Couples with big wedding plans during 2020 found themselves scrambling to adjust. Venues closed and states and cities imposed occupancy limitations to try to limit transmission of the virulent coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Honeymoons were always supposed to be getaways for the newly married couple to enjoy some secluded time together before returning home to practical concerns like merging households, dividing chores, and paying bills. By necessity, couples researched adventurous honeymoon ideas to consider during COVID-19. Thus, just as couples and their immediate families forged ahead with more intimate weddings, honeymoons took new directions.
Getting into the great outdoors while retaining the comforts of a hotel defines glamping. A surprising number of destinations for glamping exist in many states. Couples can find glamping locales within driving distance to avoid being sealed into a plane with passengers still arguing about wearing masks.
Online listing services and research will turn up tents, treehouses, yurts, and cabins, many with access to modern plumbing. Bookings are filling months in advance, so plan now to secure your desired destination.
Rent an RV
For couples who like to move from point to point rather than settle in one place for a week or two, renting an RV might be the solution. Rental companies devised COVID-19 cleaning protocols and should be able to provide assurances about disinfection and sanitization of their vehicles. With careful advanced planning, couples can identify campgrounds that allow RV hookups near sites of natural beauty and historical interest.
Staying home doesn’t have to be disappointing. A staycation can be crafted into an adventurous honeymoon idea to consider during COVID-19.
Whatever the living arrangements are at the time of the wedding, with some attention to detail, a staycation can be an oasis of relaxation and delight. A supply of a favorite bubbly, a list of shows to binge-watch, and a roster of different restaurants to deliver meals each night can make staying home seem like an indulgence. Couples can take turns preparing their signature breakfast for each other, challenge each other to read their partner’s favorite book, or laugh over their “guilty pleasure” playlists.
Add some luxury bath products and chocolates on the pillows each evening, and a staycation can be a peaceful honeymoon at home. Couples can take time together to celebrate their marriage, watch their wedding video, and get used to referring to themselves as spouses. Some couples even take this time to complete small home improvement projects such as painting a room or deciding where to hang artworks and display photos around the home.
Now that vaccines are on the horizon, expectations and hopes are high that travel to resort destinations can resume in the late third or fourth quarter of 2021. Choosing a staycation saves money for you to spend on your dream honeymoon in the future. Look into booking now, as many couples will be thinking the same thing.