10 Romantic Winter Honeymoon Destinations
While tropical destinations top lists of honeymoon recommendations, don’t forget about winter honeymoon destinations available, too. Winter locales can be romantic since they invite you to snuggle up to your new spouse and see the world around you transformed into a winter wonderland. These 10 frosty but romantic locations will have you ready to pack your coat, scarves, and mittens!
Gorgeous year-round, Vail is most famous for its winter activities. During the day, ski and snowboard on the slopes of the White River National Forest, then head into town at night for concerts, festivals, and trendy restaurants.
Explore the historic landmarks and winding streets of England’s capital city during the winter months. You might get lucky and have a sprinkling of snow during your visit, but even without a flurry, London is magical during the winter (and cheaper!). Go ice skating at one of the city’s rinks or warm yourself with afternoon tea.
Vienna’s temperatures often drop below freezing during the winter, but that doesn’t stop this thriving European city. Bundle up and head out to see Vienna’s museums, take in a concert, or people watch while you sip a coffee in a cozy cafe. If you need to add some warmth to your trip, stop by the steamy Imperial Butterfly House, where it feels like summer every day of the year.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
Ski and snowboarding aficionados will revel in the choices that await them in Lake Tahoe during the winter. With sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing options, you could do nothing but winter sports for the duration of your winter honeymoon. Take in gorgeous views via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley and go for a soak at Sierra Hot Springs.
Quebec City, Quebec
Quebec City is where the old and new world meet! With French influences and winding alleyways, you’ll get a European feel without the price tag of a trans-Atlantic flight. Old Quebec sparkles with lights around the holidays, while snow lovers will be delighted that the city receives over 150 inches of snow each year.
Live out your winter dreams in Bangor, Maine, home to some of the world’s best snowmobiling trails. There are also dozens of skiing trails and fun snow tubing courses. For something unique, try the dog sledding at Hermon Mountain: you can watch the organized races or even try your hand at guiding a team yourself.
Come for the annual Christmas markets and stay for the crisp weather and beautiful Bavarian winter. Located just outside the Bavarian Alps, Munich makes for a great destination as you can easily access the museums and biergartens in the city, while the stunning beauty and winter sports of the Alps are an easy drive.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Host to the 2002 Winter Olympics, Salt Lake City is a fantastic place for your winter honeymoon. Explore Millcreek Canyon on a cross country ski expedition and hit the slopes at Gorgoza Park and Deer Valley Resort. For those who’d rather wander indoors, the city has a variety of museums, art galleries, and shopping areas.
Take in the scenery on Whistler’s Peak-to-Peak gondola rides, then combine your love of winter activities with your daredevil side as you try the winter zipline trail through an old growth forest. For traditionalists, there’s incredible skiing, snowboarding, and backcountry tours.
The perfect base to experience everything that central Idaho has to offer, Ketchum is a ski town with an artsy soul. In the quaint downtown, you’ll find cozy restaurants and upbeat bars. Nearby Sun Valley Resort offers plenty of skiing options, as well as a year-round skating rink. You’re sure to find lots of fresh powder thanks to the resort’s snowmaking system, the largest of its kind in the world.