We did several things to make our honeymoon extra-special.
First, we didn’t leave until two days after the wedding. This gave us time to rest after the wedding and reception, as well as an extra day for visiting with family that we didn’t get to see very often. We stayed in a nice hotel those two nights so that we felt like we were away from home, but we were able to enjoy the trip that much more because we were well rested.
Our trip to California involved three phases. We flew into San Francisco and stayed on Nob Hill for three days of romance in the US city that is best suited for it: cable cars, sites, neighborhood shops, fine dining, etc. Next, we spent two days driving along US 1 down the coast. The scenery was gorgeous, highlighted by a walk on Pismo Beach in the most beautiful sunset we had ever seen. Our destination was Anaheim, where the third phase of the trip was three fun-filled days at Disneyland, to which my bride had never been.
Our honeymoon set the stage for a lifetime of romance, beauty, and fun together. Seventeen years later, we still can’t think of anything we could have done better.