Great Honeymoon Getaways
Three different honeymoon destinations are a short flight from Pittsburgh International Airport.
With just a quick flight, honeymooners can be at The Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel soaking in the sunshine, shopping or touring in no time at all. “We offer a great three-night, air-inclusive package to the hotel, starting at $599 per person,” says Lindsay Snyder, team leader at Liberty Travel in Market Square.
When staying at this recently renovated beachfront destination, consider upgrading to a balcony ocean-view room. “Honeymooners can take a trolley to nearby restaurants or take an airboat adventure through the Everglades,” says Snyder.
The concierge can easily arrange for nearly anything honeymooners have in mind — including scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing and deep-sea fishing charters. For couples that can’t take a long break from work, this is the perfect short getaway.
Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel
1140 Seabreeze Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL
Estimated flight time: 2 1/2 hours
“Many couples use their honeymoon as a reason to think outside of the box and experience something different,” explains Snyder. “The scenery of exotic international locales also serves as great backdrops for honeymoon pictures.” The Dominican Republic is easily accessible from Pittsburgh and works for any amount of time, whether newlyweds can stay three nights or three weeks.
“You receive the international island experience without having to travel very far,” says Snyder. “[The Dominican Republic] offers sprawling resorts, such as Casa de Campo in La Romana.”
Casa de Campo is the epitome of luxury in the Dominican Republic, with its renowned Pete Dye golf course, Caribbean resort spa and private villas with a pool and butler — ideal for couples looking for privacy.
“For those wishing to venture off the resort grounds and get a feel for the island, they can head to Altos De Chavon,” says Snyder. “It’s just one excursion for Casa de Campo honeymooners [looking to take] a romantic rendezvous.”
Casa de Campo
La Romana, Dominican Republic
Estimated flight time: 3 hours (nonstop)
A Georgetown Escape
Are you looking to stay close to Pittsburgh, but still want to take a top-notch trip? Then a short jaunt to Georgetown is the solution.
“The historic district and the capital become romantic in the twilight hours,” says Snyder. “A beautiful way to see Georgetown and Washington D.C. — all lit up at night.”
While in Georgetown, consider visiting a few hot spots: the area’s waterfront park, DC Cupcakes (star of a TLC show) and national monuments (such as the Lincoln and Martin Luther King memorials).
Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
Georgetown Business Improvement District
Estimated flight time: 1 hour