Your Virginia Honeymoon

    From the moment you get engaged, you are not only daydreaming of your perfect wedding but also your unforgettable honeymoon. Where will you go? So many people opt for exotic places like Fiji or the Virgin Islands. Fun-loving couples may opt for a week in Disneyworld. Obviously, the world is your oyster when you’re choosing where to spend your first week or two of wedding bliss with your spouse. These days though, whether it’s due to wanting to be frugal, inability to travel overseas, or any other reason, many American couples are vacationing somewhere right here in the good old U.S. of A. Let’s take a look at some reasons Virginia could be the perfect honeymoon spot for you and your sweetie. After all, the state’s motto “Virginia Is For Lovers” exists for a reason. 

    You Two Are Outdoorsy 

    Nowadays, if you open any dating app, you’re hard-pressed to find a profile that doesn’t contain a user pictured on a mountaintop somewhere from a recent hike. While many of these may be one-time experiences, Virginia has a lot to offer you if you and your future spouse are the outdoorsy types. The Appalachian Trail runs through the entirety of the state, and the Blue Ridge Mountains offer a ton of different trails to hike. The majesty of the views you experience on these hikes is second to almost none. 

    Even if you’re not hiking outdoorsy, in general, Virginia has some of the most beautiful foliage in the country. If you’re planning a fall wedding, you have to experience the leaves changing throughout the state. One of the most popular places to experience this magical period is along Skyline Drive around the Charlottesville area. Bonus, Charlottesville is also a well-known town to get married in with its abundance of breathtaking venues. 

    You Share A Love Of History 

    With Virginia being the birthplace of the first permanent colony for the English in America in 1607 at Jamestown, it sets the stage for the entire state to be rife with history. You can’t take a drive down any highway or minor rural route without being inundated with historical signs and landmarks. Not only that, Virginia is known as the “Mother of Presidents” as it can boast of being the birthplace of more presidents than any other state in the country. While the civil war is a controversial and devastating part of our country’s history, the confederacy’s capital, Richmond, Virginia, is a great place to learn about the state’s history. There’s also the city of Williamsburg which was home to many battles and, of course, Charlottesville, Virginia. Thomas Jefferson had a significant hand in making Charlottesville the special place it is. Of course, these are just a few examples of historical cities or towns to visit – but you’ll have around a week on your hands, so there’s plenty of time to experience the state’s rich history!

    You’re A Little Bit Country…

    And a little bit Rock ‘n Roll! Virginia has everything from ocean views, rural hillsides, and farmlands, as well as city nightlife. With the nation’s capital, Washington D.C. nestled in a portion of Northern Virginia, you can get all the fun of an ample city nightlife with bars, clubs, and restaurants if you want a piece of that on your honeymoon. So while you surely bought some fun sex toys for men and sexy lingerie for these wild nights, put them to use! Then you can leave the following day and head to a quaint bed and breakfast in any small town in the state. The antiquing in Virginia is second to none, and there’s even Honky Tonks if you’re looking for them. There’s also a bustling nightlife scene in the city of Norfolk, Virginia, as well as Richmond. So, if you two walk that fine line and want the best of both worlds, Virginia can give it to you. 

    You’re Beach Bums 

    Though you won’t be lying poolside or oceanside in Cancun, you can still enjoy a relaxing (or bustling) beach experience, depending on where you decide to go in Virginia. Virginia Beach offers a quiet experience up towards the North End, or you can stay in one of the many hotels in the brightly lit and highly trafficked boardwalk area. Whichever direction you want to go on your beach stay, Virginia Beach offers it. 

    Of course, there are many other towns in Virginia; this list is a mere taste or jumping-off point. If you’re not close enough to drive to Virginia for your honeymoon, you should rent a car so you can easily and quickly experience all it has to offer. Happy trails and congratulations!

    Main Photo by Andrea Piacquadio.

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