Picnic on the beach on Tybee Island, Georgia

Enjoy the view of the Tybee Island Pier near Savannah as you dig your toes in the sand and picnic with your favorite food and drink.

Honeymoon in Georgia

From the beach to the city, Georgia's romantic places are perfect for newlyweds.

Couples looking to honeymoon will find idyllic spots in Georgia to celebrate their first days of marriage. In fact, "Travel + Leisure" magazine named Savannah near the Georgia coast one of the world's best cities for romance.

However, new love isn't limited to the historic city. From a beach resort or a country estate to outdoor adventure or urban sophistication, Georgia offers plenty of worthy destinations to mark the special occasion.

At the Beach

Couple walking on Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island
Driftwood Beach on Jekyll Island
Jekyll Island Club Resort – Jekyll Island

Choose from a variety of charming accommodations to call home during your first vacation as a married couple, with all the appeal you'd expect in a beach trip. Stroll on Driftwood Beach, lounge on the sand, take a dolphin cruise, explore a local lighthouse or bike around the island. Wrap up the day with an in-room massage, followed by dinner in the Courtyard at Crane.

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In the Country

Horseback riding at Barnsley Resort
Horseback riding at Barnsley Resort
Barnsley Resort – Adairsville

Spend your honeymoon at a romantic estate built for love. Godfrey Barnsley constructed the resort's original manor for his wife, Julia, and couples today can start their married life in this sanctuary, as well. Get pampered at The Spa at Barnsley Resort, take part in the resort's many outdoor activities or just forget the world in your own private cottage. And with a few special touches from the resort's Fairy Godmother, you'll have a honeymoon you'll never forget.

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Outdoor Adventure

Dining outside at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens
Dining outside at The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Gardens
The Lodge and Spa at Callaway Resort & Gardens – Pine Mountain

Escape to a quiet retreat at Callaway Resort & Gardens, where you can relax in the great outdoors and enjoy some pampering at Spa Prunifolia at Callaway Gardens. Spend your days exploring F.D. Roosevelt State Park, feeding the animals at Wild Animal Safari, splashing in the water at West Point Lake and conquering the rapids of the Whitewater Express on the Chattahoochee River. At Callaway Gardens, get back to nature as you bike through the gardens, sit among the butterflies at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens or take in one of the Birds of Prey shows.

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City Sophistication

The Whitley in Buckhead
The Whitley in Buckhead
The Whitley, A Luxury Collection Hotel - Atlanta/Buckhead

Newlyweds will love the luxury of The Whitley in Buckhead as they revel in the first days of marriage. From comfortable accommodations and fine dining to relaxing in the spa, there is no shortage of lavish extravagance at this Atlanta hotel. Add in the top-notch shopping, dining and nightlife within walking distance, and you'll have the perfect urban honeymoon destination. Just minutes from the hotel, you can catch a concert, enjoy the theater or cheer on your favorite sports team.

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Published: December 2019