9 Unique Honeymoon Destinations You Haven’t Thought Of

The wedding countdown is on! Maybe your wedding is a year away or perhaps just a few months from now, but have you booked your honeymoon? It’s time to put down that wedding planner for a while and get to planning that sweet escape. We’ve rounded up some of the best undiscovered honeymoon destinations for all types of travelers. So, whether you’re seeking adventure or prefer to be pampered, we’ve got an alternative honeymoon idea for you!

  1. Foodies — Charleston, South Carolina

    Are you always in search of oh-so-scrumptious food? Foodie travelers love to indulge in different cuisines while globe-trotting. If this describes you, look no further than Charleston. Charleston is a city for all things delicious with its perfect blend of down-home, Southern cuisine. This South Carolina city pours on the southern charm like gravy on biscuits! The streets are lined with quaint shops and historic waterfronts so you’ll have plenty to see between meals, too! 

  2. Off-The-Beaten-Path — Carefree, Arizona

    Desert honeymoons are all the rage! Places like Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park are some of the hottest desert locations right now but if you’re more of a trailblazer, check out Carefree, Arizona. Red rocks cacti and lots of history, this small town is the perfect getaway for off-the-beaten path devotees. Enjoy rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding and more.

  3. Art-Aficionado — Minneapolis, Minnesota

    Minneapolis is a city on the rise with a booming social scene, live music, vintage shops and sports teams. A year-round destination with gleaming skyscrapers and glittering lakes, this city offers activities for every season. Just minutes from downtown, lake-front rentals are all the rage and offer beautiful views no matter the season. And, the real reason for your stay: the art! Minneapolis is cultivating an art scene you don’t want to miss out on you’ll enjoy a sculpture garden and art center among many other artsy attractions.

  4. In Search of Sunshine — Encinitas, California

    Tucked between the urban cities of Los Angeles and San Diego, Encinitas offers the perfect SoCal hideaway for couples looking for a bit of sunshine. Encinitas still gives off some serious Cali surf culture vibes and the beaches are considered hidden gems. Often referred to as the “flower capital of the world,” Encinitas is home to some of the world’s most vibrant botanical gardens and promises some serious sunshine, adventure and relation.

  5. Nature Lovers — Jackson Hole, Wyoming

    Maybe you prefer a woodland retreat to a beachfront getaway. Jackson Hole will fill your days with hiking or skiing. Jackson Hole is encompassed on all sides by mountain barriers and situated a few miles west of the Continental Divide. It occupies the central portion of the headwaters of the Snake River, making Jackson Hole a hub of outdoor recreation with unmatched wildlife watching! Elk, deer and countless other animals can be found throughout the valley. If getting back to nature is your honeymoon heart’s desire, you won’t be disappointed.

  6. Thrill-Seekers — Zion National Park, Utah

    Seeking an epic journey, packed with adventure? There’s plenty to be had in different places all over the world, and one that shouldn’t be overlooked is a hike through the Zion Narrows, southern Utah’s premier hike in Zion National Park. For 16 miles, the canyon winds through crimson sandstone, in some spots stretching 2,000 feet high. Lush gardens spring from the walls and ponderosa pines grow in nooks. Not adventurous enough for you? This hike is no cakewalk.  For more than half the hike, you’ll be trekking through the Virgin River! Take your time and camp overnight at one of the dozen designated campsites located deep in the canyon.

  7. Beach Loafers — Maui, Hawaii

    Though it might sound like the stereotypical honeymoon destination, Maui is the perfect spot if you consider yourselves beach loafers. Instead of the crowds in Honolulu, escape to Maui and opt for a lower-key beachside town like Pa’ia. The main hub of Maui’s North Shore, Pa’ia is steeped in history, lots of local culture and awesome aloha vibes. It’s home to some of the most incredible beaches in all of Hawaii: Baldwin Beach, Pa’ia Bay and Ho’okipa Beach Park.

  8. Workout Enthusiasts — Iowa

    Spending a week riding your bike across the state of Iowa may not have been at the top of your list, but for the workout enthusiast, it just might be the honeymoon you’ve been dreaming of. The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI) takes place the third Sunday in July, when riders take to their bikes for a jaunt across the state of Iowa for a site-seeing excursion on two wheels unlike any other. Participants take in the beauty of America’s heartland, wheeling over farm roads that may normally only see tractors or a few cars each day. You’ll ride into Iowa towns that welcome you with open arms and some Hawkeye hospitality.

  9. Road Trippers — The Wild West of New Mexico, Colorado and Utah

    The great American West is more than cattle ranches, cowboys and tumbleweeds! Take a road trip through the desert of New Mexico, the mountains of Colorado and the canyons of Utah. In New Mexico, stop in Santa Fe and enjoy the Spanish-style plaza, chili-based cuisines, Native American crafts and Southwestern furniture. Then head to the San Juan Mountains in Colorado. These mountains form the southern part of the Rockies and enjoy the scenic backdrops along with rafting, skiing and snowshoeing. Your final stop is at Lake Powell in Utah. Just outside of Salt Lake City, Lake Powell offers world-class hiking, rock climbing and biking.

Your Future After “I Do”

Your big day takes a lot of planning but so does preparing your future as Mr. and Mrs. Connect with your local Farm Bureau agent to ensure your forever is protected. Your agent can help walk you through our life, auto and home coverages.