More and more couples are looking into romantic fall honeymoon destinations in the USA. Maybe you’re seeking an affordable option. Perhaps the two of you would prefer something more unique than a classic beach honeymoon. Regardless of where you end up celebrating this first step in starting a new life together, we know how important it is to make your getaway one you’ll remember forever. Read on for some of our suggestions. Then, be sure to take a look at our Romantic Getaway Guide for more thoughtful vacation ideas!
6 of the Best Fall Honeymoon Destinations in the USA
1. Tucson, AZ
Perfect for the outdoorsy couple, Tucson, AZ, is home to an exciting array of outdoor adventures and natural wonders. Visit the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum for 98 sprawling acres that feature a zoo, an aquarium, a botanical garden, a natural history museum, and an art gallery. Other outdoor attractions include Saguaro National Park, Tohono Chul Park, or Tumamoc Hill. For dinner, grab a bite to eat at an acclaimed local restaurant. Then, end your evening with some romantic stargazing at the Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Ideal for: The adventurous couple seeking outdoor experiences that will leave them in awe of the world’s natural beauty.
Stay at The Armory Park Inn
In Tucson, AZ
Stay in the heart of downtown Tucson at The Armory Park Inn. This stunning Sonora-style home boasts seven luxury rooms within 22-inch thick adobe walls and 18-foot ceilings with saguaro rib and wooden vigas. The inn is solar-powered and operated in an environmentally conscious manner. The Zaguan-style entrance really adds to the charm!
2. California’s Northern Coast
Known for rugged cliffside trails, breathtaking beaches, and dramatic natural beauty, California’s Northern Coast is a destination that makes the top of many bucket lists. The Mendocino Coast, in particular, offers an array of stunning backdrops such as Glass Beach, Mendocino Headlands State Park, and Van Damme State Park. Make reservations for a romantic dinner at Luna Trattoria or grab a light lunch between adventures at Mendocino Cafe. With so many captivating views and exciting things to do, it’s the perfect destination for a honeymoon or anniversary!
Ideal for: Newlyweds seeking a refreshing, seaside experience that will kick off this new and exciting chapter in their life.
Stay at The Inn at Newport Ranch
In Fort Bragg, CA
Bold yet charming architecture greets you upon arrival at The Inn at Newport Ranch. Views of the ocean immediately overwhelm your senses. In addition to the upscale, rustic elegance that abounds within the property, guests can also enjoy a delightful selection of dining options from complimentary breakfast to fireside appetizers offered daily.
3. Carson, WA
The Pacific Northwest is an ideal destination for romantic getaways regardless of the time of year. Watching the light morning fog clear as the mountains in Carson, WA, make their grand appearance every morning is something you’ll never forget. Stand in awe of roaring waterfalls. Relax your muscles at the hot springs spa. Share some laughs while reminiscing about your wedding day over a craft beer at the Backwoods Brewing Company. Then, end your day cozied up in a private cabin!
Ideal for: The cozy couple who enjoys stunning views just as much as they enjoy lounging around in their pajamas by the fire.
4. Vermont’s Mad River Valley
Follow the trail of falling leaves to Vermont’s Mad River Valley for the magical colors of autumn. It feels as though you’ve stepped into a painted fall scene, surrounded by Georgia O’Keeffe’s fiery red and golden yellow modernist hues. It’s the perfect place to escape the business of your everyday life and enjoy some peace and quiet as newlyweds! You might even like to return during the colder months of the year when this trending ski destination transforms into a winter wonderland.
Ideal for: Serenity-seeking sweethearts. Nothing transforms the mind, body, and soul like the changing colors of fall in Vermont.
5. Boothbay Harbor, ME
If you’re planning your honeymoon to Boothbay Harbor, Maine, in the fall, catch the whales before they migrate south! Cruise along the coast by boat and take in views of the Atlantic shoreline adorned with lighthouses. Explore the eclectic range of flavors throughout the region such as Ports of Italy and Shannon’s Unshelled. There are so many amazing things to do in Boothbay Harbor to keep you and your sweetheart busy. If you prefer, you could also just relax back at the inn.
Ideal for: Newlyweds seeking the sophisticated respite of a charming, seaside town in New England.
Stay at Topside Inn
In Boothbay Harbor, ME
Revel in the chic coastal atmosphere that resounds within Topside Inn’s walls. The light bounces around each room, offering a warm welcome to guests. Each room glows with bright, crisp decor and stylish furnishings. In the mornings, kick start your day with a delicious, freshly prepared breakfast. The innkeepers even get most of their locally sourced ingredients at the Boothbay Farmers Market.
6. Amelia Island, FL
For a unique take on a beachy honeymoon, consider escaping to Amelia Island after you tie the knot! In the fall, the island comes alive with local events and festivals such as the Rendezvous Film Festival, Amelia Island Jazz Festival, and the Petanque Amelia Island Open. Spend your days lounging around the beach or exploring maritime forests and Fort Clinch State Park. Additionally, the historic downtown district offers an eclectic array of shops, unique restaurants, and more!
Ideal for: beach bums who enjoy dining at local eateries and shopping for unique gifts just as much as they enjoy lounging by the ocean.
Stay at The Addison on Amelia Island
In Fernandina Beach, FL
Stay at The Addison on Amelia Island in the heart of Fernandina Beach for convenient access to all the best shopping, dining, art galleries and attractions. Borrow a complimentary bike and ride through Fort Clinch, along the Egan's Creek Greenway, or to the beach! After a busy day full of adventures, return to the historic inn for a relaxing evening. The innkeepers are dedicated to making your stay one you’ll remember for a lifetime!
Regardless of where you two lovebirds decide to celebrate your marriage, rest assured that you’re in great hands when you choose to Stay Select. Our esteemed, quality-assured bed and breakfasts, inns, boutique hotels, and luxury lodges and cabins set the scene for an unforgettable experience. While researching the best fall honeymoon destinations in the USA, consider booking your stay at a Select Registry property! From historic mansions in bustling cities to quiet farmhouses in the country, our innkeepers would be delighted to celebrate this exciting life event with you! Don’t forget to reach out about special romance packages or honeymoon specials.