Top Three Southern California Honeymoon Spots

It is always hard to come back from a lovely weekend and start another week. What a drag right? Well, we still have the weekend on our minds too, and that is why today we today’s post is all about weekend getaways. If you are looking for a short honeymoon trip, and something super romantic, yet close to home, then we’ve got you covered! Get ready to pack your bags and head out to your “staycation honeymoon”. Yep, you do not have to travel too far to have a romantic trip with your love. Take a look at our top three favorite spots in Southern California to honeymoon. All of them are in the downtown areas, and what can we say, we love downtown cities!

  •  Downtown San Diego: San Diego is one of the most beautiful cities in California.  What is great about this city is that there are so many things to do, and great places to see! Out of all the places in San Diego, we love the downtown area the best. Downtown San Diego has everything in one spot! From amazing restaurants, hip bars, fabulous hotels, a fantastic ball park, to the sands of the breathtaking beaches. Here is a sample itinerary: Take the train (the train ride itself is super relaxing with stunning ocean-views!) to the heart of downtown, and check in to one of the many lovely hotels. Once you check in, take a stroll down and eat at any of the many places for lunch. There are some pretty darn good places to eat. Our favorite spot? Oh, that will be another post another day! Ask your desk concierge, or yelp it!  After eating, you can head to Seaport Village, which is a tourist spot, but has cute little shops to browse, and can walk along the gorgeous oceanside. Holding hands and enjoying each other is perfect!  If the local San Diego Padres Baseball team is at home, you can attend the game that evening. Following that, you can head to a local bar, or head back to the hotel, where some of them will have live music to enjoy. The next morning after breakfast, you can check out the historic USS Midway Museum, or take a walk to the harbor and have a  romantic picnic. Take the train back home, and do not have to worry about traffic and can relax and browse through the weekend photos together.



  • Palm Springs: We can not get enough of Palm Springs.  Within 1-2 hours of Los Angeles, San Diego, or Orange County, this fantastic dessert destination is the perfect weekend honeymoon location. We personally like to stay in downtown Palm Springs. Stay at one of the many lovely and quaint boutique hotels close to downtown. Most of the hotels have pools, because as you know, it can get pretty hot. But that is the best part! Pool parties, or just relaxing in one of the cabanas.  As soon as you enter Palm Springs, you already feel relaxed. Things to do with your love? Go the pool, lay out, and relax! When is cools down, you can head to the downtown street where all the restaurants are.  Whatever your craving, you will find it! From romantic spots, to funky and cool places, downtown Palm Springs has some great options. It is just fun to walk around downtown and check out the stores, and eat some fabulous food. Best thing about Palm Springs and why it is our choice for a honeymoon spot? Just that you can do absolutely nothing but eat and lay out at the pool, (throw in a couple’s massage and spa day in the mix), and you have yourselves a pretty amazing honeymoon!


  • Laguna Beach: One of the most gorgeous and iconic spots in Orange County, California. Staying in Laguna beach is like a newlywed paradise. We do not even know where to start with this location, as it is really perfect. y at Hotel Laguna or The Laguna Beach Inn, as they are two great hotel locations. Not only do these hotels have breathtaking ocean views, but they are steps away from the beach, restaurants, park, and art museums. After some sunbathing all day, and a lovely dinner, make sure to take a walk and enjoy the beautiful sunset. That in itself is so romantic, that you will want to live in that moment forever.

Whatever destination you choose, make it your own, and make sure to enjoy every moment! Pack your bags and go!




Top Five Island Honeymoon Destinations

Going on an island honeymoon is the dream of just about every newlywed couple. An island offers gorgeous beaches, exotic foods, and privacy. Many couples just assume that Hawaii is the best place to go and that is where they book their trip. While Hawaii just might be the best spot on Earth, there are multiple islands that make up the Hawaiian Islands, as well as many other amazing destinations you can look into. Here are our Top Five Island Honeymoon destinations!

#1 – Bora Bora, Society Islands

Bora Bora is in the Society Islands of French Polynesia in the Pacific Ocean. The island is surrounded by a lagoon and a barrier reef and in the center of the island is the remnants of an extinct volcano with two peaks. A major tourist destination, the island has a permanent population of just under 9,000 inhabitants. There are many resorts that have sprung up over the last ten years, with Hotel Bora Bora being the first resort to feature over-water bungalows. You can get to Bora Bora on flights with Air Tahiti.

#2 –  Saint Lucia

Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea and is northwest of Barbados. It has a population over 174,000 and the official language spoken is English. What makes Saint Lucia so amazing are the pristine beaches, cobalt blue oceans, and the amazing lush green landscape inside the interior of the island, which includes a few golf courses. The island nation is home to some of the best resorts in the world, with plenty of water-sports activities and island tours to whet your appetite for adventure.

#3 – Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an island and the smallest of the provinces that make up Indonesia. It is described as a paradise with a spiritual nature, along with earning the reputation as having the best surf in the entire world. The population of Bali is 3.8 million and most of the residents practice Balinese Hinduism. The island is well known for its well developed arts, including dance, sculpture, painting, leather, metalworking, and music. There are many amazing resorts to enjoy the surf, sand, and culture of this haven.

