Find your mini paradise right here in the US in one of these gorgeous locations. Even if you’re saving your exotic, full-blown honeymoon for later, we still think you deserve a little postwedding R&R.
Cumberland Island, Georgia
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If you really want to unplug, head to Georgia’s southernmost barrier island (where John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy tied the knot). Relish in old-world charm while staying at the 16-room
Greyfield Inn, a four-story converted Carnegie Mansion sitting on 18 miles of white sand. It’s low-key and totally secluded for the ultimate newlywed hideaway.
Don’t let the name fool you:
Blackberry Farm is one of the world’s top hotels, so you don’t have to spend your visit milking cows (Kelly Clarkson even got married there!). More likely you’ll be taken expert care of by their bend-over-backwards staff at this 4,200-acre rustic retreat. You’ll enjoy all the comforts of home (like cookies and milk delivered to your private cottage) with all the luxuries of a five-star hotel, including a top spa and the region’s renowned Foothills cuisine: traditional southern fare with a haute twist.
Head to Southern California’s tranquil wine country for some seriously breathtaking scenery, romantic evenings and, of course, plenty of good wine. Visit local wineries, day trip to Santa Barbara’s beautiful beaches, play golf or hike through the picturesque Santa Ynez Mountains before retiring to San Ysidro Ranch (the same resort where Jackie Kennedy and John F. Kennedy stayed during their honeymoon!). Enjoy in-room spa treatments or share a romantic dinner at one of the ranch’s two restaurants.
Within driving distance of both Chicago and Milwaukee, this village offers a variety of outdoor activities year-round, including fishing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. But playing a round at one of the four world-class golf courses—two at Blackwolf Run and two at Whistling Straits—is a must. Treat yourselves to a couple’s massage at the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa before retiring to your room at the spectacular American Club.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
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This New England spot is the perfect fusion of laid back and luxe. Explore it’s charming towns, lounge on golden beaches and enjoy dining options that range from quaint crab shacks to haute cuisine. For easy access to the shore and water activities (like kayaking and paddle boarding), stay at the Harbor View Hotel & Resort.