If you’re interested in a romantic getaway, there are many cool places to go in the United States!

I’m a big fan of inexpensive honeymoons and staying domestically definitely will save you a good chunk of money. Money that would have been spent on international flights can instead be allocated to some of the coolest Airbnbs in the United States, and pay for really delicious foodie experiences. Go on a field trip or do something fun.

The following list of the best places to honeymoon in the United States is broken up by: coastal city relaxation desert the Great Outdoors.

Here are some of the best honeymoon destinations in the United States!

Coastal Honeymoon

Do you picture yourself at the seaside, enjoying the coastal breeze? If you like long walks on the beach, blue hues for days, and delicious seafood, these places are right up your alley!

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

Highlights:

  • Visit Point Lobos State Natural Reserve.
  • Do the coastal 17-Mile Drive
  • Visit the boutiques and restaurants that are on or near Ocean Avenue.
  • Go around the village and visit the fairy-tale cottages.
  • Enjoy the Sunday Brunch at Mission Ranch
  • Visit the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Where to Stay:

  • Carmel Valley Ranch
  • L’Auberge Carmel
  • Carmel Country Inn
  • Minimal All-White Lounge Airbnb

Price: $$

Mendocino Headlands

Mendocino, California

Highlights:

  • The Ultimate Guide to Mendocino County
  • Rent an Outrigger Canoe
  • Explore Russian Gulch State Park
  • Visit Glass Beach at Fort Bragg
  • Visit local farm-to-table restaurants.
  • Go wine tasting

Where to Stay:

  • Sea Rock Inn
  • Glendeven Inn & Lodge
  • Zen Jewel Sanctuary Airbnb

Price: $

Nantucket, Massachusetts

Highlights:

  • Go around the island on a bike and do the Sconset Bluff Walk.
  • Take a sunset cruise through the harbor
  • Indulge in a clam bake
  • Visit all the lighthouses
  • Make a trip to Martha’s Vineyard

Where to Stay:

  • Dennis Cottage Airbnb
  • Seven Sea Street Inn
  • Greydon House

Price: $$$

City Honeymoon

Do you and your love prefer a fast-paced environment with a lot of activities? If so, a stay in one of the coolest US cities is in order!

New York City, New York

Highlights:

  • Top 8 Things To Do in New York City
  • Hang out in Central Park
  • Shop until you drop and visit iconic boutiques and stores.
  • See the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. These are great places to see!
  • Visit the many museums. Visit art museums and look at paintings and sculptures.
  • See a show on Broadway

Where to Stay:

  • The Baccarat Hotel
  • Archer Hotel
  • The Coolest Airbnbs in New York City

Price: $$$

San Francisco, California

Highlights:

  • Don’t miss the sea lions that call Pier 39 home.
  • Hang out in Chinatown
  • Vintage shopping in Haight-Ashbury
  • Hire a bicycle and ride over the Golden Gate Bridge.
  • Visit Golden Gate Park

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in San Francisco
  • Palace Hotel
  • Nob Hill Inn

Price: $$$

Nashville, Tennessee

Highlights:

  • Drive the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway.
  • Travel down to the Ryman Auditorium.
  • Bar hop on Broadway. Go to each bar and visit each music venue.
  • Sample all the food and drinks

Where to Stay:

  • Hermitage Hotel
  • Noelle, Nashville

Price: $$

Read More:

  • Where to Find the Best Food in Nashville
  • The Ultimate Guide to Nashville in a Weekend
  • The Ultimate Southern USA Road Trip Guide TRAVELS WITH DOGS My second grader asked me what this passage means: Dog feet are very popular. These boots are made of leather with an inside lining that is softer than the outside layer. Some dogs’ feet are cold on the inside, so their owners

Relaxing Honeymoon

Wondering how you can relax and not worry about anything? Whether you want to get away and be by yourself or just do things at your own pace, these places are perfect for doing just that!

Apple Cider Donuts

Cold Hollow Cider Mill

Stowe, Vermont

Highlights:

  • Changing leaves in the fall
  • Cold Hollow Cider Mill’s fresh-pressed apple cider and apple cider donuts.
  • Tons of apple orchards
  • Canoe & kayak
  • Brewery tours

Where to Stay:

  • Edson Hill
  • Trapp Family Lodge
  • Topnotch Resort & Spa

Price: $

Read More:

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  • The best places to see leaves in the United States are: 1. The East Coast, especially New England and Pennsylvania. 2. The Central Valley of California, especially Yosemite National Park. 3. The upper Midwest, especially Minnesota and Wisconsin. 4. The coast, especially Oregon and Washington states.

