Weddings are already filled with so much excitement and joy, and the honeymoon is the icing on the cake! Your getaway allows you to escape from the world, basking in the glow of newlywed bliss. But do you know what may make your honeymoon planning even easier? Leaving your passports at home! 

The United States has some of the loveliest, most charming destinations in the world, and this year is the perfect one to explore our beautiful homeland. We’ve rounded up eight honeymoon destination ideas in the USA featuring everything from endless sandy beaches to sunset mountain views. These ideas just go to show you that you don’t have to travel far to feel like you’re in a different world.

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NAPA

Napa

Home to some of the best wineries in the nation, Napa, California, offers a picturesque landscape with rolling hills and vineyards as far as the eye can see. With charming shops, iconic restaurants, and, of course, endless experiences to taste some of the best wine in the world you are sure to have a good dose of exploring beautiful sights, smells and tastes. Surrounded by luxury resorts, your honeymoon is sure to be filled with soaks in the hot tub, heading to the spa, and venturing out on wine tasting trails. With a destination that celebrates the finer things in life, Napa is the relaxing, romantic honeymoon destination you deserve.

Photo creds: Auberge du Soleil, An Auberge Resort in Rutherford, California

HAWAII

It’s no secret that Hawaii is a literal paradise. This destination is popular for a reason, featuring Pacific Ocean waters, a gorgeous tropical landscape, and powder-soft sand. Who wouldn’t want to wake up to tequila-colored sunrises, bottomless mimosas, and an abundance of exciting excursions? If you’re seeking adventure, look no further than Hawaii’s helicopter tours, snorkeling outings, and hiking trips around the Volcanoes National Park. Or, flip-flop between Oahu’s bustling town centers and Maui’s opulent, all-inclusive resorts filled with gourmet meals, revitalizing spa treatments, and more. No matter your pace, say aloha to a culturally immersive and relaxing honeymoon dream.

Photo creds: The Travaasa Hana Resort in Maui, Hawaii

ARIZONA + UTAH NATIONAL PARKS

Arizona

Whether you are looking for an adventure or a relaxing escape, Arizona & Utah’s National Parks are perfect honeymoon destinations for couples looking for a bucket-list trip. The open-road aspect of this trip makes it completely customizable for just about any length of getaway. There are plenty of ways to experience the arid landscapes, picturesque canyons, and vibrant mix of cultures, but must-stop locations include the iconic Grand Canyon and Utah’s Mighty 5 National Parks. The more active honeymooners will enjoy days spent hiking, rafting, and horseback riding, while more low-key adventurers can take in the luxury resorts with infinity pools overlooking the desert. With amazing local cuisine, artsy vibes, and sunshine for days, this honeymoon trip is sure to be the adventure of a lifetime with your spouse.

Photo creds: Boulders Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, AZ

NANTUCKET

Located off the coast of Cape Cod in Massachusetts, Nantucket is a tiny but beautiful island boasting an endearing town center and plenty of quiet beaches. Flowing with untapped nature and buzzing cobblestone streets, this classic retreat is a romantic reflection of a quintessential New England summer town. Whether you’re riding bikes around the island, taking a sunset cruise through the harbor, or exploring lighthouses and the historic district, Nantucket beckons newlyweds as the perfect New England hideaway. 

Photo creds: www.nantucket-ma.gov

SAVANNAH

Savannah

Charmingly slow-paced walks over cobblestone streets. Antebellum waterfront architecture and infinite rows of trees draped in Spanish moss. An insanely delicious food scene.  Savannah, Georgia is the perfect, easygoing atmosphere to slow down after your wedding. Choose to stay in a romantic inn or B&B, or rent an old Victorian in the historic district. Enjoy beach camping at the local state park, taste local wines and cheeses on the grand porches of the town’s oldest homes, and take in the extension of the same Southern hospitality we know and love in Alabama.

Photo creds: Ballastone Inn

NEW ORLEANS

From the Garden District to French Quarter, and jazz clubs to Mardi Gras, New Orleans is an epic honeymoon destination that brings the world to you. As a great foodie destination sprawling with history, newlyweds have plenty of adventures to soak in and landmarks to see. Be sure to sample their iconic cocktails, and try plenty of gumbo and beignets. Streets are lined with galleries, musicians, and bars, so from sunrise historic tours to bar hopping through Bourbon Street, the intoxicating, lively atmosphere of The Big Easy offers something for every couple. 

Photo creds: ANNE RIPPY/GETTY IMAGES

JACKSON HOLE

Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who prefer a woodland retreat to a beachfront getaway, whether you’re seeking solitude or an outdoor adventure. Hiking at Grand Teton National Park, scoping out wildlife in Yellowstone, horseback riding, and white water rafting in the summer and world-class skiing and snowboarding in the winter means there’s plenty to do in this off-the-grid location. If outdoor sports aren’t your thing, explore the adorable downtown district or spend a weekend at one of Jackson Hole’s five-star resorts. Crystal, our Owner and Creative Director, loved staying at Snake River Sporting Club last time she and her husband were there.

Photo creds: Snake River Sporting Club

HIGHLANDS

Highlands

Nestled deep within the Blue Ridge Mountains, Highlands, North Carolina, offers scenic waterfalls and European-style romance just two hours north of Atlanta. European architecture gives this small town its charm, and its downtown area is sprawling with local businesses catering to outdoor enthusiasts and local clientele alike. Your trip to Highlands is sure to be an adventure with a plethora of scenic drives and hiking trails surrounding this quaint community. Our lead planner Lainey recommends a stay Old Edwards Inn and Spa, a relaxed mountain resort that weaves through Highlands’s community and culture with luxury amenities. 

Photo creds: Old Edwards Inn & Spa