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The Perfect Honeymoon Destinations in California and Beyond

Ahhh… free at last. As much as you enjoyed the wedding party celebrations, it's time to relax under the sun, on a beach, or in the woods with your significant other. As husband and wife, for the very first time. A honeymoon is not just a post-wedding vacation; it's also a semi-private celebration of love between the newlyweds. As most couples embark on a trip to a hot destination nowadays, a honeymoon wasn't always considered. In this blog post, we'll dive into the history of honeymoons and which spots are most sought-after destinations in California, among other locations across the United States. Lastly, we’ll dive into what you need to take on your trip.

Why Is It Called the 'honeymoon' and What's Supposed to Happen?

Dating back to the early 19th-century, a honeymoon was considered a post-wedding event where couples would take a "bridal tour" to visit relatives who could not attend the wedding ceremony and celebrations. This practice spread from Great Britain to other parts of Europe soon after. This might be where travel came into play for most wedding couples who could afford to do so. However, honeymoons took a more literal meaning according to ancient history.

If you've ever tasted the distilled honey beverage known as 'mead,' then you have tasted the origins of the honeymoon. According to several theories, mead was used as a good luck drink soon after the wedding and was supposed to be consumed by the couple for thirty days straight, or until the next full moon. It was supposed to bring good luck to the couple and was believed to increase fertility and act as an aphrodisiac. If the bride got pregnant within the first year of marriage, the credit would be given to the honey mead consumed during the first moon cycle of marriage.

Of course, most cultures don't practice mead drinking post-wedding, but the honeymoon term did stick around for hundreds of years later. Today, honeymoons are considered to be one of the primary drivers of mass tourism across the globe. Sure, due to pop culture and films, when we think of honeymoon trips, most of us picture an island getaway or some sort of tropical haven. This is in part due to where the newlywed couple lives. Perhaps they lived in a cold climate and got married in the fall or spring, so why not spend that extra money on vacation in a warmer destination where you can soak in some much-needed vitamin D and vitamin sea.

Honeymoon Savings and Crowd Funding

Paying for Your Honeymoon

As stated above, in the 19th century, couples who could afford to travel would embark on a "bridal tour" to visit friends and relatives far and wide. As socioeconomic classes shrunk, these trips became more widespread, and honeymoons today are almost always assumed to take place far away from home. Of course, due to any type of financial setback, some couples may not be able to afford a honeymoon trip. And what are newlyweds supposed to do with 25 pairs of towels and 12 toaster ovens? Sure, a wedding registry can help guests choose the best gifts and shop wisely for the wedding couple. However, not all cultures take this approach. In many Asian countries, a wedding gift is a monetary contribution from friends and family. Usually, there is a locked box at the venue where guests add an envelope inside it with a written check or cash. Often, the envelopes may be directly handed to the parents of the bride or groom. These monetary gifts typically offset most of the high costs of a wedding. Although, if the parents saved up enough money for the wedding, these gifts could help start the newlywed couple's future or pay for a honeymoon trip.

Celebrating at the Wedding Reception

Nowadays, thanks to the internet, there's a website where you can direct your guests to help pay for your honeymoon. Honeyfund.com is a site that allows couples to fund their post-wedding trip. According to their website, they have helped allocate about $655 million to date for honeymooners. Most notably, a fundraising-style platform, Honeyfund makes it easy to give and receive the perfect wedding gift -- all in cash. For those who have never used the Honeyfund site, they make it very clear how the money will get spent. For example, suppose a couple is planning a trip to the Bahamas. In that case, there is a monetary value given to each aspect of the trip, from $700 plane tickets round trip for each couple to a waterfall excursion led by a local travel guide, from zip-lining over the ocean to a romantic dinner by the sea – the website tracks down the specific amount of money that will be spent on each activity. Thus, your friends and family can see your moments on social media and comment, "Hey, glad you enjoyed the zip-line. I personally picked that activity out for you both! Xoxo." It makes the experience a bit more personable rather than just handing out cash in an envelope. I mean not that we would argue with the latter, but a Honeyfund does make it simple, quick, and secure to fundraise for a honeymoon.

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Southern California

Lasting Love Bridal is headquartered in Irvine, California, which means that we are just ecstatic to share some of our favorite honeymoon locations from the region. Southern California is known for its dry desert heat, luscious mountains ridges, and gorgeous coastlines. It's a no-brainer why couples would plan to have a honeymoon in the golden state – whether they're from here or not. Also known as "SoCal," the region includes eight counties: Los Angeles, Imperial, Riverside, Orange, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ventura. Now, in no significant order, here are the top 5 honeymoon destinations in Southern California.

