Via Hotel BristolVienna
As Billy Joel sings in his hit song, “Vienna waits for you…” This magical city in all its historical elegance and youthful energy makes for the ideal honeymoon trip to Europe (be sure to check out these tips for stress-free travel before you book). The city takes a lot of pride in its musical heritage, as home to Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and many other famous composers and musicians. It also has a rich history, including a monarchy that ended in 1918 following the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Many of its buildings were left relatively untouched, so you may feel like you’ve taken a step back in time as you peer at the medieval architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral or stroll through Stadtpark, the neo-Renaissance park where Strauss held many of his concerts. Stay at Hotel Bristol, which has chandelier-clad rooms and an art deco style and is centrally located just across from the opera house. Tip: Ask for a top-level room so you can take in morning and evening views of the mountains that encircle the city.
Prague, Czech Republic
Because Prague, Czech Republic, is so centrally located, you can travel to almost every other major European city from here in as little as a two-hour plane ride. But a visit to this mystical, old-world city requires no additional travel—there’s enough to explore and appreciate all on its own. Whether you have a few days or a full week, you’ll be able to see the city in all its grandeur fairly well, especially if you’re staying in one of its castle-like quarters. For a budget-friendly stay, secure a few nights at Mamaison Hotel Riverside Prague, which, as its name suggests, sits right along the Vltava river, the longest body of water running through the Czech Republic. It’s not located in the more crowded neighborhoods, which makes it the perfect romantic hideaway, though the city center and old town are still easily walkable. If you’re budget is flexible and you’re looking for more amenities, check out Boscolo Prague, which features a gorgeous indoor pool and fully functioning spa, where you can book a decadent couple’s massage. To experience authentic Czech cuisine, hit up popular restaurant Kampa Park, a favorite of local and international celebrities and a wine list that boasts over 150 varieties! Rather stay stateside? These small American towns are perfect for honeymoons!