Honeymoon Hotspot: Assateague Island

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We decided to switch it up with this month’s Honeymoon Hotspot! Have you ever heard of Assateague Island? This island falls in both Virginia and Maryland, and is very unique in its habitat. In fact, it’s protected by three different federal agencies. Why do we love it so much? The incredible wildlife experience! Assateague Island is home to a variety of wildlife, but our favorite has to be the wild horses. How cool is that? Additionally, over 320 species of birds can be found on the island. A real nature-lover’s dream come true. Bonus points for being super accessible on the east coast!

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Image Source: Visit Maryland

What else is there to do? Lots! Pick from sightseeing cruises, kayak tours, crabbing, bird watching, fishing, hunting, biking and so much more. Oh, and Assateague Island has over 37 miles of beautiful beach -- who doesn’t love a good beach? Walking, swimming, gathering shells, you name it! There aren’t accommodations on the island itself, but both entrances to the island offer a variety of places to stay, places to eat, and even more things to do!

To get onto Assateague Island, you’ll need to come from either Ocean City, Maryland or Chincoteague Island, Virginia. Chincoteague Island is right by the most picturesque parts of Assateague Island and only minutes away. If you’re looking for a more low-key, romantic place to stay, this is your place! While there are plenty of hotel and rental options for housing (camping too!), and many restaurants to choose from, your nightlife and entertainment options are certainly more limited and slower paced. There are a handful of museums for your enjoyment as well!

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Ocean City is another great option. It’s about 20 minutes away and is home to a really fun boardwalk. So if you’re someone who also really enjoys activity and being around people and entertainment, opt for Ocean City instead. Aside from the boardwalk, there’s plenty of other recreational options. From water sports, to golfing, mini golfing, amusement parks, beaches, you name it! There’s certainly no lack of activity here.