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Planning a honeymoon can be a tall task — with endless white sand beaches, adventurous locales, and luxurious resorts, weeding through your options can be tough. One of the most overlooked destinations? The mainland United States.
We get it, a honeymoon in your own backyard might not sound like the post-wedding retreat you've always dreamed of, but trust us: some of the most beautiful, relaxing, and downright awe-worthy resorts are just a short plane ride away. No passport required!
And with tons of long-weekends on the horizon this summer, consider one of these U.S. hotspots for a romantic getaway or mini-moon. A stay at one of these luxe resorts is perfect for a vacation escape for newlyweds and married couples, alike.
Sneak off to Big Sur, California for a tour of the redwoods or sip wine at a hillside retreat in Napa. Sandy beaches in Laguna and Santa Barbara rival the Caribbean, while Florida's Little Torch Key offers luxurious bungalows and exciting water sports just like a far-flung island. Become one with nature at our favorite hotels in Utah, and Arizona — relaxation and excitement come hand-in-hand since you can scale mountains or canyon bluffs before a calming spa session. Or escape the heat in cooler Colorado or Wyoming. While they may be known for the winter activities, there's no shortage of beauty and fun all summer long.