Honeymoons don’t have to involve pricey flights and days of air travel. There are plenty of regional destinations that provide all the amenities and romance that newlyweds could want—and they happen to require just a tank of gas.
Where to Stay
Honeymoon in luxury at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island. Whether laying by the oceanfront pool under a private cabana, taking a night stroll along the beach, eating a romantic meal at one of the resort’s on-site restaurants or indulging in one of the spa’s couples services, the romance never really has to stop.
The Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort offers a variety of ways to enjoy the beautiful coastline of the Atlantic Ocean. Relax by the adults-only pool, tour the surrounding area via Segway or indulge in a couple’s massage.
What to do
Marlin & Barrel brings craft beverages to the Amelia Island area with vodka, rum, citrus liqueurs and gin. Take a break from the sun to enjoy a tour and tasting of unique spirts, such as smoked pepper vodka or vanilla bean espresso rum.
Stroll down the streets of the Amelia Island Historic District to take in Victorian-style architecture, shop in local boutiques and enjoy regional eats in a quaint, small town setting.
Take a day trip to Cumberland Island where outdoor activities, from hiking to star-gazing, abound.
Where to Eat
Salt at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island pays tribute to the tastes of both the land and sea. As its name suggests, diners have the opportunity to try a variety of different salts and take their favorite home.
España Restaurant & Tapas offers accessible European cuisine, with dishes inspired by the traditional flavors of Spain and Portugal. It’s an ideal place to enjoy a European dinner without traveling abroad and wrecking your joint finances before they have a chance to thrive.
Marché Burette Market & Deli is a casual grocery and wine shop serving up traditional deli food, from yogurt parfaits and egg sandwiches in the morning to salads, sandwiches and small plates for lunch.