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.
Looking for a laid-back escape? Consider Mackinac (pronounced Mack-i-naw) Island, Michigan, a quaint slice of Victoriana tucked into the space between the state's Upper and Lower Peninsulas, near where lakes Michigan and Huron meet. It takes some effort to reach, but once there, you'll be in for some serious relaxation.(more…)
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.(more…)
City-loving couples who want to lounge on the beach all day and show off their tans at a trendy restaurant or nightclub at night will love Miami Beach. This hot Florida destination offers miles of sandy beaches bordered by colorful Art Deco architecture and lots of cultural flavor. From salsa and meringue rhythms to Cuban cuisine and world-class shopping, you'll find it all in Miami. (more…)
This island 30 miles off the coast of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, was settled by Quakers in the 17th century, and became the capital of the American whaling industry in the 18th century. Dubbed the "Grey Lady" because it's often covered in a blanket of fog, Nantucket's windswept moors, rugged beaches, and rose-covered trellises are quintessential New England. This is the ideal spot for a romantic and low-key getaway.(more…)
The falls at Niagara are not just pretty, they're staggering. The sound is deafening; the misty winds are fierce; and the entire park brims with natural wonders. Niagara Falls State Park is the oldest state park in America, and 6 million cubic feet of water gush over the crest of its falls every minute. Guides are full of crazy stories about people toppling over the falls in barrels, and hikes around the area can bring encounters with towering trees and unusual birds.(more…)
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.