#4 – Manafaru, Maldives

Manafaru is one of the islands that makes up the Republic of Maldives. This small island is more like a giant resort, featuring 83 villas, half of which are perched over water. If Manfaru isn’t in your plans, look into other islands in Maldives. There are 300,000 inhabitants on the 185 islands, with the biggest sector of the economy being tourism. The islands feature many resorts, totaling over 92 as of 2007, many of which feature over-the-water bungalows for people to stay in.

#5 – Kaua’i, Hawaii

Kaua’i is the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands and is 562 square miles in size. Thanks to its volcanic origins, this might be one of the most lush and breathtaking islands in the world. One of the must-see places on Earth sits on this island in the form of Waimea Canyon. At 3,000 feet deep, Waimea Canyon is often referred to as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific” and is sure to take your breath away. There are many small towns on the island, many of which cater to resorts that tourists stay in. If you love breathtaking canyon views, contrasted by gorgeous scenic ocean views, then Kaua’i is the place for you.

Top Five Island Honeymoon Destinations

A picture of me at iconic Kaua’i location Waimea Canyon in Hawaii

Honeymoon Spots for Newlyweds

Your wedding day is a monumental time where you can take memorable pictures, dance the night away, and share happy moments with the people that matters most to you. Most importantly, this special day is the perfect time to show your loved ones how you and your other half are perfect for each other. Simply, “The Big Day” is a time filled with lots of warm memories where your family and friends could witness the love between you and your soul-mate! While the wedding day is a once in a lifetime memorable event that you will always cherish, your honeymoon is equally as important because it is the time where you both could get to know each other intimately. So why not go to a magical place where you could spend some quality time establishing the bond you already share while also enjoying enchanting surroundings? Here are three destination spots that have always been on my bucket list and hope to visit. I believe these three places are beyond breathtaking, ultimately scream paradise, and are my favorite honeymoon spots! You never know, it could be yours too.

Santorini, Greece. Of all the beautiful islands in Southern Greece, none is more breathtaking than Santorini. Nestled right in the heart of the Aegean Sea, this enchanting Greek island is truly a wonderful place for newlyweds to visit. Santorini is most famous for its white wash homes built right on the cliffs, spectacular views, Mediterranean cuisine, and stunning sunsets. Many locals and tourist compares Santorini to the “Lost City of Atlantis” due to its euphoric scenery. In addition, the island of Santorini has been known for having stunning sunsets. Whether you and your spouse are taking a spontaneous stroll through the city, enjoying a nice day out by the infinity pool that overlooks the sapphire ocean, or trying authentic Mediterranean cuisine, Santorini is the ideal destination for newlyweds because it combines beauty and peaceful atmosphere, the perfect combination for new couples to experience.

The Seychelles Islands. The island of Seychelles has been called the “most idyllic island” getaways in the world. Not many people knew about the island of Seychelles until Prince William took Kate Middleton (now Princess Kate!) for their honeymoon, thus making it a worldwide destination spot for couples looking for a romantic vacation. Situated north of the Indian Ocean, this little island has been regarded as one of the most romantic destination to visit—it is every beach-goers fantasy! Picture yourself walking along the white sand beach bordered by clear, aquamarine water. The only footprints in the sand for miles are yours and your spouse! How romantic is that? Whether you both are soaking up the sun, sharing kisses under the shade of a palm tree, dining under the stars, remembering all the hilarious shenanigans that happened at your wedding, or talking about the blissful days to come in your new life together as a couple, Seychelles is the perfect destination for newlyweds to enjoy, unwind, and be close to each other intimately while experiencing the ultimate paradise.

 The Amalfi Coast. Probably considered as one of the most breathtaking places on earth, the Amalfi Coast or “Costiera Amalfitana” has been a crowned jewel of Italy. This coastal town is an ideal destination for newlyweds because they are immediately captivated by the beauty of its’ unique territory, magnificent landscapes, golden shores, and Greek and Roman architectures. Amalfi is composed of natural beauties like the bays, caverns, and seaside cliffs that could ultimately impress AND enchant anyone! The coast is also divided into many towns, which is great for newlyweds to explore and learn about the history of each place. If you like spectacular scenery luxurious living, and pure serenity for you and your spouse, the gorgeous Amalfi Coast in Southern Italy is an ideal honeymoon spot for you. With its stunning coastline, sophisticated hotels, picturesque villages and authentic Italian food and wine, Amalfi is the perfect choice for newlyweds to enjoy a luxurious and romantic honeymoon.

Whether you are embarking on your first honeymoon or celebrating your first-year anniversary as newlyweds, the island of Santorini, Seychelles and Amalfi are magical destination spots that will make every moment memorable for newly married couples. Even if you are only having lunch at the cute little café or staying in-door to have a lazy day, these three paradise destinations will definitely make you fall in love with the beauty and elegance each place has to offer. Most importantly, it will also make you fall in love with the love of your life all over again like it is was the first time. Santorini, Seychelles, and Amalfi consist of pure bliss, serenity, and picturesque surroundings—the perfect combination for intimacy and enjoying one another’s company! So brides, are you ready to book your next trip with your spouse/significant other to paradise? I know I am.