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4 Epic Places to Go on Your Mini-Moon

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For some couples, the timing may be right to marry, but wrong for a honeymoon. Perhaps they lack vacation time or funding for their dream vacation.

Enter the “mini-moon” that’s less of a splurge but still a getaway. The main idea is for couples to travel less, vacation more. Trips that are two to four hours away typically fit the bill.

Here are 4 popular places mini-moon destinations:

1. The Lodge at Woodloch in Hawley, Penn.

Located about 150 miles north of Philadelphia, this all-inclusive Poconos resort is ideal for an intimate getaway. Newlyweds can enjoy a romantic package with rose petal turndown service and spa services or a gourmand package for foodie couples that want to grow their passion of food together.

2. The Crystal Springs Resort in Sussex County, N.J.

Adventurous couples who want to get away from it all can shoot archery, go horseback riding or paddleboard on a bucolic lake at this spot less than two hours northwest of New York.

The resort also features six golf courses, two spas and a 135,000-plus wine cellar awaits.

3. Rosarito Beach Hotel in Baja California, Mexico

San Diego couples looking for a more exotic mini-moon may drive less than two hours south to Mexico and enjoy a beachside stay. Here guests can take surf lessons and croon to their hearts content at the karaoke bar.

4. The Parker Palm Springs in California

The Parker’s swanky digs, located just two hours east of Los Angeles, may appeal to these couples looking for a quick excursion to try something new together like playing croquet or getting their game of pétanque.

If the sun’s too hot, they can canoodle in the poolside cabanas complete with their own dedicated Cabana Person and a stocked refrigerator.

Photo courtesy of The Lodge at Woodloch

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