Honeymoon Trip to Malibu Beach in California

Malibu – If you've never visited Los Angeles, then Malibu would be a great place to start. Especially on your honeymoon in California. Also known as the "twenty-mile zone," Malibu is home to nostalgic Hollywood movies and many famous actors. And let's not forget to mention the inspiration to many classic hits from well-known musical groups such as the "Eagles." You can visit or drive by and take a picture outside of the infamous Hotel California in Santa Monica.

Okay, moving along to the other reasons why couples pick Malibu as a honeymoon spot – there's great food, hotels off the coast, plenty of beaches to choose from, breathtaking mountain views, close to the city, and Hollywood Walk of Fame, and hiking trails. If you're looking for hotels close to Malibu without paying the Malibu price, check out Santa Monica. If you want to stay right on the coast with that Pacific Ocean view, you can stay at the Malibu Beach Inn or the Surfrider Malibu. If you love to hike, you're in for a spectacular treat as you'll be able to explore nature with a fantastic ocean view. There's the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu Creek State Park, Topanga State Park, and Point Mugu State Park.

Honeymoon Trip to Ojai California

Ojai – This valley is a hidden gem. Located in a valley in the Topatopa Mountains, Ojai gives you the small-town charm with the village-like downtown area and plenty of small boutique hotels to choose from. Sure, it's quite a drive up to the mountains, but it's worth it. Ojai produces farm-fresh produce, and its culture is heavily focused on ecology, health, hiking, organic agriculture, spirituality, music, and local art. There are plenty of art galleries and restaurants to visit in the downtown area of Ojai.

So why do honeymooners choose Ojai as a post-wedding vacation destination? The locals know that Ojai Valley Inn is the cherry on top. Located in the middle of the valley, the Spanish-style architecture and promising mountain views no matter where you stand on the property grounds will genuinely transform you out of this world. Or should we say, out of California? With a Mediterranean climate year-round, Ojai is a great place to unwind in style. This hotel also has four pools, a full spa service, pet friendly, a championship golf course, and offers hundreds of outdoor activities with 220 acres of abundant nature. Our favorite activity is visiting the independent orchards and indulging in local wine tasting.

Plan Your Honeymoon Trip to Santa Barbara California

Santa Barbara – Did you know that Santa Barbara's weather was ranked number one in the United States by the U.S. News & World Report in 2018? Santa Barbara is located along the oceans is parallel to the westerly winds, giving the region a warm-summer Mediterranean climate. Tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean, Santa Barbara has plenty to offer honeymooners.

From lush nature to Spanish architecture, the city has a history of both Spanish and Mexican periods, and you can take note of the street names which show the influence of the Spanish era. There are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from for an epic honeymoon celebration. Our top favorite hotels by the coast include the Rosewood Miramar Beach, Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, Hotel Californian, La Playa Inn, and the Ritz-Carlton Bacara. Aside from enjoying a cocktail or morning mimosa by the pool, there are plenty of things to do in Sant Barbara. You can take a walk to the Stearns Wharf, visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden, take a historical tour through the Old Mission Santa Barabara, say hi to the zoo animals, and enjoy the art at the Santa Barbara Museum. The restaurants are just exquisite on this side of town, and if you love beer or wine tasting, there are plenty of local breweries and vineyards to visit.

A Honeymoon Vacation in Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach – Located about 50 miles south of Los Angeles, Laguna Beach is a gorgeous beach city in Orange County. If you're looking for that perfect honeymoon photo-op, the entire coastal line of Laguna Beach is the place to be. With more than 30 coves and beaches to choose from, a honeymoon trip in Laguna beach means plenty of swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, surfing, and tide pool exploring. Not only does this city have fantastic crystal clear beaches, but there's also plenty of hiking trails to choose from.

Laguna Beach is an excellent location for that honeymoon getaway as it's bordered by Crystal Cover State Park, Newport Beach, Dana Point, and the Aliso/Woods Canyons Regional Park. Our personal favorite? The Crystal Cove State Park and Conservancy. If you're looking for an escape from the city or resort-style hotel for your upcoming honeymoon, then a cottage at the Crystal Cover Conservancy is a must! You'll be taking a step back in time when you stay in a restored cottage at Crystal Cove. These cottages were originally built in the 1920s and 1930s, primarily by movie directors and producers. Movies such as Treasure Island and Beaches were filmed at these locations. There are a few cottages that are still awaiting restoration. You can walk through these unrestored cottages and up to the State Park for a midday picnic and ocean view hike.

