The most popular honeymoon destination of 2018 is in Europe, and it’s very unexpected

When you think of the perfect honeymoon destination, a few classics probably come to mind. Maybe you imagine the romantic hills of Italy, or the cobbled streets of Paris. You might think about the white sand beaches of Bermuda or the Caribbean, or maybe something exciting and full of outdoor adventure, like Hawaii or Australia. These are all popular honeymoon destinations for a reason: they’re beautiful, they’re romantic, and they’re very fun. According to Pinterest, though, things are changing just a bit. The most popular honeymoon destination of 2018 is in Europe, but it’s still unexpected.

For its annual wedding report, Pinterest looked at some of the biggest wedding trends of the current year and found that Switzerland is actually the most popular honeymoon destination of 2018. Pins for Switzerland are up 856% since 2017.

It’s definitely a little surprising, but when you think about all of the beauty and excitement that Switzerland has to offer, it makes sense. The country is relatively close to both Italy and France, and it’s full of gorgeous mountains and hills, charming towns, and beautiful waterfront spots. It’s beautiful at any time of the year, whether you want a snowy trip or something warmer.

Switzerland might be becoming rapidly more popular, but it’s still a more unique destination that you should investigate before your big day.

If you’re getting married in the fall or winter, Switzerland is a snowy wonderland. It’s an ideal location for the couple that loves to ski or snowboard. There is no shortage of ski resorts and mountains to adventure down — or just cozy up by the fire après-ski.

Going in the spring or summer is just as beautiful. There are adorable towns to walk around and explore, and lots of lakes to lounge by. If you’re looking for adventure, you can hike or take boat trips. If you want to take advantage of being abroad, Switzerland is close enough to Germany, Italy, and France to make a trip to any of those countries easily doable. You can extend your vacation and pick another country to add for a seriously epic honeymoon.

In case you’re not convinced, take a look at these gorgeous photos of the honeymoon destination.

Zurich is always a popular spot:

There are plenty of gorgeous buildings to photograph:

And whether it’s summer or winter, the landscape is beyond gorgeous:

Look at these mountains.

The towns are so, so adorable:

There are amazing views pretty much everywhere:

And of course, you can’t forget about Toblerones:

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we have to go plan our own trip to Switzerland.

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