You’ve sought the planet and managed to find your perfect match. Now you’ve had your dream wedding, you’re faced with the prospect of searching the planet for your next perfect match – your dream honeymoon destination.
When it comes to honeymoons, the USA has a huge range of enticing destinations with something to suit just about anyone – and of course, you don’t need to pick just one. Why not hire a car and drive around the picture-perfect back roads and coast of New England? Or perhaps, cruise down Route 66 from Chicago to the Pacific Coast. You can even combine a US destination with a Caribbean getaway for the perfect mix of culture, urban excitement and island paradise.
So whether you’re a thrill seeker, a wine drinker, a nature lover or an urban discoverer, if you’re on the quest for fun, or a laidback beach bum, here at My America Holiday, we can turn your honeymoon dream into a reality. Prepare to be swept away with the romance of travel and uncover our top honeymoon destinations…
Best for lush landscapes and cultural experiences
Aloha! - and welcome to paradise on Earth. The Hawaiian Islands are blessed with so much natural beauty, providing the perfect settings for a romantic getaway. Lush landscapes, picturesque beaches, towering peaks and astounding coastal backdrops are in abundance - all working closely together to form this truly spectacular destination. If you’re thinking this would be a great destination for a honeymoon, you’d be right. Hawaii is often ranked as one of the best honeymoon destinations in the world.
Our Hawaii top pick - Maui
Maui isn’t nearly as large as the Big Island, nor is it as quiet as the smaller islands; however for many, Maui is just right. Offering a taste of just about everything the Aloha State has to offer, Maui has it all - from incredible wildlife to intriguing history and culture. Legend has it that a Polynesian demigod decided to make Maui, the most beautiful one, his home so it’s no wonder the locals here insist ‘Maui no ka oi’ - 'Maui is the best' and once you've spent some time here, we think you'll agree.
South Carolina Honeymoons
Best for American history and heritage
When you're drinking a cup a sweet tea beneath the shade of a Palmetto Tree and you feel like you’ve almost stepped back in time, that’s when you’ll know you're in South Carolina. This is a state where the air is thick with history and old plantation houses and colonial buildings stand side by side with Revolutionary War sites. But it's also a place where you can get your thrills riding roller coasters, battling white water rapids and teeing off on first-class golf courses, making South Carolina the idyllic honeymoon for those looking to get lost in the nostalgic romance of traditional Deep South.
Our South Carolina top pick - Savannah
Savannah holidays exude the spirit of the Deep South. This charming city with its warm Southern welcome, elegant eighteenth-century mansions, flourishing gardens, gas lamp-lit streets and cobblestone paths is sure to leave you caught up in the ‘Gone with the Wind’ essence of it all. The lively riverfront area offers the chance to stroll by the pretty banks of the great Savannah River or take a cruise on its waters. But Savannah also has a vibrant art scene and a distinctly mischievous side when it comes to its nightlife. Honeymooning in Savannah will leave you feeling like you’ve transported back in time.
New England Honeymoons
Best for Coastal views and fresh seafood
Think of New England and what springs to mind? The rich reds and flashing yellows of the autumn foliage for starters, stretching for mile upon mile through rolling countryside? Add to that white clapboard houses and churches with steeples, nestled cosily amid forested valleys combined with a gorgeous coastline, fresh seafood and bobbing yachts - this state is beauty, heritage and excitement, all wrapped up in one and has all the ingredients for a charming honeymoon escape.
Our New England top pick - Maine
Maine is quintessentially New England, with its pretty harbours, resort villages nestled in rolling peaks, lighthouses on top of rocky cliffs and quaint seaside cafés dishing up freshly caught seafood. The lakes and hills of Maine offer secluded lake resort hideaways for honeymooners to unwind and breathe in the fresh sea air. For couples seeking a more lively setting, coastal resorts offer all the beauty and fun of Maine's beaches. So for mouth-watering food, picture-perfect scenery, exhilarating outdoor action and cosy guesthouses, come to Maine for a dreamy New England honeymoon.
Best for sunshine and relaxation (and wine!)
Chase your honeymoon dreams and you can catch them in California! Some of the world's most famous sights are within the borders and romance reigns supreme from the tops of snow-covered mountains to the ocean's edge. Whether your sport is snow skiing or ocean surfing, you'll find it here, and in some places you can do them both in the same day! The Golden State has it all; natural beauty, Hollywood glamour, first-class wineries and to top it all off, the sun is almost certain to shine on your love 365 days a year – California honeymoons have something for everyone.
