If you're thinking of staying stateside for your honeymoon, I'd definitely suggest checking out San Francisco. Even though as a native I'm biased, I think it would make an ideal getaway spot—there's top-notch restaurants, beautiful parks, great shopping, romantic views...I could go on and on. But, if you're considering it and searching for a super luxurious place to stay, the Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco has a great deal for newlyweds. Their new Honeymoon package ($5,500) includes a five night stay in a Club Level suite (which includes access to the Club Lounge offering complimentary food and wine throughout the day), dinner for two with wine, a Champagne toast for two, and a private VIP Wine Tour (a full day educational tasting experience that includes a visit to Hanzell Vineyards in Sonoma, a plated three-course lunch, and a private tasting at Palmaz Vineyards).
The package can be booked at ritzcarlton.com or by calling 800-241-3333. —Lauren Matthews, editor, Brides Northern California