Between delays and security, there’s something breathtakingly simple about turning your honeymoon into a proper road trip. Here, four great options in four different parts of the country.
Northeast: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
This sunny destination offers all the spoils of a classic American summer down the shore: Look for lobster rolls, clam bakes, baseball, mini putt, and plenty of sand dunes.
Park Yourselves: Preppy Chatham Bars Inn feels like the comfy beach resort you’ve always looked for: Located right on a gorgeous stretch of shoreline, the hotel has its own umbrella-topped expanse of lounge chairs, boats that take you out to see harbor seals, and plenty of kayaks you can use to explore on your own.
Southeast: Miami Beach
It’s hard to beat the Latin-infused rhythm of this Florida hot spot—from nightlife to shopping, Miami has so much more than sun and sand.
Park Yourselves: The Setai isn’t the newest hotel along the shore, but it’s still one of the sexiest. Laze the day away at the sexy palm-lined, Asian-inspired infinity pool. Up early on a weekend? We doubt you will be, but if you are, be sure to check out the hotel’s complimentary beachfront yoga classes.
Northwest: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Come in winter for amazing Rocky Mountain skiing, or in summer for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Whatever time of year, this gateway to the old west is some of the most breathtaking scenery in the country.
Park Yourselves: The Amangani resort has large picture windows overlooking the white-capped mountains and floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces to keep you nice and cozy.
Southwest: Scottsdale, Arizona
Spend your days hiking the red rocks, hot air ballooning over the canyon, or golfing on some of the desert’s stunning green courses. Dine on chili-laden Southwestern fare and wash it all down with plenty of prickly pear margaritas, which are a truly Instagram-worthy pink hue.
Park Yourselves: At the gorgeous Four Seasons Troon, you’ll feel way out in the High Sonoran desert, surrounded by towering saguaro cacti and the echoing sound of coyotes in the distant hills. Phoenicians love to live outside and the casitas have terraces; some even have private plunge pools. —Sherri Eisenberg
Sherri Eisenberg is editor-in-chief of ShermansCruise.com, a new deals, reviews, and advice site just for cruisers.