6 Amazing U.S. Destinations for a Winter Honeymoon
If you’re planning to honeymoon during the colder months, don’t think that you have to escape to a tropical destination. Instead, bundle up in your favorite coat and scarves, snuggle up to your sweetie, and embrace the snow and ice with a winter honeymoon destination.
This adorable Northeastern town has something for every season, but it’s at its most magical during the winter months. Base your stay at one of the resorts in the area like the Trapp Family Lodge (Sound of Music fans take note: the real Trapp family descendants run this place!) or the Stowe Mountain Resort. There are ample opportunities for skiing, tubing, and snowboarding on Mt. Mansfield, so bring your winter gear. When you’re not on the slopes, head to the Vermont Ski and Snowboard Museum, relax at one of the local spas, or indulge in a romantic sleigh ride.
Niagara Falls, New York
A popular honeymoon destination for over 100 years, Niagara Falls stuns visitors with its raw power and inspiring scope. Leave the passport at home and forgo the Canadian side of the Falls–staying on the U.S. side gives you equally stunning views without the hassle of international travel. During the winter, the falls partially freeze over for a storybook winter scene. While you might want to skip the expected boat ride on the Maid of the Mist, you can still see Niagara Falls on the nearby observation tower. Don’t miss the Illuminations show projected onto the waterfall itself, which is held on select nights throughout the year.
Vail has become synonymous with skiing–and for good reason. This lively, vibrant Colorado town offers some of the best skiing and snowboarding in America and draws tens of thousands each winter season. After a long day on the slopes, walk the heated pedestrian-only streets to discover a new restaurant or bar. Whether you choose to base your visit in Vail Village or Lionshead Village, you and your sweetheart will be sure to find plenty to do both in town and on the slopes!
Salt Lake City, Utah
While Salt Lake City gets chilly in the winter, that doesn’t stop locals and visitors alike from having fun. While there’s plenty of skiing and snowboarding to partake in, you and your new spouse have plenty of other fantastic options to spend you time on. Go ice skating hand in hand at one of the city’s rinks, or indulge your adventurous side with a snowmobiling tour. Culture aficionados will love the many theaters and art galleries around Salt Lake City as well.
Head to the Windy City for an urban winter wonderland. When the temperatures start to fall, Millennium Park becomes home to an ice skating rink, which is the perfect place to start your honeymoon. After a spin around the rink, take in one of Chicago’s many museums or do a bit of shopping along the Magnificent Mile. If you’re visiting near the holidays, make sure to bundle up and head to the Lincoln Park ZooLights Festival.
Teton Village, Wyoming
Home to the famous Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Teton Village, Wyoming, is considered one of the best skiing destinations in America. Head to the nearby Teton Mountain Range where you and your sweetie will find slopes for skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. When you’re ready for a break, grab dinner at the beloved Mangy Moose Saloon. It’s the perfect place for a romantic, adventure filled winter honeymoon!