Honeymoon Trend :: Road Trip in the States

A Budget-Friendly Honeymoon for the Adventure Seeking Newlyweds, Take a Road Trip in the US

Is lounging around a tropical beach while sipping on drinks not your ideal honeymoon? Do you and your significant other crave adventure and prefer to explore a unique location each day without breaking the bank? Then you may want to save the passports for another time and opt for a road trip in the US instead! Here’s a couple of routes to consider depending on what part of the country you want to start from:

West Coast – Sun-Kissed Sights

Honeymoon Trends :: Road Trip in the US

  • Starting Point – Seattle, Washington
  • Ending Point – San Diego, California
  • States included – Washington, Oregon, California
  • Places to Visit – 
    • Take in the greenery at Olympic National Park in Port Angeles, Washington
    • Grab a good read at Powell’s City of Books in Portland, Oregon
    • Bask in the sunshine at Heceta Beach in Florence, Oregon
    • Gaze at nature’s beauty in Redwood National Park in Orick, California
    • Drive over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
    • Become a happy camper at Pfieffer Big Sur State Park in Big Sur, California
    • Stroll down Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California
    • Discover the most exotic animals at The San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California
  • Total Drive Time  – 26 hours, 18 min
  • Best Time of the Year to Go – Spring, Fall

East Coast – Journey Through History

  • Starting Point – Portland, Maine
  • Ending Point – Washington D.C.
  • States Included – Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina (all these states take VERY little time to pass through, so you’re able to hit a lot more!)
  • Places to Visit –
    • Snap a picture along Casco Bay in Portland, Maine
    • Relive history at the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts
    • Get tickets to a game at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts
      • Board the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts (if you can, take a day trip from Boston!)
    • Experience the Ivy League for the day at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
    • Go for a run in Central Park in New York, New York
    • Learn more about America at the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    • Sit on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial and wave hello to the president at the White House in Washington D.C.
  • Total Drive Time – 12 hr, 38 min
  • Best Times of the Year to Go – Anytime! Each season brings its own touch to the Eastern coast.Honeymoon Trend :: Road Trip in the US

Southern States –  Romance & Charm

  • Starting Point: Austin, Texas
  • Ending Point: Charleston, North Carolina
  • States Included: Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgie, South Carolina
  • Places to Visit: 
    • Admire the city skyline at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas
    • Drink the craft beer at Saint Arnold Brewery in Houston, Texas
    • Try the world-renowned beignets at Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Relax in the sun on Biloxi Beach in Biloxi, Mississippi
    • Enjoy the sunset on The Wharf in Orange Beach, Alabama
    • Rent a bike and ride along Seaside Beach in Seaside, Florida
    • Catch a few (or many) fish on a fishing charter in Jacksonville, Florida
    • Book a walking tour of The Historic District in Savannah, Georgia
    • Shop for the freshest groceries at the Farmers’ Marketing in Charleston, North Carolina
  • Total Drive Time: 21 hours, 34 min 
  • Best Times of the Year to Go: Spring (if you’re okay with spring breakers), Summer

Road Trip in the US

We only chose a few specific highlights for each of these routes; however, no matter which trip you choose to embark on, know that each is rich in scenery, attractions, and historic landmarks. Make sure to do your own research so you don’t miss out on anything. It’s all up to the two of you and how much time you have for your honeymoon. There’s no rush! Grab some snacks, create an extensive playlist, and enjoy a journey together that will never be forgotten. Oh – but don’t forget to send us pics, too!

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