Honeymoons and weddings have looked very different this year and last, and we know it can be discouraging or frustrating. However, that doesn’t mean you need to get down or give up. We’re here to give you some post wedding relaxation inspiration. There are still beautiful places to go, and they’re right around the corner. If you’re looking for different staycation ideas and close to home honeymoons, you’re in the right place!
If you call the outdoors home, and you’d much rather be out there than in here, consider spending your honeymoon in a secluded cabin or treehouse (yes, a treehouse!). You don’t need to take a cross country road trip either. Hocking Hills, in Logan Ohio, offers a wide range of chalets and cabins that are perfect for a cozy outdoor getaway. Honeymoon cabins can be found on the Hocking Hills website or on Airbnb. Take a hike through the woods, or kick back in the hot tub with a bottle of champagne and toast to your new lives together!
If the treehouses caught your attention, there are a few different places to look. One is the Berlin Ohio Treehouses and the other is The Mohicans. Both offer amazing views, standard amenities (heat/AC, indoor showers, indoor bathrooms, and TV) and of course privacy. With both of these locations it is important to look and book early because they fill up fast especially with spring coming. Another outdoor getaway option is booking a staycation on Buckeye Lake. When it comes to booking a place to stay, Airbnb has you covered. While there, experience the lakeside restaurants and bars, wineries, breweries, paddle boarding, boating, jet skiing, and so much more. One other place to consider when looking at outdoor destinations is Put-in-Bay. Take a ride on the ferry from Catawba to PIB and then rent a golf cart for the week. Choose to explore the square, go to the lighthouse, eat at the local restaurants and bars, see Perry’s Monument, or go to the Put-in-Bay Winery. Visit Trip Advisor or the Put-in-Bay website for perfect honeymoon stays!
If the outdoors isn’t your thing, don’t worry because there are three majorly cool cities to consider honeymooning in. Stay in Columbus and explore breweries you’ve never been to or walk/ride the Scioto Mile. Get lost in the magic of the Franklin Park Conservatory or visit the Columbus Zoo. If you choose to stay downtown, hangout in German Village, at The North Market Farmers Market, or in The Short North. When choosing a place to stay, consider Hotel LeVeque, The Timbrook Guesthouse, Canopy Short North, and DogHouse Columbus as inspiration.
If you’re looking to go up north to Cleveland consider staying at the Metropolitan at the 9, Hyatt Regency Cleveland, or Kimpton Schofield Hotel. Visit the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, West Side Market, the Cleveland Zoo, and the Cleveland Botanical Gardens. At night choose from hundreds of different restaurants and bars or even try your luck at the JACK Cleveland Casino!
When looking to stay in Cincinnati explore the websites of the 21c Museum MGallery Hotel, the Radisson Hotel Cincinnati Riverfront, The Cincinnatian Hotel, and The Lytle Park Hotel. Pack a picnic and spend one of the first afternoons as a married couple at the Smale Riverfront Park or Eden Park. The Krohn Conservatory, Findlay Market and Rhinegeist Brewery are other destinations to add to the list. Most places are within a 10 minute walk or drive from each other! If you’re still feeling lucky, opt to spend a night at the Hard Rock Casino.
Despite all that is going on, there are still great places to go that are only a short road trip away. Choose to relax with your partner as newlyweds in the state that you call home. Use this post as staycation inspiration, and explore all that Ohio has to offer. Keep following for more wedding tips and inspiration. If you choose to go to any of these places let us know by leaving a comment!