Planning a wedding and need a honeymoon spot? Or maybe it’s time for a second honeymoon? Or maybe you just want to slip away with someone very special and enjoy each other’s company? In any case, we have the top five United States locations that will get you in the mood for some serious romance. Gentlemen: pack a bag for you and your mate and surprise him or her with a jaunt to one of these hot locations for some quality time!
5. Honolulu, Hawaii
Ahhhh, a tropical island, endless turquoise waters, lapping waves on pristine white beaches on Oahu. Spend the day surfing, jet skiing, snorkeling or take a trip to Honolulu and spend the night by candlelight on the veranda with your favorite beverage. Take a hike up Diamond Head and take in the sunrise, then watch it set relaxing on the beach under the stars. Kiss me, you fool!
4. Charleston, South Carolina
If you’ve ever enjoyed the words of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, you know the beautiful details of or next two picturesque locations filled with Southern charm, gracious people, and spine-tingling beauty. Picture yourselves under giant magnolia trees, surrounded by graceful, flowing, fragrant wisteria, sipping a mint julip. And if you love eating out, the restaurant venues are incredibly good. Husk, Kitchen 208, the Peninsula Grill are all great destinations after you’ve visited the local art galleries or taken a stroll on King Street. Antebellum architecture, antique shops, boutiques, the weekend farmers market can’t be topped, not even by the sachet down Rainbow Row with all its pastel colors.
3. Savannah, Georgia
Full of wonderfully spooky ghost stories, voodoo, and magic, this city is mesmerizing with its ancient oaks covered in Spanish Moss, statues, blooming azaleas and memories of scenes from Forrest Gump. At one time, pirates used the city as a smuggling post, but today it’s a fairyland of candy stores on cobbled streets, regional cuisine of fresh shrimp, sweet tea, hot buttered biscuits, busy and fun bars, handcrafted leather goods, apothecaries and a honey store. Got a sweet tooth? This “hostess of the South” city is sweet everywhere you peek!
2. Santa Barbara, California
Also known as America’s Riviera, beautiful and luxurious Santa Barbara is a great place to rekindle some flames, friends. The weather is made to order any time of the year; it’s less than 100 miles northwest of Los Angeles, filled with Spanish influenced architecture and hidden ‘twixt the Santa Ynez Mountain range and the blue Pacific Ocean. There’s an open-air trolley that runs on State Street, which is packed with galleries and eateries. Butterfly Beach is a wonderful place to get a tan, and you can also visit the Santa Barbara Mission, which is 200 years old and worthy of a tour. Shoreline Park is the best place to view the ocean and catch whales and dolphins getting playful in the surf.
1. San Francisco, California
The beautiful Victorian homes in Pacific Heights, a bike ride around Golden Gate Park and its incredible views or a day trip to Napa Valley for some wine tasting followed by another day trip to Sonoma for some more wines tasting is just the start of your journey to the gateway to the world! Enjoy a good belly laugh at Doc Rickett’s followed by some incredible tunes, or if art is more your thing, the de Young’s American art collection is just for you. For sunset, visit Embarcadero, watch the Bay Lights show and then enjoy an elegant dinner in the Mission District.