We all know the best part of the wedding is when it’s all over, especially when you get to be lovesick dummies on an amazing beach or dropped in the middle of a far-flung locale, just the two of you. From tropical beaches to soaring mountains and exciting cities, these incredible destinations are sure to make for an unforgettable way to begin your life together. With so many different destinations, it’s easy to understand why honeymooners are staying in the USA for their once-in-a-lifetime trip. Follow along as we field through our top destinations for your honeymoon throughout America. Ready to pack your bags? Craft your dream itinerary and start your honeymoon registry today.

The Top destinations for your Honeymoon in America are:

1. New York City

Buzzing energy, arts, culture, and romance in the classic city that never sleeps.

Few places in the world can compare to the vibrant atmosphere of New York City. Manhattan – with its loud streets, historic skyscrapers, and unapologetic attitude – is globally iconic, and might make for a perfect honeymoon playground. Fill your days with museum visits (likeMoMA and the American Museum of Natural History), Central Park strolls, boutique shopping, and gourmet meals at top-notch restaurants. Sprinkle a broadway show or two on top for good measure.

A cruise on the Hudson River will present the city’s skyline from a different perspective. New York City’s grid layout allows for simple navigation, by foot or by bicycle, and a massive subway system opens up the possibilities for visits to the surrounding boroughs. Brooklyn – with its hip coffeeshop culture, purposefully grungy bars, and live music venues – is always right within reach.

2. Sevierville, Tennessee

You might know Sevierville for its sweeping vistas and outdoor adventures, but this mountain town also ranks among the country’s best honeymoon destinations. Even if you’re not one for ATVs and forest treks, the sight of the Smokies will make your heart skip a beat—and they’ll look just as beautiful from a hiking trail as from your rental’s hot tub. With names like “Love Shack,” “Cloud Nine,” and “Once Upon a Time,” it’s hard to deny the cozy appeal of a cabin rental fit for two. Better yet, you won’t be far from attractions like Dollywood, Hillside Winery, and Tanger Outlets. Want to really step up the romance? Try a private helicopter tour around nearby Douglas Lake

Photo by Nathan Anderson Sevierville, Tennessee

3. Austin, Texas

Are you a little bit of a hipster? Do you love music? Is your mouth watering thinking about barbecue? Get yourselves to the coolest city in the Lone Star State, which may not be known for romance but does have its spots, like Mount Bonnell and Lake Travis at sunset. Otherwise, stay at the trendy bungalow-style Hotel San Jose (or for a bucolic stay outside the city, the luxury spa resort Travaasa Austin) and spend time trying food trucks, seeing shows and window-shopping on South Congress.

4. Minneapolis, MN

For an artsy twist to a honeymoon escape, head to Minneapolis, where a romantic weekend is best spent biking around the city, gallery hopping and catching the latest shows. Located inside the iconic Foshay Tower—Minneapolis’s first skyscraper—just a stone’s throw from local theaters and museums, W Minneapolis – The Foshay is an ideal home base for exploring one of the sexiest, most cultural cities in the Midwest. Channel historic love stories from the roaring 1920s with original Art Deco design, a speakeasy-style Prohibition bar, and 30th-floor observation deck with incredible 360° city views.

Photo by Weston Mackinnon on Unsplash Minneapolis, MN

5. U.S. Virgin Islands

America has its own Caribbean Paradise in the Virgin Islands, with three of the islands considered U.S. territories (Saint Thomas, Saint Croix, and Saint John), which means you don’t even need a passport to feel as if you’re worlds away from the mainland. Choose St. Thomas if you want lots of shopping opportunities and exciting nightlife. St. John offers a more tranquil experience, often considered the best of the three for a romantic escape. You’ll discover a quiet, unspoiled setting with pristine beaches – and, nearly three-quarters of the island is dedicated parkland. You can even enjoy some of the best snorkelling on earth at Leinster Bay, including the chance to swim with turtles.

6. Hanalei, Hawaii

For a Hawaiian honeymoon as scenic as it is romantic, make yourself at home in Hanalei. This small Kauai town is dotted with historic buildings and galleries selling items handcrafted by local artisans. Head to Tunnels Beach for a morning snorkeling trip, then stop for a stroll down Hanalei Pier or a tour of Haraguchi Rice Mill, a historic rice mill and working taro farm. You’ll enjoy easy access to stunning natural attractions on the North Shore, from Hanalei Valley Lookout to the Napali Coast, which you can explore in detail on a four-hour snorkeling cruise. Whether you prefer to go mountain biking or kayaking in the shadow of rugged sea cliffs, it’s not a challenge to get your heart pumping in Hanalei. Secluded local rentals (think airy bungalows and boho surf shacks) are perfect for honeymooners who prefer a bit of extra privacy.

Photo by Jason Weingardt on Unsplash Hanalei, Hawaii

7. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico offers another destination option for those who want to enjoy the tropics without a passport. Known as “The Island of Enchantment,” or “La Isla del Elcanto,” you can spend your days relishing in more than 200 miles of beaches and take in spectacular sights like the bioluminescent bay. The mysterious blue-green light is created by micro-organisms that thrive in an environment uniquely suited to their needs, and a trip into the bay on a balmy night is a truly magical experience. You can also enjoy the vibrant culture of historic San Juan, including fine restaurants and the opportunity to learn the salsa together

Photo by Matthew Brodeur on Unsplash Puerto Rico

Share Your Honeymoon Experiences With Us

We will love to hear from you! What are your thoughts on this article? Which destination did you find most interesting to visit? do you have any of your own experiences you can share with us to make this article even better? Let us know in the comment section below.