As part of the 2014 Brides Best Honeymoon awards, we're counting down the best places for newlyweds to stay in the Mainland U.S. From luxe resorts in the Napa Valley to hotel oases in the Sedona Desert, you're guaranteed a memorable stay no matter which resort you choose.

Who ever said you need a translator, a passport, and a pocketful of foreign currency to have the honeymoon of your dreams? This year's top 10 resorts in the Lower 48 prove you don't have to travel far to score the perfect post-wedding getaway. There's something for every kind of newlywed here, from an eco-luxe wine-country escape in Napa Valley to a spoil-you-silly resort with red-rock views in Sedona, an intimate mangrove-ringed private island resort in the Florida Keys to a 779-room grande dame hotel in Colorado Springs—and the list goes on. All would make romantic home bases for a week-long honeymoon, but since they are also just a short flight—or, in some cases, drive—away, they also make perfect locations for a three-day minimoon. So what are you waiting for? Start clicking to check out the sexiest resorts from sea to shining sea.

Maggie Parker

How did we choose the Brides Best Honeymoons? A survey was conducted in conjunction with Virtuoso, a network of nearly 9,000 top luxury travel advisors. For more information, contact 855-570-3829.

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