What comes after “I do”? You’ve said all your vows, posed for all the wedding pictures with your family and friends, eaten some cake… now what? The honeymoon of course. 99% of newlyweds take a honeymoon, which usually lasts seven to nine days. But although there are plenty of popular destination spots for honeymooners, there are many out-of-the-box ideas and places for couples to not only spend time together, but to grow together as well.
Keep The Party Going
Summer is the most popular time for weddings, and coincidentally, music festivals. For the music-loving couple, a multi-day festival after your wedding could be a great way to keep the party going long after the reception is over. Coachella in California and Lollapalooza in Illinois are two of the biggest summertime festivals to go and listen to your favorite bands with your favorite person. There are also big music events to enjoy during the fall, the second busiest time of year for weddings. After the guests have thrown the rice, take a trip to Texas for Austin City Limits or the West Coast for Day of the Dead, a huge electronic music event filled with lasers, smoke and, of course, dancing.
Take To The Road
If going to a big, loud music festival isn’t your cup of tea, a road trip may be the next best thing. Taking a road trip to a place you’ve never been before, where no one knows your name, can be an exhilarating experience. Even driving through your state and seeing all its beauty and history can be calming and educational. For added comfort and amenities, consider renting an RV or camping trailer to save on hotels and lodging. It’s when you’re traveling with your loved one that you really become closer. As they say, getting there is only half the fun.
Viva Las Vegas
Las Vegas is one of the most popular honeymoon trips for newlyweds to take in an extravagant show or dine in some of the fanciest restaurants, but Sin City also offers some pretty amazing thrills. The adrenaline junkies can rest assured that there is something unique for them during their special time. Swimming with sharks at Mandalay Bay, flying a plane, jumping 1,000 feet off the Stratosphere, helicopter rides to the Grand Canyon… even in the most stereotypical spots for newlyweds, there are creative and eccentric adventures to be had.
Tying the knot doesn’t mean having to have a cookie-cutter honeymoon. Throw care to the wind, and do something different from the rest. Whether that involves a nice trip throughout your home state or jumping off a giant tower in Las Vegas, make it one to remember.