Destination Overview

From the mountainous Berkshires to coastal Cape Cod to vibrant Boston there is something to appeal to honeymooners year-round in Massachusetts.

Cape Cod and its surrounding islands, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, offer acclaimed beaches, seafood and a picturesque New England coastline. Summer New England honeymooners have numerous activities at their disposal from sailing and fishing to bicycling and hiking. Of course, foodie couples must try some of the local cuisine. Lobster rolls are a local delicacy as are clams, scallops and oysters. Among many others, Chatham is a fantastic home base for a Cape Cod honeymoon. Couples will be able to explore boutique shopping, the Cape Cod National Seashore, lighthouses or visit the Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge. Chatham also serves as an easy jumping off point for a daytrip to either island. Provincetown (or “P-Town”) at the tip of Cape Cod’s ‘hook’, which is a celebrated LDBTQ friendly destination.

For a city-based honeymoon, Boston has it all. We recommend staying in Back Bay or Beacon Hill for a luxurious stay in the center of the action. History buffs can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Freedom Trail. Food lovers would be remorseful to miss a visit to the city’s Italian North End. During warmer months, a sunset cruise along the harbor is a great way to make memories with your new spouse.

If you and your honey are looking to explore some nature, the Berkshires are the place to go. Hiking the Appalachian trail attracts many outdoorsmen (or woman) to the area each year. There are over 90 miles of footpaths that run through western Massachusetts with backcountry campsites and shelters. Couples can also experience guided canoe and kayak tours along the Housatonic river. In the wintertime, snowshoeing is also available. For a real adventure honeymoon thrill, couples can book a rafting tour on the dam controlled Deerfield river.

Destinations to Explore

Additional honeymoon destinations in Massachusetts you may want to consider: