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Best Romantic Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.

Discover some of the most romantic destinations to take your honeymoon in the U.S. Explore options for newlyweds and book your dream getaway.

By Enrique Aguilar

Are you and your partner ready for the most romantic getaway, but can't decide on where to go? Well, if you both are looking to stay within the states, you won’t be disappointed. The U.S. offers some of the most enchanting destinations. Your honeymoon won't be lacking any romance wherever you decide to choose from: 

  • Lush beaches 
  • Jaw-dropping mountainscapes
  • Bustling cities 
  • Peaceful small towns

To help make the decision easier, we've put together a list of 7 of the best honeymoon destinations in the U.S. that are perfect for creating romantic, lifelong memories with your special someone! Read below for more information on these destinations, including:

  1. Maui, Hawaii
  2. Sedona, Arizona
  3. New York City, New York
  4. San Diego, California
  5. Hillsboro Beach, Florida
  6. Cape Cod, Massachusetts
  7. Newport, Rhode Island

1. Maui, Hawaii

hawaiian cliffside along the coast

Dreaming of a honeymoon in a tropical paradise? Then Maui is the perfect destination for you to choose. For couples seeking sun, soft sand, and romance, you can find all this and more when booking your honeymoon at this dreamy island getaway. This island is full of sights that will leave you and your partner spellbound, a true feast for the senses including:

  • Crystal-clear waters
  • Lush greenery
  • Awe-inspiring sunsets 

When it comes to accommodations, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a wonderful choice to experience the ultimate in luxury and relaxation. Set amidst 15 acres of lush gardens, this five-star resort offers spacious rooms with private balconies and stunning ocean views. You'll feel like royalty lounging in your own private cabana by the pool, sipping on tropical cocktails and soaking up the warm Hawaiian sunshine.

2. Sedona, Arizona

two people hugging and looking at view in sedona

Located in the heart of the red rock canyons, Sedona is a great honeymoon destination for couples looking to enjoy a peaceful atmosphere that will rejuvenate and inspire you in many ways. Immerse yourself in the beauty of Sedona by exploring unique hiking trails, which offer stunning views of the surrounding canyons and rock formations. 

Take a guided hike or explore the trails on your own and pack a picnic to enjoy a romantic lunch with your partner. For a truly unique experience, take a hot air balloon ride over the red rock canyons and see the landscape from above the clouds. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you and your partner will never forget.

Make sure to book a stay at the Hilton Sedona Resort for a cozy and romantic accommodation. Depending on the season, guests can enjoy a variety of fun activities, from roasting s'mores around a fire pit to playing shuffleboard and corn hole on the resort grounds. So whether you're looking to relax and unwind or get out and explore, the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock is a great option to book for your honeymoon stay. See what else you can add to your honeymoon registry here.

3. New York City, New York

new york city skyline above orange trees

New York City is a bustling metropolis that offers newlyweds honeymoon experience like no other. Explore iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge. For sports fans, you can try catching a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden and catch the excitement of New York basketball. 

As you and your partner walk through trendy neighborhoods like SoHo or Williamsburg, you’ll find many activities that will make your trip memorable. Make sure to try some of the world-class restaurants offered around the city and have a day dedicated to trying famous food.

To ensure your New York trip is perfect, book a stay at the illustrious Plaza Hotel. This iconic hotel, located on Fifth Avenue, has been a symbol of luxury and sophistication for over a century. The Plaza is sure to check all your boxes, including:

  • Stunning views of Central Park
  • Elegant decor
  • Top-notch amenities (like a full-service spa and fitness center) 

Its prime location makes it easy to explore all the best that New York has to offer. Whether you're sipping cocktails at the hotel's famous Champagne Bar or taking in a Broadway show just a few blocks away, The Plaza Hotel is the ultimate choice for a luxurious honeymoon in the heart of New York City.

4. San Diego, California

the kissing statue in san diego

Spice up your honeymoon with some West Coast flair and book your honeymoon in sunny San Diego. It’s the perfect mix of:

  • Beach relaxation
  • Outdoor adventure
  • Urban sophistication 

Along with a thriving culinary and cultural scene, you’ll find it's the perfect place to fall in love all over again. You could never go wrong with booking a trip to California, as the picturesque beaches and sunny weather never disappoints. 

