WASHINGTON —

What usually comes to mind when one thinks of a honeymoon? A relaxing day at the beach with crystal clear water, right? Well, according to Jack Ezon, founder of the luxury travel agency Embark, honeymooners are trading in the traditional relaxation days for fun outdoor activities. Ezon provided a few destinations that are designed to spend sunrise to sunset outdoors. 

For those who are looking for the greens on the East Coast:

The Links at Perry Cabin
The Links at Perry Cabin

The Perry Cabin Resorts and Golf Course in St. Michaels, Maryland is the perfect place to experience a wide range of activities without having to step too far out of the Washington, D.C. area. Whether you want to hit the links on their golf course or go head to head in tennis, there are great activities for you and your beau to do together. If you want to step out on the Chesapeake, you can take sailing classes they offer and even become an American Sailing Association certified sailor in three days! Ready to hit the greens? Go to www.innatperrycabin.com for more details.

For those who want to soak up the sun on the West Coast:

Big Sur
Monterey, CA

Monterey, California is an amazing romantic destination for the outdoorsy honeymooners. While you might want to spend your whole time whale watching in Monterey Bay, there are a variety of hiking trails that feature the gorgeous redwoods. Meanwhile, if you are looking for a bit of adventure, the Quail Lodge & Golf Club offers off-road driving lessons. Ready to book? Head on over to www.seemonterey.com for more details.

For those who don’t mind taking a long flight:

Cape Town, South Africa is already known for its beauty and stunning scenery. However, the One & Only Cape Town result offers personalized expeditions to Cape Town’s Table Mountain. While the 3,560-foot summit might be quite intimidating, honeymooners should be encouraged by the picnic waiting for them at the top of the mountain prepared by one of the resort chefs. To take the first steps in planning your vacation, go to www.oneandonlyresorts.com.

For those who want to go down under:

Australia has two outdoor based resorts that are destination honeymoon sites. At the Emirates One&Only resort in Wolgan Valley, they offer hiking expeditions at the Donkey Mountain along with a safari ride in the Nocturnal Safari. To begin booking your honeymoon, go to www.oneandonlyresorts.com for details. Also in Australia, the Southern Ocean Lodge is a place you must visit just so you can say you have been to Kangaroo Island, where it is located. Experience the Galapagos in Australia either hiking or with tour guides. To learn more, go to www.southernoceanlodge.com.au

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