No need to buy a plane ticket to spend a romantic week or weekend on sandy beaches with tropical drinks – there are plenty of simply magnificent places to honeymoon right here in New England. From glamorous mansions in Newport, Rhode Island to rustic castles in the Berkshires, there is a honeymoon destination for every taste, all within a three hour drive from downtown Boston. These honeymoon spots are especially great for those on a budget, people with busy work schedules, or those that prefer old New England charm.

(Photo Credit: The Wauwinet)

(Photo Credit: The Wauwinet)


Nantucket
The Wauwinet
120 Wauwinet Road
Nantucket, MA 02584
(508) 228-0145
www.wauwinet.com

Enjoy a luxurious honeymoon New England style by catching a ferry to Nantucket. The Wauwinet Inn is a gorgeous seaside escape that has every romantic charm an ocean lover could desire. This historical inn dates back to the late 1800s and is a favorite for those that want to be able to walk to the beach, enjoy ocean views, and have access to the nearby nature refuge. Honeymooners will love the secluded beaches, fresh cuisine, and the daily wine and cheese hour.

(Photo Credit: Chanler At Cliff Walk)

(Photo Credit: Chanler At Cliff Walk)

Newport
The Chanler
117 Memorial Blvd.
Newport, RI 02840
(401) 847-1300
www.thechanler.com

Newport is a glamorous and beautiful place to spend your honeymoon. The Chanler is the best place to get a taste of this old school romance because it is among the many gorgeous mansions along the famous cliff walk. Surrounded by gardens and ocean views, The Chanler is one of the most beautiful places and adds an element of elegance to any week or weekend away from home. In addition to quiet rooms and secluded gardens and terraces, the Chanler is just a short walk from downtown, making it a great choice for people that might want to go out to eat or enjoy an evening on the town.

(Photo Credit: Blantyre)

(Photo Credit: Blantyre)

The Berkshires
16 Blantyre Road
Lenox, MA 01240
(413) 637-3556
www.blantyre.com

Escape to the gorgeous soft mountains of western Massachusetts by honeymooning in the Berkshires. Do your vacation right by staying at the award winning Blantyre which offers verdant gardens, scenic verandas, and peaceful spas. This beautiful castle offers up the ultimate serenity with massages, hot tubs, teas, and a variety of outdoor activities.

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(Photo Credit: Harbor Hotel Provincetown)

(Photo Credit: Harbor Hotel Provincetown)

Provincetown
Harbor Hotel
698 Commercial St.
Provincetown, MA 02657
www.harborhotelptown.com

Provincetown is a great place for high energy couples to enjoy their honeymoon. Though it’s easy to get some quiet alone time at the beach or in any of the area’s spas, Provincetown has a lively downtown with plenty of music, food, and dancing. Spend an evening or two sipping on tropical cocktails and treat yourselves to an ice cream.

(Photo Credit: Meadowmere Resort)

(Photo Credit: Meadowmere Resort)

Ogunquit
Meadowmere Resort
74 Main St.
Ogunquit, ME 03907
(207) 646-9661
www.meadowmere.com

Ogunquit, Maine is yet another scenic charming place to honeymoon within driving distance from Boston. At the Meadowmere, guests can choose rooms with in-suite hot tubs, private balconies, all in a resort that is just a short walk to the gorgeous Maine shore. The resort also has a pool if the Maine ocean water is too cold to swim in. The Meadowmere is ideal for a quick escape from reality because it is just six miles from I-95.

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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