While a sunny honeymoon where you can kick your feet up with your spouse is what most people see as the norm after the stress of planning a spring or summer wedding, what about if you get hitched in the fall and still want a great honeymoon locale?
Look no further. We’ve rounded up 7 unique, under-the-radar fall honeymoon destinations that’ll offer you a variety of weather, surroundings, and isolation levels. Plus, you might just save some cash and avoid the crowds by honeymooning during this time of the year. Pack your bags and grab your partner – Here we go!
Fall is the perfect time to enjoy Dubrovnik and avoid the hordes of tourists that flock to this pristine coastal town during the summer. You can enjoy the mellow weather and take romantic strolls at sunset on its historic walls that date back to the 16th century.
For a honeymoon that embraces a bit of history and hiking, the town of Cusco is the place to go. It has plenty of hotels to pamper you and your spouse, and its close proximity to Machu Picchu as well as the Sacred Valley gives you a lot of culture to soak in. The city’s Old World charm, with its Spanish-style churches, squares, and buildings, will guarantee that high-altitude sparks fly.
Tofino (British Columbia), Canada
For a closer-to-home option that’s sure to give you the beach but with a more cozy, hip vibe, the district of Tofino is what we scouted out next. Known for the surfing culture of Long Beach (with events even in September and October), kayaking in Clayoquot Sound, and hiking in the beautiful Pacific Rim National Park, you’ll also enjoy elegant cabins and guesthouses where you can stay.
Riviera Maya, Mexico
From the chill of Tulum to the long stretches of beach at Playa del Carmen, this region on Mexico‘s Caribbean coastline gives you white sand beaches, crystal blue ocean, great weather, and luxurious all-inclusive hotels. Plus, your dollars will certainly go farther so you can eat, drink, and spoil yourself to your heart’s content.
Prague, Czech Republic
Strolling through Prague‘s Old City Square, past its towering Gothic churches, magnificent castle, and rustic buildings, you’d think you’ve traveled back in time to a magical city. Enjoy a pint of some of the city’s fine beers with your significant other and enjoy the cool autumn weather. You’ll fall in love with it even more without bumping elbows with summer tourists!
The colorful capital city of this former Dutch colony is both charming and intriguing, complete with unique cuisine and friendly people. While offering up scuba diving and other watersports to keep you occupied, you also have the benefit of being safe from the notorious hurricane season that affects other Caribbean islands during the fall months.
While a slight drizzle and gloomy weather may be present, it’ll give you all the more reason to snuggle up together in the privacy of your room or spend time chatting to the friendly locals in a warm little pub. However, with the city’s amazing castles full of history, luscious fall scenery, and highly rated restaurants, you’ll be tempted to the outdoors, and to make some great memories on Ireland‘s east coast.
Have you honeymooned in a unique location during the fall? Let us know in the comments.