The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted a lot of practices and traditions, and honeymoons are no exception. Plans have been canceled, and COVID has put a damper on everything.
But life goes on, and if you decide to say ‘I do’ amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s no reason, considering all health and safety protocols, why you shouldn’t push through with a honeymoon.
So, here are COVID honeymoon ideas to consider to suspend that giddy feeling from your wedding day, COVID-19 or not.
There’s no rule that says you can’t spend your honeymoon at home. So, if you’re not comfortable going out at all, get a mini honeymoon right at home. You can simply plan a grand honeymoon when COVID is over.
Here are a few tips to make your staycation at home romantic and meaningful:
- Turn your home into a resort-like sanctuary and decorate it with candles and fresh flowers.
To complete the mood, you can order DIY packages for flowers and buy scented candles.
- Just because you’re spending your honeymoon at home it doesn’t mean that you don’t have to plan for your home activities. Make a list of indoor activities you both enjoy and schedule your day-to-day activities around those.
For instance, you can play board games, do a movie-marathon, cook your favorite meal together, give each other a massage, watch the sunrise or the sunset, or just snuggle in bed.
- Make your time together gadget-free. Gather your phones, tablets, laptops, and everything that’ll distract you from enjoying your time with each other. Avoid talking about work or even watching depressing news about COVID.
Make every day just about the two of you and just enjoy each other’s company
There are risks involved in flying, but, thankfully, there are none with taking road trips. Hence, if you don’t like the idea of just staying at home for the duration of your honeymoon, you can also take a road trip together.
Check for nearby destinations or check for remote ones. The idea is to explore local destinations within your comfort level and make sure that all health and safety practices are maintained.
If you’re not comfortable staying at big hotels, you can check-in at an Airbnb and explore the country like never before. You can go wine tasting in California, go rock-climbing in Colorado, or swimming in Florida. Instead of indoor tourist destinations, opt for open spaces whenever possible.
Check out the best road trip routes when you start planning and consider visiting these areas:
- ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
Asheville is well-known for its restaurants, art districts, and historic sites. Try their restaurants and go sightseeing in their Biltmore Estate.
You can also glamping for those who can’t do without plumbing, electricity, or other essentials. There are several glamping areas in Asheville where you can enjoy the views and the fresh air.
- OREGON COAST, OREGON
Take the Oregon Coast tour and commune with nature. If you have a passion for liquor, there are also at least five distilleries and breweries along the Oregon Coast.
There are also historical and tourist attractions to explore like the Lighthouse at the Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, Tillamook Bay Heritage, Three Capes Scenic Loop, among many others.
- CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Charleston is a perfect destination for couples who like the Southern charm. Walk down old streets that are paved with cobblestones, visit historic sites, or just enjoy the quiet scenery.
You can go to beaches like the Isle of Palms and Sullivan’s Island or visit Shem’s Creek where you can try water sports like paddle-boarding and kayaking. If you want some sightseeing, check out the Middleton Plantation. Don’t forget to try famous Southern food specialties. Don’t worry, experts believe you can’t catch COVID from food.
- PARK CITY, UTAH
There’s plenty to do in this city, and they have some of the best ski resorts in the country. You can go skiing downtown, go shopping, and visit their historic district where you can see old buildings in Queen Anne and Victorian styles.
Plan For A Safe Honeymoon
Even with the COVID-19 threat, you can still celebrate your marriage and your love with a honeymoon today.
There’s no reason why you can’t honeymoon in your house, where you can just enjoy each other’s company and celebrate life, especially with the pandemic the world is facing.
You can also take road trips and see the country, as long as you follow health and safety rules. You can come out of this pandemic phase victorious and happy.