As the holidays get closer, we get closer to some of the more popular times of the year to get engaged. Spending time with family during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and then of course Valentine’s Day can help couples make the decision to take the plunge and start the wonderful process of wedding planning. While making choices like backyard wedding or country club, minimalist or over-the-top-princess, themes, colors, cakes…it can all be overwhelming. Once decision that is probably a little more fun to make is the honeymoon. Relaxing or adventure? Tourist area or seclusion? If you are planning a honeymoon in the US, here are some of the top destinations to think about.

Hawaii Islands
One of the most common honeymoon destinations is Hawaii. You have several islands to pick from and can plan your trip to be one filled with adventure with skydiving, scuba diving, hiking, and many more activities. There are locations meant for relaxation on what will feel like your own private beach, sunset watching, naps on the beach, and just time spent together. To help you narrow down your choices and find the best fit for what you are looking for, visit and see all your options for the best Hawaii honeymoon.

Charleston, South Carolina
There is something very relaxing about southern charm. The cobblestone streets, carriage rides, and historic homes all help Charleston give off a romantic vibe. You have options of staying in a charming bed and breakfast, or renting a house through sites like Airbnb or vrbo. To make the most of your stay, check out the five-star restaurants, local markets, and even include a trip to a local beach like Sullivan’s IslandIsle of Palms, or Folly Beach. If you are a history buff, this honeymoon spot will offer plenty for you to enjoy during your stay as well.

Lake Tahoe
Sitting between Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe offers beautiful lake views, great skiing in the winter, and simply breathtaking hiking trails. In the warmer months (June – October), you can schedule a hot air balloon ride to take in all the views from above. If you’re looking to hit the slopes, many resorts offer great packages to make the most of your stay, like the Ridge Resort where you lift tickets, and select meals are included in the price. Don’t forget to look into a romantic cabin rental, the great shopping, and intimate restaurants to make the most of your stay.

Napa Valley
If unwinding with a great bottle of wine is more your style, a trip to Napa Valley is a great honeymoon destination. Beautiful landscapes, great wineries, world class golf courses, and spas for pampering give this destination a little bit of everything for everyone. Another great perk to this honeymoon is once you find a few wines you really like, you can hopefully bring a few bottles home with you to break out during the years to come to remember you trip and make celebrations even more special. Treat yourself: rent a limo to enjoy a day filled with wine tasting, a country side picnic lunch, and end with a beautiful romantic dinner.

There are so many other options to pick from throughout the country, the list could go on: Key West, Cape Cod, Grand Canyon, Savannah, and Sedona. With so many choices that don’t require international travel, you’ll be sure to find the right honeymoon location to fit your travel style and budget.