Honeymoons are all about fuelling your bond and rejoicing the first moments of married bliss together. But a honeymoon plan doesn’t always have to be about relaxing in a resort with the view of serene oceans and green mountains.
Every couple has a unique idea for weaving the perfect honeymoon that gives them a chance to soak in romance cradled in the alluring beauty of nature. And for those who hold a mutual love for the road, these seven romantic road trip routes are a perfect choice. These roads add a pinch of romance, scenic beauty, adventure, and a whole lot of love to your honeymoon.
1. Atlanta to Savannah
Along the backroads of Georgia’s gorgeous state lies the secret to an enthralling road trip experience from Atlanta to Savannah. The trip takes you from the urban vibes to Atlanta to nature, soaked regions of Savannah with so much to relish enroute. It covers about 250-mile that could take about 4 hours. But the scenic spots that ooze romance will keep you captivated throughout the time with its beauty.
Atlanta is a perfect place to begin your honeymoon with some wonderful attractions such as the Lake Lanier and the autumn hues that fill Piedmont Park. Driving through Interstate 75, you can enjoy the beauty of the Piedmont National Park located just off the freeway. Home to several protected birds and wildlife, the hiking trails can be a refreshing adventure to embark.
From here, you can reach Macon home to several museums that depict the African American culture and its history. You will also witness the Cannonball House and Johnston-Felton-Hay House on your way from Macon towards Savannah through the I-16.
The canopy of trees that drape the streets of coastal Savannah city will brim your heart with joy and love for nature. The fresh air, the old-time charm of the housing, and of course, the boutique shopping at Bull Street make this destination a worthy choice to enjoy a gorgeous honeymoon. You can also drive a little off the east coast of Savannah to Tybee Island that takes relaxation to a new level with the breathtaking view of the ocean and the effortless beauty of the historic lighthouses and forts.
2. Los Angeles To San Luis Obispo
The road from Los Angeles To San Luis Obispo is all about experiencing adventure sports and greenery. The trip from the glamour town to a culinary paradise is fun-filled and a perfect choice to rejoice a romantic and lively honeymoon.
A visit to the Exposition Park Rose Garden gleaming in vibrant colors, followed by a walk through the Griffith observatory to engulf a view of the star-studded sky, will mark the perfect start to the road trip from LA. Taking the road via Highway 101, you will reach Venture that offers some exciting activities to enjoy together, including surfing, hiking, and a ferry ride to Santa Cruz Island. Don’t forget to add your surfboards to the jeep roof rack for some exciting adventures.
The road from here embraces the curves of the Santa Barbara coastline that is radiant from the sunlight. You can check out the urban wine trail located in the Funk Zone and the Historic Hotel California.
Catching Route 154 is about majestic mountain views and fresh aroma of ripe grapes from vineyards of the Santa Ynez Valley. Moving into Highway 101, you can pass through Los Alamos and Santa Maria to glance at some more vineyards. You will also pass through the gorgeous shore city of Pismo Beach, where you can soak in some more oceanic scenery before you reach San Luis Obispo.
Known as the heart of California, the city offers extraordinary outdoor activities, relaxing resorts, calming and rejuvenating spa experiences, narrow alleys, energetic farmers markets, interesting museums, and exquisite culinary treats to enjoy during your stay.
3. North Shore in Minnesota
The poetic maps of the North Shore Drive in Minnesota make an extraordinary choice for your honeymoon’s romantic drive. The drive is along Route 61 that embraces the northern shore of the world’s largest freshwater lake, Gitchee Gumee.
The activities along this route will keep you engaged throughout the trip, demanding you to get outside the car more often. The 310mile long footpath that hugs the tough ridgeline above the lake is a spectacular hiking trail and a backpacking destination. The parking lots located every 5-10 miles make it easy to rest and soak in the place’s scenic beauty.
The ride also takes you through some extraordinary places like Tettegouche known for the state park. This spectacular destination constitutes challenging hiking trails, snowmobile trails, and even ski trails. The majestic High Falls on the Baptism River is cocooned by the native forest of the state park. It is also the highest waterfall in the state that drops about 100feet. It could be a wonderful place to enjoy the luscious beauty of nature.
Not just adventure, but this road trip will also give you the chance to enjoy some of the world`s most famous handmade pies at Betty`s pies. The amazing pie shake with milk, ice cream, and a topping of whipped cream is a unique and worthy choice to relish together.
The entire Route 61 that connects from Duluth to the Canadian Border puts you in closest but safe proximity to Lake Superior that mesmerizes you with its elegance and beauty.
