6 Places to Consider for the PERFECT Mini-Moon

Never heard of a mini-moon? Let us explain! If work schedules or budgets don’t allow for a full-blown honeymoon right away, there are many options for mini-moons around the US that will leave couples feeling miles away from home. Here are 6 destinations that will help you escape to celebrate your newlywed status without breaking the bank. Still in the middle of the planning process? These spots also make for great weekend getaways  or a mini-moon with your partner!

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1 Portland, Maine:

This coastal New England city has all the charm of Boston, Massachusetts with more of a small town vibe. Eat fresh-caught lobster (and see how it’s caught on a lobster cruise), visit the Old Port District, and eat your way around the area on a food tour to see why Bon Appetite named Portland the “foodiest small town in America.” The best part? You’ll find lower prices than some of the other more tried and true vacation destinations.

2 Temecula, California:

If when you think of a wine-centric trip, you start dreaming of Napa and Sonoma, you’re not alone. But if you’re looking for a more wallet-friendly wine country vacation, head to Temecula. It’s Southern California’s leading wine region and one of California’s best kept secrets. Enjoy tremendous views, local wines, and a welcoming community. Plus, prices here are more reasonable than more touristy areas. See the sights from a hot-air balloon or visit Old Town Temecula for some antique shopping.

3 New Orleans, Louisiana:

For the couple that loves food, music, culture, and nightlife, there isn’t a better pick than the Big Easy. With gorgeous mansions masquerading as hotels, incredible Creole cuisine, and the best live music you’ve ever heard, it’s no wonder New Orleans is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. Take a walking tour of the French Quarter, eat beignets at Cafe Du Monde, and learn why NOLA has been called the “most haunted city in America” on a ghost tour.

4 Santa Fe, New Mexico:

Need to regroup after the wedding? There’s no place better than the serene setting of Santa Fe. Picture vast desert landscapes, picture-perfect mountains, and blue skies that don’t quit. The warm weather and relaxed vibe will have you feeling back to normal in no time, and the natural hot springs don’t hurt either. Plus, with a vibrant artists’ community, delicious Mexican-American food, friendly locals, and a raucous nightlife community, there’s something for everyone.

5 Newport, Rhode Island:

For couples looking to enjoy the best New England has to offer, this is the spot. Once the home of New England’s wealthy elite, Newport features ornate mansions, freshly caught seafood, quaint art galleries, and friendly locals. This is the spot for those seeking a quiet repose after the hustle and bustle that comes with the wedding weekend. For the best view head to the Cliff Walk.

6 Walland, Tennessee:

This quaint town is located in a valley at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Book a few nights at Blackberry Farm, one of the world’s top hotels, to really feel like you’ve escaped from it all. The 4,200-acre rustic retreat offers the best of southern hospitality with all the luxury you’d hope for on your honeymoon.

Where would you want to venture for your mini-moon, Loverlies? Let us know in the comments!

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