If you are considering choosing one of the many honeymoon destinations in New York, you won't be disappointed. New York State is a region in the United States that possesses a truly diversified landscape. Every corner of the state has its own distinctive beauty, and you can easily choose one to match your preferences.

Before you narrow in on a region of New York State though, it is important to ask yourself what kind of honeymoon you and your intended would like to take.

  • Are you looking for something amidst exciting hustle and bustle?
  • Do you prefer something more low-key in a private romantic hideaway?
  • Perhaps you'd like to experience a bit of both?

Whatever your preferences, New York offers it all. From the Big Apple in the south to the majestic Niagara Falls in the west, there truly is the right location for every couple.

New York City

If you are looking for excitement and lots of activity, New York City is the ideal honeymoon destination. "The City", as locals affectionately refer to it, is full of plenty to see and do and is a wonder at any time of the year (my favorite time of year is winter). 

No matter what month your wedding takes place, New York City is a terrific honeymoon location. You can poke around all the magnificent museums and see firsthand all the wonders they have to offer. The two of you can wander the invigorating Times Square, Rockefeller Center, see the Statue of Liberty, take in a Broadway show or visit South Street Seaport - this is just for starters. Central Park is another must-see place full of beautiful scenery; you can even indulge in a horse-drawn carriage ride to accent the romantic aspects of your honeymoon trip.

You and your new spouse can enjoy the exhilaration only New York City can offer when wandering the city streets; it truly is a place like no other. There are numerous marvelous hotels and restaurants located throughout the city for you and your love to enjoy during your stay. You can even plan your honeymoon on a budget. The beauty of a New York City honeymoon is you can make it as animated or quiet as you like, the Big Apple truly has the best of all worlds.

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Taken from the rear of the boat leaving for Liberty Island.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world. Niagara has long been a fashionable location for couples to get engaged, married or honeymoon at because of its ambiance that oozes "love". For many decades, thousands of newlyweds flock to Niagara Falls for their celebratory post-wedding trip.

You can enjoy the wondrous scenery on your trip and take in all the tourist activities the region has to offer. Both the U.S. and the Canadian sides of Niagara Falls each offer distinctive and unique beauty. If you choose this amazing place for your honeymoon, be sure and view the Falls from both sides of the border, truly amazing. (Tip: Be sure to bring your passport if coming back into the U.S., you'll need it for re-entry).

The Falls is the backdrop for some of the most romantic scenery in the world. Not only is this majestic beauty one of the quintessential honeymoon destinations, it is one of the most perfect locations you can choose.

Niagara Falls (2009)
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Taken at dusk during a 2009 trip, this view is standing in Canada looking back at New York.

Catskill Mountains

If you and your loved one are looking for a low-key, quiet and romantic destination, the Catskill Mountains, located in the upper Hudson Valley, might be your ideal honeymoon destination. You can stay in one of the quaint bed and breakfasts, a traditional hotel, or even rent a private romantic cabin nestled in the mountains.

There are many picturesque small towns in the Catskills region to explore and the scenic views are nothing short of spectacular. The many rivers, mountains, valleys, lakes and forests in the area create beautiful memories. If you want a serene and idealistic honeymoon, the Catskill Mountains are definitely worthy of a consideration.

New York State possesses some of the most amazing landscape; each region has its own distinct personality and flavor. Just about any section of the state is a great choice for a honeymoon destination, I have always loved the beauty of the Hudson Valley. Once you decide what kind of trip you want to plan, The Empire State is certain to offer something along your tastes.

Bear Mountain State Park
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Taken during the month of October at Bear Mountain State Park, about an hour north of the city. The Hudson Valley is gorgeous at any time of the year, but is particularly nice during the fall.