Looking for something exciting? A new adventure for your honeymoon? America’s east cost is brimming with a vast culture and beautiful scenery. Each state is unique, posing as the perfect backdrop for couples, whether you’re looking for relaxation or adventure on your honeymoon. Take a look below to find out more.
If you don’t fancy sticking in one place, why not plan a road trip along the east coast to see as many sights and famous places as you can. Here are three of our absolute favourite east coast destinations you have to add to your list.
Known for its incredible architecture, busy streets and amazing nightlife, New York is definitely a place you don’t want to miss out on seeing. There are so many places to visit during the day, such as the empire state building, central park and of course the iconic times square. You can count on never being bored in this magical city, but make sure you budget enough spending money for your trip – tips are expected and New York is expensive!
Whether you’re staying for one week or just the day, be sure to plan ahead and pack in everything you can. Here are some of our favourite things to do in the Big Apple.
A trip to Ground Zero is a must – the atmosphere and beauty of the place is something you’ll remember forever. We would highly recommend booking onto a tour with one of the survivors of the event for a really emotional experience.
If you get a chance to see a show on Broadway it is definitely worth the money. It can be expensive, but their shows are something to behold, and some of them will only ever be on Broadway, so make sure you see something that you wouldn’t get the chance to anywhere else.
A boat trip out to the Statue of Liberty is certainly also worth the photo opportunity – you don’t even need to go over to the island itself if you don’t fancy the climb. You can get some great pictures from the boat.
With trips as big as this, it’s always a good idea to set up a honeymoon gift list. Guests could either donate money towards your honeymoon helping towards the overall costs, or donate money towards experiences for you to do during your stay, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s or, if you’re heading out during Christmas time, ice skating at the Rockefeller Centre. That way you get more opportunities to enjoy whilst you’re away and your guests feel like they’ve contributed towards that.
If you’re looking for a place to wind down and relax after wedding planning, Florida is the place for you. The hot sunny beaches with excellent surfing opportunities, the extraordinary street art plus, of course, the one and only Disneyland, are just a few of the exciting things you can experience in the Sunshine State. If you’re heading to Disney, take a look at our top tips for your Disney honeymoon here.
But Florida isn’t all about the home of Mickey Mouse – there are some really cool things to do around the area (aside from lounging on the beach). Why not take a trip to the Kennedy Space Centre just an hour from Orlando – you could visit the NASA launch complex and see the astronaut hall of fame. Or for something a little adventurous, you could jump on an airboat and take a tour of the marshlands and everglades for a spot of crocodile hunting. Check out more about Florida here.
As the capital of the US, a visit to Washington D.C. during your honeymoon is essential. If you’re itching to do some sightseeing, this city is ideal, but it might even be worth booking yourself onto a city tour to make the most of your time there. The hop on hop off buses are brilliant – in any location these are great for getting around to the main locations easily whilst getting to see everything along the way.
There are some wonderful museums around the area that are worth a visit for a bit of culture, and the Lincoln Memorial is a stunning landmark not to be missed. The White House, of course, as the permanent residence of the President, is high on the list of places to visit for any tourist, but there are a few rules if you’re looking for a tour of the building. You must file a request to be booked onto a tour no later than 21 days before your visit, and requests must be submitted through your country’s member of congress in Washington D.C. The tours only happen in the mornings from Tuesday to Saturday, so make sure you plan your trip as far in advance as you can to avoid disappointment as it works on a first-come first-served basis.
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