The Most Romantic US Honeymoon Destinations
Find your ideal romantic pad with these tempting places to stay.
There’s no better destination for lovers than the USA. Its vast size and almost endless variation of towns, cities and wide open spaces means that whether your proclivity is buzzing nightlife or peaceful fields, there’s an ideal place for you. Plum Guide has an expansive selection of gorgeous homes throughout north America, so there’s plenty of choice for your US honeymoon destination. Here’s our pick of the best.
Sometimes, you simply can’t beat the big apple. New York is a classic destination for any reason, but it is an incredibly romantic city – and you’ll never run out of things to do. If you’re the kind of travellers who want to get outside and soak up the culture and atmosphere of a holiday, New York is the quintessential US honeymoon destination.
You can catch a Broadway show, hit the many, many shops, pound the famous pavements and even eat as many bagels as you want now you don’t have to worry about fitting into your wedding dress any more. From the posh Upper East Side to the artsy West Village to hipster-central Williamsburg, whatever your tribe, you’ll find it here.
With a romantic, dreamy vibe, this sun-drenched city has everything you need for a honeymoon filled with old Hollywood glamour. Pack ball gowns, bikinis and workout gear and leave the coats and scarves behind, because in LA you can sunbathe all day every day (almost).
LA is a series of neighbourhoods within a bigger city, so you can pick and choose your base for your trip depending on your whims. Want to live that hippy beach bum life? Venice, with its boardwalk, surf shops, upscale tie dye and laidback cool, is the place to pick. Want glamour, sweeping driveways, roads lined with palm trees and upscale shopping? Beverly Hills it is. If you’re keener on staying where the stars live with incredible views over the whole city, the Hollywood Hills has the perfect love nest for you and your loved one to hunker down and celebrate your union.
Looking for something a little more old-school for your US honeymoon destination? The Hamptons is where high society holidays, and we know that you like to have the best of the best. Despite its fancy reputation, The Hamptons is exceptionally laid back and is a good choice for couples who want to relax, go to the beach and enjoy long, lazy days soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
Cosy and charming, the towns here feel as though they’re from another age. Historic inns, decades-old movie theatres with intact interiors and farmer’s stalls selling local fruit and vegetables give the sense that you’ve gone back a few decades to a more innocent time. You can learn to surf, practise your fishing skills and forget the strict work schedule you stick to at home.
If you really want to get away from it all on your honeymoon, the desert is the place to do it. The famous Joshua Tree national park is traditionally a place of artsy escape and pilgrimage, with people coming from all over the world to experience the supposed mystical vibrations one can experience here (we know you left your woo woo days behind you when you were young, but it’s time to get into the spirit here).
Beauty, peace and solitude are all in abundance here. It’s the only place in the world where Joshua trees grow, hence the namesake, and the spiky, strange plants give the landscape a feeling that where you’re staying is unlike anywhere else. When you’re not hiking through the majestic national park, there are flea markets and upscale restaurants to kill the hours until the sun goes down and the stars come out, and you can settle in for a night of gazing at the sky from your hot tub.
While this Rocky Mountain getaway is known for its chic winter sports scene, it’s too good not to visit at other times of the year as well. The nature in Colorado is incredibly beautiful and well-preserved, and Aspen has the best of it.
If there’s no snow on the ground for your skis (for which we know you’re secretly thankful, so you can sleep in later in the mornings and don’t need to worry about the possibility of breaking your collarbone), grab a pair of hiking boots and hit the trails which snake every which way over the mountains. You can paraglide, enjoy the area’s hot springs and eat a romantic dinner for two at a restaurant with a wine cellar containing more than 20,000 wines (even your wine snob friend will be impressed).