Photo: Courtesy of Hotel del Coronado
Finding a honeymoon destination to relax and recharge post-wedding is a major decision. One way to be sure you'll enjoy a luxe vacation? Save on airfare and splurge on your resort! No matter where you live, you're just a short jaunt from one of these sexy U.S. retreats. These 10 stateside locales are sure to exceed your honeymoon expectations — who said you need a passport to take a glamorous honeymoon?
The West Coast
San Ysidro Ranch
Santa Barbara, California
From Kimye to Timberbiel, Hollywood couples flock to this lush 500-acre enclave, in the hills of Montecito, a.k.a. Oprah's neighborhood. They come for the private cottage, ultralocal cuisine, and lush gardens but they stay for the hiking — there are 17 miles of trails.
Doubles from $585.
Hotel del Coronado
Coronado Island, California
The Queen Anne-style building with those iconic red turrets, seen above, defined California resort-going when it opened in 1888, and it still draws romantics looking for a sophisticated coastal vibe. But it's not all about gin-and-tonics and plaid prints here; save an afternoon for a surf lesson and don't forget to ask for a private firepit on the beach, s'mores kit included.
Doubles from $775.
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Photo: Courtesy of The Broadmoor
The Mountain West
Triple Creek Ranch
23 log cabins on more than 26,000 acres of wilderness — this is the place to hang with buffalo by day and crash in a plush king-size by night. The meals are French inspired, and guides lead everything from fly-fishing to dogsledding. If this is glamping, sign us up.
All-inclusive doubles from $950.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Sprawling across 3,000 acres, this 95-year-old lakeside grand dame is a Rocky Mountain legend. When you're not outside mountain biking, hiking, swimming, rafting, or fly-fishing, you'll be inside knocking down pins in the bowling alley, browsing the 26 shops, or enjoying a couples massage in the top-rated, 90,000 square foot spa.
Doubles from $230.
Photo: Courtesy of Enchantment Resort
Set among the red rocks and energy vortexes of Sedona, the 70-acre Enchantment Resort lives up to its name. Set your alarm for a sunrise hike up a hoodoo (rock spire), then cleanse your auras with a Reiki session at Mii Amo, one of the best destination spas in the world.
Doubles from $425.
Once a dorm for immigrant workers, this brick-covered retreat beside the Sheboygan River is now one of the Midwest's poshest hotels, with lakeside yoga, archery, trapshooting, and more than half a dozen restaurants. Unpack in the adults-only Carriage House, home to the Kohler Waters Spa.
Doubles from $329.
Photo: Courtesy of the Ocean House
The Ocean House
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Dating back to just after the Civil War, this 49-room resort reopened in 2010 after being rebuilt to match its former glory. Still, you may find yourselves spending more time outside on one of the beach's umbrella-shaded daybeds. By the way, Taylor Swift lives a few doors down, so spottings are inevitable.
Doubles from $295.
The Point at Saranac Lake
Saranac Lake, New York
Built by William Avery Rockefeller as an Adirondack Great Camp, each antique-stuffed room comes with a log-burning fireplace and plenty of comfy chairs for a nice nap — plus access to a flotilla of watercraft, perfect for exploring the Upper Saranac. It's exactly what a couple needs after the big I do.
All-inclusive doubles from $1,500.
Photo: Courtesy of Little Palm Island
Little Palm Island
Little Torch Key, Florida
This haute sand-and-mangrove-fringed private isle is so secluded guests arrive by sea-plane or boat. The 30 swanky suites feel equally discreet, with thatched roofs, huge decks, and outdoor showers carved into the jungle.
Doubles from $990.
Palm Beach, Florida
Cabanas overlooking a half mile of private beach are hallmarks of this Italian Renaissance-style resort that dates back to 1895. Pack your turban and best Tory Burch tunic or just pick up something fabulous in the resort's Lily Pulitzer store — the vibe here is trés St Tropez.
Doubles from $679.