The Best US Honeymoon Destinations by Season

A newlywed couple kissing in their ski suits in the snow.

With so many people looking to stay local for trips during the COVID-19 pandemic, there is more reason now than ever to stay in the United States for your honeymoon rather than go abroad. Luckily, there are so many great destinations to visit during every season of the year without having to leave the country. Here are some of our picks!

Winter

There are all kinds of fun places to go in the U.S. during the winter months.

Colorado

Take a ski trip in the winter to do something active and romantic for your honeymoon! From Aspen to Breckenridge to Telluride, the snow-covered mountains present a beautiful scene to celebrate your recent marriage. Cuddle up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate and take in the sights and all of the nature around you in Colorado.

Key West, Florida

A couple holding hands and walking on the beach in Key West, Florida on their honeymoon.

Take a trip to the southernmost point of the U.S. for your honeymoon and get into an island state of mind. Key West (or any of the Florida Keys, for that matter) present a laid-back, casual spot to relax and get some sun. There’s something for everyone there, from historical sites and tours to shopping, breweries, and water adventures.

U.S. Virgin Islands

A part of the U.S. that’s often forgotten about is the hidden paradise that exists in the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix are incredibly beautiful, boasting some of the best beaches in the world. You’ll feel away from it all without even needing a passport and you’ll love the warm-weather escape in the height of winter.

Spring

The spring is such a great time to visit these parts of the United States.

Washington, D.C.

A monument in Washington DC with cherry blossom trees.

Head to the nation’s capital to check out some historical sites and to enjoy the springtime beauty of this area. From blooming cherry blossoms to beautiful weather, you’ll love walking around the charming neighborhoods of this area as newlyweds.

Disney World or Disneyland

Visit one of the most magical places on earth for your honeymoon and you’ll feel like you’re living a real-life fantasy! Disney World and Disneyland both have so much to do for adults. From drinking around the world at Epcot to walking the boardwalk in Anaheim, you’re sure to be entertained. (A little bit of childhood nostalgia never hurt anyone, either!)

Summer

Summer presents some of the best options of places to honeymoon without leaving the U.S. borders.

New England States

Many of the New England states boast some of the prettiest coast lines that are amazing to visit during the summer months. Massachusetts has Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard, which are all worth considering. Alternatively, visit Newport in Rhode Island or Kennebunkport in Maine to get a slice of authentic East Coast summer.

Hawaii

A couple on their honeymoon in Hawaii, walking through a green landscape.

Head to one of the most tropical places in the U.S. and visit the islands of Hawaii. Hike volcanoes, visit a coffee plantation, and learn to surf on these picturesque islands that allow you to feel transported to another world.

Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina

Enjoy old-time charm and a slower pace in Palmetto Bluff, South Carolina. The area looks like it comes straight out of a Nicholas Sparks novel and the proximity to the water makes it fun and romantic all at the same time.

Fall

The fall is one of the most beautiful seasons in many parts of the country.

Vermont

Fall trees around a bridge in Vermont.

Take in the foliage in Vermont for your honeymoon. The sight of the changing leaves alone will leave you breathless, but you’ll also love the charm of this state in its small inns, farms, and breweries.

Great Smoky Mountains

Head to Tennessee to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. This is another fabulous place to see foliage, escape from the modern world, and really connect with your new spouse. Appreciate nature and go on hikes for a more active trip or kick back and relax in a rented cabin for something more casual.

The U.S. has so many amazing honeymoon spots that there’s no reason to flee the country to celebrate your new marriage and have an unforgettable trip!

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