22 Ideas for Planning Your Honeymoon

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When it comes to planning your honeymoon, there are endless possibilities. You could go anywhere in the world: a tropical island, an exotic European city, or a secluded cabin in the woods. But with so many options available, how do you choose?

Here are some ideas to help get you started. Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation, or something in between, and whatever your budget is, this list has got you covered. So read on and start planning the honeymoon of your dreams!

Where and How to Spend Your Honeymoon

1. See the Northern Lights.

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, head to Iceland or another location where you can see the northern lights. These magical lights are sure to take your breath away.

2. Visit ancient ruins.

Explore together the wonder and mystery of ancient civilizations by visiting sites like Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, or Pompeii.

3. See animals in the wilds.

Go on a safari in Africa and see gorillas, elephants, lions, leopards, and hippopotamus right where they live.

4. Go whale watching.

Get up close and personal with these majestic creatures by going on a whale watching tour. You might even see dolphins or other sea life as well!

5. Learn to surf or scuba dive.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to surf or scuba dive, there’s no better time than your honeymoon. These activities are great for adrenalin and water lovers alike.

6. Ride horses on the beach.

Spend a day horseback riding on the beach. That is a great way to relax and enjoy the natural beauty of your surroundings.

7. Lounge on a beach all day.

Is there anything more romantic than spending your days lounging on the beach with your new spouse?

8. Go on a city tour.

If you’re visiting a big city for your honeymoon, go on a guided tour. You will learn about the history and culture of the place. You’ll see all the famous landmarks and maybe even some hidden gems.

9. Attend a music festival.

Whether you love classical music or rock n’ roll, there’s sure to be a music festival that appeals to you. That is a great way to see live performances and experience new cultures.

10. Go on a hot air balloon ride.

For a breathtaking experience, go on a hot air balloon ride together. You’ll get to see the world from a new perspective and create lasting memories.

11. Go skiing or snowboarding.

Consider spending your honeymoon at a ski resort if you love winter sports. There are many beautiful resorts to choose from all over the world.

12. Stay in a villa.

For a truly luxurious honeymoon, book a stay at a villa. That will give you plenty of privacy and space to relax and enjoy each other’s company.

13. Tour a winery or brewery.

If you love wine or beer (or both), spend a day touring some local wineries or breweries. That is a great way to learn about the production process and sample some delicious products.

14. Take a road trip.

There’s something special about packing up your things and hitting the open road with the one you love. Road trips are the perfect way to see different parts of the country (or world) and bond with your partner.

15. Go camping.

Get back to nature by spending a few nights sleeping under the stars. Whether you opt for a secluded spot in the woods or a more developed campground, this will be a memorable experience.

16. Go kayaking or canoeing.

Explore a nearby lake or river by going kayaking or canoeing together. That is a great way to get some exercise and spend time outdoors.

17. Go stargazing.

For a romantic evening activity, go stargazing in a nearby park or field. That is the perfect opportunity to cuddle up with your new spouse and dream about your future.

18. Play tourist in your town.

If you’re staying close to home for your honeymoon, take the opportunity to play tourist in your town. Visit all the local attractions you’ve always wanted to see but never had the time for.

19. Visit a theme park.

If you’re looking for some thrills, spend a day (or two) at a nearby theme park. There’s sure to be something to get your heart racing, from roller coasters to water slides.

20. Get pampered at a spa.

After all the chaos of wedding planning, you’ll probably need some relaxation. Spend a day (or two) at a local spa getting massages, facials, and other treatments.

21. Take a dance class.

Spend some time together learning how to salsa, tango, or waltz. That is a great activity for couples who want to learn something new together.

22. Take a cooking class.

Spend some time together learning how to cook a new cuisine. That is a great way to bond and have fun while expanding your culinary skills.

Draw Up Those Plans Now

Now that you have some ideas of what to do on your honeymoon, it’s time to start planning! Whether you choose one or more of the activities listed here or come up with your own, make sure to book any necessary reservations soon. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity for a perfect honeymoon.

By Bonnie Rush

Bonnie is always on the road with some amazing adventures ahead. Her favorite continent is South America and she’s passionate about culture-focused traveling and ethical and sustainable tourism. During her time in university as a research assistant for a sociology professor, she realized she can’t fully understand cultures from a safe distance. She quit her job to become a full-time “voluntourist,” which brings her to places where she can immerse in local communities and support their causes. On top of writing, one of Bonnie’s priorities is offering women advice on how to stay safe while solo backpacking.