Catskills, New York

Highlights:

  • Go fly-fishing in some of the best spots for fishing.
  • Take a scenic hike
  • Pay attention to art in the area, as it has inspired many artists.
  • Visit several local farm-to-table restaurants. You will have the opportunity to sample many different kinds of food at these establishments.

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in the Catskills
  • Scribner’s Catskill Lodge

Price: $

Desert Honeymoon

Do you want warm desert sunrises and sunsets? I personally think those are some of the most magical!

Amangari Resort (Canyon Point), Utah

Highlights:

  • 600-acres of wilderness and isolation
  • Pavilions have a sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool and outdoor private areas.
  • The National Parks and Lake Powell are open to everyone.
  • Sustainable, seasonal menus

Where to Stay:

  • Amangari Resort

Price: $$$

Joshua Tree, California

Highlights:

  • Eat at the kitschy cafés
  • Go antiquing and thrifting
  • Explore Joshua Tree National Park
  • Incredible stargazing
  • Hang out in Pioneertown
  • Make a trip to Palm Springs

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in Joshua Tree
  • Sacred Sands

Price: $

Outdoorsy Honeymoon

The Great Outdoors is a great place to go. If you take the time to go there, you will find many trees and mountains that make for climbing. You can also see lots of space, and it should be enjoyable.

The Pacific Northwest of Oregon and Washington.

Highlights:

  • This is a good place for a family road trip between the two major cities.
  • Lots of excellent hiking and waterfalls
  • Willamette Valley for wine tasting
  • There are so many foodie places in Portland and Seattle.
  • Stop in Leavenworth. Visit Washington’s charming Bavarian town.

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in the Pacific Northwest
  • Thompson Seattle
  • The Hoxton, Portland

Price: $

Big Sur, California

Highlights:

  • Gorgeous rugged coastline
  • Hikes through the wilderness
  • Map out the twisting roads that lead to Pfeiffer Beach. We have a map that shows us where we can go and what we can see along the way.

Where to Stay:

  • Ventana Big Sur
  • Post Ranch Inn

Price: $-$$

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Highlights:

  • Visit Yellowstone National Park (90 minutes by car from Jackson).
  • Explore Grand Teton National Park
  • World-class skiing slopes
  • White water rafting on the Snake River
  • Horseback riding

Where to Stay:

  • Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa
  • Hotel Jackson

Price: $

Tropical Honeymoon

If you want beaches, fruity drinks, and non-stop warm and sunny weather these tropical destinations are for you!

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

Highlights:

  • Relax on Magens Bay Beach
  • Zipline through the canopy
  • Partake in all the watersports

Where to Stay:

The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas

Price: $$

Kauai, Hawaii

Highlights:

  • Beautiful beaches
  • Perfect for nature lovers
  • Snorkeling and ocean sports
  • Perfect place to go off the grid
  • It’s a gorgeous place to hike, with lots of greenery and waterfalls.

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in Hawaii
  • Koloa Landing Resort

Price: $$

Read More:

  • Top Things to Do on Kauai
  • Which Hawaiian island should you visit?
  • Island hopping from Hawaii to Kauai.

Foodie Honeymoon

Do you and your partner love good food? Do some of your best memories involve meals that you’ve shared or breweries that you’ve visited? If you are serious about being a foodie, then these locations are for you!

New Orleans, Louisiana

Highlights:

  • 4-Day New Orleans Itinerary
  • So many good restaurants
  • Go bar hopping and try some iconic cocktails.
  • Wander the French Quarter and see all of the history.
  • Listen to some jazz

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in New Orleans
  • Maison de la Luz
  • Henry Howard Hotel
  • Ace Hotel New Orleans

Price: $-$$

Read More:

  • 10 Things You Must Do in New Orleans
  • 10 Local Foods to Try in New Orleans
  • 20 photos to inspire you to visit New Orleans.

Portland, Maine

Highlights:

  • So many delicious seafood restaurants
  • The awesome craft brewery scene
  • Visit the lighthouses

Where to Stay:

  • The Sparrow’s Nest is a charming country cottage.
  • The Press Hotel

Price: $$

Denver, Colorado

Highlights:

  • A guide to Denver in a weekend.
  • A great mix of foodie places and craft breweries.
  • Lots of time spent outdoors, hiking and camping He loved it!
  • See a concert at Red Rocks
  • Shop in Larimer Square

Where to Stay:

  • The Coolest Airbnbs in Colorado
  • The Ramble Hotel

Price: $$  

Sonoma, California

Highlights:

  • Go wine tasting
  • Bike through vineyards
  • Go on a food tour and sample local delicacies.
  • Try all the farm-to-table restaurants
  • Follow the California cheese trail
  • Hike through the Redwoods

Where to Stay:

  • Ledson Hotel
  • MacArthur Place Inn & Spa

Price: $$-$$$