When you are trying to decide on a honeymoon destination, there are so many places to choose from all over the globe. When we were planning our honeymoon, there were so many different places on our list, and a number of them were close to home, here in the USA. Staying in the states can be an especially great idea if you’re not able to get a ton of time off work, if you’re on a tight budget, are looking for a shorter trip now and planning a bigger honeymoon later, or if you don’t have enough time to worry about the passports and additional planning required for an international trip.
Here are a few of our top recommendations for places to honeymoon in the USA.
Year after year, Hawaii is one of the most popular destinations in the USA and the world to honeymoon and for a good reason. The tropical setting boasts pristine beaches and a relaxed setting that is the perfect way to start your marriage. Hawaii really has something for everyone. You can find adventure by hiking volcanos or surfing, take in the culture by enjoying a luau and some traditional ukulele music, relax on the beach as the waves roll in, or a bit of a mix.
Hawaii Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels
Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach, Kauai
Located at Poipu Beach, the upscale, beachfront resort invites you to spend a luxurious and hau’oli (happy) Hawaiian honeymoon. Plan your romantic retreat with Ko`a Kea Hotel & Resort and celebrate your love in a warm, tropical foliage. The Romance Package is one of the best deals for couples. It offers discounted luxury room, $500 credit for food and beverages, $200 credit for spa services and late checkout. The package starts at $382 per night.
Travaasa, Hana, Maui
Travaasa, Hana is one of the top experiential resorts in Maui situated a short distance away from Hana Beach Park. Choose the inclusive resort package that starts at $725 per night and enjoys an intimate getaway in the scenic, Hawaiian isle. Stay at the oceanfront suite, have chef-prepared meals, and indulge in revivifying spa therapies with your spouse. From cultural tours to water adventures, there are numerous things to try.
The Royal Hawaiian Resort, Honolulu
One glance at the impressive pink building on Waikiki Beach and you will be left in awe. If you wish to experience a starry-eyed honeymoon amid soft sand, salty breeze and golden streaks of the sun, The Royal Hawaiian has the perfect offer. Try out Hawaiian cuisine, explore the beaches and spend quality time together.
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston, a quintessential port city in South Carolina, is a perfect honeymoon destination for couples who can’t resist Southern charm and countryside nostalgia. Boasting antebellum buildings, carriages and cobblestone streets lined with oak trees, the city appears to be suspended in time. But don’t be fooled by its serene calmness! From exceptional beaches to historic sites, Charleston is the epitome of vintage comfort combined with modernistic lifestyle.
On your getaway to the city, try out water-sports, visit the famous landmarks and indulge in scrumptious Southern cuisines. If you are an outdoorsy couple with a zeal for sports, try paddle-boarding and kayaking at Middleton Plantation and Shem Creek. Explore the local beaches including the Isle of Palms, Folly Beach, and Sullivan’s Island. They are ideal for taking a quiet stroll and enjoying beachside picnics! Apart from water activities, go on bicycle riding, browse the local shops, and buy each other a tiny keepsake and visit the renowned locations. Waterfront Park is a lovely spot to spend a day filled with sunshine and greenery. The park has several spray fountains which are quite a sight to look at. To gaze at the city’s stunning panoramas, head to The Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge over the Cooper River.
Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels in Charleston
The Inn at Middleton Place
Hidden within the historical treasures of Charleston, the Inn at Middleton Place offers a contemporary escape on your honeymoon. Stay at the Inn and experience a unique combination of an adventure-packed holiday in tranquil surroundings. Book their Romantic Getaway and get a chance to explore the secluded town and its perks. Have breakfast at the Lakehouse, go kayaking, and have picnics with a basket full of goodies.
The luxury boutique hotel adds a modern twist to your honeymoon in a historic setting. Create wonderful memories, connect with nature, and share some cuddles in the chic hotel. Go for their ‘Recreate Romance’ and experience the joy of your honeymoon. The package includes two nights stay, a welcome bouquet, curated breakfast, and dinner on a rooftop restaurant. It starts at $440 per night.
Planters Inn is located in a charming old building that dates to 1844 in Charleston’s main historic hub. Featuring greenery and utter seclusion, Planters Inn is an oasis of serenity. The rooms have period-style furniture with hints of ancient Italian design. Via their package, A Sweet Escape, run away to experience the beauty of the town and unwind in its tranquility. Depending on the room you choose, the prices start at $620 per night.
Whether you stay at Planters Inn or not, if you can afford the splurge, take advantage of Peninsula Grill located at the Inn. It is easily the best restaurant in Charleston.