Plan Your Honeymoon Visit to San Diego

San Diego – We cannot end a Southern California honeymoon destination list without mentioning San Diego. Just about 2 hours south of Los Angeles, San Diego is relatively easy to get to via car, train, or plane. With picture-perfect beaches, plenty of cuisines to choose from, local breweries, and romantic excursions, a honeymoon in San Diego will have plenty to offer.

Our favorite San Diego hotels include the Sofia Hotel, Pendry San Diego, Hotel Indigo Gaslamp Quarter, the Hilton San Diego Mission Valley, and Hotel de Coronado. If you or your significant other loves craft beer, then you're in for a treat! San Diego is the mecca of local craft breweries. The pioneer of the modern craft beer movement in California is found here: Stone Brewing Company. Other well-known breweries headquartered here include AleSmith Brewing Co., Belching Beaver Brewery, Karl Strauss, Modern Times, Pizza Port, and Thorn Brewing. A total of 150 breweries and tasting rooms are scattered across San Diego County. The food in San Diego varies from authentic Mexican to Italian, Asian specialties, Wood-fired California Style Pizza, and plenty of seafood varieties.

There are also plenty of outdoor adventures in San Diego to complete the honeymoon journey in Southern California. These include swimming, hiking, windsurfing, hang gliding, golfing, biking, and skydiving. From our shared experiences here at Lasting Love Bridal, we hear that skydiving in San Diego is pretty impeccable. With breathtaking views of the California Mountain Ridges to the Pacific Ocean and amazing views of our neighboring country of Mexico, it's a great place to experience the view from 6,000 feet above the ground.

Top Honeymoon Destinations in Northern California

It's no secret that California is a relatively large state, stretching from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Because of its large size, California has very distinct weather in both the Southern and Northern regions. Northern California comprises 48 counties, starting at Big Sur and ending at the Oregon State Border.

The top half of the state is known for cooler weather, its infamous wine country, majestic scenery, plenty of rivers and lakes, lots of rainfall, and the birthplace of the farm-to-table movement in Berkeley. With so much history, coastal destinations, vineyards, and forests to explore, NorCal can easily be considered the perfect romantic getaway for a honeymoon. Today, we're picking out the top 5 honeymoon destinations in Northern California, in no specific order.

Mendocino County for a Relaxing Honeymoon Vacation

Mendocino County – Located about 3 hours north of San Francisco by car, Mendocino County stretches from the Pacific Ocean coastline to the peaceful redwood trees found throughout the Mendocino National Forest. Not only is Mendocino an excellent place for a romantic honeymoon getaway, but it also offers plenty of activities for newlyweds who are looking for more adventure in nature.

Lake Mendocino is a 700-acre protected nature reserve where fishing is permitted for those who feel at peace fishing the day away. Head on over to Big River Estuary for boating and swimming activities. There are also plenty of hidden beaches and great places to hike or camp in Mendocino County. Now, for the honeymoon that thrives on room service and drinks by the swimming pool, the village of Mendocino is the place to be! The village is located in the coastal community of Mendocino, and it's known for its well-preserved 19th-century architecture. There are plenty of luxury inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts in the village. We promise the fantastic ocean views from Mendocino will be on the top of the post-honeymoon album.

Stay in a Fairytale Cottage at Carmel by the Sea

Carmel – Carmel-by-the-Sea has been one of those hidden gems that burst in popularity once more users were active on social media. And we wouldn't blame them. Carmel-by-the-Sea, or Carmel for short, lives up to the hype with its picturesque fairytale cottages, boutique shops, museums, fine dining, local events, and top-notch hotel stays.

The nearest airport to Carmel is about 4.5 miles away, but there are cheaper options available through San Jose or San Francisco airport. If you're looking to make a road trip from Los Angeles or NorCal to Carmel for your honeymoon, the Pacific Coast Highway does not disappoint. It does take a little longer driving through the scenic PCH, but if you have time, it's worth it. Don't forget to tour the 17-Mile Drive at Pebble Beach if you decide to spend your honeymoon up here. It's one of the most scenic coastal drives you'll ever encounter. It's full of dramatic cliffs, snow-white sandy beaches, magical-looking forests, and plenty of excellent golf courses.

