Honeymoon at Home: Amazing Travel in the States
You don't have to travel far and wide to celebrate your marriage. A recent study shows that couples are sticking close to home for active honeymoons in some of America's most beautiful destinations.
A recent report conducted by StudyLogic found that 75% of participating couples took their honeymoons in North America, and many visited multiple destinations during their trip. There’s no wonder why—you don’t have to cross oceans to find incredible adventure in the U.S. Take inspiration from the list below and ask the Xplore Team to curate a honeymoon right here in the states that is both romantic and memorable—we’ll handle all the logistics of your trip so that you and your spouse can indulge in your first trip as husband and wife.
Customize a tour through Yellowstone National Park
Big Sky, MT is one of the most surreally beautiful places in the U.S., with endless blue skies and panoramic mountain vistas. We dare you not to get butterflies standing next to your new partner in this amazing setting! Perfect for the curious couple, our private tours through Yellowstone National Park (which is right on Big Sky’s doorstep) can be customized to suite your exact needs.
Stay in Big Sky, Montana >
Have the Golfing Trip of a Lifetime in Palm Springs
Challenge your spouse to a round or three of golf in one of America’s favorite golfing destinations, where stars like Bob Hope once teed off. That is, if you can drag yourself away from your incredible luxury pool. Palm Springs is also sitting on the doorstep of Joshua Tree National Park, which offers amazing desert hikes where you’ll surely want to bring your camera.
Stay in Palm Springs, California >
Mount Washington Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee
Treat yourselves to an unforgettable tour of Lake Winnipesaukee and feel the love in the air. Whether you're interested in a Sunset Dinner Cruise, or a Sunday Brunch Cruise, the immaculate beauty of the lake is sure to enhance your honeymoon. Once you're inspired by the natural beauty, make a plan to hike around Lake Winnipesaukee the following day for an up-close experience.
Stay in Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire >
Extreme Skiing in Taos Ski Valley
One of the highest municipalities in the U.S., Taos Ski Valley may actually be heaven. You’ll certainly feel divine cruising down the steep runs and exhilarating chutes next to the love of your life. The culture and history-loving couple will especially enjoy Taos, which is full of rich New Mexican tradition and Pueblo history, and is home to the Taos Pueblo—a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site that you and your culture-hungry honey can explore. For a truly romantic experience, take a sunrise hot air balloon ride through and appreciate the beauty of Taos from above.
Stay in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico >
Elk Meadow Lodge | Big Sky, MT
Romance across the US
Romance across the US
Rose Cottage, Palm Springs CA
Romance across the US
Fowlers Cottage | Lake Toxaway, NC
North Lake Tahoe, CA
Lake Tahoe Vista | North Lake Tahoe, CA
Skiing in Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico
Wilderness Lodge | Taos Ski Valley, NM
Waterfront 348 | Lake Winnipesaukee, NH
Big Sky, Montana
Thermal pool at Yellowstone National Park
Horseback Riding with White Water Equestrian
Experience the beauty of Western North Carolina like never before and forge the trails on horseback. The private trails are laden with gorgeous greenery in the spring and summer, and light up with reds and oranges in the fall. This adventurous excursion is ideal for the couple looking to spend some quality time together in the peace and quiet of the North Carolina trails.
Stay in Highlands, North Carolina >
Stay in Lake Toxaway, North Carolina >
Take a Horse Drawn Carriage Tour through Beaufort
After spending a blissful morning of lounging on the beach in Hunting Island State Park, prepare for a romantic afternoon in the quintessential Southern town of Beaufort for a horse-drawn carriage tour. Only a short drive away from Hunting Island, Beaufort is complete with gorgeous moss-draped trees and a rich historical background, making the carriage tour a perfect way to relax and make memories with your sweetheart.
Stay in Sea Islands, South Carolina >
Heli-skiing at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa
The rush of fresh air on your face while you race down some of Idaho’s most thrilling runs can only be surpassed by the feeling of being alongside your new spouse while you conquer the mountain from its highest peaks. The heli-pad is onsite at the lodge, meaning that you can roll out of bed and into the chopper. And after a thrilling day of fresh powder, relax at our luxurious Stillwaters Spa.
Stay at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, Idaho >
Summer romance in Lake Tahoe
Shimmering with crystal clear blue waters and bookended by the always gorgeous Sierra Nevada Mountains, Lake Tahoe is one of the most romantic settings in the U.S. Coupled with a selection of water sports, sight-seeing hotspots, and trails to be discovered, this California getaway is as fun as it is beautiful for the nature loving pair. StudyLogic was interested to see that 40% of honeymooners went on at least one run during their trip as a way to decompress while touring the area, and Lake Tahoe’s expanse of trails make for a great place to do just that. We love the trek to Maggie's Saddle with views of the Desolation Wilderness and Emerald Bay, or we also recommend renting a pair of kayaks at Sugar Pine Point State Park and paddling among the boulders.
Stay in North Lake Tahoe, California >