Who says that you have to have a passport to have an unforgettable and truly romantic honeymoon? We’re saying forget the international flight for something a little closer to home! Check out these 10 honeymoon spots right here in the U.S. of A for a wonderful time celebrating your new life together!
1. Maui, HI
For those of you that are still craving crystal clear waters and a bit more of a tropical feel, Hawaii is just the key. Maui is perfect for those of you that want a mix of adventure and luxury. On this island, you can hike to one of the dormant volcanoes, go paddleboarding or snorkeling in the beautiful Pacific, and then relax at one of the high-end resort and spas.
2. Charleston, SC
One of the South’s most popular cities, good ole’ Chucktown is known to be a great host for a wonderful trip and your honeymoon shouldn’t be any different! Not only is it full of old-fashioned charm and beautiful surroundings (just take one look at the oak lined streets and fall in love), it has an edgy culinary scene downtown. Whether your history buff hubby is interested in touring the many churches and plantations or you’re wanting to snag that perfect Instagram photo down Rainbow Row, Charleston has you covered.
3. Jackson Hole, WY
With its absolutely stunning landscapes and breathtaking views, Jackson Hole is ideal for a honeymoon. Known as a gateway to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone, there is no shortage of activities for the outdoorsy couple. No matter what season you’re planning for, there is so much to do in both the winter and summer months. From skiing, snow tubing, and sleigh rides to rock climbing, kayaking, and horseback riding, there is something for everyone! We also recommend a hot air balloon ride for a little added romance and miraculous views!
4. Napa Valley, CA
Honeymooning in Wine Country? I’m sure it won’t take much convincing on why this is a good idea. I mean for one, there’s great wine. Two? Romantic backdrops everywhere you look. And three? World-class restaurants with oh so delicious food paired perfectly with your chosen beverage. Not to mention, amenity-packed resorts and spas around. So cue the pour, and head to Napa for an excellent honeymoon!
5. Key West, FL
The southernmost point in the contentinal US is a wonderful choice for a honeymoon! Bring on the tropical breezes, white sandy beaches, and some quality time with your honey under the sun. With its Bohemian and laid back atmosphere, there is no wrong activity choice here, and it’s not all beachy either. Visit Ernest Hemingway’s house or climb the Key West Lighthouse across the road for a bit of history. Whether you’re riding a rental bike all over the island or sampling some delicious key lime pie, you’re sure to fall a little more in love here!
6. Sedona, AZ
Hello gorgeous scenery! With the beautiful red rock formations in Sedona, this honeymoon will be one-of-a-kind! For the outdoor loving couple, there are plenty of trails and Jeep tours to really experience this location. However, if you’re looking for more of a relaxing time, there are numerous resorts that feature sparkling pools with gorgeous backdrops. There’s also a thriving New Age community if you want to get your chakra balanced or find out your aura as a newlywed.
7. Nantucket, MA
Located about 30 miles from Cape Cod, Nantucket is oh so dreamy for a honeymoon location! Take a stroll through the quaint neighborhoods with cobblestone streets of cute shops and beautiful, nautical inspired homes with the renowned gray shingle roofs. There’s no better place than to take romantic sailing trip either! Stay at a bed and breakfast for a complete quintessential Nantucket honeymoon.
8. Aspen, CO
Ski bunnies will rejoice at this honeymoon destination! Perfect for those who love the cold weather, Aspen is known as a luxurious destination for celebrities and couples alike. If hitting the slopes isn’t your thing, check out the delectable restaurants, shops, and even take a mountain gondola ride to take in the gorgeous views. Or you can skip all that and cuddle by the fire instead! Oh so romantic!
9. Wilmington, NC
There’s a reason Nicholas Sparks bases his romance stories in North Carolina, and Wilmington being the location for a few. It’s absolutely full of Southern hospitality and charm, while still feeling totally coastal. The best of both worlds! Take a stroll amongst the sand dunes, check out the Airlie gardens, or hit the pier for sunset, you can’t go wrong here.
10. Palm Springs, CA
This desert hideaway in Southern California has been a longtime retreat for celebrities and Californians since the 1920s. With an air of old Hollywood glamour, Palm Springs is such a fun idea for your honeymoon! Really get into the vibe by renting a vintage car and driving around to view the stunning mid-century modern architecture and trendy art scene. If you’re looking for more of a relaxing time outdoors, Joshua Tree National Park is a short drive away or check out one of the many spas to get into full relaxation mode.