U.S. Honeymoon: 16 Amazing Honeymoon Destinations in America
There’s more to a U.S. honeymoon than New York, Hawaii and Disneyland – here are some great all-American options for memorable honeymoon.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #1. Napa Valley
Napa Valley is a must-see spot for any wine lovers, so why not make this the destination for your honeymoon? Even if wine isn’t a passion, the wine caverns, unbelievable hillsides and impressive estates all combine to great flawless views and an unforgettable experience. There are also plenty of resorts to choose from, depending on your tastes and some top-notch golf courses.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #2. Washington D.C
The nation’s capital has more to offer than politics. There are plenty of iconic sites for you to visit, from The White House (obviously!) to Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. DC also has a great nightlife scene with top bars and even better restaurants.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #3. Savannah, Georgia
This is a great place to go if you want to shed wedding stress, but aren’t a fan of beaches. This sleepy, historic city is for the couple who want to relax and get away from the world. There are still plenty of things to do, but everyone in Savannah moves at a chilled pace, so you’ll have forgotten what stress is by the time you get home. Cosy inns, horse-drawn carriages, and Southern charm flourish – perfect.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #4. Chicago, Illinois
Normally overshadowed by NYC and L.A., Chicago is a seriously underrated destination. It has all the fun, energy and activities of a large city, but it also has a relaxed side if you want to breakaway from the hustle and bustle during part of your holiday. The beaches on Lake Michigan are a must, as is Chicago’s famous museum scene.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #5. New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s called The Big Easy for a reason. New Orleans is possibly the coolest place on earth and is packed full of culture. With influences ranging from French to Caribbean, this city is a very special and very unique place. Don’t gorget to visit the famous French Quarter, try some gumbo and take in some top-class jazz.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #6. Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is one place that is just great all year, so it can offer you something special regardless of when you travel. Whether you want to chill on a beach in summer or hit the slopes during winter, you’ll have a great time. As well as amazing landscapes, there are also numerous bars and restaurants to enjoy.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #7. Sedona, Arizona
Probably more suited to a couple who likes being outdoors, Sedona’s red rock desert is an amazing destination.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #8. Key West, Florida
Made up of more than 1,000 islands Florida Keys definitely deserves a place on this list. You’ve probably heard of Key West, which is the most famous spot after becoming the go-to for Spanish kids, Tennessee Williams and of course, Ernest Hemingway.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #9. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Another place that gets overlooked in favour of NYC, Philly is an underrated gem. Home to the signing of the Declaration of Independence, there are plenty of things to keep newlyweds busy for a week or two. Oh and don’t forget to try some cheesesteaks.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #10. Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee’s capital has it all – culture, music, great food and plenty of greenery. Nashville has also been named the best city for live music.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #11. The Berkshires, Massachusetts
A great mix of New England charm and busy city culture, the Berkshire Mountains have various hill towns to offer you a well-rounded experience. It’s also a well-known retreat for creatives, drawing writers, painters and poets from around the world.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #12. Montana
Outdoorsy couples will love the Montana wilderness, which offers endless walks, mind-blowing scenery and lots of peace and quiet. Rent a cabin and enjoy horseback riding, river adventures, fly fishing and being cut off from the madness of the world.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #13. Charleston, South Carolina
One for the history buffs and those who like their holidays with a side of culture. Charleston’s charming downtown area is packed with galleries, museums, and boutiques. There is also a beautiful harbour with awesome views that are perfect for an evening drink or stroll.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #14. Palm Springs, California
The go-to spot for iconic stars, like Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra, this mid-century architectural masterpiece with its retro vibe is the perfect getaway for the couple who likes to have fun.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #15. Coastal Maine
With iconic islands, coves and beaches, the Maine coastline—the longest in the U.S.—has the perfect blend of New England beauty and romance.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #15. Seattle, Washington
The rainy city may not be the first place that springs to mind, especially for Irish people looking for some sun, but Seattle really is a great spot. Birthplace of Starbucks and famous for its coffee, Seattle has numerous sites to visit and things to see. It’s also a bookworm’s dream, having the most bookstores per capita.
U.S. Honeymoon Destination #16. Aspen, Colorado
Looking for an outdoor adventure, but you don’t want to get loss in wildness or get a million vaccines? This Rocky Mountain destination has endless hikes and ski hills, all with amazing views and plenty of excuses to curl up in front of a fire.