The first known reference to honeymoon was in 1546. A honeymoon is a vacation taken by a newlywed couple after a wedding. Honeymoon destinations can be exotic like Paris or Fiji, fun like Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, or adventurous like skiing in Vermont. But a honeymoon destination does not have to be miles away. There are plenty of places to honeymoon near Baltimore, including the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, Atlantic City in New Jersey, and Virginia’s Virginia Beach and Maryland’s Ocean City beaches.
Pocono Mountains
1004 West Main St.
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
(570) 421-5791
www.800poconos.com

The Pocono Mountains cover 2,400 square miles in northeast Pennsylvania and includes the counties of Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne. The Pocono Mountains offer four seasons of endless fun and a tremendous variety of diversions to honeymooners. The Pocono Mountains features a variety of luxurious resorts, fun things to do, outdoor adventures, bed and breakfasts, and much more. Resorts in the Pocono Mountains include Bushkill Inn and Confernece Center in Bushkill, Camelback Lodge and Aquatopia Indoor Waterpark in Tannersville, Chateau Resort & Conference Center also in Tannersville, and Fernwood Resort in Bushkill.

Atlantic City
1301 Bacharach Blvd.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 347-5300
www.cityofatlanticcity.org

Atlantic City began as the summer home of the lenni-Lenape Indians. In 1854, a local physician, Jonathan Pitney, wanted to turn Atlantic City in to a tourist attraction. Visitors to Atlantic City can walk the boardwalk, swim in the bay, enjoy fine dining and entertainment, and experience casino excitement. Located 55 miles from Philadelphia and 168 miles from Baltimore, Atlantic City is accessible by car, rail, air, and bus. Fine dining establishments include Bobby Flay’s Steakhouse, Luke Palladino’s at Harrah’s Resort, Wolfgang Puck’s American Grille, and Kerry Simon’s Simon Prime.

New York City
810 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10019
(212) 484-1200
www.nyc.gov

New York City covers five boroughs of Manhattan, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. New York City attractions include Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and so much more. Hotels range from high-end hotels, such as Viceroy New York, The London NYC, the Waldorf Astoria, and the W New York to more moderately priced hotels, like the Hotel Pennsylvania, Days Hotel Broadway, and Courtyard New York Manhattan. Entertainment options are plentiful. Visitors can tour a museum or art gallery, take in a Broadway show or attend a comedy show.

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Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City Convention and Visitors Bureau
4001 Coastal Highway
Ocean City, MD 21842
(800) 626-2326
www.ococean.com

Ocean City was a sleepy fishing village until the 1870s when a new bridge brought in tourists. Visitors to Ocean City enjoy 10 miles of beautiful beach from the Inlet to the Delaware state line. The first boardwalk was built in 1900. The newly rebuilt boardwalk offers three miles of restaurants, arcade games, and shopping. Water lovers will love swimming, boogie boarding, kayaking, canoeing, jet skis, and paddleboarding, as well as sunbathing on the miles of beaches. Seafood lovers will enjoy eating their way from one seafood restaurant to the next, especially Phillips Crab House, Phillips Seafood House, Crab Alley, and Higgins Crab House. 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th St.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 385-2000
www.visitvirginiabeach.com

Known by the motto “Live the Life,” Virginia Beach is located on the Atlantic Ocean in southern Virginia. Virginia Beach is on the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and includes the cities Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and towns in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Virginia Beach has everyone for the honeymooner from a three-mile boardwalk of hotels, restaurants, and shopping to beaches to nightlife entertainment. A number of local hotels and bed and breakfasts offer honeymoon suites, including The Breakers Resort Inn, Newcastle Hotel, and the Beach Spa Bed & Breakfast.

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