Park City, Utah
Lying east of Salt Lake City in Utah, Park City is known for its mountain resorts and snow-glazed valleys. Take your romantic escapade to a whole new level by experiencing world-class skiing, exquisite meals, and luxurious spa treatments. I am not exaggerating when I say it is a perfect package for honeymooners! You have your adrenaline-rushing sports, breathtakingly beautiful scenery featuring marvelous mountains and alpine greenery, fine-dining restaurants, and sophisticated shopping areas.
Start your vacation by cozying up by the fireplace in the comfort of your hotel. You will find several reasonable accommodation packages, or if you wish to splurge a little, spend your honeymoon at Park City Mountain Resort, one of the top-rated ski resorts in the country. If you want to try skiing, December through March is the best time to visit. Besides skiing, try whitewater rafting, moonlight snowshoe tour, and sleigh rides. To gain an insight into the city’s history, visit Park City’s historic district that has a variety of buildings built in Queen Anne, Spanish Revival, and Victorian styles. Enjoying a ride on Alpine Coaster is a must for thrill-seekers. Glide down the mountain enveloped by the sublime beauty of Park City.
Honeymoon Resorts & Hotels in Park City
Hotel Park City
Surrounded by alpine landscapes and the freezing scent of winter, Hotel Park City brings you on a warm, nostalgic shelter on your honeymoon. For $259 per night, book Spa Package and pamper each other with love and luxuries. Have adrenaline-pumping snowy adventures under the frosty skies, sleep in a lavish suite, have candlelight dinners and unwind at Health Club and Spa.
At Goldener Hirsh Inn, spend a lavish honeymoon in the comfort of a cozy suite, travertine showers, and spa services. The European-style ski hotel sits under the looming shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and only a few steps away from the Silver Lake Express. Along with your significant other, try out skiing, hiking, and biking trails surrounded by picturesque views of Bald Eagle Mountain.
Miami, a city known for its vibrant nightlife and sun-kissed beaches, is one of the most popular vacation spots in Florida. The party hub is renowned for its glamorous spas, tropical oasis, and lavish resorts. When the wedding is finally over and you two need a break to unwind and spend quality time together, the beaches of Miami won’t disappoint you. Miami is divided into two sections; the laid-back mainland which is a residential area and Miami Beach, the land of holidays studded with deluxe resorts and wild clubs.
Miami Beach, also known as South Beach, is essentially where all the party happens and you don’t want to miss it! Miami is also known for its fine-dining restaurants. Dine at high-end restaurants in a candlelight ambiance and enjoy the company of each other over a platter of delicious seafood. Take a walk on a white-sand beach bordered by clear, turquoise water and feel re-energized. Try paddle-boarding over the calm waters of Key Biscayne and kayak through the seemingly deserted mangroves at Oleta River. Coral Castle is a must-visit if you want to look at something unique and get away from the city’s madness. All in all, Miami is an ideal retreat for couples.
Miami Resorts and Hotels for Your Honeymoon
Setai is a luxury oceanfront hotel in South Beach’s photogenic Art Deco district. Discover the liveliness of the beachside town, explore its historical architectural gems, and enjoy each other’s company to the fullest. Tailored to your liking, the Setai Romance Package allows you to treat yourself the moment you arrive. For $650 per night, stay at deluxe Studio Suite with amazing amenities including a rainfall shower.
Mayfair Hotel & Spa
Perfectly attuned to your desires, the award-winning luxury hotel at Coconut Grove ensures you have a perfect honeymoon in an idyllic setting. The have urbanized suites with vibrant color schemes and immaculate furnishings that will allow you to unwind and relax after an amazing but stressful wedding. They have different offers for couples such as bed and breakfast package with up to 30% discount.
Are you looking to spend your honeymoon in a place which is beautiful, quirky, and affordable? You might want to look into Portland! Sitting under the looming shadow of Mount Hood and by Columbia and Willamette rivers, Portland is Oregon’s largest city known for its sublime gardens, cycling tracks, iconic bridges, coffee houses and eco-friendly environment.
Apart from its impressive landmarks, Portland has a thriving music and art scenes. Its theaters are always bustling, and you can hear melodious tunes floating from every corner. For the love of books and old libraries, visit Portland’s quaint bookstores if you are a bookish couple who is always arguing about one book or another. Portland Japanese Garden is yet another must-visit destination. From verdant greenery to cascading waterfalls, the park is a visionary delight full of tranquility.
Tour the entire city through Portland by Segway and find the hidden gems. Or if you wish to watch Portland from bird’s eye view, try Portland Aerial Tram and observe the lovely views of the city’s skyline. For bird watching, hiking, and cycling make a beeline for Forest Park and experience the beauty of Portland in an unforgettable way.