Explore the Cliffs at Big Sur on Your Honeymoon Vacation

Big Sur – Not too far away from Carmel-by-the-Sea is the iconic Big Sur. Bordered to the east by the Santa Lucia Mountains and west by the ocean, there are many high cliffs with breathtaking ocean views and an indescribable landscape at Big Sur. Sure, it's the picture-perfect romantic getaway for any occasion, but for those on a honeymoon, it's a unique place you'll experience as newlyweds and share for a lifetime. Big Sur has been rated among the top 35 places to visit in the world with such pristine scenery.

Big Sur has got you covered for those who want to explore the redwoods on their honeymoon; There are several state parks and hiking trails throughout the region. It is also a very sparsely populated region, so you'll feel like you've escaped to a magical land when visiting Big Sur. A few of our favorite attractions at Big Sur include:

– Bixby Creek Bridge

– Hurricane Point Overlook

Nepenthe Restaurant (for the gorgeous views)

– Pfeiffer Falls Hike

– Point Lobos

– Sand Dollar Beach

– Treebones Resort

There are also plenty of hotels to choose from in Big Sur, including resort-style, lodge style, and plenty of inns that are a bit more affordable for a honeymoon. Are you feeling ready to explore and rest in the tranquil environment of Big Sur?

Explore a Vineyard in Napa Valley on Your Honeymoon

Napa Valley – One of the most famous places in California is Napa Valley. Especially for those who love to indulge in wine, Napa Valley is home to hundreds of vineyards. As mentioned before, California is known to have a Mediterranean climate throughout, which makes this the perfect environment to grow grapes and make wine. Napa Valley is a laid-back honeymoon destination, and we're totally into it.

From majestic views throughout the region to world-renowned cuisine and all the wine you could ever ask for, Napa Valley always has romance in the air. There are plenty of options for lodging in Napa, plus a few honeymoon deals you can't resist. Located just 50 miles north of San Francisco, a honeymoon trip to Napa isn't complete without a Hot Air Balloon Ride over the valley. Are you looking to pamper yourselves at the spa? Castiloga is a small city in Napa known for hot springs, mud baths, and, you guessed it – more wineries. After taking a break from the ordinary in Napa, head back to San Francisco at least for a night and check out the farm-to-table restaurants to learn more about the history of California's infamous Bay Area.

Have a Craft Beer Flight in Northern California

The Russian River – Last but not least on our NorCal romantic honeymoon destinations is The Russian River. This southward-flowing river runs through Sonoma and Mendocino counties with a total length of 110 miles. Sure, the river runs through wine county, but there's something out here for the craft beer enthusiasts – Russian River Brewing. Established in 1997 among the majestic redwoods in West Sonoma County, this brewery has a cult following for the iconic Double IPA called Pliny the Elder. Call it brilliant marketing or just great-tasting craft beer. When you visit the region, check out the Russian River Brew Pub in Santa Rosa or the Windsor Brewery.

The Russian River has affordable private lodging throughout, with plenty of cabins and hotels near the river. This honeymoon destination is full of adventure time with plenty of places to swim, hike, wine, and dine. With so many small towns lining its banks, you'll need a car to get around the Russian River's many spectacular and romantic locations. Like many first-time visitors usually ask, why the name? There were Russians who settled along this coast in the 1800s and were among the first to grow grapes in Sonoma County.

Honeymoon Destinations in Central California & Beyond

Who would have thought that California would be filled with so many places to explore? As previously mentioned, the Golden State stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. There are loads of mountain ridges to hike and oceans to swim in. We have covered our top 10 honeymoon destinations in NorCal and SoCal. Let's dive into some honorable mentions located in Central California and beyond!

Visit the Volcanic Rock at Morro Bay California

Paso Robles & Morro Bay – A personal staff favorite here at Lasting Love Bridal is the ever so romantic Morro Bay and Paso Robles. Located close to San Luis Obispo, not too far north from Santa Barbara, these sleepy towns are a honeymoon staple. Starting at the coast with Morro Bay, explore the local aquarium, fresh seafood restaurants, and cute local pubs at night. There are plenty of hotels and resorts in this small coastal city that can fit any honeymoon budget. Once you start exploring, you can't miss Morro Rock, an ancient volcanic mount located at the end of Morro Rock Beach.

You can also drive up to the infamous Hearst Castle, located just 25 minutes north of Morro Bay. A National Historic Landmark, the castle was conceived by William Randolph Hearst, a publishing tycoon. The castle has 42 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 convening rooms, and 127 acres full of gardens and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Visitors can pay for hourly tours for different sections, and you can even book a honeymoon overnight stay at the Castle Inn.

