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If you’re looking to soak up some sunshine, the winter months are the perfect time to head to Bangkok. Countless temples provide endless awe-inspiring sights while the local food scene is nothing short of spectacular. Bangkok’s buzzing nightlife scene provides endless options for cozying up in a dark corner with a cocktail.
Ah, Paris, the classic go-to for a romantic getaway. Picture this: the Eiffel Tower spectacularly illuminated while snow gently falls; steaming baguettes and hot espresso enjoyed in the crisp winter air. Paris exudes romance – plain and simple – any time of year. Winter, however, has the added bonus of making you feel like you have the city to yourselves (along with a few locals, of course).
If lounging on a beach sipping cocktails sounds like your idea of a newlywed reboot, head to Honolulu, where you can have your pick of phenomenal beaches. If your honey is more of an outdoors type and you’re totally ok living that beach bum life, Honolulu strikes the perfect balance between stunning outdoor adventures and prime relaxation options. Yes, marriage is about compromise, but in Honolulu, you won’t have to.
Urban explorers will find their happy place in the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona. The city, dotted with gorgeous Gaudi architecture, is the perfect place to put some miles on your walking shoes (and hit a few tapas bars along the way). With so much to see and do (and so much delicious food to eat), you can pack your itinerary as much or as little as you’d like. Added bonus: Barcelona is easily accessible to plenty of beautiful day-trip destinations if you crave a change of scenery.
It may be winter in our neck of the woods, but in Cape Town, December is the middle of summer and it’s the perfect time to embrace nature’s beauty. Take in Cape Town’s stunning sights like Table Mountain and Cape Point and then book an intimate table for two at Cape Town’s world-class dining destinations.
Iceland is a particularly magical place to be in winter and celebrating there as newlyweds? Sign us up. Relax in one of Reykjavik’s excellent natural hot springs and don’t forget to look up, this is prime time for the Northern Lights.
New York City
If you’re city dwellers through and through, there’s no better place to be than NYC. The city that never sleeps will give you endless options to kick off married life. Try the hottest new restaurants, take in a Broadway show or two, or explore the quirky side streets of Brooklyn. Whatever your style, NYC has you covered.
If you and your partner live to be by the sea, head to Auckland, where two huge harbours and a seaside promenade will help you get your fix. With Auckland as your honeymoon home base, you can easily explore the area’s islands and their many natural wonders, like rainforests and thermal waters.
Escape to Marrakesh for your honeymoon adventure and try to resist the intoxicating charm of the city’s vibrant scene. Colourful market stalls, gorgeous gardens, and ornate palaces are ripe for exploration. Be careful, or you and your sweetie might enter into a love triangle with Morocco.