The snazzy, laid-back hotel provides a perfect escape for couples who are always up to the minute. They have well-furnished rooms with several amenities for your convenience including high-speed wireless internet, coffeemaker, flat-screen TV, mini-fridges, fireplaces, private lounge access and room service. Sentinel is located in the heart of the city and steps away from Portland Japanese Garden and Oregon Zoo.
Kimpton Hotel Vintage Portland
Are you in downtown Portland for a romantic getaway? Check out the splendid Hotel Vintage and spend your honeymoon in the lap of luxury. The Suite Dreams Package is what you are looking for exactly. For $302 per night, stay in a spacious suite, enjoy in-room spa services with your spouse, attend music shows and tour the city’s hottest spots.
If you are planning a wedding in fall, consider Asheville for your honeymoon! Exploding with breezy colors of autumn foliage with a picturesque backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the city in western North Carolina is renowned for its locavores, artistic vibes, and historic landmarks. The rest of the year is rather pretty too. Spring is blossoming with flowers and summer brings warm sunshine and blissful ambiance. On your trip to Asheville, take a stroll to magnificent Biltmore Estate. The 19th-century private estate is one of the major attractions in NC and a prime example of the Gilded Age. If you both have a passion for art and museums, you will both love the Downtown Art District.
For outdoor adventures, gear up and hike the scenic Appalachian Trail and drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway for breathtaking alpine vistas and fresh mountain air. There are a few well-known microbreweries that you must explore, such as Wedge Brewing in the River Arts District. You will find several accommodations that fit your budget and preferences. Explore the peaceful city, have thrilling mountain adventures, try out local food and make some new memories together on your honeymoon at Asheville.
Ashville Honeymoon Accommodations
Hill House Bed & Breakfast
If you wish to travel back in quieter times and vintage era, Hill House Bed & Breakfast won’t disappoint you. Built in 1885, the B&B gives off a cozy, homey vibe with its warmly furnished rooms, blooming garden, and cordial services. On your honeymoon, snuggle up in Biltmore Suite featuring mahogany furniture, a fireplace and spacious bathroom. Its standard rates are $230 per night.
Whitegate Inn & Cottage
Known as one of the most romantic inns in the USA, Whitegate knows how to pamper couples on a respite. Soak up the luxury of a magnificent suite with Jacuzzi bath, fresh rose petals, glowing fireplace, gourmet meals and spa treatments. Rooms start at $237 per night. When you have good night’s sleep, wander around the town, explore theaters and art galleries and gaze at the Appalachian Mountains.
Grey Beard Cabin Rental
Nothing can beat the comfort and private cabins and vacation rentals offer. After the busy and hectic wedding season, a secluded vacation rental amidst mountains and greenery of western North Carolina is what you need. Located in remote and beautiful Asheville locations, Grey Beard offers different options. Depending upon the season and your budget, they offer well-suited romantic getaway packages.
New York City holds a special place in our hearts. It was the first trip we took as a couple. The city is full of amazing things to do and see. On our short list would be enjoying some fine dining together at one of the top restaurants. We like to go during lunch time for an affordable meal of the same quality as dinner, but usually half the price or less. Go on a walk through central park, stopping at the romantic bridges. Go to a musical on Broadway and walk through Times Square. Spend an afternoon strolling The MET. Go to the Highline and enjoy the views seeing all of the major buildings as you walk and a view of the statue of liberty. Make your way to the Top of the Rock for an amazing view of the beautiful city. We recommend going just before sunset allowing you to see the city during the daylight through the sunset and see the city lit up at night. You really can find something for everyone to take some time to research your own interest to make your NYC honeymoon your own adventure!
New York City Honeymoon Hotels
The 1920 Old-World style hotel brings a vintage charm to your exuberant honeymoon in New York City. Even though it is in the hub of the city with the nearest subway are just two blocks away and several nearby shops, you will feel a sense of peacefulness in your room. Featuring French country accents and city views, the rooms are equipped with all sorts of luxuries. Book their honeymoon package and enjoy your lively NYC holiday lavishly.
Chic and modern, Hotel Giraffe is an upscale hotel near Madison Square. The rooms and suites boast contemporary details with amenities suited to your needs. The beds are plush and comfortable and some rooms even have balconies with grand views of the city. If you are having a summertime wedding, you may want to check out their Summer in the City package.