4. Utah – Byway 12
For those who would like some unconventional romance in their road trip, Utah`s Byway 12 gives a fresh perspective brimming with a glimpse of the Red Canyon. The byway is more than a 120 miles route starting at Panguitch on the west and extends till S.R. 24 in the northeast region near Torrey. The specialty of the road is that it offers something more special than just landscapes and scenic oceans.
The stretch holds the designation of being an All American Road that embodies some of the unique features to rejoice. There are several national parks near the highway, giving the chances to enjoy an elaborate honeymoon through this road. You can sweep a view of the Bryce Canyon National park, Kodachrome Basin State Park, Anasazi State Park Museum in the way before you reach Capitol Reef national parks.
The Escalante Yurts located on the way is a good choice to take a night break. It is a world-class glamping destination where you can soak in the star-studded Utah sky and enjoy a perfect date night amidst the best amenities and comforts.
The route lets you witness the mesmerizing Grand Staircase in the Escalante National Monument that exhibits sandstones in varying colors as your progress from north to south. You also get to experience the pine groves and meadowlands along the Boulder Mountain and the desserts as you near Capitol reef. If you want to extend your trip, you can always plan to head to Baker Mountain (Baker Mountain guides). It roughly takes 15 hours to get there from Salt Lake City and the drive is beautiful!
The road’s challenges, such as the daring hairpin turns, are an adventure of its own, making this an adrenaline rushing road trip simply not for the faint-hearted.
5. Vermont – Route 100
A route dipped in picturesque beauty, Vermont’s Route 100 is a paradise for a romantic road trip to enjoy a blissful honeymoon. The journey covers about 200 miles and offers a unique opportunity to visit Vermont’s only point where you can witness one covered bridge named Station Bridge from another known as Newell bridge.
The road takes you to witness many more of the famous covered bridges of Vermont such as the Big Eddy Bridge, Lincoln Gap Bridge, and even the Upper Cox Brook Bridge that make wonderful destinations to fill up your gallery with extraordinary photographs.
The road also offers a sight of the Romance Mountain that rises from the Long trails that curve along the ridgeline of the Green Mountains. The majestic scenery will make you step out of your cars to simply engulf its magnificent beauty. Wait till the dusk falls to witness the sky flooding with stars that effortlessly ooze romance.
Don’t let these scenic features distract you from Ben and Jerry`s ice cream factory near Waterbury, where you can take a 30-minute session in the flavor lab to create some delicious ice cream. You can also enjoy the Cold Hollow Cider Mill located just three miles from the factory for some fresh apple cider treats.
6. Arkansas – State Highway 7
Covering a 179-mile distance, the state highway 7 offers a glimpse of the glorious autumn hues that flood the road with beauty. It offers a unique experience of traveling through areas with varied geographical features. Starting at the West Gulf Coastal Plain, the route takes you along Camden and then to Arkadelphia terrain. The gorgeous pine and hardwood forests of the region are a wonderful view along the way.
The road takes you through the Ouachita Mountains and DeGray lake that has the only resort state park. The road also touches the Bathhouse Row of Hot Springs National park and Ouachita National Park before crossing into the leveled terrains of Arkansas river valley.
The drive from here takes you through the first state-designated byway to the Ozark National forest that gleams in scenic beauty. The forest is home for over 42 species of oak, maple, ash, beech, and a spectrum of greenery. These trees contribute to a mixture of vibrant color palettes that serenade the hillsides and river valleys in their mesmerizing hues.
The trip doesn’t feel complete until you visit the Grand Canyon of Ozarks, which is a small town named Jasper. The destination offers a perfect place to enjoy the rest of your honeymoon enjoying great food and beautiful landscape.
7. Oregon Coast- Highway 101
The Oregon Coast drive is for those couples who like to choose the road less traveled. The jaw-dropping view of the ocean and the seamless opportunities to enjoy seaside adventures make it a fun and dynamic choice for couples to explore together.
The highway begins at Columbia River and extends till the California border while touching the shores all along. The region from Columbia River to Cascade Head touches Astoria, the oldest American settlement to the west of Mississippi, Cannon Beach known for its magnificent sandcastles, and Tillamook County that is famous for its cheese factory.
The Lincoln Country region, along with Florence and Reedsport, constitutes the central coast that brims with sandy beaches and fishing communities. The iconic Heceta Head lighthouse is a wonderful place to spend the night. You can wake up to a jaw-dropping scenic beauty and a cozy bed and breakfast at the adjacent light keeper`s house.
Coos Bay marks the southern Oregon coast, which includes many tourist attractions such as Shore Acres gardens. The road that moves further along the south will take you through the South of Bandon into Curry County that is home for America’s wildest river coasts.
Explore these magnificent road trips with your partner to give the perfect start to a life of love.