3 Wonderful Honeymoon Destinations Close To Home
Planning a wedding is exciting. It’s also a lot of work. From picking a date and choosing the wedding party to creating a guest list and mailing invitations to selecting the right venue and customizing the menu (and everything in between), the happy couple is pretty much exhausted by the time the big event approaches. Thank goodness for the honeymoon!
Honeymoons allow the newlyweds to relax and unwind after the crazy busy build up to the wedding and the big day itself. It’s an opportunity for the happy couple to celebrate their new life together and build new memories together. That being said, many couples want to find an ideal honeymoon spot that doesn’t require multiple days and flights. After the wedding is over, they want to find a place that’s not too far away from home where they can unwind and enjoy their vacation.
For all of those soon-to-be-married couples out there who want to find the perfect honeymoon destination that’s close to home, please enjoy the following list of wonderful choices!
Congress Hall – Cape May, New Jersey
A trip to the shore is a favorite vacation for many folks in Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs. This resort kicks it up a whole lot of notches!
Congress Hall in beautiful Cape May, NJ is considered the country’s first seaside resort. Nicknamed “The Summer White House”, this luxurious getaway has been the go-to vacation spot for everyone from multiple U.S. Presidents to Oprah Winfrey to vacationers from all over the globe.
For over two hundred years, Congress Hall has been a beacon of beauty, elegance and enjoyment for anyone who loves the shore. Guests love to spend their days at the beach (with complimentary chairs, umbrellas and towels) or exploring the many boutiques and restaurants in historic Cape May.
When they need a break from the beach, guests can enjoy health and wellness amenities such as yoga or the on-site spa. Evenings can be spent indulging in the resort’s fine dining with freshly-caught seafood fare and locally grown produce. In the evenings, many like to watch the moon glisten on the water while relaxing with a cocktail.
The Nature Inn at Bald Eagle State Park – Howard, PA
For outdoorsy couples who love to hike, canoe and enjoy every element of nature, this honeymoon destination is the perfect spot – The Nature Inn!
Located in the heart of Bald Eagle State Park in Central Pennsylvania, this eco-friendly resort offers newlyweds comfortable accommodations, desirable amenities, gorgeous lake views and access to all of the wonderful outdoor activities the park offers.
When not relaxing and dining at the resort, couples can enjoy their time hiking or biking the park’s many trails, renting a boat to explore the lake, birding at the sanctuary, and so much more. In the evenings, they can unwind at the fire pit, play complementary board games or watch the sun in retreat from the comfort of the patio.
The Ritz-Carlton – Philadelphia, PA
For those who prefer an urbane getaway, a stay in Philadelphia is the perfect honeymoon choice. However, not just any accommodations will do. Make a reservation for The Ritz-Carlton in Center City!
Not only does this vacation destination offer guests such wonderful amenities as Latin-inspired cuisine, first-rate services at the Richel D’Ambra Spa & Salon, and sweeping views of the city, it’s also located near some of the city’s most popular attractions.
Newlyweds can visit historic districts such as Rittenhouse Square and Old City, explore the wonders at the nearby Philadelphia Museum of Art, catch lunch at the Reading Terminal Market, enjoy a show at Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, or head down to the Stadium Complex in South Philadelphia for sporting events and concerts.
If fine dining is a favorite of the happy couple, then they’re in luck. The Ritz-Carlton is located near many of the city’s five-star restaurants, including Del Frisco’s and Ocean Prime.
These are just three of the best honeymoon destinations that are close to home for Pennsylvania residents. There are many more to be found in our wonderful state and our neighboring states, too.
If you’re in the early stages of planning your wedding and are still looking for the perfect venue, look no further than PineCrest Country Club! Located in the Philadelphia suburb of Lansdale, we offer indoor and outdoor spaces that can accommodate any size wedding party. Plus, we can help customize your wedding and offer assistance with any of your wedding ceremony and receptions needs.
Contact us today to tour our available venues or to speak with an event planner!