If you are looking for a honeymoon destination that is within the United States with minimal travel stress, New England is the place for you. The region of New England spans across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Widely known for being one of the most impactful regions in the history of the continental United States, couples visiting can expect to be dazzled by the unique local charm, gorgeous coastal scenery, extraordinary culinary fare, and one of a kind experiences New England has to offer.
Filled with coastal shores and picturesque mountainous landscapes, New England is an idyllic destination to visit for your honeymoon with your soulmate. Read on for our Top 10 New England Honeymoon Destinations!
Best Time to Visit New England
New England is also a great destination because of the pronounced seasons that can be experienced while visiting. Depending on the type of honeymoon you hope to share with your love, New England is a safe place to visit year round. Summertime brings heat and travelers and locals can be found sunbathing or flocking to the coastline to enjoy water activities and beaches. However, the Fall and Winter seasons also bring scenic moments for visitors who may be traveling in the hopes to enjoy strolls among trees changing colors or snow capped visits.
Best Honeymoon Destinations in New England
Spend a blissful honeymoon Northeast Style on the island of Nantucket! This lively island off the shore of Cape Cod, Massachusetts is known for its breathtaking beaches, vibrant nightlife, and historic town. Explore walking hand in hand with the love of your life on the cobblestone streets and gaze at the boutiques. The charm of this lovely island will blow you away as you take in its beauty after a day of sunbathing with your love. Stop by Jetties Beach Bar to end the evening with live music and tasty entrees. The sun glistening off the calm water will make for an excellent photo op!
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Surrounded by miles of shoreline and pristine scenery, this island off the shore of Cape Cod Massachusetts is a honeymooner’s dream. Walk the majestic streets of Edgartown to find everything from coffee shops, to art galleries, to clothing boutiques, and have a blast. Feel the breeze of the summer wind as you explore around the white sand beaches and search for some friendly seals! Being surrounded by miles of ocean and sunshine will be such a treat. After a day of outdoor adventures, top it off with a dining experience at the Port Hunter that envelops you in the natural beauty of the island.
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Venture to the fantastic village of Block Island and get a glimpse of rolling hills, crystal clear waters, and shingled cottages that are reminiscent of the old beach town. This beautiful honeymoon destination is packed with quiet roads and beautiful views of the ocean that go on for miles. Take a cruise around the 12 mile island with your spouse and embrace the magnificent scenery, if you are lucky you might see some dolphins. Head out to Mohegan Bluffs to explore the scenery of the island and have a great photo opportunity that will make jaws drop. When winding down after your day of activities, walk over to The Oar where you can watch the sunset and enjoy fresh seafood.
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With its whimsical villages, sandy beaches, and off the charts seafood, a** Cape Cod honeymoon** is perfect for newlyweds searching for a scenic and calm getaway on the East Coast. Explore the coastal ambiance at the end of the Cape at Wellfleet while indulging in delicious oysters or sprint to the beaches of Chatham and have a high end dinner at the Chatham Bars Inn. In the fall, wander among the beautiful foliage and spend time sightseeing in the town center - full of delicious restaurants, galleries and shops perfect for newlyweds!
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Watch Hill, Rhode Island
This elegant seaside town is the epitome of romance when it comes to secluded getaways! Spend the day at the beach overlooking the crashing waves and get a firsthand feel of the beautiful village. Walk hand in hand through the streets and explore the boutiques and town shops after a long day of relaxation! To end your evening, share a fine dining experience at Ocean House and have an intimate meal alongside a gorgeous sunset. The ocean breeze, delicious entrees, and picturesque views of the Rhode Island coast will be such a blissful addition to your romantic stay!
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Newport, Rhode Island
Famous for its glamorous mansions and idyllic harbor,** Newport, Rhode Island** is a paradise on Earth. Bike between the luxurious homes and stroll along Cliff Walk to be immersed in the essence of this town or lay on the beach and soak up the sun. This historic New England seaport holds endless opportunities for shopping, sidewalk sales, cafe hangs, and exquisite dining. Newport’s jaw dropping cliffs dotted with legendary summer ‘cottages’ are breathtaking and the picturesque views will have you fantasizing of staying forever. Castle Hill Inn is a noteworthy hotel and attracts many guests from around the country because of its stately setting and sophisticated modernizations.
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The Hamptons, New York
The Hamptons’ beaches and its old fashioned country desirability make it the perfect escape for a romantic getaway. The rich culture, lively atmosphere, and beautiful summertime weather make it a dream destination for honeymooners. With a lux blend of local flavor in combination with the rich and famous who reside here, it’s interesting to see the balance of country and glamor all at once. Adventure to the Wölffer Estate Vineyard where you can wine, dine, and gaze out into the miles of farmland. Have a wine tasting experience and create memories that will bring you back to this beach town for years to come.
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Known for its authentic summertime vibes and rocky shore, Kennebunkport Maine is the quintessential destination for a New England Beach honeymoon. The stunning beaches will float you into a dream as you walk hand in hand with the crashing waves at the shore, embracing Maine in all of its glory. From lobster rolls to casual dining and quaint nautical design shops, Kennebunk port is the romantic spot for leisure, luxury, and slow living.
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This vibrant and popular city in Maine is rich in summertime charm, funky boutiques, art, and sunset boat rides. Filled with natural beauty and irreplicable views of the ocean, this city is a prime spot for exploration. Go on a food tour and taste delicious seafood and see the lighthouses and sail on Casco Bay to immerse yourself in the beautiful Maine surroundings. With endless opportunities for nightlife and relaxation, Portland exceeds all honeymoon expectations!
Vermont is widely known for its breathtaking scenery and is a dream destination for adventurous honeymooners! Whether you have hopes of skiing down glorious mountains, hiking amongst gorgeous foliage, or enjoying the lovely lakes and mountain views on a quiet summer night, Vermont will fulfill all desires. The panoramic mountain views, quaint villages, and vibrant local culture will bring memories to last a lifetime.
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Being able to escape to an affordable and charming destination in the North East will be lavish for you and the love of your life. Whether you are gazing at the blood orange sunsets of Nantucket or hiking through the rolling mountains of Vermont, your Northeastern romantic getaway will be an adventure of a lifetime. If you’re looking for an easy going yet unforgettable honeymoon, consider heading to one of these honeymoon destinations in the Northeastern U.S., where you can get your fix of history, nature, and fresh seafood.
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