Honeymoon in the USA

An icon of our time, from Alaska to Florida, California to Maine, Montana to Texas, this giant of popular culture is a melting pot of humanity with some of the most diverse landscapes. All of this awaits on a honeymoon in the USA…

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A honeymoon in the USA means endless possibilities! From iconic cities to beautiful beaches and extraordinary national parks. Innovative dining, shopping cultural pursuits, the United States of America is one of our favourite honeymoon destinations.

California is an all-time classic and the first honeymoon in the USA we get asked about. The Pacific Coast Highway route from San Francisco to San Diego is a quintessential USA road trip honeymoon. Where redwoods turn to palm trees, pretty coastal towns like Monterey, Carmel & Santa Barbara and so much to see and do. Visit Alcatraz and cycle across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Visit a winery in Napa Valley or Sonoma County, the expansive scenery of Yosemite National Park is a must. Dine around Los Angeles and see the Hollywood sign from the Griffith Observatory. Stay in a cool hotel in West Hollywood with a rooftop pool. Hit the beaches of SoCal around Laguna Beach. Marvel at the endless sunsets. Head inland to Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park. Bookend with a stop in sin city, Las Vegas. While Las Vegas is famous for its 24-hour casinos, there is so much more to this crazy town.

You can take a day trip to the Grand Canyon (go by helicopter if you can!). You can dive deeper into the Wild West and Native American culture in the romantic desert landscapes of Nevada, Utah, Arizona & New Mexico. Explore Zion National Park or White Sands National Park. Stay in a romantic desert hotel.

Hop across the Pacific Ocean to beautiful Hawaii. Don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Hawaii Honeymoon Guide. You can go island hopping on Oahu, Maui, Kauai & Big Island. With verdant rainforest, surfing beaches and proud Hawaiian people and Polynesian culture, this is one of the USA’s number one honeymoon destinations and one of our favourite destinations for an island hopping honeymoon. Los Angeles and San Francisco are great jump-off points to visit French Polynesia.

We also love the iconic honeymoon road trip, historic Route 66 — pure nostalgia from Chicago to Los Angeles. Stop at famous landmarks like the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas and Route 66 State Park in Missouri.

Explore the rhythm & blues of the Deep South from New Orleans to Memphis to Nashville. Learn about the fight for racial justice and immerse yourself in the roots of popular music. Whether it’s discovering creole and cajun cuisine in New Orleans’ French Quarter, visiting Graceland in Memphis or taking a tour through the historic streets of Savannah & Charleston, this is one of the best areas for history buffs and foodies.

Or maybe theme parks are your thing? With thrilling rides to be found at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios Orlando, Florida is a must. Orlando is so much fun and you can hire a car afterwards and explore the Latin vibes of Miami and drive down the Florida Keys for white sandy beaches. Stay in towns like Key West and Key Largo for a relaxing time.

Florida is also one of the best destinations to take a Caribbean cruise on the biggest ocean liners. There are hundreds of options to choose from. You can also fly down to Mexico for a luxury resort or another Caribbean island like the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Barbados or Saint Lucia for a multi-destination honeymoon.

You can also get off the beaten track in the wilds of the Northern States from Montana and Wyoming to the Dakotas. Discover the diverse scenery and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park. Or explore Alaska’s incredible fjords on a road trip or a cruise. You could also add on a trip to Canada as many Alaska cruises start from Vancouver. The American northeast is also a fantastic area for a honeymoon with a difference.

Explore the states of New England – visit quaint towns, eat lobster, and go whale watching. Visit cities like Washington, D. C., Boston and Chicago and, of course, New York City. Whether it’s shopping, museums, food or nightlife, New York is one of the most fun city honeymoon destinations in the world.

Truly, the hardest part of planning a honeymoon in the USA is choosing your own American dream!

Best time to visit the USA

Because of the varying climates across the country, the USA is a year-round destination depending on what you want to see and do. Some parts, such as the northern states, experience bitter temperatures during the winter months from November to February. Hurricanes can affect the coastal southern states, including Florida – the season is from May to early November with the riskiest months being August, September and October. Overall, the best time to visit the USA for a honeymoon is from April to May, before the peak summer months.

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FAQ

Is the USA good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in the USA has something for every couple. It’s one of the most diverse destinations on earth.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in the USA? We recommend at least 10-14 nights to explore at least one region on a honeymoon in the USA.

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Aloha & Welcome to the most iconic honeymoon destination! The 50th state of the USA is a Polynesian paradise, set in the deep blue Pacific Ocean with endless coastline, lava flowing from active volcanoes, magnificent waterfalls and ancient lush green rainforest. Hawaii has this and a whole lot more!

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