Take a Winery Tour in Paso Robles on Your Honeymoon

Paso Robles may be considered at the baby Napa Valley, or should we say the other Wine Country Region in California. Located about 40 miles north of San Luis Obispo, Paso Robles is a romantic getaway for any occasion. Newlyweds can enjoy the historical resort town with plenty of vineyards to tour and hot springs to bathe in. And yes, another place for craft beer enthusiasts up here in Paso Robles. Firestone Walker Brewing Company is headquartered in this area and has plenty of food and drinks to go around. There are a plethora of places to stay in this Central Coast Wine Region. Here are some of our favorites:

– Adelaide Inn

– Allegretto Vineyard Resort

– Hotel Cheval

– Paso Robles Inn

– The Canyon Villa

Paso Robles brings that small-town vibe with friendly locals, exquisite dining, and plenty of places to tour. If your honeymoon needs a city escape for the day, driving down to San Luis Obispo is a must! There's plenty of shopping and cute streets and alleys to explore in SLO.

Joshua Tree Is a Perfect Desert Vacation for a Honeymoon

Palm Springs – If you and your significant other have never explored a desert destination, then we recommend vacationing in Palm Springs or Joshua Tree for your upcoming honeymoon. Not only is Palm Springs the perfect desert getaway for those who want a quick escape from the city, but it's also full of gorgeous resorts offering plenty of swimming pools and spa treatments.

The night sky in either Palm Springs or Joshua Tree offers spectacular stargazing from almost any place you're staying at. Although Joshua Tree is located in the High Desert at approximately 5000 ft. above sea level, thus it offers better night views as it's darker and less polluted by city lights. So what else can honeymooners do in Joshua Tree or Palm Springs?

Plan a Honeymoon Vacation to Palm Springs California

You can start the day at the Aerial Tramway, the largest rotating aerial tramway globally. Once you're on top of San Jacinto Peak, at approximately 8,500 feet above sea level, there are several observation decks, a museum, two theaters, a gift shop, dining, and over 50 miles of hiking trails. If heights are not your thing, a Palm Springs trip isn't complete without a visit to Joshua Tree National Park. The park is a vast protected area where you'll witness thousands of Joshua Trees. The tree is an integral part of the desert ecosystem, providing habitat for birds, insects, lizards, and mammals.

Now, there are numerous to choose from regarding resorts and honeymoon specials in Palm Springs. Here are our top hotels and resorts in Palm Springs/Joshua Tree that make the cut for that perfect honeymoon getaway:

– Desert Riviera Hotel

– Dive Palm Springs

– Parker Palm Springs

– Sparrows Lodge

– The Hideaway

– The Ritz Carlton

– Two Bunch Palms

Catalina Island Is a Perfect Honeymoon Getaway

Catalina Island – Formally known as Santa Catalina, this island is located about an hour away from the Port of Long Beach by ferry. A hidden gem, to say the least, Catalina Island has still kept its charm alive throughout the years. The island offers an exclusive Romance Package which includes the ferry ride, and hotel stays at either Hotel Atwater or Pavilion Hotel, which are both steps away from the beach, and a host of unique amenities. If you're looking for a honeymoon vacation near California, Catalina is it.

At Catalina Island, you can enjoy various outdoor activities, including swimming, kayaking, bus touring to learn the island's history, and eat at very exquisite or semi-casual restaurants by the beach. Have you ever tried a Bison Burger before? Catalina Island is home to hundreds of Bison. Initially, the Bison were brought over for a film set in 1924, and apparently, they were left here in nature. Since then, the Bison roam freely at the very top of the island. There are tour buses available that take you up from the central city of Avalon to the mountain ridges, where you can witness the Bison roam in the wild.

Here at Lasting Love Bridal, our favorite location at Catalina Island has to be Two Harbors. The small island village has a population of 298, and staying there makes you feel like you've ventured out into a storybook island adventure. Although there are not too many places to stay in Two Harbors, we do recommend booking your bed and breakfast months in advance to guarantee your honeymoon spot on the island.

