Wedding Locations That Will Make You Want to Travel
Jan 07, 2019
Destination weddings allow couples to experience the world's most romantic and scenic spots during one of the most exciting days of their lives.
These spots are often full of beauty, culture, and great food — so it's no surprise that popular wedding destinations are also popular destinations for travel in general.
Something about travel ignites romance in the soul. Whether you're single, planning a wedding, or just looking for a romantic getaway, here are five scenic wedding locations that will make you excited to travel.
1. Kyoto, Japan
Kyoto is a popular wedding destination for both Japanese and international travelers. As the cultural and historical center of Japan
, Kyoto encapsulates a lot of what makes Japan beautiful in one place.
The city is full of temples, shrines, and traditional Japanese gardens, all of which are gorgeous and romantic places to visit even if you're not getting married there. And, the hospitality industry in Kyoto provides a memorable experience for anyone — from geisha entertainment to small, traditional ryokan inns.
Kyoto is surrounded by natural beauty, so many travelers decide to visit during the spring cherry blossom season or to see foliage in the fall to experience the colors of the region. However, Kyoto offers amazing culture and scenery any time of the year.
2. Rovinj, Croatia
One local tourism site
calls Rovinj "the city of romance and art." This picturesque Croatian city inspires romance in many who visit. Rovinj has a long history, both Roman and Croatian, so its churches, colorful buildings, historic streets, and local markets make it perfect for a thoughtful and romantic getaway
While in Rovinj, travelers can enjoy numerous cultural and scenic attractions. The seaside town boasts gorgeous sand beaches, thriving nightlife, and breathtaking tourist spots like the church of St. Euphemia, which is a historic cathedral and popular wedding destination that stands tall at the city's center.
3. Kauai, Hawaii
Hawaii is a popular wedding destination for U.S. travelers. As the island chain's most undeveloped island
, Kauai is perfect for couples looking for a little privacy to enjoy each other's company in nature.
All sorts of travelers will enjoy the scenic destinations in Kauai. From gorgeous natural beaches to stunning waterfalls surrounded by thick mountain greenery, there's a destination for any traveler or traveling couple here. Plus, if you live in the western United States, it's only one short plane ride away.
4. Mackinac Island, Michigan
One of the most romantic ways people show their appreciation for each other today is by taking a step back from their busy modern lives to be together. On Mackinac Island, travelers can experience this slow-paced living without being interrupted.
Mackinac Island is a truly historic wedding destination. There are no cars allowed on the island and many of the buildings are colonial or Victorian styles. The island is such a popular romantic destination that it houses more than 60 wedding vendors
You can spend your time on the island enjoying the water, eating the famous local fudge, or riding around town in a horse-drawn buggy. It's a perfect place to get away — and for many in the U.S., it's close to home.
5. Loire Valley, France
Though visiting Paris should be on any romantic traveler's bucket list, those looking for a slice of French country life should visit Loire Valley. Just two hours away from Paris, this area is known for its quaint villages, historic castles, and top-notch wine and food.
The many chateaus in the area provide travelers with the best wine in the countryside and the scenic vineyards are perfect for photos and a relaxing stroll. One of the local chateaus, Chateau d'Ussé, is even said to be the inspiration for the setting
of "Sleeping Beauty." It doesn't get more romantic than that.
Whether you're single and looking for love, engaged, or married and looking to renew your vows, these destinations provide positive experiences for almost anyone. Popular wedding destinations around the world are well-equipped to cater not only to couples but to all travelers. When you visit one of these places, you're likely to find rich culture, amazing local food, and gorgeous natural scenery.
If you're engaged and preparing to get married, a destination wedding might just be the adventure you need to make your special day extra memorable.
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Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective , an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Ruffled, and more!
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