6. Annapolis, Maryland
Does a moonlight sail across Chesapeake Bay capture your imagination? Consider a honeymoon in Annapolis, Maryland. Housing the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis is understandably steeped in naval tradition, but it also holds so much more.
For a bit of history, visit the Hammond-Harwood House, home of colonial statesman, Matthias Hammond. The mansion houses a fine collection of colonial furniture and allows visitors to glimpse the lifestyle of early Americans. Consider scheduling a romantic Secret Garden Tour while you are there.
Annapolis is home to a vibrant Arts and Entertainment District. Stroll through the First Sunday Arts Festival which features live music, outdoor cafes and over 100 artists and crafters. Or perhaps a trip to the Annapolis Film Festival, held each Spring, is more to your liking.
For romantic accommodations, consider Loews Annapolis Hotel, located close to the Chesapeake Bay and the Naval Academy.
If you want to have more intimate accommodations, consider the O’Callaghan Hotel for a warm Irish welcome. Room furnishings are imported from Ireland. The Hotel is also home to the John Barry Restaurant, serving a blend of Irish cuisine and popular Maryland dishes.
5. Camden, Maine
Do you ever yearn for a cool ocean breeze along the rocky coast of Maine? If you do, then consider Camden, Maine as your honeymoon destination.
Camden boasts one of the most picturesque natural harbors on the Eastern Seaboard. The adorable downtown perfectly accentuates the beautiful view of the water.
For a bird’s eye view of the entire area, hike up Mt. Battie. The trip takes about 1 hour each way. Or a moonlight schooner sail could add just the right amount of romance to your honeymoon.
The Camden Harbor Inn, located on a hill overlooking the harbor, offers luxury accommodations. The Inn is also home to Natalie’s, consistently voted one of the finest restaurants in the state of Maine.
Other eating establishments, such as the Camden Deli and Peter Ott’s have their own unique characteristics and view of the harbor which will complement your time in Camden.
4. Fernandina Beach, Florida
If you need to feel pampered after the stress of your wedding, visit Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island, Florida. Historically, Amelia Island has celebrated a diverse background, inhabited by Native Americans, Spanish, French, Pirates, and finally, Victorian-era vacationers.
Located on the outskirts of Fernandina Beach, Elizabeth Point Lodge is a Nantucket style hotel that was built in the 1890s. The Lodge is situated on the beach and the wrap around porch provides a restful spot for restorative naps.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort is a stylish beach resort. Most rooms include balconies with breath-taking views of the Atlantic Ocean. Amenities include a spa, restaurants and pools.
A walk through the Amelia Island Museum of History will acquaint you with the backstory of the area. And you might close out your day with a delicious dinner in town. Don’t miss the Cucina South Italian Bistro or Le Clos Restaurant