The very best honeymoon destinations in USA in the south don’t stop at Disney World. From mountains to beaches, from bayous to bustling cities, from mountain retreats to waterfront, from scenic vistas to architectural splendors, these regions in the south of USA offer all these wonders. In addition to this, USA’s richness in history, cuisine, culture, and music makes it a one-time “do-it-while-you-can” opportunity. Read on to find out the 10 best honeymoon destinations in USA in the south.
A 4 hour drive from Atlanta brings you to Savannah aka The Hostess City of the South and one of the best honeymoon destinations in USA. This getaway is known for its colonial architecture grandeur that dates back to 1773. Taking a stroll along the River Street or dining on any of the numerous cafes and restaurants gives you an amazing view of the incoming ships. Savannah has it all be it art, music, food or shopping. For the daring sorts, you can tag along with host hunters who will show you spooky spirits of the past. And for the outdoorsies, a trip to Tybee Island which is just 18 miles away is perfect for kayaking or jet skiing or a climb atop Tybee Light Station.
2. Pine Mountain
A quaint town just southwest of Atlanta opens up outdoor activities. Visiting nearby nature reserves, horseback riding or hiking on the 23 mile trail at F.D.R. State Park, Pine Mountain Wild Animal Safari or Callaway Gardens; spectacular resort that houses hiking trails, a butterfly sanctuary and much more are some of the outdoor activities that one get to enjoy here.
3. Key West City, Florida
This is the most southern city in the United States where you can get your hands on amazing Key West honeymoon packages as well as go diving, snorkeling on the beach or fishing. Historic forts, lighthouses, museums, galleries, theatres, festivals, Truman’s little White House and many more available activities make this one of the most popular and overall best honeymoon destinations in USA in the south.
What can be more romantic than a Florida Keys honeymoon? This breathtaking chain of islands, it boasts of miles and miles of crystal clear water that changes color every hour. Going by the sobriquet, the ‘sport fishing capital of the world’, it attracts divers and snorkelers with its vibrant marine life.
5. Smoky Mountains
It is an enchanted land and park in North Carolina. Another one of the best honeymoon destinations in USA, it is the home to rivers and streams that stretch for more than 700 miles, hiking trails that are go for more than 800 miles, virgin forests that are spread over 200 acres, and a habitat for numerous nearly extinct plants and animals.
Named after Matthias Day, this beach is also known as the Mecca for motor racers for its 480-acre Daytona International Speedway that has been a paradise for drivers and is just perfect for the high-speed testing and racing of cars and motorcycles. Apart from this, Daytona, which is one of the most sought after and most visited honeymoon destinations in Florida, offers the perfect coast for water sports like surfing, swimming, skim boarding, jet skiing etc.
7. Myrtle Beach
Collectively known as the Grand Strand, the Myrtle Beach is a blend of four beaches- Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, South Strand, Litchfield and Pawleys Island. It is one of those honeymoon spots in USA where you get to see an irresistible plethora of beaches and barrier islands. With different hues of blue waters it has become a paradise on earth for the honeymooners.
8. Eureka Springs
If you want to explore the rustic landscapes of USA in the south, then you have to visit Eureka Springs. Being on our list of one of the best honeymoon destinations in USA, this quaint little town has Victorian style homes that hug the cliff sides. Mountain biking and hiking are some of the outdoor sports you can enjoy. It is also perfect for boating, canoeing, rafting, or kayaking as it is surrounded by three lakes and two rivers. Hop on the trolley or a carriage to visit the boutiques, fine art galleries, craft emporiums, spas, museums etc.
9. Virginia Beach
Become one with nature at Virginia Beach by swimming, surfing and sunbathing on the beach. Even better, take a stroll and visit the 18th-century lighthouse at Fort Story. And while you are at it, you can spot some species of birds (close to 1300) in Back Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Apart from this, you can even pay a visit to the Virginia Aquarium and watch stingrays and sea turtles or simply cross one of the longest bridge-tunnels in the world situated on the Eastern shore of Virginia.
10. Shenandoah National Park
Stunning mountain ranges, waterfalls, rivers and valleys are just some of the landscapes you get to see when you hike for a tryst with nature in the last one of the best honeymoon destinations in USA on our list. In addition to this camping, backpacking, bird-watching etc., there more activities you get to do here. Pay a visit to Luray Caverns where you walk inside a yawning cavern where rock formations create both spooky and spectacular silhouettes or take cruise down the Skyline Drive to enjoy the many panoramic views.