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New Orleans might have a reputation for having outrageous nightlife and crazy parties, but it also has a completely different side – charming, quiet and romantic. To spend honeymoon in New Orleans is to walk the narrow streets of French Quarter marveling at the fern plants on every balcony, to ride a streetcar into Garden District and get lost among historic mansions (some of which belong to celebrities), to eat mind-blowingly delicious food prepared by world-renowned chefs or street food that is equally good and so much more! To make a fairy tale complete take a carriage ride through French Quarter or even a sunset gondola ride in City Park. Finish the day off with a cocktail at one of the many jazz clubs because what can be more romantic than listening to jazz in the city of its origin?
New Orleans Honeymoon Accommodations
Houmas House Inn
Lose yourself in lush gardens and serenity of the South at Houmas House Inn. The collection of whimsical cottages bordered by olden oak trees and scenic gardens have a strange and sweet calmness about them. Soak up the sunshine and fresh breeze, and meander down the quiet roads with your loved one. While the rooms are decorated with quaintness, they do not lack the modern amenities and conveniences. The rates start at $320 per night.
Only a few minutes away from the famous Bourbon Street in the heart of the Vieux Carre, Maison Dupuy is a French Quarter hotel aiming to provide you with an unforgettable romantic retreat. The rooms and suites are brimming with lavishness with several amenities and lovely views. Some suites also have a balcony where you two can enjoy a cup of coffee and exchange some words.
San Francisco, known as the City by the Bay, offers a multitude of adventures and experiences for any newlyweds. With some of the nation’s best restaurants, upscale stores, and charming boutiques, incredible museums, charming neighborhoods, welcoming hotels, beautiful scenery, and convenient day trips, San Francisco is an ideal honeymoon destination. Consider a hike in Marin, a ferry ride to Sausalito, or a wine tasting day in Napa. Explore Golden Gate Park, the iconic Ferry Building, or the culture of the Mission District. Celebrate with spectacular views, delicious cocktails, and then relax and recharge in luxury.
For a beautiful boutique hotel, check out the recently renovated Inn at Union Square was inspired by the iconic, Victorian homes in the city, featuring signature touches that evoke the feeling and comforts of home. This high-end, boutique hotel offers room service from Morton’s Steakhouse, complimentary wine & cheese receptions each evening, and complimentary breakfast, while the stunning Spreckels Suite features a spacious living area with wood burning fireplace and half bath, a walk-in closet, and a spa-like bathroom with a sitting area and dual shower heads with several body sprays. Simply put, it is a stunning, luxurious honeymoon suite tucked away within the bustle of San Francisco.
San Fransico Honeymoon Accommodations & Packages
Cavallo Point Lodge<
Overlooking the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and nearby Belvedere and Crissy Field, the high-end resort promises to offer you a memorable romantic journey. Stay in spacious rooms, enjoy amenities like internet, Jacuzzi, and spa treatments, have candlelight dinners and unwind in their bar with a refreshing drink. The hotel is fronted by verdant gardens and hilly views where you can have a peaceful stroll with your partner.
The Scarlet Huntington
Sitting on top of Nob Hill, the Scarlet Huntington claims to provide a safe haven to honeymooners. As it is located in a highly coveted neighborhood, couples get to experience much-needed seclusion and privacy. The rates of Romance Package starting at $425.00 which includes accommodation in a lavish Bedroom Suite and access to the Nob Hill Spa among other amazing facilities.
To enjoy the amazing weather and beautiful beaches, San Diego is a perfect honeymoon destination in the US. You don’t have to go to Venice to enjoy a gondola ride. Going on a gondola ride through the canals of Coronado Cays is a must for honeymooning couples. Enjoy a whale watching cruise and make sure you go to the Coronado Bridge where legend has it a kiss will bring you luck and fortune. For a day on the coast, enjoy La Jolla Cove, one of San Diego’s most photographed places for a reason. There really are tons of things to do in San Diego for a newlywed couple.
San Diego Honeymoon Hotels & Resorts
One of the West’s most sought-after five-star resort, Rancho Valencia is an amazing resort where you can celebrate your love in a most wonderful way. The perfect place to begin your life together, the resort combines romantic gardens and groves for special moments, stunning accommodations, glowing lantern lit pathways, relaxing couples treatments at The Spa, and the ultimate in fine dining. Rooms start at $550 a night
Experience a romantic getaway with a stay at Pantai Inn, offering an array of extras to help you celebrate with someone special. Enjoy a Balinese escape with their Romance in La Jolla Package which includes a bottle of sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, one dozen red roses and other extras. For an added romantic and relaxing experience, you can add an in-room spa treatment to your package. Rooms start around $375
With its stunning natural beauty, ideal climate and renowned wines perfectly paired with world-class cuisine, the Napa Valley is one of the ideal destinations in the world for any celebration, especially a honeymoon. Couples may choose from a variety of accommodation options including lavish five-star resorts to intimate B&B’s. The valley’s thriving culinary scene boasts more than 150 restaurants with farm-to-fork fare and more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region in the world. While Napa Valley wineries are one of the most alluring reasons people visit, activities go beyond wine tasting. Options include riding in a hot air balloon; health and wellness (think spa treatments and volcanic mud baths); hiking; biking; canoeing or paddling on the Napa Valley River; or exploring the more than 10,000 works of art seen across the valley at 70 different wineries and more than 40 arts and culture establishments.
