USA + Canada
Napa and Sonoma Honeymoons
For stateside romance, few places can beat the rolling hills and world-renowned vineyards of California's wine country, an hour and a half north of San Francisco. Come here for a quick getaway or a more involved trip spent sniffing wines, strolling the coast, and surrendering to spa treatments and hot springs.
Which sounds more like the ideal vacation -- baking in the hot sun on a tropical beach or watching two majestic bald eagles frolic on a windy beach off Icy Strait with the jagged, glacier-capped mountains of the mighty Fairweather Range in the background? If you chose the latter, you should consider a trip to southeast Alaska. This region has some of the most magnificent scenery and trekking grounds in the world.
Located within the White River National Forest and divided by the Roaring Fork Rover, Aspen is an adventure-lover's paradise. Aside from the obvious winter sports, there is also ample opportunity for backcountry skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, dog-sledding, and a romantic hot-air balloon ride or two.
The Windy City, which sits on the edge of gorgeous Lake Michigan, is a world-class metropolis. This Third-Coast city (those Great Lakes are big) has 29 miles of lakefront parks and beaches plus 18 miles of lakefront biking and walking paths, and there are also countless places to view the beautiful skyline -- you can take in the entire downtown in one fell swoop. There's tons of theater, music, and culture, and some of the best food you'll ever eat (especially the pizza).
Florida Keys Honeymoons
A true paradise, the Florida Keys provide mainlanders with a taste of the tropics in a locale that's easy to reach -- even by car. The crystal-blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico surround this 110-mile island chain, which includes Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine and the Lower Keys, and Key West. Adventure-seeking couples and beach bums alike can enjoy a vacation in the Keys, home to some of America's most beautiful beaches and thriving marine life.
Fort Lauderdale Honeymoons
This sun-kissed south Florida city has been dubbed the "Venice of America." The newly renovated Fort Lauderdale beachfront Promenade attracts millions of visitors each year with its stunning golden sand and easy access for divers and snorkelers to explore the undersea life of the coral reef and sunken ships off the coast.
Las Vegas Honeymoons
Abundant slopes and a super-long season have helped Whistler rank as one of the top-rated North American ski resorts and have earned it the honor of hosting part of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Rent a slope-side chalet in this skier's paradise, and you can simply wake up, pop on you skis, and hit the slopes. With roaring fireplaces and skiing from November to August, this easily accessible destination is a great choice for the active and the cuddly.