Adventurous American Honeymoons

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Rugged landscapes, quirky culture, fun-filled cities and brilliant beaches: as a honeymoon, America offers Irish couples a world of adventure-filled possibilities that few other destinations can compete with. If you’re looking for an alternative to the well-trodden (well, driven) Route 66, here are some of the quirkier US honeymoon options out there.

Adventurous American Honeymoons

Take a coast-to-coast independent rail tour of the Great American Majestic Landscapes. After an exciting few days in New York, board an overnight train to Chicago travelling along the banks of the Eerie Canal. Mohawk Rover and Lake Michigan. Then, it’s all aboard the California Zephyr to Denver and the Rocky Mountains, before heading on to San Francisco where your reward is a tour of the lush wine lands of the Napa Valley. 

11 nights from €2,949pp – view offer here

Adventurous American Honeymoons

A motorhome holiday gives honeymooners the freedom to explore the magnificent National Parks of America at their own pace. This 14-night Utah Mighty 5® and Beyond itinerary starts and ends in Vegas, taking in the iconic Grand Canyon, before ticking off Utah’s “Mighty 5®” National Parks, including the lush scenery and deep valleys of Zion, the amazing stone structures and “hoodoos” of Bryce National Park and Canyonlands, a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. 

From €1,249pp, including flights and motorhome rental – view offer here

Adventurous American Honeymoons

Take a true step back to nature at the White Stallion Ranch. Unlike anywhere else you’ve ever experienced, rugged mountain ranges and virgin deserts combine with sprouting cacti to create the archetypal ranching holiday landscape, set amongst 3,000 acres of the Sonoran desert. Whether you are a first-time rider or a seasoned pro, there’s a horse to match your capabilities, and the hospitality here is second to none. If and when you tire of the saddle and those breath-taking views, head to the heated pool or enjoy some of the on-site spa services. 

4 nights’ Full Board from €1,719pp, including flights – view offer here

Adventurous American Honeymoons

For those looking to combine city with the great outdoors, the Vancouver, Seattle & Norwegian Bliss Alaska Cruise honeymoon ticks all the boxes. Kicking off in Canada exploring vibrant Vancouver, head on to the unofficial coffee and craft beer capital of the US, Seattle, via the Amtrak Cascades line. After two nights here, board the Norwegian Bliss for a 7-night cruise of awesome Alaska, where optional activities include kayaking, panning for gold and wilderness safaris.

11 nights from €3,659pp, including flights and accommodation – view offer here

Adventurous American Honeymoons

American Music and Movie Trails is a fabulous 13-night self-drive trip, starting and ending in Chicago, and taking in some of the most iconic pop-culture locations America has to offer. Highlights include a visit to Graceland, the ultimate rock n roll experience; follow the banks of the Mississippi, stopping at the Delta Blues Museum in honour of BB King and Muddy Waters; walk Nashville’s Music City Walk of Fame; and search out the original Whistle Stop Café, setting for the novel ‘Fried Green Tomatoes’. 

13 nights from €1,669pp, including flights, accommodation and car hire – view offer here

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