Considering A Mini Moon? 5 Spots That Don't Require A Passport

Maybe you don't have the vacation days to swing a full two-week honeymoon right now, or you're saving up to buy a house after the wedding. Whatever the reason, know that there are incredible spots right here in the U.S. Here, five of our faves.
  1. Walland, Tennessee

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    Don't let the name fool you: Blackberry Farm is one of the world's top hotels, so you won't be spending your mini moon milking cows or anything. More like you'll be tended to 24/7 by the bend-over-backwards-for-you staff at this 4,200-acre rustic retreat. You'll enjoy all the comforts of home (like cookies and milk delivered to your private cottage) with all the luxuries of a five-star hotel, including a top spa and the region's renowned Foothills cuisine: traditional southern fare with a haute twist (from $345,
  2. Cumberland Island, Georgia

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    If you really want to get away from it all and unplug, head to Georgia’s southernmost barrier island. There won’t be other tourists cramping your newlywed style—just nature, the beach and you two. You have only two options here for accommodations: one of the National Park Service–regulated campsites or the 16- room Greyfield Inn, a secluded and low-key (there’s no Internet service) four-story converted Carnegie mansion set on 18 miles of white sand (from $495, including all meals,
  3. Montecito, California

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    Head to SouthernCalifornia’stranquil wine countryfor romance, scenery andplenty of vino for toastingyour newlywed status.Visit local wineries, daytripto Santa Barbara’sbeautiful beaches, playgolf or hike through thepicturesque Santa YnezMountains before retiringto San Ysidro Ranch—thesame resort where JackieKennedy and John F.Kennedy stayed duringtheir honeymoon. Enjoyin-room spa treatments, orshare a romantic dinnerat one of the ranch’s tworestaurants or in frontof your private cottage’sfireplace (from $650,

  4. Kohler, Wisconsin

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    Within driving distance of both Chicago and Milwaukee, this village offers a variety of outdoor activities year-round, including fishing, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. But hitting the links at one of the four world-class golf courses—two at Blackwolf Run and two at Whistling Straits—is a must. Then treat yourselves to a couple’s massage at the award-winning Kohler Waters Spa before retiring to your room at the überswank American Club, the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond resort (from $202,
  5. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts

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    Between the quaint towns (think: white picket fences and cute ice cream shops), beautiful beaches and dining options that range from fish shacks to haute cuisine, this New England fishing spot turned upper-crust beach destination is ideal for duos looking for a luxe yet laid-back escape. For easy access to the water and tons of water toys (like kayaks), stay at the Harbor View Hotel & Resort, which has its own marina with a full staff waiting to take you out for a romantic sail or give you lessons (from $99,

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