The Most Popular Honeymoon Destinations in 2014

What were the most popular places for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon in 2014? The Facebook Data Team put together lists of the top honeymoon destinations in and outside of the US based on Facebook check-ins and a graph of the median distance traveled by country.

Highlights from the findings:

While Las Vegas took the top spot overall, newlyweds from the US were much less likely to check into Las Vegas on Facebook than couples from outside the US.

19% of US honeymooners traveled internationally, but it was couples from South Korea who traveled the greatest distance to their honeymoon destinations, with a median trip of 4,000 miles away from home.

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More than 100 couples checked into a place father than 12,000 miles away from home, almost exactly on the opposite side of the planet from where they started their journey. Couples living in Spain who traveled to New Zealand and Peruvians who traveled to Thailand made up a large proportion of this group.


Honeymoon check-in lists were based on couples on Facebook who both posted a marriage event in 2014 and checked into a location within two weeks of their self-identified marriage date. Check-ins within 20 miles of their home location were excluded.

Top destinations for all (international + US) couples:

  1. Las Vegas, USA
  2. Lahaina, USA
  3. Honolulu, USA
  4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  5. Cancún, Mexico
  6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  7. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  8. Antalya, Turkey
  9. Castries, St. Lucia
  10. Gramado, Brazil

For honeymooners traveling in the US, Hawaii dominates. Top destinations in the US for all (international + US) couples:

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
  3. Honolulu, O’ahu, Hawaii
  4. Līhuʻe, Kaua’i, Hawaii
  5. Key West, Florida
  6. Poʻipū, Kaua’i, Hawaii
  7. Kīhei, Maui, Hawaii
  8. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  9. New York City, New York
  10. Lake Buena Vista, Florida

Top destinations in the US for all (international + US) couples excluding Hawaii:

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada
  2. Key West, Florida
  3. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
  4. New York City, New York
  5. Lake Buena Vista, Florida
  6. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
  7. Orlando, Flordia
  8. Whitehouse, Texas
  9. San Francisco, California
  10. Miami, Florida

Top destinations in Hawaii for all (international + US) couples:

  1. Lahaina, Maui
  2. Honolulu, O’ahu
  3. Līhuʻe, Kaua’i
  4. Poʻipū, Kaua’i
  5. Kīhei, Maui
  6. Kahului, Maui
  7. Koloa, Kaua’i
  8. Makena, Maui
  9. Wailea, Maui
  10. Princeville, Kaua’i

Top destinations outside of the US for all (international + US) couples:

  1. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  2. Cancún, Mexico
  3. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  4. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  5. Antalya, Turkey
  6. Castries, St. Lucia
  7. Gramado, Brazil
  8. Bodrum, Turkey
  9. Gros Islet, St. Lucia
  10. Malé, Maldives

Top destinations for US couples:

  1. Lahaina, USA
  2. Castries, St. Lucia
  3. Honolulu, USA
  4. Montego Bay, Jamaica
  5. Las Vegas, USA
  6. Gros Islet, St. Lucia
  7. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  8. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
  9. Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  10. Cancún, Mexico

– By Dustin Cable, Data Analyst


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