Think all those movies based in New York are really shot there? Think again. Hollywood studios have been known to use Vancouver when in need of the venerable East Coast backdrop. Now, couples looking for a multicultural, cosmopolitan getaway are taking their cue. And it's no surprise -- with a dramatic skyline backed by majestic peaks, Vancouver has become a romantic metropolis brimming with cultural attractions, shops and boutiques, world-class restaurants, and adventure.
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.
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.
Walt Disney World Honeymoons
It's no coincidence that thousands of couples seek out Walt Disney World each year. On the menu is a huge selection of rollicking rides, jaw-dropping shows, festive parades, theme restaurants, a bustling nightlife, and -- if you know where they are -- a few truly romantic spots. You can even split your time between the park and a high-seas cruise on Disney Cruise Line, which offers stops in The Bahamas and Castaway Cay, Disney's private island.
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.(more…)
San Francisco Honeymoons
San Francisco wins the hearts of travelers for many reasons. Hills rise and drop everywhere you look. Huge parks share space with skyscrapers and incredibly ornate, bay-windowed Victorian homes. Cable cars rattle over the streets. The Golden Gate Bridge appears around practically every corner -- as does the ocean, surrounding the city on three sides. San Fran is urban without being overwhelming, combining big-time sophistication with the laid-back, dressed-down attitude of the rest of the West Coast.
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).
New Orleans Honeymoons
Despite the damage from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has not let its romantic allure disappear. By night, the town moves to the toe-tapping sounds of Dixieland jazz, Zydeco (Cajun dance music), and intoxicating New Orleans blues. By day, the city offers enchanting nooks to explore and lots to do. The Cajun joie de vivre is extremely contagious.