Aspen is known as a luxury ski vacation escape for the rich and famous. Sure, you might spot celebs like Jack Nicholson, Antonio Banderas and Paris Hilton, but even couples on a budget can take their Colorado honeymoon in Aspen. Even better, the charm of this mountain town doesn't just melt away with the snow.
With the highest concentration of ski destinations anywhere in Colorado, you might think there isn't much here if snow sports aren't your forte. But even if ski packages aren't your thing, Aspen is a perfect place for all kinds of active honeymoons. With tons of activities and the local peaks open for business year-round you can hike, bike, golf, kayak, climb or even parasail through crisp mountain skies. Not-so sporty couples have plenty of honeymoon action to get in on as well, even if all you want to do is soak in the dazzling natural vistas and bask in the euro vibe of downtown Aspen.
Choose from all kinds of hotels, from all inclusive resorts to mountainside Bed & Breakfasts. Take a newlywed lunch date at Aspen's upscale international restaurants, or sip green tea at a cafe at the base of a snowy peak reaching into the clouds. Then browse the funky boutiques and trendy shops or, if the arts are more your thing, catch a performance at the Wheeler Opera House or meander through hip art galleries.
From sport to sweet, high culture to hip couture, skiing slopes to sipping sours, a honeymoon in Aspen is one mountain of a romantic retreat.