September 8, 2016 in Wedding Rings
I'm the kind of girl who loves to get out her comfy sweaters, jeans, and boots at the first sign of fall. When that first yellow leaf appears on one tree, I'm already there. I love the colors, the smells, the temperatures, and the pumpkin coffees and baked goods. Fall is a beautiful time of year to get married, plus it's a great time of year to take a honeymoon. With so many options, you can go anywhere to do almost anything and enjoy the first few days with your new spouse during the fall months.
It's no secret that summertime is the time of year when the theme parks are chock-full of families. With school being out for summer, you'll see lots and lots of kids, teenagers, and babies. This may not be a problem for some, but if you are trying to have a fun yet romantic time on your honeymoon, then you may have a nicer time at the bigger theme parks without so many little ones running around. Now, you must remember that there will still be kids, but there will be considerably fewer during the fall months, as families are getting involved in the school year and other fall activities. The larger theme parks have a lot to offer those who are celebrating their nuptials, including romantic suites, dinners, and spas. If you like having fun adventures and both of you are thrill-seekers, this is a great option for your honeymoon.
One of my favorite things about fall is the beautiful colors that nature presents us. A great place to see this wonderful display of Mother Nature is in the Northeast. Leaf-peeping tours, trail hikes, and fresh apple cider and baked goods are just a few of the little things to look forward to when visiting the Northeast. There are many little towns that have great shopping and quaint B&Bs, and there are also some awesome larger cities that boast great resorts, galleries, and museums. Many local farms offer fresh produce or maple syrup, while parks and rolling hills offer some great outdoor hikes and sight-seeing tours.
Wineries and Vineyards
The harvest time for vineyards is the fall. There are many wine-tastings and even grape-stomping activities at this time of year. It's a great opportunity to see how the grapes are harvested and the wine is made. In particular, the Napa Valley offers beautiful foliage and the fare of local gourmet chefs. There are great activities to experience, including hot-air balloon rides, vineyard tours, and spa outings. This is a wonderful option for that fall honeymoon.
The last frontier, Alaska, is a great place to visit on your honeymoon. An odd but wonderful activity is to enjoy the Northern Lights. Visiting the major cities, like Anchorage and Fairbanks, can be enjoyable, but to see natural wonders, check out Denali National Park. The temperatures tend to be moderate and usually stay in the 40s and 50s for most of the day. During September, the days get shorter, so there is the increasing darkness to remember, but that just makes the nights longer (wink, wink)! Most hotels offer Northern Lights packages and still have awesome accommodations, too. Each city in the state offers some great activities as well, and the views of the mountains aren't bad, either.
Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao
If you just want that summertime warm-weather feel, visit the "ABC" islands for your honeymoon. The climate is well-known for being perfect every part of the year, including the fall. If you want to escape the cooler temps, this is the honeymoon trip for you. This area isn't included in the hurricane belt, so you won't have to worry about that as your big day gets closer. These islands have beautiful waters, sandy beaches, and great diving at the coral reef. It will never get out of the 80s temperature-wise. There is wonderful marine life to discover, and there are many great locations for after-dark recreation as well.
Everyone loves Paris in the springtime, but what's better than that? Paris in the fall is less crowded and more affordable for those who want to go overseas. The magnificent sights, the museums, the gardens, the culture, the food, the wine, and the romantic language are great, and the list goes on and on. But other great places in Europe to visit on your honeymoon in the fall would include London, Ireland, the Athens, Rome, Venice, and Barcelona. The shopping, the food, the sightseeing, and the countryside views would make Europe a perfect fall honeymoon destination.