Where are the top honeymoon destinations for Facebook users?


As spring and summer weddings give way to honeymoons, Facebook released data showing the top check-in locations for honeymoons. Sin City took the top spot, but Facebook discovered that newlyweds from the U.S. were much less likely to check into Las Vegas than couples coming from outside of the country.

Facebook Data Analyst Dustin Cable introduced the results in a Newsroom blog post:

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.

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.

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Facebook notes that these lists were based on couples who both posted a marriage life event in 2014 and then checked into a location within two weeks of the marriage date. Check-in locations within 20 miles of their hometown 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

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