August honeymoon destinations compete with the height of summer holiday travel.
Along with sunny, hot days you'll find crowds with loads of families at airports, restaurants, beaches, and attractions, you'll also find inflated prices.
The Mediterranean will be overrun with vacationers.
No matter how much you love Rome and Venice, avoid them in the August heat and tourist influx. Caribbean temperatures can be too hot and it's the start of hurricane season.
Instead, give Quebec City, Canada a go. It's the French-speaking capital city and only walled city north of Mexico.
If you plan to go at the end of the month into next month, you may see the leaves begin to change this far north.
Auberge Saint-Antoine, nestled in the heart of Quebec City's Old Port across from the St. Lawrence River, offers easy access to the French charm, culture, and exquisite dining.
Head to Croatia for island hopping August honeymoon destinations. Pricing is under western European rates, and has long been a well-kept secret with beautiful beaches and lively nightlife. The last week in the month can present deals.
"We travel so much for business that all we wanted to do was wind down. Loll on a quiet beach. Sip wine. Have some nightlife if we wanted it. Thank you for the great suggestions in Croatia. We had the best time. It is beautiful. Everyone was friendly, hip, fun. Thank you for putting us in touch with the honeymoon destination travel agent. She was able to help us simply and easily to create just what we were looking for within our budget." Kim and Richard, New York, NY
Hvar Town boasts the casual chic Hotel Adriana with its seafront promenade. Check out the Podstine for its beautiful views, quiet location, and quick access to town.
On the traffic-free island of Lopud, arrive by private water taxi from the airport and step into the Villa Vilina.
The end of the month in Oregon Wine Country, has fewer tourists as school holidays are coming to an end. It's the best weather to wander country roads, pedal farm-to-farm, take in the natural beauty and hot springs in the Williamette Valley.
Stay at The Allison Inn and Spa. Awarding winning restaurants, a pino noir celebration, hot air ballooning and over 250 wineries are at your doorstep.
If more exotic August honeymoon destinations suit the two of you, check out Turkey. The Mandarin Boutique Hotel has 8 rooms with four-poster beds and a jacuzzi in each. It's enveloped by quiet, unspoiled countryside with a swimming pool.
The Mehmet Ali Aga Mansion boasts a noted wine cellar and some of the best cuisine in Turkey. Everything is made fresh from local fare. The mansion is set in the midst of rose gardens and citrus trees for winding down and enjoying each other.
The fastest growing location for post-wedding travel is Madagascar. You can thrill watching humpback whales and trek into the rainforest to spot lemurs. For a secluded experience with a pristine beach Anjajavy Hotel fills the bill. Those lemurs? Spot them on a trek from the idyllic Vakona Forest Lodge.