Our California top pick - Napa Valley
Rest, relaxation and wine are high up the menu on Napa Valley honeymoons, and there are some beautiful vistas over the plentiful countryside to indulge in, why not hire a bike and take a romantic ride through the many picturesque vineyards? There are also some pretty little towns to stroll around in, art collections to discover - even a Petrified Forest and one of only three erupting 'old faithful' geysers in the world at Calistoga. And if none of that appeals, then there are always more wines to sample!
Best for nature and nightlife
Just over the California state line you have Nevada, host to the entertainment capital of the world - Las Vegas - the only place you can take a gondola ride on a Venetian canal, party the night away in Rome, wake up in the Eiffel Tower and brunch under the Statue of Liberty! But there's more to Nevada than just the City of Sin. Deserts, mountains and rivers cover the state, making it a great place for couples to enjoy romantic escapades as well as outdoor adventures. Why not combine Lake Tahoe with a Las Vegas trip for the perfect mix of excitement and relaxation?
Our Nevada top pick - Lake Tahoe
Straddling the Nevada-California border, Lake Tahoe is a recreational wonderland with everything from charming lakeside towns and intimate restaurants to glitzy casinos. Not only is Crystal Lake an absolute heaven for romance, but the mountainous landscape surrounding it provides a magnificent backdrop for everything you do. If you want to learn to water-ski, go boating, take a balloon ride or horse ride through pine forests, you can do it all here. Escape to Lake Tahoe, and prepare yourselves for the honeymoon of a lifetime.
Best for rustic retreats
As the largest state in the mainland U.S, iconic Texas has a lot to offer romantic travellers. From rolling mountains to bluebonnet-quilted prairies, Austin’s thriving music scene to San Antonio’s famous River Walk, you and your partner are sure to find all the fundamentals of a perfect country honeymoon within this state's vast borders. Newlyweds seeking an urban retreat need not look further- all of this beauty, culture and more can be discovered within Texas’ rolling hills, rustic ranches, and springtime fields dotting the spaces between.
Our Texas top pick - Mayan Dude Ranch
Looking for something a little different for your honeymoon? Why not incorporate a stay at an all-inclusive dude ranch and release your inner cowboy with a remote ranch honeymoon!? The Mayan Dude Ranch is located in Bandera, the ‘Cowboy Capital of the World'. Set amongst 350 acres of gorgeous scenic trails along the Medina River and up into the hills. A typical day includes going down to the corral for a hayride to the Cowboy Breakfast cook-out before taking advantage of horse rides, swimming, tennis and other activities.
Best for The Great Outdoors
Welcome to the Real America. Colorado is a land of big skies, epic landscapes, working cowboys and roaming buffalo. Astounding views of the Rockies surround you and the National Parks alone offer everything from dramatic peaks and canyons to ancient cliff-dwellings. You’ll get to witness an extensive array of wildlife in its natural habitat, have the chance to hike, mountain bike, climb, ski and raft amongst fantastic backdrops and be rewarded at the end of the day with some of the most remarkable night skies on the planet. Honeymooners who love the Great Outdoors will consider Colorado pure bliss.
Route 66 Honeymoons
Best for adventure
The romance of Route 66 continues to captivate people around the world and provides the perfect wistful adventure for a newlywed couple to embark on together. This legendary road passes through the heart of the United States on a diagonal trip that takes in some of the country’s most archetypal roadside scenes. Celebrated in song, cinema and folklore, Route 66 has come to signify the ultimate American road trip. It’s all about the freedom of the open road, the great outdoors and watching classic Americana pass by as the wind whips through your hair. Why not upgrade for that extra special honeymoon adventure and hire a convertible for the journey?
USA and Caribbean honeymoons
Best for tropical beach and vibrant city blend
Life’s a beach in the Caribbean - the weather is always fine, the sand is always white, and the sea is always crystal clear. Though there are thousands of idyllic beaches to lay your towel on, the islands of the Caribbean offer plenty more in the way of attractions. Climb a waterfall in Jamaica; experience spectacular snorkelling in the Bahamas, zip line through the rainforest on St Lucia; go rum tasting in Barbados or take a sunset horse ride along the beach in Antigua. Why not combine your dreamy Caribbean retreat with a vibrant city break in the USA for a seamlessly composed honeymoon? The Caribbean is located just off the coast of America, meaning that flights between the two are plentiful and take next to no time at all.
Happy Honeymooning from My America Holiday!
Blogger Profile - Gemma Walsh
Gemma joined My America Holiday in February 2016 after taking a a year out to travel the world. Music is a huge passion of hers and you can often find her following different music events across the globe. Her American dream would be to hire a motorhome and drive to the Black Rock Desert of Nevada to attend Burning Man festival.