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United States Honeymoon Destinations

United States Honeymoon Destinations

In today’s economy a lot of young couples are looking for honeymoons that don’t just fit their budget, but that are also romantic. If you are choosing to stay stateside, you may be wondering what kind of resorts or honeymoon locations are near you. Well here is a list of some great honeymoon destinations in the United States. You may be surprised how close some of them are to you!

  1. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. While the name may ring a bell, and perhaps you vacationed there with you family one summer, you may not have thought of it as a honeymoon destination until now! This gorgeous location offers 60 miles of sandy beaches, some of the best golf courses, and even several amusement and water parks. Myrtle Beach offers several great resorts, including the Prince Resort that hosts the famous 985 feet long Cherry Grove Pier.
  2. Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Nestled in the heart of the Smokey Mountains, Gatlinburg is a beautiful and historic town. You can spend your honeymoon in a cozy cabin or mountain lodge and spend your days hiking the mountain trails or meandering around the town and all it has to offer, or if your honeymooning in the winter, maybe a ski date would be the perfect outing.
  3. Branson, Missouri. This is the ideal honeymoon location for seasoned adults. It offers several great hotels, including the Chateau of the Lake, which is a romantic four-diamond resort, or what about spending your honeymoon in a cozy cabin nestled in the Ozark Mountains? Branson has lots of attractions including musical shows like the Andy William’s Show, Amazing Acrobats of China, The Haygood’s, and Legends. You can also visit their local water park and amusement park for added entertainment, as well as some of the areas best golf courses. No matter what you are into, there is something in Branson for everyone.
  4. Napa Valley, California. If you are looking for a honeymoon location that has class, look no further than Napa Valley. This is a beautiful, romantic destination with its gorgeous views and wineries.  You can spend your honeymoon at a quaint little bed and breakfast or one the areas many hotels or resorts. You can enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, a morning mud bath at Calistoga, or even a night on the town at one of their fine restaurants. No matter what you decide to do while you visit, Napa Valley is definitely a taste of the finer things in life.
  5. Breckenridge, Colorado. If you and your fiancée love skiing and winter sports, why not honeymoon during the winter months in Breckenridge where the skiing and snowboarding is some of the best in the world. This beautiful and historic mining town offers gorgeous hotels and resorts to spend your evenings, and a ski resort where you can play all day whether you are a beginner or an expert. When you want to take a break for the slopes, you can visit one of their neat downtown shops, have dinner

Most Traveled Cities in the United States

Most Traveled Cities in the United States

Masters rowers are a dynamic group who lead busy lives, and careers that take them all over the country. With the opportunity to travel comes the opportunity to see what rowing is like in a different city, and take in some sites, time willing. Boathouse Finder (www.BHFinder.com) provides a very useful geographic search of rowing clubs and boathouse around the country and throughout the world.

If you have any rowing travel-related stories, we’d love to hear about them. You can email us at [email protected]

AUSTIN

Austin’s Town Lake is arguably the perfect spot to row. The 6 miles of water is dammed at both ends, so there is no strong current. The weather is mild throughout the year, so rowing never stops; in fact the winter is the preferred time to row among local rowers, and spring breakers. There are no motorboats or jet skis allowed (except for coaches’ launches), so no need to worry about getting waked.

Rowing Dock is a privately owned, privately managed rowing club and boat rental facility located on the west end of Town Lake. Here the water is calm and the lush banks create a serene atmosphere. It is easy to get to from MoPac or downtown, and it offers a large parking lot. Rowing Dock is open a dock attendant is on duty all year during busy hours to help patrons with boats. With proof of skill and current membership in any recognized club, out of town rowers can rent the recreational single sculling boat. Other patrons may rent from a selection of single, double or triple kayaks or quad water cycles. Check the website or call for hours.

Austin Rowing Club is a non-profit run by an elected board. It hosts the two major regattas in Austin each year. They offer sweep rowing and sculling. ARC is located in downtown Austin near the Four Season Hotel; if you get the timing of your row right, you could enjoy the nightly bat flight from Congress Bridge, which can be seen from ARC.

CLUBS ALLOWING GUEST ROWING

• Austin Rowing Club

• Rowing Dock

• Texas-Rowing-Center

SITES OF INTEREST

•World’s largest urban bat population under Congress Bridge; nightly flights spring, summer, early fall

•4 miles of Waterfront hike and bike trails around Town Lake

•Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum & IMAX Theatre

•Shopping SOCO and the Drag

•SOCO first Thursday

•(evening shopping, festival-feel)

•LBJ Library

•State Capitol and grounds

MAJOR REGATTAS

•Fall: Pumpkin Head Regatta; October

•Spring: Heart of Texas Regatta; March

BOSTON

Boston and Cambridge are rife with rowing history. Nine boathouses line the Charles River. Four belong to clubs: Union, Riverside, Cambridge, and Community Rowing. Five belong to colleges: MIT, Boston University, Harvard, Radcliffe, and Northeastern. Guest rowing can be difficult depending upon which club you contact as some clubs require sponsorship from a member. Cygnet Rowing Club, with two boathouse locations, offers hourly rentals of single sculls.

Dividing Boston and Cambridge, the Charles River is an elegantly serpentine aquatic ribbon …