Check into The Fairmont Grand Del Mar and have an unforgettable stay. This luxurious hotel is located in the heart of San Diego and offers spacious rooms and exquisite suites. Couples can enjoy a range of activities and amenities offered by the resort, such as:

  • Golfing
  • Archery
  • Relaxing spa treatments 

Whether you are looking to enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars, lounge by the pool, or explore the vibrant city, The Fairmont Grand Del Mar provides everything you need for a sensational honeymoon.

5. Hillsboro Beach, Florida

palm trees lining florida coast

Soak up the sunshine and clear waters of the Atlantic Ocean with your partner at Hillsboro Beach in Florida! Enjoy blissful sunrises on the beach as feel the warm tropical breeze surrounding you. If you’re in the shopping mood, make sure to visit Las Olas Blvd for a wide selection of stores and local dining to try out.

Other nearby attractions, like the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse and Butterfly World, are wonderful attractions that you can add to your honeymoon itinerary. If you and your partner are searching for some fun in the sea, try out some water sports such as:

  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Deep-sea fishing 

There are plenty of adventures to be had at this romantic honeymoon destination. 

For an intimate and peaceful stay, make sure to add Hillsboro Beach Resort to your honeymoon registry. Enjoy private balconies with stunning ocean views, a relaxing pool, and fantastic amenities (like complimentary bicycles that you can use to ride around the resort). Just a few miles long, Hillsboro Beach is a hidden gem that makes it a perfect destination for a romantic honeymoon.

6. Cape Cod, Massachusetts

cape cod town view with chapel

If you're looking for a charming and romantic honeymoon destination, Cape Cod in Massachusetts should be on your radar. This beautiful peninsula boasts: 

  • Stunning beaches
  • Picturesque lighthouses
  • Cute villages that ooze with a laid-back charm 

Imagine walking hand in hand with your partner on the white sand beaches while enjoying the salty sea breeze, or taking a leisurely bike ride along the scenic bike trails with stunning ocean views.

For couples seeking a romantic retreat, you find beautiful resorts offering unbeatable ocean views and private beaches for you to enjoy. We suggest staying at Chatham Inn, which is known as one of the most romantic hotels in the U.S. Take a dip in their heated oceanfront pool or relax at the luxurious spa with your partner. With exceptional service, breathtaking views, and indulgent amenities, Chatham Inn is the perfect place to make unforgettable memories with your partner on your honeymoon.

7. Newport, Rhode Island

view of newport rhode island from water

Newport is a friendly coastal town that is filled with so much to offer couples on their honeymoon. Known for its jaw-dropping mansions, pristine beaches, and historic architecture, you and your partner will feel like you’ve transported back in time. To keep you and your partner entertained during your honeymoon, try taking a stroll on the picturesque Cliff Walk to take some awesome photos of your trip! 

If you’re ready to practice your sea legs, you can also book a sailing tour and explore the sea during sunset. For more laid back activities, bring along a beach towel and simply relax on the sandy beaches with your partner.

If you want to elevate your honeymoon trip, make sure to stay at Rhode Island's finest hotel, The Vanderbilt. Providing the perfect blend of luxury and history, it’s an ideal honeymoon destination for couples seeking a sophisticated and romantic getaway. Boasting elegant suites, an indoor pool, and a world-class restaurant, you’ll be able to feel the romance in the air. Newport is a dreamy honeymoon destination that won't disappoint with its:

  • Stunning scenery
  • Exquisite dining options
  • Plenty of activities

Make Your Honeymoon One To Remember!

The U.S. offers a range of romantic honeymoon destinations that cater to different interests for any couple. Whether you're seeking a relaxing beach vacation, a cozy mountain retreat, or a culturally rich city experience, there's a destination that you’ll be sure to enjoy. 

Also, be sure to budget appropriately for your honeymoon. Whether you opt for a luxury resort or a budget-friendly option, it's important to have a clear understanding of your expenses and how much you can afford to spend. Check out the average cost and length on a honeymoon so you can get a better idea of what to expect. With the right planning and budgeting, you can create the perfect honeymoon experience without breaking the bank. 

No matter where you choose to go for your honeymoon, you’ll want to take the time to plan out all the fun activities you and your partner can do while traveling on your romantic getaway. Don't miss out on the opportunity to visit one of the best destinations for honeymoons with your own honeymoon registry. Sign up now and start planning the ultimate romantic escape. Invite your loved ones to contribute to your unforgettable honeymoon experience and help turn your dream honeymoon into a reality.

Ready to start planning your trip? When you book with Celebration Wishes Travel you can rest assured that every single detail of your trip will be handled with care. Fill out our interest form to learn more today!

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