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27 Romantic Mini-Moon Getaway Ideas in New Jersey & New York

Maybe you're unable to take two weeks off after your wedding. Perhaps you want to save some more money after the big day. Or maybe there are certain travel restrictions that make things kind of iffy and uncertain for planning a *big* trip. Tons of couples have opted for these mini trips that don't require a passport or plane ticket. Check out these local minimoon ideas we've gathered right here in New Jersey and New York!


Hudson Valley

Upstate New York has endless possibilities when it comes to planning a romantic trip. Hudson Valley's mix of old and new is filled with mountain views, scenic drives, historic estates, wine trails, shopping and charming villages, making it a cozy & romantic getaway destination!

  • For art, hiking, biking, wining & dining: New Paltz // Mohonk Mountain House

  • For parks, spas, galleries, renowned restaurants, craft breweries & wineries: Saratoga Springs // Pavilion Grand Hotel

  • For waterfront patios, farm-to-table menus & international cuisine: Rhinebeck // Mirbeau Inn

  • For hiking, fishing, golfing & views: West Point, NY // Thayer Hotel


For a peaceful, quiet, romantic getaway, the Adirondacks is where it's at. These areas have secluded resorts, lakes, mountain scenery, hiking trails, waterfront restaurants, breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Jersey Shore

There's no place like the beautiful Jersey Shore. We especially love the southern shore, where you can find clean beaches, antique shopping, breweries, outstanding restaurants and oceanfront cocktails. The Jersey shore is also great for water sports, boating, crabbing, whale watching and exploring historic light houses.

Crystal Springs Resort

Tucked in the Northwestern Region of New Jersey is a beautiful resort with unique packages. Crystal Springs offers 6 world class golf courses, spas, indoor & heated outdoor pools, gourmet cuisine and private suites, each with their own fireplace to cozy up to. Visit in the winter and you'll be right near skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Mountain Creek!

The Hamptons

If you want to live a weekend of luxury, look no further than The Hamptons. This lovely place always has new bars, restaurants, hotels and pop-ups that quickly become hot-spots. If you're considering the Hamptons, consider what region you want to be near; Montauk is more of nightclub & surf-life vibe, whereas East Hampton & South Hampton has more couples & billionaires; and then there's Sag Harbor with generally more of a low-key vibe.

Finger Lakes

The Finger Lakes region of New York is surrounded by gorgeous scenery and breathtaking sights. Whether you are looking for something more relaxing, adventurous or a little bit of both, it is an ideal location for a romantic getaway. From wine tasting and boat cruises to waterfalls and hikes, visiting the Finger Lakes will definitely be a great choice for a mini-moon with plenty to do. {There's a great article here written by a couple who went on their honeymoon and made some recommendations on things to do and places to eat in the Finger Lakes.}

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