Photo: Courtesy of Courtesy of Halekulani
This Hawaiian city on the main island of Oahu has a fabulous mix of busy shopping districts, Asian influence, and stunning palm tree-lined beaches.
Stay At: At Halekulani's peaceful, oasis-like pool, the staff will treat you to mid afternoon popsicles. (Doubles from $495)
When we're in L.A. and it's not for work, we like to stay in Santa Monica or Beverly Hills. Plan to shop, watch the surfers, and hit the farmer's market — and set aside plenty of time to people watch on lounge chairs.
Stay At: SLS Beverly Hills has a gorgeous cabana-lined rooftop pool. (Doubles from $329)
Walk the Golden Gate Bridge and then the steep inclines of this hilly city, and you and your husband will have worked off enough calories to treat yourselves decadently. Then again, decadence here — from local oysters with craft beer to steamed dumplings at Sunday dim sum in Chinatown — is actually pretty virtuous.
Stay At: Hotel Vitale is right by the great food in the Ferry Terminal, yet doesn't feel part of the financial district. (Doubles from $339)
See More: Is a Spa Honeymoon a Good Choice?
New York City
Stay in a residential neighborhood — anywhere but Midtown or the Financial District — and honeymoon like the locals live. Spend a day in Central Park, check out a museum on a night they stay open late, sleep in late on Sunday and pull your hair into a ponytail join the Manhattanites for one of their favorite meals of the week: Brunch.
Stay At: The Crosby has a great Soho location. (Doubles from $555)
We love the Latin vibe of this beach town. Pack your sexiest bikinis and sundresses for your stay on South Beach, just steps from the sand, and alternate between the pool and the surf. Be sure to try the elegant modern takes on Pan-Latin cuisine — with a Mojito, of course — as well as the excellent Cuban diner food.
Stay At: W South Beach has gorgeous oceanfront terraces, and a fabulous seafood restaurant, The Dutch. (Doubles from $459)