Napa Valley Honeymoon Hotels
Napa Vineyard House
Napa Vineyard House is situated nearby Highway 29 enveloped by vineyards and wineries. The adults-only boutique hotel boasts deluxe suites overlooking picture-perfect vineyards with fine services and furnishings. Other amenities include spa, outdoor fire pits and a lounge to socialize and relax. To find out about their honeymoon retreat, drop them an email and they will get back to you.
Meadowood Napa Valley
Meadowood Napa Valley is a luxury resort ideal for honeymoons and couples’ retreat. The lush resort is on a 250 acre private valley off the beautiful Silverado Trail. The resort has quaint cottages, chic suites and high-end lodges with private balconies and fireplaces. To find a suitable package for your honeymoon, look into their seasonal offerings that feature great deals throughout the year.
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Where do the big kids go to have fun? Orlando, Florida! Nothing says I’m crazy about you more than going loop da loop on the Incredible Hulk Coaster, taking the enchanting ride on the Hogwarts Express or sipping cocktails on iDrive. The energy of Orlando will keep your honeymoon alive and who knows, maybe the next time you return will be with the mini-me!
The theme parks in Orlando alone could fill up itineraries for weeks. Some couples may spend their entire honeymoon in Disneyworld alone. The firework show is amazing and you can enjoy time discovering the world in Epcot.
Just down the highway is Universal Studios where may 20 or 30-somethings will be amazed by the Wizarding World of Harry Potter that has been a part of their childhood through adult life.
Once you have ridden all the rollercoaster you can handle, take some time to go to a nearby beach. Daytona Beach and Cocoa Beach are both about an hour away from each other.
Orlando Honeymoon Accommodations
Four Seasons Resorts Orlando
If you have the money, the Four Seasons is our top recommendation for a honeymoon stays at Disney for many reasons. The Four Seasons Luxe rooms feature marble bathrooms, in-mirror televisions and are the largest guest rooms by square foot in Orlando. Honeymooners will enjoy the simple detail of having do not disturb buttons at the side of the Four Seasons bed. Out the balcony, you will have a perfect view of the evening fireworks show Here you will also find the only adult only hotel at Disney.
The Courtyard at Lake Lucerne
A cozy bed and breakfast is a great place to stay during your time in Orlando, especially when it’s time to escape the busy theme parks. Located in downtown Orlando, it is very close to the restaurants, nightlife, the Amway Center and everything else Orlando has to offer.
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Year-round sun, cocktails the size of your head, and beaches for days are just a few of the reasons Miami is perfect for a honeymoon. If you are after a relaxing honeymoon, you could happily park yourself on South Beach for a week and not think twice about it. But you’re the type that can’t sit still for longer than an hour then there is still a big city hiding behind Biscayne Bay, including our Cuban friends (and their cigars) just waiting to be explored. And if reading on the sand loses its shine, take a break by taking in a basketball game, hire some bikes, or going on a jet ski tour around the island. And of course, with so many bars lining the beautiful art deco precinct, there’ll be plenty of opportunities to keep well lubricated as well.
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Places to stay for your Honeymoon in Miami
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
In their one to two-bedroom suites, you will enjoy floor to ceiling windows with views of the Atlantic Ocean. You can relax on the beach or enjoy one of the four resort pools, including the adult only pool. What sets this resort apart is the world-class wellness center that integrates spa, fitness, health, and beauty. It will be able to stay on site with the fitness classes and an indoor rock wall for both first-time and experienced climbers. An ocean view room will run around $500 a night during the spring and summer season.
A hotel with elements of creativity and community featuring 124 rooms, world-class décor by Philippe Starck, unforgettable dining by two amazing award-winning chefs, Jose Andres and Michael Schwartz, an incredible pool deck, exclusive access to the sbe Collection and global concierge. If food is important to you, this is the hotel for you! A night at the SLS Brickell will start at around $300 a night.