The Bride's Guide pulled together a list of the most romantic places to spend your honeymoon in the U.S. Check to see if your favorite spot made the list.
The Chanler at the Cliff Walk
Step into the romance of an Edith Wharton novel with a stay at this resorted Newport mansion perched above the Cliff Walk, an oceanside pathway that winds among the historic homes. The pretty gardens have beautiful sea views, as do most of the guest rooms. Each is individually appointed in varying periods, most have decadent baths, which butlers draw on request. The Spiced Pear restaurant offers local New England specialties such as lobster and scallops.
Paws Up If you get your highs from hiking but think massages are the coolest too, you'll love glamping. The concept marries glam, luxury accommodations and amenities with active adventures. One of our favorites is Paws Up in Montana, which offers a host of camps and lodges. The new Moonlight Camp is adults-only area where six-tents sit under the shade of towering pine trees. Stay here and you'll be closer to the glampiest canvas-sided spot around—the Spa Tent. The riverside property offers all manner of activities including kayaking, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding and hot-air ballooning.
The Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Live out your Silver Screen fantasies with a stay at this grande dame. The Rodeo Drive adjacent hideaway offers all the pampering for which the Four Seasons brand in known the privacy of a residential enclave. Rooms offer city views, ultra plush bedding and deep soaking tubs. The Culina restaurant has an A-List menu and clientele.
Natchez Mississippi, on the banks of the great river, was never involved in the Civil War, so it has more buildings on the historic register than any other place in the United States. Antebellum homes have been refashioned into guesthouses offering Southern hospitality and cooking. One such spot is the 30-room Monmouth Plantation circa 1818. Locally sourced antiques and a top-secret mint julep recipe are accompanied by modern conveniences like WiFi.
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The Standard Miami Beach
The sexy Standard Hotel delivers all the funk and flavor that visitors have come to expect at happening Miami Beach. Guest rooms at this beachfront spa resort are divided into two categories: dry and wet. If you choose a wet room, you get a bathtub set in an outdoor space overlooking the endless ocean or peaceful garden; you'll soak away in blissful seclusion. Plus, you can order spa treatments and bubbly in your room. Later, hit the hotel's Lido, an open-air eatery with an all-organic menu.
Fairmont Kea Lani
Of all the luxurious resorts on Maui's Muana Kea coast the Fairmont Kea Lani truly stands out for its gorgeous Moorish architecture, all-suite accommodations and ultra-relaxing spa. The water slide at the main pool is pretty fun too. Two- and three-bedroom villas stand on the beach where outrigger canoe rides, catamaran cruises and star gazing walks are available.
Located just two hours from Minneapolis and six from Chicago, this country retreat in Wisconsin is a cozy getaway for those who are short on time. The property extends over 280 acres and encompasses three lakes, six guest rooms and 14 private cottages. Some rooms feature a personal sauna, a steam shower and a Jacuzzi for two overlooking the lake. Stone fireplaces and large private decks complete the accommodations.
Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas
High rolling honeymooners hit the jackpot at this brand new Vegas offering. The hotel, which towers 47 stories above the Strip, boasts a beautiful rooftop pool with cool cabanas, an unparalleled Asian spa and a spectacular sky lobby with unbeatable city views. The ritzy suites offer all the luxurious touches to pamper even the most discerning honeymooners.
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La Posada de Santa Fe, a Rock Resort
Nestled on the side of the 7,000-foot-high Sangre de Cristo Mountains, artsy Santa Fe is a showcase of centuries-old, historic adobe buildings built low on the red earth. Located just two blocks from the shops on the picturesque plaza and the art galleries that line Canyon Road is the eco-friendly La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa, A Rock Resort. Standard hotel offerings include organic regional cuisine, sustainable decor and carbon-friendly transportation. The recently refurbished guest rooms include the spacious Gallery Suites on the second floor, where works by local artists adorn the walls.
Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek
The sophisticate 143-room Dallas property retains the charm and glory of the residence it once was. And a recent renovation enhanced the comfortable guest rooms. The property, which dates back to 1925, has wrought-iron balconies, beautiful stone courtyards and intricate fountains. There's also a simple spa with a classic menu, as well as a fitness center and heated pool. The restaurant is helmed by a Michelin-starred chef.