After several years of marriage, things tend to fall into a routine. You get up, take care of the kids, scoot off to work, take care of the kids some more, then you sleep. You repeat this for five days, then you spend two days taking care of the kids all day. Because of this, it’s extremely common to get tired of the routine and to need a break. Here are a few destinations for you and your special someone can retreat to so you can get away from everything and everyone (except each other, of course).
It’s almost kind of cheating to put Hawaii in this list, but it’s here for a reason. You want to be by yourself with your special someone, right? What better way to do that than literally fly to an island in the middle of the ocean and spend your days in a hammock on the beach? Hawaii is the ultimate getaway destination for many people, and for good reason. You’re not going to find the views that you find in Hawaii anywhere else. If you can afford it, there’s no reason to consider anywhere else.
Not only can you have a second honeymoon in Las Vegas, but you can also get married for a second time, as well! There’s so much to do in Las Vegas that you’ll never be bored. You can check out the many shows or concerts, walk through the Miracle Mile shops, or just walk down the strip. One thing that you shouldn’t have to do, though, is spend your time in a crowded room with hundreds of other people gambling. Thankfully, there are online gambling sites. Stay in your room and curl up with your loved one while you both decide what to play online.
If you can’t afford to go to Hawaii, head to Los Angeles. Granted, you’ll have to deal with your fair share of traffic, but once you’re on the beach, all of your cares will drift away. Travel to Santa Monica and spend the evening on the Santa Monica Pier, riding the Ferris wheel and enjoying the attractions they have. Go to Rodeo drive and do some shopping and celebrity watching. California is so beautiful that you’ll likely drive around the Hollywood hills looking for houses for sale!
Tahiti is one of those places that always makes your “if we could, we’d go there” lists, but you never actually go. Now’s the time to do it. Tahiti is made up of more than 100 islands. If you’ve seen any pictures of Tahiti, you’ve likely seen the huts over the crystal clear water. These pictures aren’t photoshopped in any way — it’s actually that beautiful. If you have the means, go there.
What better way to spend a second honeymoon than in the city that doesn’t sleep? Check out some Broadway shows, visit Times Square, and try to get tickets to the Late Show. If the city doesn’t do much for you, venture a few hours West to Niagara Falls, where you’re guaranteed to fall in love all over again. Hop on board the Maid of the Mist tour boat and get up close and personal with Niagara Falls for an unforgettable moment.
We’re not crazy — Alaska is a beautiful country, and you’ll truly be away from everything. Unless you want to spend weeks driving, catch a flight up to Alaska. You can take a cruise if you like, but the real fun comes with everything there is to do in Alaska. Go sightseeing, have fun kayaking, take a wildlife tour, or just spend the evening camping outside and looking at the Northern Lights. If you’re thinking it’ll be too cold to enjoy those activities, think again — when the Polar Vortex struck in February of 2014, Alaska was warmer than the lower 48 other states.
Any of these destinations would be a great choice for a second honeymoon. With so much to see and do, you’ll have a blast. Have you been on a second honeymoon? Where did you and your special someone decide to go? Leave a comment below and let us know!