hawaii:
â€œThe air is filled with the fragrance of exotic tropical flowers, such as plumeria. Thick banyan trees gracefully drop their branches to the ground, and grow upwards from there. The water is a pristine turquoise blue. The beaches are immaculate, and uncrowded. And you can try out just about any water sport you ever imagined. After all, surfing began here.â€
Other places to visit in Hawaii include Waikiki Beach, Pearl Harbor, and Kailua Beach. Couples can also go snorkeling in the Haunama Bay, go on a rainforest hike on the Manoa Falls trail, and watch marine life at Sea Life Park, just to name a few.
The next location travel agents recommend is Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. One can never run out of romantic things to do with your sweetheart, from viewing the city atop the Eiffel tower or the Notre Dame, to taking romantic strolls in Parisâ€™ Luxembourg Garden, or even raising a bet to kiss each other on every bridge you pass! Weâ€™ve all seen the scene in movies â€“ a couple engaged in a deep kiss on a bridge overlooking a river. Why not try it for yourselves and feel the romantic atmosphere that Paris is known all over the world for? Other places to visit include the Louvre, the Seine River, the Versailles, and high fashion department stores such as the Galeries Lafayette, Printemps, and Le Bon Marche.
Last and definitely not least is Aruba. Despite the hot climate (the country registers an average of 82 degrees F year round), Aruba has captivated the hearts of newlyweds and travel agents alike. From sightseeing and getting around by both land and sea, to enjoying the countryâ€™s culture and cuisine, or to pampering yourself in one of the numerous spas, Aruba is a popular tourist destination and honeymoon choice. And donâ€™t just take our word for it. Testimonials from people who love Aruba can be found at the Arubacommunity forum .
Other popular destinations include Niagara Falls, Las Vegas and St. Bartâ€™s, to name a few. Of course, no destination is the right place for everyone. Some newlyweds like traveling independently, but some like an all-included package wherein they donâ€™t need to worry about anything since everything is taken care of.
Your choice of where to go for your honeymoon depends on when you get married and want to get away, how much time you have, and your budget. Just donâ€™t forget to take your cameras and make beautiful memories, regardless of which place you choose.