Now that you’ve planned your nuptials, it’s time to start thinking about the honeymoon. Spring is an incredibly popular season for honeymoons as the weather is mild, flowers are in bloom, and it follows the rather blue months of winter.
The perfect honeymoon doesn’t need to include a tiresome 20-hour flight across the globe. Instead of traveling internationally, take advantage of these top spring honeymoon destinations found in the USA.
Nashville, Tennessee, is a great honeymoon spot for country-music-loving newlyweds. It’s known for its flourishing live music scene at the honkey tonks, hot chicken sandwiches, and for having the largest museum dedicated to country music.
In addition to visiting the Grand Ole Opry, there are tons of breweries and fine-dining restaurants where couples can fill their bellies. Temperatures start to warm up in Nashville during the spring, which means you’ll be able to catch some live music outdoors and spend plenty of time walking through the downtown core during your Spring honeymoon.
Tennessee is also famous for its honeymoon cabins. These romantic cabins are set in the woods with everything you could ever need for the perfect honeymoon; privacy, ambiance, and a cozy place to spend time together.
This is arguably one of the most romantic cities in the USA as it’s filled with lush greenery, mossy trees, and cobblestone streets. Savannah boasts several photo-worthy spots for newlyweds who are comfortable in front of the camera.
Savannah is bursting with Southern charm, history, unique architecture, and parks, making the ideal backdrop for an afternoon picnic. There are tons of gorgeous inns for couples to stay and many offer exciting newlywed packages, which often include fine-dining experiences and other local adventures. For those who are ghost story enthusiasts, the town also has several haunted locations that are included in self-guided or guided walking tours.
This very picturesque peninsula is a place to kick back, relax, and enjoy your new spouse. Newlyweds can indulge in ice cream cones, fresh seafood, long bike rides, and walks along the 400 miles of sandy coastline. Because Cape Cod, Massachusetts, boasts so many serene outdoorsy areas, daily picnics, walks with coffee in-hand, and whale watching from your balcony are totally necessary.
It’s filled with several honeymoon-worthy inns and B&Bs, which are located close to the beach or town center. Newlyweds can also explore Cape Cod’s eclectic collection of shops and art galleries, as well as mini-golf courses and restaurants.
Newlyweds keen on immersing themselves in Cape Cod’s culture should visit Wellfleet, a historic place to catch a drive-in movie. The outdoor theater area dates back to 1957.
While Hawaii is extremely picturesque all year round, Molokai for your Spring honeymoon is beautiful as the rainforests are lush and beaches are quieter than other places like Maui. Many families visit Hawaii on spring break with their children, so it’s important to visit islands that are more remote and less known to tourists. Molokai is located between Oahu and Maui, and is filled with hiking trails, waterfalls, and pristine beaches.
Papohaku Beach is covered in soft, white sand, and is a must-visit for those who love relaxing by the ocean for hours on end. Because Hawaii is known for its fresh seafood, be sure to visit several seafood-centric restaurants before heading home.
With Hawaii being a popular honeymoon destination, there are tons of special packages to choose from, making planning much easier.
Couples who enjoy more fast-paced vacations instead of relaxing on the beach will definitely enjoy a trip to San Francisco, California—there is so much to see and do. If you grew up watching Full House on television, a visit to the filming location on Broderick Street is a must-do.
San Francisco is also home to many beaches, shopping areas lined with boutiques and cafes, restaurants, the Fisherman’s Wharf, and Golden Gate Bridge. Before heading to San Fran on your honeymoon, invest in a pair of comfortable walking shoes or sneakers as you’ll be tackling some steep hills by foot.
This is the place to go for heat seekers as the temperature really starts to climb during the spring. With stunning desert cactus-lined landscapes, Camelback Mountain, several golf courses and spas, Paradise Valley is ideal for couples seeking relaxation and recuperation. Honeymooners can also make a day trip to the Grand Canyon.
When looking for places to stay, several of the resorts offer honeymoon packages but there are also tons of Instagram-worthy Airbnb options in the area. When it comes to food, we recommend indulging in the delicious, authentic Mexican that Arizona has to offer.
While it may seem like an unlikely honeymoon destination, Austin has everything one could ever imagine. The capital of Texas has an eclectic live music scene, authentic barbeque joints, world-class museums, and parks where visitors can bike, fish, paddle, and boat. Austin is the perfect combination of outdoor recreation and buzzing city life. Lake enthusiasts should also check out Lake Austin, Lake Travis, and Lady Bird Lake, all wonderful locations for a picnic as the sun goes down.
The Four Seasons Hotel Austin makes honeymoons seamless and memorable for those looking for luxury accommodations.
Honeymooners hoping to experience Caribbean weather and beaches without leaving the USA should consider booking a trip to Key West, Florida. The laidback island has plenty to see and do, even for those who don’t want to take advantage of its wild nightlife scene. Upon arriving in Key West, it’s impossible to not feel relaxed as there’s something so serene about the turquoise water and stretches of sandy beaches.
Old Town is a great historic place to wander during the day and at night as it’s considered one of the entertainment districts in Key West. You’ll stumble upon the Hemingway House, the beloved bar called Green Parrot, and Duval Street. Similar to Savannah, Georgia, this island city also offers ghost tours for those who love a little scare.
Nantucket is a small island located off of Cape Cod. It’s busiest in the summer, making a Spring honeymoon the perfect time to visit as the temperature is getting warmer and newlyweds will miss the crowds. Nantucket has several beaches, cobblestone-lined streets filled with restaurants, fancy clothing and homeware boutiques, and beautiful churches.
History buffs should know that Nantucket was a favorite holiday spot for the Kennedys. It is also where the novel Moby Dick took place as Nantucket was a hub for the whaling industry in the 19th century. If you’re looking for a honeymoon destination that combines care-free beach life with history, Nantucket should be on the top of your list.
Known for its nightlife and party scene, Miami Beach is a great honeymoon destination for newlyweds who like to stay up late. In addition to strolling the Miami Beach Boardwalk and the Art Deco Historic District, visitors are encouraged to spend the day at a hotel spa in preparation for a big night out on the town. If you’re looking to enjoy the water, there are small yachts and sailboats that can be privately chartered for a romantic cruise. The Coral Castle Museum, Miami Brewing Company, and the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden are also three places that deserve a visit while on your honeymoon.
For newlyweds eager to drink and dance, LIV Miami and Blue Martini Brickell both promise loud music from live DJs, colorful lights, and large dance floors. Even though it’s in the USA, Florida will make you feel as if you’ve traveled much, much further.