There is no end to amazing honeymoon locations, am I right? The problem is the cash it costs to make Bora Bora or the Himalayas work. So for brides on a budget or unable to get all those extra vacation days from work, here’s a few stateside honeymoon destinations that are truly amazing.
If you’d been thinking of a romantic, historic honeymoon locale, then have a look at Charleston. Everything you wanted but without having to exchange currency! Founded in 1670 as Charles Town, the town’s history is evident in every cobblestone street. Check out the historic homes, Fort Sumter, the beautifully painted homes of Rainbow Row, and so much more. You can even take a horse-drawn carriage tour through the city from Palmetto Carriage. After a fun day of wandering, eat some fabulous food at Bowens Island out on the inter-coastal waters or Fat Hen farther inland. The trip wouldn’t be complete until you lounge on the white sands of Kiawah Island!
2. Jackson Hole
This stateside honeymoon is definitely made for the mountain lovers. This is the perfect honeymoon for a couple who loves a little adventure. If you’re honeymooning in the winter, you can enjoy snow skiing, sleigh rides, and all sorts of walks through a winter wonderland. If you’re planning a summer honeymoon, you can enjoy a canoe ride for two, hikes through the woods, and campfires at night. There are tons of cabins or four star resorts to stay at, so you’ll definitely find something that fits your budget and style! There’s also a charming town square full of delicious, well-reviewed restaurants.
Another famous southern city, Savannah is perfect for the lazy honeymooner, who wants to do a little strolling, a little eating, and a lot of sitting on a beach! The older parts of town are full of small parks, statues, and gorgeous ivy-covered historic homes. You can even take a ghost tour of the city if you’re looking for something a little more dramatic. Then on those days where you don’t want to do a darn thing but relax and enjoy some time together, take a quick trip out to Tybee Island to sit on the beach and look at the lighthouse. There’s tons of great dining in Savannah, but one of the most popular is The Pirate House which has been a dining establishment since 1753.
4. Napa Valley
Hello boozy honeymooners, this is the spot for you! The only requirement is that you must love wine and sunshine no matter the time of year! After spending the night in your choice of one of the many amazing hotels or lodges, you can spend the day on a bike tour of some amazing vineyards. And, don’t worry, the ride isn’t anything strenuous! Plan on dinners with fabulous cuisines and local wines as you look out over the vineyards.
5. Cape Cod
This is a great honeymoon destination for the couple who wants something easy but a little different than a hot, southern beach. Couples can enjoy the water by deep sea fishing, riding a duck boat, or whale watching. After long walks on a beach, you can partake is some of the best seafood in the US by dining at The Lobster Pot and Brewster Fish House. Because of the town’s popularity with travelers there’s no end to great places to stay.