So many couples have had to postpone their honeymoon due to COVID-19, or decided to just deal with the that “little detail” later (there’s more pressing concerns.) If that’s you, let me be an advocate for planning a minimoon.
I think it’s so important for newlywed couples to actually ENJOY the feelings of excitement and joy after saying “I do.” This means not immediately going back to work and life’s other commitments the next day like nothing ever happened!
Especially for couples who may have decided to postpone their “big reception,”and have an intimate event now. The least you can do for yourselves is take a couple days to get away and celebrate as newlyweds!
And the beauty of a minimoon is that it shouldn’t require too much time, money, or travel. It is realistic and doable for just about any couple. (And you can still take that big honeymoon in the future!)
To inspire your planning, I’ve created a guide with six minimoon destinations in Washington State.I hope this helps you get started. Happy planning!
Some of the businesses here may have updated hours or since writing this post, may be closed due to COVID. Always check their website or give them a call to verify. And as always, please be respectful of any mandates and restrictions these communities and businesses have put in place to protect themselves and prevent the spread of COVID.
Lastly, I tried to acknowledge below the indigenous peoples these lands were stolen from – I’d love to be corrected on any inaccuracies. I hope you’ll join me in committing to learn more about the lands that we occupy and visit, and how we can act in solidarity with indigenous communities. (If you live in the greater Seattle area, one small thing you can do right now is start paying Real Rent to the Duwamish Tribe.)
There are so many resources for hiking on Mount Rainier. Here’s a links to a few to get you started:
Being a literal mountain, Mt. Rainier is not your mecca of fine dining. Plan to pack in the bulk of the food you’ll need during your stay. If you’re craving an actual meal, here’s a few spots in the vicinity: