Today, roughly 82% of newlyweds take a mini-moon after their wedding, according to The Knot's 2016 Romance Travel Study. A typical mini-moon consists of a two- to five-day romantic getaway that’s within close proximity by drive or flight to a couple’s home or wedding venue, says Kristen Maxwell Cooper, editor in chief at The Knot.
Most mini-moons are domestic jaunts, says Anne Chertoff, a contributing editor at WeddingWire.com. “You don’t want to spend an entire day in the car or on an airplane if you’re only going away for a few days,” Chertoff says.
For many couples, however, the mini-moon is a prelude to a longer, traditional honeymoon. “People frequently take a mini-moon in addition to a honeymoon, not instead of,” Chertof explains.
The Knot has 9 suggestions for US “mini-moons” including Nantucket