After the big day is over, it’s time for the honeymoon! While your wedding day may have felt like a whirlwind that you planned for your friends and family, your honeymoon is truly all about you and your new partner. Your honeymoon is a time to focus on your relationship, relax, and leave the rest of the world behind.
After the stress of organizing your wedding, you’re going to need some serious R&R. Whether that means hanging by the pool, taking in the glitz and glamor of the city, or climbing mountains with the love of your life—Europe has it all!
JJ’s House designer sees firsthand how much couples need to relax once their wedding is complete. Here are her recommendations for the top five European honeymoon destinations to see, taste, and experience it all:
The gorgeous capital of Lisbon is a busy and exciting city to spend your honeymoon in. With its’ unique districts and deep historic ties, Lisbon is a wonderful spot if you and your honey are into beautiful, ancient cities that cling to hillsides and overlooks the Tagus River. A liberal and welcoming city, Lisbon has great nightlife as well and is quite safe for tourists.
For all its beauty, Liston remains one of Europe’s least visited capitals—so take advantage while it’s still a (mostly) undiscovered paradise.
Retreat with the elites on the shores of Nice, France. This seaside gem is a young, bustling city with great food, great bars, and gorgeous beaches. From the rocky and populous Coco Beach, to the prestigious (and private) Castel Plage—Nice is a city known for its beaches.
Old Nice will give you a glimpse into the city’s history where you can enjoy some open-air dining and peruse the Cours Saleya Market. If you’re a lover of architecture, we recommend you take the time to visit the Nice Cathedral, the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, and the Palais Lascaris.
As elegant and finely made-up as any grand old dame, Spain’s central capital is one city that is bursting with life and culture. Madrid is the home of the absolutely essential Prado, one of the best art museums in the world. So, if you are into art, this is the place to go.
If you’re into sports, the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium is a must visit, and the Gran Vía is the place to go for a romantic stroll.
There aren’t many people who visit Italy who don’t fall in love. The warm exuberance of the people, the beauty of the locale, and the culture and food, all come together to make this a perfect honeymoon destination.
Take a cooking class together, experience some of Italy’s renowned fine wines, and explore the gorgeous countryside of this one of a kind spot.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is a recipe for romance. Bisected by the Vltava River, the capital city of the Czech Republic is full of old-world beauty. Nicknamed the “city of a hundred spires”, Prague’s architecture is a true wonder.
Peak season is April to October, when the weather is mild and you can enjoy some of the city’s many beer gardens
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