Planning a Romantic US Honeymoon

Honeymoons are so much fun! You’re coming down off the high of just being married, you have all of this time alone.  There are so many options and things to consider when planning that sometimes it can get a bit overwhelming right? No worries friends I’m here to help! I’ve partnered with today to bring you some examples of places in the US that are super romantic honeymoon getaways! I’m so excited to share a few of my favorites with you.  If you want to see the full list, make sure to pop over to their article here!

Where did I go on my honeymoon? Ft. Lauderdale Florida! It was super warm being November, and I spent plenty of time soaking up the rays. We even took a day and ventured to South Beach and honestly it was amazing. We ate lots of Mexican food and got some pretty great tans.  I even got sun poisoning (accidentally of course!) because I’m just not that used to the sun being so dang strong.



From “19 Places for Your First Romantic Roadtrip + Guide”

West Coast :

Whale Watching – Whidbey Island, WA

Whidbey island map and info.

Located about 30 miles from Seattle, this small, picturesque island offers the perfect atmosphere for a relaxing and romantic getaway. If you and your partner love the ocean, book a boat tour along Deception Pass to get unobstructed views of tree-covered terrain and magnificent marine life including Orcas and Humpback whales.

Whidbey Island is also perfect for an active couple that enjoys water sports, hiking and nature walks. For a treat, stop by the island’s Chocolate Flower Farm for handmade goodies like fudge, chocolate mint tea and jams.


Wine Tasting – Healdsburg, CA

Healdsburg map and info.

If you’re wine lovers but prefer a more low-key, budget-friendly scene to Napa Valley, Healdsburg makes for an unforgettable weekend trip. Visit its beautiful Historic Plaza replete with art galleries, museums, breweries and, of course, lots of delicious California wines.

After all the fine dining and wine tasting, head out for a day of cycling, canoeing or walking through the town’s colorful gardenscapes.


Mountain Region:

Hiking Through the Arches – Moab, UT

Moab map and info.

Known for its many beautiful arch formations and Native American rock art, Moab, Utah is perfect for couples who love the desert and historic sightseeing.

Besides checking out their off-roading sites, hiking trails and gorgeous red rock vistas, you can’t miss rafting down the Colorado River during your visit.


Art Lovers Rejoice – Santa Fe, NM

Santa fe map and info.

An art lover’s dream, Santa Fe is the ideal first trip destination for couples with an eye for beauty and all things eclectic. For activities, you’ll find an array of art galleries, folk art museums, rich history and quirky installations like Meow Wolf.

If you’re looking for a truly unique first-time road trip experience with your partner, Santa Fe is a must on your list.


Central US:

Lakefront Views – Ephraim, WI

Ephraim map and info.

If you’re both looking forward to some peaceful time alone, Ephraim is your town. This bustling waterfront town is great to visit during the fall or spring months.

During the fall, you’ll be able to enjoy the gorgeous burnt orange landscape while the spring guarantees colorful and fragrant flower gardens. Whether you visit an art gallery, go kayaking or visit one of its adorable wineries, you’ll both feel recharged by the end of your trip.



Cruising Down the Bayou – New Orleans, LA

New orleans map and info.

For an unforgettable nightlife scene, incredible cuisine and a melting pot of cultures, the Big Easy is a no brainer for a first time getaway. The singular aesthetic of New Orleans’ French Quarter and upbeat atmosphere make for one of the most romantic spots on our list.

For a truly unique experience, try something new by booking a ghost tour, taking a boat through the Bayou or simply exploring what Bourbon Street has to offer.



East Coast:

Picture-Perfect Ocean Views – Rosemary Beach, FL

Rosemary map and info.

A beach lover’s paradise, Rosemary Beach is one of our favorite towns for couples. Usually with a smaller crowd than other nearby beaches, Rosemary Beach gives you plenty of ways to relax, including shopping, biking, paddle boarding and swimming.

Book a spa treatment for two at the town’s famous Pearl Spa, walk through the colorful streets or take a day trip to one of the many surrounding beach neighborhoods –– most of them under an hour away!


Zip-Lining Through Bear Mountain – Shenandoah Valley, VA

shenandoah map and info.

Home to wineries, national parks, caverns and adorable mountain towns, Shenandoah Valley is perfect for couples looking for adventure and small-town charm.

For an adventure-packed day, head out to explore the area’s famous Luray Caverns and zip-line through Bear Mountain. In the evening, make dinner reservations at one of the local wineries or head to one of the nearby towns including Shenandoah and Staunton.



Those are just a few of my favorites from the article, but like I said there are tons more! There’s something for everyone.  They even include a section with tips on traveling with your sweetheart for the first time!

visual with romantic road trip tips.


I want to thank Janey with for providing us with all of these amazing locations and tips! She really did a fantastic job! For the whole article and more good stuff, head over! I’ll link it below for you.  Hopefully now you can breathe a little easier if  honeymoon planning was giving you forehead wrinkles.  You don’t want that now that we’re in planning mode!!


February 20, 2020

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