It’s no secret the South is full of charm, romance and warm temperatures throughout the year. From the Louisiana bayous to South Carolina’s Lowcountry, small towns, quaint cities and nestled getaways are ready to host your newly-wedded bliss.
If you’re looking to honeymoon closer to home without forfeiting any of the dreamy vibes, look no further. Here are our top picks for honeymoon destinations in the South.
Blackberry Farm – Walland, Tennessee
Tucked in the Smoky Mountains, this 4,200-acre estate offers endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation alike. From horseback riding to spa treatments to world-class cuisine and everything in between, Blackberry Farm has something for everyone. The farm’s accommodations–ranging from private cottages to historic rooms–are just as beautiful as their views of open fields and the Smoky Mountain range. There’s no questioning Blackberry Farm’s top ranking in U.S. resorts.
Wentworth Mansion – Charleston, South Carolina
History buff honeymooners–here’s your spot. This 1886 landmark claims an integral role in the history of romance-rich Charleston. Sporting rooftop views, an in-house spa and impeccable proximity to King Street shopping and dining, Wentworth Mansion boasts the perfect mixture of modern and antique. If you aren’t already convinced, the mansion’s restaurant Circa 1886 ranks no. 4 in U.S. fine dining restaurants.
Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa – Fairhope, Alabama
Another historical hotspot, this 1847 hotel is lovingly known as “The Queen of Southern Resorts.” After hosting soldiers, braving hurricanes and changing hands multiple times in its 170 years, the Grand Hotel underwent major renovations starting in 2017. With a focus on redefining modern Southern hospitality, the newly refreshed resort came forth in 2018. Surrounded by Mobile Bay, the property’s docks offer insanely beautiful sunset views and endless opportunities for adventure and relaxation.
Windsor Court Hotel – New Orleans, Louisiana
With stunning views of the city and the Mississippi River, it’s no wonder Windsor Court claims the title of no. 1 hotel in Louisiana. Another host of top-notch cuisine, this New Orleans spot also boasts a 65-foot saltwater pool and a full-service spa all in the city’s center. After seeing a $15 million renovation in 2018, Windsor Court’s luxury is the perfect fit for city-loving newlyweds.
Mansion on Forsyth Park – Savannah, Georgia
For those seeking romance on a smaller scale, try this historic beauty on for size. Overlooking Savannah’s renowned Forsyth Park, the mansion offers an upscale, homey feel in the heart of Georgia’s oldest city. Whether you and your new spouse hope to enjoy in-suite massages, wander Savannah’s cobblestone streets or make the short drive to Tybee Island’s beaches, the Mansion on Forsyth Park won’t disappoint.
No matter your interests as couple, a Southern honeymoon at one of these destinations is sure to kick off married life with blissful bang. Happy honeymooning!