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Chicago: Honeymoon capital of the USA

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Wedding season is upon us and many couples are choosing the perfect location for a honeymoon.

One consumer savvy website has Chicago at number one in the country.

After you say ‘I do’, where would you go for your honeymoon?

"Somewhere with a beach,” said Vaness Pinna.

"I would say more like Hawaii probably," added John Shelby.

What about Chicago? That is what WalletHub.com is recommending, listing Chicago as the number one U.S. destination for a honeymoon on a budget.

“We love what we do here, we're happy to be here, but I wouldn't honeymoon here," said Pinna.

Wallet Hub says on average, honeymooners spend $4,000 on the trip, but staying in the country can still offer some great options.

"I realize that some people may be surprised by Chicago, most likely because of the weather. But, as you know at the end of August, Chicago tends to offer very nice weather," said WalletHub.com CEO, Odysseas Papadimitriou.

Hotels all over Chicago try to focus on bringing in wedding parties, but the trend is shifting to newlyweds.

“You can still get a luxurious honeymoon without breaking the bank. Being in the center of the country it is really easy to get here," said Dana Hotel and Spa Sales Manager, Cameron Crummie.

The Dana Hotel and Spa on State Street is seeing more couples spending their honeymoons in some of their most luxurious suites.

“Our tranquil suite has 2 overhead rain showers and spouts that shoot off the side,” said Crummie. "Floor to ceiling windows, wood floors, concrete ceilings."

From Chicago’s beautiful architecture, Millennium Park, dinner cruises on Lake Michigan and of course, shopping along the Mag Mile, Wallet Hub says it seems Chicago offers the most for couple’s looking for a different honeymoon.

Chicago was chosen based on a stay in late August. Wallet Hub said it weighed temperature, cost and the amount of attractions in each city when making this decision.

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