Wedding planning can be chaotic. However, during that chaos, don’t forget that you also need to plan for the trip after the big day—aka, your honeymoon. Why not consider USA honeymoon destinations instead of celebrating abroad? If you’re planning a wedding on a budget, this is a great option.
Keep in mind your honeymoon is all about you and your spouse celebrating your new life together. Choose a destination that allows you to enjoy the things you love to do, such as getting into nature, to best celebrate. The following options are exciting options for nature lovers.
1. Mount Desert Island in Maine
We often think of delicious seafood when we think about Maine, but this small state has lots to offer nature and food lovers. Mount Desert Island specifically provides plenty of outdoor adventures you can enjoy year-round since it’s close to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor. Winter honeymooners can go snowboarding and skiing. Spring honeymooners can go hiking and cycling. Summer honeymooners can go swimming and collect seashells. Fall honeymooners can go hiking and camping. There’s truly something for everyone!
2. Helen in Georgia
If you prefer something in the quaint southern states for your honeymoon, then visit Helen, Georgia. Helen is a replica of an alpine German town, complete with carriage rides and delicious German restaurants. In the spring and summer, you can tube along the bubbling river or swim at the lake in nearby Unicoi State Park. Enjoy outdoor light displays and hike through the nearby Chattahoochee National Forest in the fall and winter.
3. Hells Canyon in Idaho
Some people don’t just want to enjoy nature on their honeymoon, they want to go on an adventure. Hells Canyon in Idaho offers just that. Wildlife enthusiasts should take boat tours through Hells Canyon to see plants, animals, and impressive natural structures. Many boat tours stop for swimming and fishing. You can also stay overnight and camp in the area. Honeymooners that want a unique souvenir can visit during hunting season to bring home chukar, deer, and more.
4. Natural Wonders in USA Territories
Many also wonder about U.S. territories when considering a honeymoon in North America. While you may need a honeymoon checklist with travel documents for this long-distance trip, the extra effort is worth it. U.S. territories such as Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are closely located in the Caribbean and offer impressive beaches, forests, caverns, waterfalls, and more.
Many exciting honeymoon destinations for nature lovers exist on the mainland and in U.S. territories. Some locations are perfect destinations year-round, while others are better during certain seasons. Consider the timing of your wedding and your desired adventures as you book your trip.