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Katie Sagal

Best Honeymoon Destinations for 2020

You’ve booked the venue, sized the dress, and decided on the cake flavor. Now, you can enjoy even more planning—choosing your honeymoon destination! While it does involve various logistical considerations, planning your honeymoon should be exciting and fun. If you’re at that stage in the wedding prep but haven’t settled on a locale yet, check out these best honeymoon destinations for 2020. Enjoy tropical vibes in Cancun, sleek modernism in Dubai, or mouth-watering cuisine in Cuba. Wherever you end up deciding to go, we hope you have the time of your life.

1. Oahu

What better place to relax and finally enjoy some alone time after the hectic day of the wedding than America’s very own tropical paradise? Oahu is full of relaxing beaches, serene cruises, and even top cultural attractions like art museums and historic palaces. You could also opt to do something fun and new, like learning to surf with your new spouse, going snorkeling in Hanauma Bay, or trying out scuba diving. You should also schedule a romantic dinner or two at any of Honolulu’s best restaurants—its an up-and-coming culinary scene not to be missed. Want to learn more? Read all about the top romantic things to do in Oahu.

2. Orlando

You don’t need to have kids to enjoy a honeymoon in Orlando! Come here to enjoy their unmatched selection of theme parks with rides to appeal to fans of all ages, like Disney’s Star Wars offerings or Universal’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter. It’s also the perfect place for the outdoorsy, nature-loving couple. Tour the Everglades, embark on an airboat ride past the alligators, go on a peaceful cruise through Clearwater Harbor, or just chill on Cocoa Beach. Want to learn more? Read all about the romantic things to do in Orlando.

3. Miami & Cuba

Combine two destinations in one vibrant honeymoon. Miami features many of the best beaches in the country, from exclusive adults-only spaces with unlimited cocktail service to the more affordable public beaches that still boast white sands and azure waters. South Beach is also a popular clubbing destination, with plenty of things to do during the day like tour the Art Deco district. Take a day trip to Key West, or head all the way down to Cuba to partake in their sumptuous cuisine and unique architectural offerings. Of course, it wouldn’t hurt to enjoy some cocktails made with real Cuban rum while you’re down there! Want to learn more? Find out where the most romantic spots are in Miami.

4. Cancun

Another destination that combines the languor of a beach vacation with the exhilaration of an adventurous excursion, Cancun is a top honeymoon spot. Enjoy the excitement of riding a 4x4, snorkeling, zip-lining, and much more at the Extreme Adventure Park. Then, cool off with a swim around Puerto Morelos. Explore the natural world with an eco-tour around local cenotes, or roam the remains of Mayan civilization at Chichén Itzá. Spend your morning parasailing, your afternoon on a cruise, and your evening with a cold drink in your hand. Cancun provides the perfectly balanced vacation with nearly perfect weather (during certain times of year). Keen on Cancun? Check out the most romantic hangouts in the Mexican city.

5. Dubai

Long considered the playground of the rich and famous, Dubai is a popular destination for honeymoons these days. You can explore the culture of Arabia alongside the chicly modern city of Dubai, all while relishing the unique experience of being in the desert (tip: don’t travel to Dubai during the summer months if you want to enjoy any time outdoors on your honeymoon). Go on a camel ride as part of a desert safari. Marvel at the historic dhow vessels on your peaceful evening cruise. See the city from above at the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. There are even many top art museums in Dubai, including one that partners with the Louvre. Heading to Dubai? Read up on the best attractions and things to do for couples.

6. California Road Trip

For the wanderers among you, a road trip may be the best honeymoon idea. Enjoy intimate time spent in the car arguing over the music and debating the accuracy of your Garmin as you string together a trip between these top three California cities. Start in the south with San Diego, where the San Diego Zoo remains one of their more popular attractions for animal lovers. There are also plenty of attractions for history buffs, like the USS Midway Museum. Don’t forget to enjoy delicious Mexican-inspired cuisine at the taco trucks. Then, head north to Los Angeles, where everything Hollywood shines. If you’d prefer to avoid the glitz, then explore Griffith Park with a hike or bike ride and head to La Brea Tar Pits for some real natural history. Finally, proceed due north to hit San Francisco, the lodestone for arts and culture in the state, and be sure to hit up the SFMOMA.

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