Travel Tips: Take Your Honeymoon in These Southern Coastal Cities

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Take Your Honeymoon in These Southern Coastal Cities

You’ve thrown everything you have into a beautiful wedding and it’s time for the honeymoon. The period of relaxation, connection, and being as far away from your annoying family as possible.

There are many honeymoon options throughout the country, but some of the best spots to vacation are situated along the southern coast. Check out these vibrant cities when considering your post-nuptials getaway.

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

If you’re looking at Fort Lauderdale houses for sale, consider that this is also a hot honeymoon destination for those looking to take a post-wedding break in the south.

Greater Fort Lauderdale has 23 miles of smooth sand ocean blue that extends to several beaches. Pompano Beach has 18 shipwrecks that can be explored by avid divers, Dania Beach has a pier to fish off of, and Deerfield Beach has many beachside restaurants to relax and indulge at.

Las Olas Boulevard is an eclectic shopping and dining district that boasts stunning architecture. There are also art galleries and museums along the strip.

Catch a show at the Broward Center for Performing Arts, hop aboard one of the boat cruises at Port Everglades, or experience the city from the unique point of view of a Segway tour.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston offers the best of the modern amenities mixed with gorgeous historical sights, wrapped in Southern charm.

A leisurely stroll through the streets is an experience all its own; the shops, restaurants, and entertainment choices you’ll find along that walk are a bonus.

Charleston City Market is a tourist hot spot and one of the nation’s oldest public markets. Peruse the wares and take home a locally made sweetgrass basket, art from a native talent, or a taste of regional cuisine.

The pier along the Charleston Waterfront Park has stunning sunset views and is also a great place for a waterside picnic.

Amp up the whimsy with a carriage ride through downtown or experience the best of the city’s cuisines with walking tours that often culminate in a meal.

If it’s a beach you seek, take the 45-minute trip south to Kiawah Island which has a 10-mile coastline and opportunities for golfing, bike riding, kayaking, and lounging in the sun.

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah is a picturesque city filled with oak trees, Spanish moss, and history at every turn. It’s a backdrop for a deep well of things to do in nature, cultural experiences, and many romantic restaurants and places to stay.

Forsyth Park offers the best view of the aforementioned trees, as well as fountains and various blooms.

Tybee Island is 20 miles away and offers a lighthouse to marvel at, dolphin tours to partake in, and jet-skis and kayaks to rent.

Couples can take a horse-drawn carriage ride over the cobblestone streets of the historic district to see the Gothic architecture of its many buildings, book a trolley tour around town, or explore the darker places of the city with a ghost tour.

New Orleans, Louisiana

The Big Easy is packed with things to do and suits any couple looking for good food, lively entertainment, and adventure.

The French Quarter is stacked with colorful buildings and a bustling nightlife. The Hotel Monteleone has the city’s only revolving bar and Bourbon Street offers the best in nightly music entertainment.