Either your wedding is on the way, or already over. Now, it’s time to spend a little quality time on your honeymoon. You can go exotic, and stick close to home, but whatever you choose, there is no shortage of incredible honeymoon destinations sprinkled throughout the U.S. This list of the top 20 U.S. honeymoon destinations ticks off the best places to visit on your honeymoon.
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1. Aspen, Colorado
There are only but a few destinations that can compare to the Winter Wonderland that is Aspen. If you and your partner enjoy snowy mountain caps and hot chocolate, this is the perfect place to spend your honeymoon. You’ll find plenty of ski resorts and places for winter sports, and when your adventure takes you indoors, drop by The Little Knell or Viceroy Snowmass
2. Canyon Point, Utah
Amigiri, called the ‘peaceful mountain’ by some, rests upon 600 acres of beautiful canyon country in Southern Utah, tucked close to the border of Arizona. The protected canyon gives way to an impressive view of desert and rock face that screams the Old West.
3. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Cape Cod has it all: peaceful, slow moving time, succulent seafood, sandy beaches, and plenty of casual entertainment. The ample beaches and maritime feel of this place attract droves of tourists, yet it still holds its natural charm.
4. Charleston, South Carolina
Not only is Charleston the 2nd biggest city in South Carolina — it’s also the oldest. Music, good food, and southern charm are abundant here. There are beaches, plantations, museums and other activities to keep the excitement going during your honeymoon. To top it off, you’ll save some money with this budget honeymoon destination.
5. Grand Canyon, Arizona
The Grand Canyon is expansive, majestic, and vast. It’s truly a wonder of nature, and the perfect place to visit for newlyweds. Whether you want to walk the Trail of Time, backpack overnight into the canyon, or take a scenic desert cruise, it’s all here waiting for you.
6. Honolulu, Hawaii
Honolulu is Hawaii’s State Capitol and the vibrant epicenter of culture and life on the islands. Without a doubt there are beaches, but you can also find plenty of resorts, festivals, art galleries, and events to keep you entertained. The nightlife is equally amazing.
7. Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai has a ton of things to do for honeymooners and couples. You visit the beaches, trek across the Hanapepe Swinging Bridge, take a helicopter ride around the island, or see the Fern Grotto (available only by boat). Hawaii is a wonderful place to visit, with plenty of accommodations to choose from, and the best part is Hawaii travel is affordable and exotic at the same time.
8. Key West, Florida
Warm beaches, romantic scenery, and a nightlife you will never forget is what makes Key West a truly unique place to visit. If you are looking for a memorable honeymoon destination that is budget-friendly and in the U.S., add this place to your list.
9. Laguna Beach, California
If you love the west coast and can’t get enough of the beaches, you’ll want to mark this on your list for the “hottest places for honeymoon vacations in the States.” Nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego, Laguna Beach boasts a picturesque coastline, high-class resorts, and beautiful parks and attractions.
10. Lake Tahoe, California
Lake Tahoe is an amazing place to visit; wintery, snow-capped mountain peaks in the winter, and a huge glistening lake in the summer means Lake Tahoe is the perfect destination all year long. Whether you want to spend some time at the many ski resorts, or visit during the summer and drift your days away on a houseboat, the options are yours, and the memories will stay with you forever.
11. Lanai, Hawaii
Hawaii has made the list quite a bit and for good reason: it’s exotic, tropical, and close to home. Lanai is home to some incredible scenery, too. The red lava cliffs and blue water seemed painted from someone’s imagination, and the resorts here are second to none.
12. Las Vegas, Nevada
We couldn’t quite leave this one off the list. Quite a few people get hitched here, and afterwards this tends to double as the honeymoon destination. While not as tranquil or exotic as some of the other destinations on this list, Las Vegas is perfect for a raucous time of partying, gambling, and nightlife. May not be the perfect place for a honeymoon, but to each their own.
13. Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
It takes a ferry to get here, but once you brace the voyage you’ll find yourself in one of the most popular destinations in New England, nestled on its own island near Cape Cod. You’ll find some picturesque lighthouses, pretty beaches, and expansive vineyards.
14. Maui, Hawaii
Heavenly beaches, natural wonders, and an exciting nightlife are just a few of things waiting for you here on your honeymoon vacation. There are also plenty of attractions to go see, like the Haleakala National Park. You can also go horseback riding on the beach or hike through the rain forest.
15. Monterey, California
Monterey is scenic, full of things to do, and the ideal location for a California honeymoon vacation. There is the 17 mile drive, a scenic journey along the coast that can be a ticket to relaxation, or the start of an adventure. Garrapta Beach is another destination worth the visit; a rocky coastline, typical of the scenery found along the Big Sur coastline.
16. Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket is located off the coast of Cape Cod. It is a picturesque maritime town with a unique charm. Its colonial heritage and island spirit set it apart from the mainland, and add a bit if character that is immediately recognized upon arriving.
17. Napa Valley, California
Napa Valley is known worldwide for fantastic wines, expansive vineyards, and a country feel that is both elegant and sophisticated. There are literally hundreds of different wineries in the area where you can go enjoy some wine tasting, or grab a bite to eat. You’ll also find plenty of festivals throughout the year.
18. Santa Barbara, California
Another gorgeous beach destination on the California coastline, Santa Barbara is a bustling city with a climate that has often been described as Mediterranean. Incredible nightlife and luxurious resorts make this a place worth considering for your honeymoon.
19. Savannah, Georgia
The warmth and relaxed nature of Savannah Georgia make this honeymoon destination a charming place to spend some after wedding time with your spouse. Good southern cooking, and a long list of tourist attractions make this the perfect choice for newlyweds looking for fun on a budget.
20. U.S. Virgin Islands
Perfect for beach fun, snorkeling and relaxing in the sun, the U.S. Virgin Islands are a choice destination for couples looking to make the most out of their honeymoon vacation.