You don’t need a passport to find the perfect romantic getaway.
Luxurious honeymoons tend to conjure images of overwater bungalows in the Maldives, clifftop resorts on the Amalfi Coast, or chic safari lodges in Botswana. But for many reasons, traveling internationally might not be in the cards for you. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you can’t find deluxe, awe-inspiring properties right here in the United States. From dreamy island escapes to remote mountain hideaways, these are the 10 best U.S. hotels for a honeymoon.
5 Stars | Website | Page Municipal Airport
34 | 1 swimming pool; Spa; Free WiFi | 1
Camp Sarika; Cave Peak Stairway; Lake Powell
Amangiri is one of the most expensive and exclusive hotels in the United States and it’s easy to see why. The first American property from the Aman brand, the hotel is a minimalist fantasy carved into the dramatic red rocks of southwestern Utah. Couples can luxuriate at the gorgeous pool or opt for a more adrenaline-fueled adventure on the hotel’s via Ferrata, a series of cables that let you safely climb your way across the property’s stunning rock formations.
5 Stars | Website | Durango-La Plata County Airport
12 | 1 swimming pool; Spa; Pet friendly | 1
Wilson Peak; Mount Wilson; El Diente Peak
This dreamy Rocky Mountain escape outside Telluride, Colorado, lets couples experience the jaw-dropping scenery of the San Juan mountains from the comfort of one of America’s most luxurious hotels. Adventurous couples can explore the area by bike, horse, or foot, or you can simply relax in the property’s famous hot springs or hideout in your private cabin.
5 Stars | Website | Monterey Regional Airport
39 | 3 swimming pools; Spa; Fitness center | 1
Highway One; Hearst Castle; McWay Falls
On California’s romantic Central Coast, the Post Ranch Inn is a destination for those in the know. This Big Sur resort epitomizes laid-back luxury, with individual suites looking out over the Pacific Ocean. It’s a wellness-focused destination, with spa treatments, nature walks, yoga, and meditation alongside a restaurant serving fresh California coastal cuisine.
5 Stars | Website | McGhee Tyson Airport
62 | 1 swimming pool; Spa; Pet friendly | 1
Cades Cove; Abrams Falls Trail; Tuckaleechee Caverns
With luxe accommodations on 4,200 acres, Blackberry Farm is the ultimate Smoky Mountains escape. Food is a huge focus here, where expert chefs craft meals made from the farm’s own products, mixing haute cuisine with traditional heritage recipes. Wine tastings and cooking demonstrations are another draw for foodies, or couples can explore the surrounding area with carriage rides, fly fishing lessons, hikes, and more.
4 Stars | Website | Key West International Airport
30 | 1 swimming pool; Spa; Free WiFi | 1
Bahia Honda State Park; Bahia Honda Key; Little Torch Key
One of the only private island hotels in the United States, Little Palm is a slice of heaven in the Florida keys. With a Balinese-inspired spa, a private white-sand beach, and romantic private dining options, couples won’t want to leave the island. To unplug and connect, book one of the Bungalow Suites with no phones, television, or WiFi.
5 Stars | Website | Adirondack Regional Airport
11 | Free WiFi; Pet friendly; Free Breakfast | 1
Upper Saranac Lake; Saint Regis Canoe Area; Middle Saranac Lake
The former summer residence of the Rockefeller Family, the Point Resort is a throwback to another era, with weekly black tie dinners, champagne and canapé cruises, and an old-school pub. The cottages and main lodge are emblematic of classic Adirondacks architecture and the slew of activities–including curling, horseback riding, and archery–make The Point feel more like a deluxe five-star camp than a hotel.
4 Stars | Website | John Wayne Airport
22 | 1 swimming pool; Beachfront; Bar | 1
Shaws Cove Beach; Crescent Bay Point Park; Balboa Pier
The effortlessly chic Hotel Joaquin in Laguna Beach brings together impeccable design and laid-back Southern California vibes. Couples can rent bikes to go exploring, sign up for surfing lessons, or lounge by the pool sipping one of the hotel’s signature cocktails. For the ultimate honeymoon road trip in Southern California, couples can combine a stay here with the sister property Korakia, in Palm Springs.
5 Stars | Website | Waimea-Kohala Airport
341 | 3 swimming pools; Spa; Beachfront | 3
Pauoa Bay Beach; Mauna Lani Beach; Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historical Park
Hawaii is one of the most quintessential honeymoon destinations in the world, with dramatic beaches, active volcanoes, and jaw-dropping jungle vistas. With elegant rooms that embrace local art and design and culinary adventures that highlight local culture and heritage, Mauna Lani is the perfect base for discovering the Big Island. Couples can spend their days at the pool and the private beach, or head out on fishing and surfing adventures.
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