City Honeymoons are incredibly immersive and city locations are often imbued with character. You get a real sense of the cultural heritage and history of a location when you can stroll hand-in-hand through its quaint cobbled streets, or gaze up admiringly at its breathtaking skyscrapers.
Paris, Venice, Florence, Rome and New York City have been five of the most popular city destinations for honeymoon goers up until recent years. However, there has been a surge in couples wanting to visit locations that are further afield. We have compiled a list of our top 5 city honeymoon destinations for you to browse through. If not for your honeymoon, these are definitely a number of locations that need to be added to your bucket list ASAP.
1. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Steeped in history, Dubrovnik is an enclosed city that is surrounded by walls that were constructed around the 16th century. The walls are up to six metres thick and were historically used as a protective shield from outside forces. Nowadays, you can stroll along the top and observe the glistening oceans, as Dubrovnik is only 3 metres above sea level.
The Old Town itself is embellished with stunning baroque style architecture, and has been used as the set location for well-known series Game of Thrones. Once you’ve explored within the walls, you can easily take a water taxi to neighbouring Croatian cities for a larger selection of eateries and nightlife.
2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur is perfect for the adventure-seeking couple that want a bustling honeymoon location with lots of engaging activities and sightseeing opportunities available. Gleaming skyscrapers are an iconic skyline feature here, and the Petronas Twin Towers are a fantastic landmark to visit. They are the tallest twin towers in the world, and they invite tourists in to travel up to see the breathtaking views from the sky bridge.
Also consider visiting the Petaling Street Flea Market, which has been labelled as a lively and vibrant location perfect for the shopaholic looking for great finds at amazing prices. Conversely, the spiritual Batu Caves are a iconic tourist attraction that are worth a visit!
3. Bruges, Belgium
Share a kiss on the embankment of Bruges’ many canals, and eat delectable patisseries in the plethora of quaint cafes and independent bakeries that line the streets. Visit the main square - Markt - where you can engage with friendly locals and discover produce that is not available in mainstream shopping centres. In the Marketplace you will find fresh fruit, vegetables, an array of snacks and handmade local produce.
This honeymoon destination has been labelled as Europe’s fairy tale city. Doesn’t everyone deserve a happily ever after?
4. Hong Kong, China
The city of Hong Kong depicts a beautiful intersection between nature and industry, between the blue oceanic realms and towering skyscrapers. There is something to please everyone here, and it is a city that suits both nature lovers and shopaholics alike. You will find exotic beaches, ancient temples and monasteries to explore. Alternatively you can plan a day out at Disneyland or Ocean Park. You’re never too old to meet your favourite Disney character in person!
Hong Kong is stunning in the daytime, but truly comes alive at night. Seeing an aerial image of the city conjures images of star clusters in the night sky. Victoria Harbour also has a symphony of lights that takes place at 8pm daily, so be sure to stop a take a look.
5. Bern, Switzerland
Bern is the capital of Switzerland and is a UNESCO world heritage site. This is a great honeymoon destination for a couple that love admiring medieval architecture and walking through charming narrow streets. Take a walk around the city and you will find hidden gems around every corner. There are some great places off the beaten path that are just calling your name.
There are also a huge variety of activities and tourist attractions to keep you busy, including the Bern Bear Pit. This is an enclosure situated next to the River Aare, where a happy family of bears have lived for around 10 years. Perhaps this foreshadows you future life after marriage: happy and family-centred!