Las Vegas may have a reputation for bachelor parties and quickie weddings, but it's also a major destination for some post-wedding bliss. According to Facebook, the Sin City is the most popular place for newlyweds to spend their honeymoon in 2014.
Facebook made the fascinating discovery by tracking couples who both posted a marriage event in 2014 and checked into a location within two weeks of their self-identified marriage date. At-home honeymoons were excluded, as check-ins within 20 miles of the couples' home location weren't counted.
Vegas garnered the greatest share of check-ins by honeymooners overall, but interestingly, U.S. couples were much less likely to check in there than non U.S. Couples.
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Not only did the social networking site narrow in on this wildly-popular vacation location, it also examined other hotspots, as well as which countries' residents travel the farthest for a post-wedding getaway.
Unsurprisingly, Hawaii, a common choice for Americans and foreigners, dominates five out of the 10 places global honeymooners traveled to when choosing a destination in the U.S.
Top destinations in the U.S. for all (international U.S.) couples:
1. Las Vegas, Nevada
2. Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii
3. Honolulu, O'ahu, Hawaii
4. Lïhu'e, Kaua'i, Hawaii
5. Key West, Florida
6. Po'ipü, Kaua'i, Hawaii
7. Kïhei, Maui, Hawaii
8. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
9. New York City, New York
10. Lake Buena Vista, Florida
When countries outside the U.S. were included, some amazing overseas destinations made it high onto the list.
Top destinations worldwide for all (international U.S.) couples:
1. Las Vegas, U.S.A.
2. Lahaina, U.S.A.
3. Honolulu, U.S.A.
4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
5. Cancén, Mexico
6. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
7. Montego Bay, Jamaica
8. Antalya, Turkey
9. Castries, St. Lucia
10. Gramado, Brazil
Top destinations outside of the U.S. for all (international + U.S.) 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
According to Facebook, 19 of U.S. honeymooners travel internationally. Those frequent flier miles have nothing on those of South Korean honeymooners, though. Facebook found that couples from South Korea travel the greatest distance to get away, with a median trip of 4,000 miles away from home. How's that for an exotic honeymoon?!
The full study results, as well as charts and other information, can be seen here.