When most people think "honeymoon," they think of exotic, far-flung locales...but there are so many great honeymoon destinations here in the United States! Depending on where you go, staying closer to home can be more affordable and less stressful. Plus, you don't have to spend as many vacation days getting there, which is always a nice bonus! Here are six all-American honeymoon destinations to consider.
If you're dreaming of a charming and romantic spot...get to know Mackinac Island, MI. This Victorian town banned all motor vehicles in 1898, so you'll have to bike, walk, or take a horse-drawn carriage around the island! Stay at a historic inn or quaint bed and breakfast, head to the beach, and eat the island's famous fudge.
If you love rustic romance...go to Texas Hill Country. This area of Central Texas is home to rivers, caves and caverns to explore, rustic ranches, local wineries, and charming country shops.
If you're a history buff...visit Charleston, SC. With gorgeous architecture, tons of historical sites, and beautiful beaches, Charleston is the perfect combination of interesting and relaxing, especially for a couple of newlywed history buffs.
If you want a tropical vacation...head to Oahu, HI. You can definitely spend all your time soaking up the sun, but if you're feeling adventurous, you could hike to the top of Diamond Head State Monument, tour Pearl Harbor, or learn to surf.
If you love a feast for all the senses...Napa Valley, CA is your spot. In Napa (and nearby San Francisco and Sonoma Valley), you can taste amazing wines, take in the incredible scenery on a hike, and feast on delicious locally-grown food.
If you love the idea of snuggling by the fire with your love...get cozy in Beaver Creek, CO. When you aren't skiing, ice skating, or snowshoeing, you can sip hot chocolate in your luxury cabin. (PS It's also great in the summer, when you can enjoy perfect weather and tons of outdoor activities!)
If you want a vintage honeymoon...Niagara Falls was a the go-to honeymoon destination in the early half of the 20th century; my inner hipster wants to bring it back! Once you've done all the waterfall tours, you can hit the miles of hiking trails or hole up in one of the hotels with breathtaking views of the falls.