Taking a Road Trip in California for Your Honeymoon

Fun Fact: Did you know that Marylin Monroe was once a resident of Catalina Island? Before she changed her name and became a famous Hollywood, Norma Jeane Baker married a neighbor when she was 16 years old to escape her foster home life. Her husband at the time, Jim Doughtery, was sent to Catalina during World War II and brought her along. After spending a year in Avalon, Marylin Monroe describes in a written letter that a photographer on the island discovered her. She then decided to divorce her husband, change her name and pursue her passion. The rest is history…

Las Vegas Offers the Ultimate Honeymoon Romance Package

Las Vegas – Last but not least, on our list of top romantic honeymoon destinations is Las Vegas. Now, we know we concentrated on California honeymoon destinations in this blog entry, but we couldn't ignore our friendly neighbors.

Of course, Las Vegas is known as the ultimate playground for any adult who loves to gamble, dance, drink, attend a show, place a bet on their favorite sports team, and much more. Heck, you can even tie the knot in Las Vegas. For a honeymoon trip, Las Vegas ranks up at the top. Not only are there dozens of hotels to choose from, but most of these hotels offer exclusive packages for honeymooners. Couples can book a honeymoon suite in Las Vegas, hang out by the cabana poolside, get a couples massage and toast the night away at a Michelin star restaurant.

There is so much more that can be accomplished in Las Vegas on a honeymoon trip, but I think we will leave that for the next blog post on USA Top Honeymoon Destinations.

Honeymoon Dress Attire and Packing List

Depending on how often you travel, packing a bag may be either a simple or arduous task. The post-wedding adrenaline rush is finally fizzing off, and it's time for you and your significant other to relax on vacation as newlyweds. According to numerous surveys, most couples choose to take their honeymoon by a beach or at least have a hotel with a pool. Now, let's take a deep dive into what your honeymoon attire should look like and what else you need to pack!

Plan Your Honeymoon Vacation in California for 2022

Everyday Essentials:

– A Light Jacket or Sweatshirt

– Bathing Suits (3 or 4)

– Dressy but Comfortable Shoes for Date Night

– Flips Flops for the Pool/Sauna

– Nice Outfits for Dinner Nights (3 or 4)

– Sandals for Walking

– Shorts

– Sleepwear

– Socks

– Sun Hat

– Sunglasses

– T-shirts

– Underwear

– Walking Shoes

Packing the Essentials for Your Honeymoon Vacation

Toiletries Packing List:

– Anti-diarrhea medication

– Anti-nausea medication

– Beach Bag

– Comb/Brush

– Contact Lenses/Solution

– Deodorant

– Face and Body Lotion

– Hand sanitizer

– Insect repellent

– Pain Reliever

– Razor

– Sunblock

– Toothbrush/Toothpaste

– Tissue

Remember that going on your honeymoon means leaving the stress behind. We encourage you not to pack your engagement ring as it can be misplaced, lost, or stolen. Especially when you're staying in an unfamiliar place, it's easy to forget where you leave your belongings in any hotel room or cabinet. Other essential travel essentials for the honeymoon trip include packing up your ID or passport, credit cards, cash, prescription medications, cellphone charger, and emergency contact information in your wallet or purse.

If you have room for extras, packing up some romantic items can be an absolute hit while on a honeymoon. Depending on where you are traveling to, there may not be many convenience stores around. So if you're going to be spending a lot of time together, a simple gift or gesture throughout your honeymoon excursion can go a long way. And let's be honest, sometimes when we spend so much time together, whether it's with a spouse, friends, or family, tensions may arise over minor things.

Packing Romantic Extras for Your Honeymoon Trip

Romantic Packing Ideas:

– Creating a Honeymoon Song Playlist

– Heartfelt Notes

– Honeymoon Flip Flops (leave your mark on the sand)

– Massage Oils

– Mini Electronic Candles

– New Lingerie

– Personalized Honeymoon Luggage Tags

– Rose Petals

– Sand Holder Keepsake

Swimsuit Trends for Your Honeymoon Attire in 2022

Saving the best for last, we're going to cover: Honeymoon Attire for the Ladies. As of Summer 2021, these are our favorite honeymoon style trends:

– A Classic String Bikini

– Bathing Suit Cover-up

– Classic Ray Ban Sunglasses

– Cuttoff Denim Shorts

– Drawstring Linen Pants

– Leather Jacket

– Maxi Dresses

– One-Piece Asymmetrical Swimsuit

– Straw Hat or a Bucket Hat

– Sweetheart Robe

– Vintage Style Swimsuits

We hope that our top honeymoon destination list in California has given you and your partner or spouse many ideas on where to visit and where to stay during your romantic getaway. Stay tuned for our next blog post!

Xoxo,

Lasting Love Bridal