Your first thought when considering honeymoon destinations might be turquoise waters, palm-fringed beaches, and tropical temperatures. However, there are so many gorgeous cold-weather destinations out there that shouldn’t be overlooked! There’s a certain charm, magic, and romance that comes along with wrapping up warm and retreating back to cozy accommodation at the end of the day. Here are some super romantic destinations to consider if you don’t mind braving the cold, or want to do something different than a standard beach honeymoon.
New York, USA (in Winter)
Despite the hustle and bustle, The Big Apple is a seriously romantic destination. If you don’t just want to spend your honeymoon relaxing and lying around in a hammock, it’s an incredible place to consider. If you’re having a winter wedding, you might want to follow the winter wonderland theme through to your honeymoon making a winter in New York the perfect choice. Go ice skating in central park, enjoy how the spectacular scenery looks when it’s covered in a blanket of snow and then spend the evening in a fancy warm restaurant. Perfect!
Winnipeg, Canada (in Winter)
Another stunning destination to consider if you’re honeymooning in winter is Winnipeg in Canada. Spend your days browsing fascinating museums and gorgeous cathedrals. Go for romantic walks in Assiniboine or Kildonan Park and explore everything the exciting city has to offer. As one of Canada’s coldest cities, it’s the perfect destination to experience snow and cold weather magic. There are tons of romantic hotels, spas, and restaurants where you can warm up at the end of each day. Anyone visiting Canada needs electronic travel authorisation so be sure to get this sorted when you’re organizing your honeymoon. You can find out more on the Canada ETA website.
In Europe, this French alpine town is the ideal place to consider if you want cold weather and snow. It’s a popular ski destination, but there’s more to do than just skiing. You could ride the mountain railway, view glacier caves, visit the epic Lake Cornu or explore Aiguilles Rouges National Nature Reserve. And when it comes to love, passion and romance there’s no better place for it than France! Paris might be declared as it’s most romantic city, but the country, in general, is an ideal honeymoon destination.
Another mountainous area which is popular with skiers is the stunning Nagano in Japan. Here you can warm up in the hot springs, visit the parks and lakes or take in the culture and history by exploring the temples. Japanese culture is much different to western culture, and so it makes a fascinating place to visit. And with low temperatures and loads of snow, it’s perfect for a wintery romantic honeymoon too. There are a couple of additional vaccinations you’ll need to consider when traveling to Japan, Japanese Encephalitis being one of them. So be sure to add this to your ‘to do’ list and don’t overlook it during your busy wedding planning!
Would you consider a more unusual honeymoon destination like this?