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Congrats! You're getting married in Charleston, South Carolina! Once your wedding is over, you have to make the tough decision to stay in the area and explore the beach and historic homes of the Lowcountry or head elsewhere for your honeymoon.
If you're leaning towards the latter, we've got some easy options for you: best of all, they're direct flights, so you'll spend less time traveling to your destination and more time canoodling with your new spouse on the adventure of a lifetime.
Plus, all of these honeymoon destinations are domestic, so you won't even need to deal with the hassle of tracking down visas and checking customs requirements.
Appeal: Austin is weird and proud of it. Let loose in this music and arts driven city as you explore the best of its museums, concert venues, and parks. Lady Bird Lake is great for hiking and incredible city views, while Lake Austin makes for a relaxing day out on the water with a rental boat or paddleboard. Relax at Barton Springs Pool, then eat your way through Austin's incredible Tex-Mex restaurant scene.
Airline: Frontier (AUS)
Appeal: From the Freedom Trail to the Red Sox, you're going to find something you love in Boston. American history icons like the Paul Revere House, the USS Constitution, and Granary Burial Ground are not to be missed. If you and your beloved would rather take in some art, head to the Gardner Museum or Museum of Fine Arts.
Leave some time to try the original Boston creme pie, a lobster roll, a pint at the Cheers pub!
Airlines: Delta (BOS), JetBlue (BOS)
Appeal: Welcome to the Windy City! Once you step off of the plane from Charleston, you'll want to take in the city's most famous sights including the iconic bean shaped Cloud Gate at Millennium Park, Willis Tower, and Navy Pier. Shop 'til you drop along the Magnificent Mile, then head over to the Art Institute of Chicago or Shedd Aquarium.
Airlines: American Airlines (ORD), Frontier Airlines (ORD), Southwest Airlines (ORD), United Airlines (ORD)
Appeal: Wander through some of the best museums that the state has to offer including the "Prado on the Prairie," the Meadows Museum. Spend a few hours admiring the botanical wonders at the Dallas Arboretum, then see if you can solve the mysteries surrounding the assassination of JFK at Dealey Plaza and the JFK Memorial.
Airlines: American Airlines (DFW)
Appeal: Denver is one of those cities that has something for everyone. LoDo in downtown Denver is filled with historic hotels and arts venues, while the City Park area has outdoor summer concerts, a zoo, and a massive science museum. Head just outside of the city for concerts and hiking at Red Rocks. If you have a few extra days, you can add on side trips to Colorado Springs, Boulder, or Estes Park, where you might catch some fresh powder if you're planning a winter honeymoon.
Airlines: Frontier Airlines (DEN), Southwest Airlines (DEN)
Appeal: It's South Beach and never ending summers, it's Little Havana and incredible Cuban food, and it's the Bahamas without the extra flights and passport controls. With beach going weather year round, the Fort Launderdale/Miami metro area is perfect for the couple who wants plenty of sun, sand, and cold drinks during their honeymoon.
If you can peel yourself off of the beach, the Florida Keys offer an easy side trip, and Everglades National Park will appeal to the more adventurous couples visiting South Florida.
Airlines: American Airlines (MIA) and JetBlue (FLL)
Appeal: If you and your better half are interested in being astronauts, Houston is a solid place to visit on your honeymoon. The Space Center Houston welcomes visitors to learn more about the science and history of space exploration. If you'd prefer activities that focus on this planet, the Houston Zoo and Downtown Aquarium are acclaimed. The Houston Museum District and the USS Texas are other must-see spots.
Airlines: Southwest (HOU), United (IAH)
Appeal: Bring your boots. and prepare for a good time! The epicenter of country music, Nashville is known for its Southern hospitality, delicious food, and rich musical heritage. Music fans can nab tickets to a show at the Grand Ole Opry or visit the Country Music Hall of Fame, then finish off with a walking tour of Music Row.
Fans of American history might want to add a trip to the Hermitage, Andrew Jackson's home, Belle Mead Plantation, or Belmont Mansion. The young-at-heart can visit Opryland for some tunes and fun times.
Airlines: Southwest Airlines (BNA)
New York, New York
Appeal: From museums to historic sites, the Big Apple has plenty to fill any honeymoon. Go on a shopping spree with all of that cash you just got from your friends and family (we won't tell that you didn't use it to buy more china!), try out one of the many excellent restaurants, or splurge on a night out on Broadway. Take a romantic stroll through Central Park, then visit a few of the city's historic sites including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Rockefeller Center.
Airlines: United Airlines (ERW), Delta Airlines (LGA), Delta Airlines (JFK)
Appeal: The City of Brotherly Love is actually an incredible honeymoon destination for couples who love history. Start your vacation off with a visit to the famed Liberty Bell, then learn more about early American history at the Independence National Historic Park. Go shopping at the Reading Terminal Market before taking a few pictures at the Rocky Steps from the Sylvester Stallone movies of the same name.
If you and your spouse share a love of more recent (and sordid) history, don't forget to take a tour of the Eastern State Penitentiary, where Al Capone was held.
Airlines: American Airlines (PHL)
Appeal: Seattle is a city that combines the best of urban life with thousands of acres of parklands, stunning mountains, and gorgeous natural sites. You'll want to include visits to the iconic Pike Place Market and the Space Needle before seeking out lesser known locations like the Fremont Troll, Gas Works Park, and Olympic Sculpture Park.
Head out of the city with a trip to Puget Sound, where you can go on a whale watching trip or try your hand at salmon fishing.
Airlines: Alaska Airlines (SEA)
Appeal: Monuments, presidents, and the Smithsonian should be enough to convince you of this honeymoon option, but the gorgeous cherry blossoms make D.C. a fantastic (and romantic!) choice if you're planning a spring wedding and honeymoon.
Must-see spots include the National Mall, the White House, the Capitol building, and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Arlington Cemetery, and the Vietnam Memorial make for sobering but thought-provoking moments on your trip.
Airlines: American Airlines (DCA), JetBlue (DCA), United Airlines (IAD)