The day has finally arrived. Hopefully, as you prepare for the day’s big event, you will already have tomorrow’s event planned. What you plan after the wedding is just as, if not more, important than what you plan for the wedding itself. This is your premiere trip as a newly married couple; therefore choosing the perfect honeymoon destination is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

Here are 5 of the top honeymoon destinations in the US.

#1 – Nantucket Island – This historic, pristine island is the perfect honeymoon destination for those looking to enjoy a bit of New England. Enjoy hikes along the dunes, or take a bike ride to your own ‘private’ beach.  The Wauwinet Hotel located on the northeast end of the island is the perfect touch of elegance for a romantic honeymoon.

#2 – Mackinac Island – This northern Michigan island offers a romantic step back in time. Cars are not allowed on this island. After checking into your hotel or one of the many bed and breakfasts on the island, enjoy a hike, bike ride or your own horse and carriage to tour the island.

#3 – Napa / Sonoma Valley – This area of California offers total relaxation and romance. Here is where you can literally sit back, enjoy the beautiful vineyard views, and sip some of the best wines in the US. For a truly romantic getaway, theAuberge du Soleil in Calistoga is highly recommended.

#4 – Charleston, South Carolina – The fourth choice for your honeymoon destination brings us to the South. Charleston, South Carolina offers the newly married couple a true taste of ‘southern’ history, architecture, and most importantly, food. Charleston also offers Kiawah Island, where you can enjoy a honeymoon full of beach combing, golf, and swimming.

#5 – Palm Springs, California – Our final destination for a romantic honeymoon brings us to southern California. Palm Springs is literally an oasis in the California desert. This destination is ideal for the couple that enjoys spa days and lounging by the pool. The area has many luxurious resorts and hotels to choose from depending on your budget.

After enjoying your stay, there is no doubt that your marriage will have started on the right foot. All of these locations offer the newly married couple time to relax, reflect, and enjoy each other while enjoying the beauty and luxury of the surroundings.

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