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Honeymoon Hotspots: Where are Newlywed’s headed?

New research has revealed each US state’s favorite honeymoon destinations, with Indonesia taking the top spot as the most desirable destination for American newlyweds in eight states. Of those, seven were interested specifically in Bali.

The analysis revealed that Indonesia topped people’s wish lists in eight states, with Hawaii, Kansas, Idaho, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming all wanting to visit Indonesia. When broken down, the majority of these states search the most for a honeymoon in Bali, apart from Kansas, which searches most for a honeymoon in Indonesia in general.

Mexico ranks as the most Googled honeymoon destination in seven states. Tulum is the most Googled area of Mexico for honeymooners, with couples in Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Texas all wanting to visit there. Connecticut residents searched for honeymoons in Cabo San Lucas, and Nevada couples most want to visit Puerto Vallarta.

Italy leads the way for a European honeymoon destination. It is the top search in six states, as Florida, Oklahoma, Washington, Michigan, and Illinois are all searching for honeymoons on the Amalfi Coast. In contrast, newlyweds from New Mexico are searching for Italy as a whole.

Switzerland is the most searched-for honeymoon destination in Colorado, Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina.

Newlyweds in four states are happy staying closer to home, mostly searching for honeymoons within the U.S. Couples in Maryland and Minnesota prefer honeymoons in Florida over any other location; those in Utah prefer a honeymoon in Los Angeles, California, and New Yorkers prefer a trip to Oahu, Hawaii for their post-wedding vacation.

Greece is the most Googled honeymoon destination in three states–New HampshireSouth Dakota, and New Jersey–with Santorini and Mykonos being top destinations.

The first Caribbean destination to appear on this list is St. Lucia, the most Googled honeymoon destination for couples in Georgia and Vermont. Belize is the most searched-for honeymoon destination for residents of North Dakota, while Barbados is the most Googled location for Alabama newlyweds.

Honeymooners in Oregon and Montana Googled Aruba more than any other location, whilst Chile was the most Googled option for newlyweds in Iowa and Virginia. 

The Maldives was also the most Googled location for those looking to book a honeymoon from Alaska and Rhode Island.

The Seychelles were the most desirable honeymoon destinations for residents from Indiana. West Virginia couples Googled the romance capital of the world, Paris in France, more than any other destination, whilst Iceland is the top honeymoon destination for South Carolina couples.

Mauritius and Tahiti in French Polynesia were the most Googled honeymoon destinations in Wisconsin and Arkansas, respectively. Delaware favored Ireland as a prime honeymoon destination over any other location, Antigua was the most Googled destination by Maine couples, and the Cayman Islands took the number one spot for Nebraska residents.


Each US state’s favorite honeymoon destination 


State Most Googled Honeymoon Destination 
Alabama Barbados
Alaska Maldives
Arizona Tulum
Arkansas Tahiti
California Tulum
Colorado Switzerland
Connecticut Cabo San Lucas
Delaware Ireland
Florida Amalfi Coast
Georgia St. Lucia
Hawaii Bali
Idaho Bali
Illinois Amalfi Coast
Indiana Seychelles
Iowa Chile
Kansas Indonesia
Kentucky Bali
Louisiana Switzerland
Maine Antigua
Maryland Florida
Massachusetts Tulum
Michigan Amalfi Coast
Minnesota Florida
Mississippi Switzerland
Missouri Bali
Montana Aruba
Nebraska Cayman Islands
Nevada Puerto Vallarta
New Hampshire Santorini
New Jersey Mykonos
New Mexico Italy
New York O’ahu
North Carolina Switzerland
North Dakota Belize
Ohio Bali
Oklahoma Amalfi Coast
Oregon Aruba
Pennsylvania Bali
Rhode Island Maldives
South Carolina Iceland
South Dakota Greece
Tennessee Tulum
Texas Tulum
Utah Los Angeles
Vermont Saint Lucia
Virginia Chile
Washington Amalfi Coast
West Virginia Paris
Wisconsin Mauritius
Wyoming Bali