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The Best Honeymoon Destinations You Can Fly to on Southwest

Annie Gabillet

Yes, there is such a thing as an affordable honeymoon. If you’re engaged and currently brainstorming honeymoon locations that are both convenient and dreamy, check out these 10 spots you can fly to on Southwest. Thanks to the friendly airline, which flies to many international tropical destinations as well as romantic domestic locations, you’re at least guaranteed an affordable flight. Throw in two free checked bags, and you can pack every cute sun dress or swimsuit your heart desires. What’s more romantic than combining your points for the perfect getaway?

California Wine Country

Courtesy Unsplash // Jeremy Lwanga

If wine tasting, delicious food, and at least one spa day sound ideal to you, consider Napa and Sonoma for your honeymoon. Both are located about an hour from either San Francisco or Oakland, two spots Southwest flies to. The rolling golden hills and green vineyards will make you feel like you’ve landed in Italy or France.

Can fly directly to SFO or OAK from:

  • Albuquerque
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Boise
  • Burbank
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Columbus
  • Dalla
  • Denver
  • New York/ Newark
  • Spokane
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Kansas City
  • Orlando
  • Chicago
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • New Orleans
  • Kahului (Maui)
  • Ontario
  • Portland
  • Phoenix
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Reno/Tahoe
  • San Diego
  • San Antonio
  • Seattle/Tacoma
  • Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos
  • Salt Lake City
  • Orange County/Santa Ana
  • St. Louis

Hawaii

Courtesy Unsplash // Sean O.

Hawaii might be the most exotic place you can visit without leaving the USA. The 50th state and former independent kingdom is a great option for couples who have different travel preferences. You can just sit on the beach or get out there and hike, snorkel, and explore historical landmarks. Whatever you do, the weather and natural beauty will wow you.

Can fly directly to Honolulu or Maui from:

  • Oakland
  • San Jose

Costa Rica

Courtesy Unsplash // Miguel Bruna

In Costa Rica you have your choice of a luxurious honeymoon, adventure honeymoon — or both! The country is packed with beaches, volcanoes, jungles, and wildlife.

Can fly directly to San Jose, Costa Rica directly from:

  • Baltimore
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Houston

Can fly directly from Liberia, Costa Rica directly from:

  • Baltimore
  • Houston

Tulum, Mexico

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If you want a mix of modern hipster cool with ancient ruins, look no further than Tulum, Mexico.  The popular beach town is located 90 minutes south of Cancun and is a great place to enjoy beautiful beaches, interesting food and cocktails, and wellness experiences.

Can fly directly to Cancun from:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Baltimore
  • Columbus
  • Denver
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Milwaukee
  • New Orleans
  • Pittsburgh
  • Raleigh / Durham
  • San Antonio
  • St. Louis

Bahamas

Courtesy Unsplash // Jared Rice

More than 700 islands make up the Bahamas, and you’re sure to find something to love on one of them. Once you get there on Southwest, you can swim, snorkel, sail, or just take in the culture.

Can fly directly to Nassau from:

  • Baltimore
  • Fort Lauderdale

Turks and Caicos

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If you’re looking for an under-the-radar Carribean destination, consider Turks & Caicos. Between delicious meals and drinks on the gorgeous beaches, you can try horseback riding in the ocean.

Can fly directly to Providenciales from:

  • Fort Lauderdale

Belize

Courtesy Unsplash // Michiel Ton

Belize is another Caribbean destination that feels more intimate than other more popular spots. You can climb ruins, explore the jungle, or just hang on the beach. The rich cultural history of the country will have you planning a trip back.

Can fly directly to Belize City from:

  • Denver
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Houston

Big Sur, California

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If you want to go off the grid and reconnect with nature consider Big Sur. The small coastal community has mystical views of the Pacific and luxurious and interesting hotels that will make you feel like you truly escaped. Big Sur is located about 3.5 hours south of San Francisco and Oakland and 2.5 hours south of San Jose, and you’ll enjoy a scenic drive on your way.

Can fly directly to San Francisco, Oakland, or San Jose from:

  • Albuquerque
  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Boise
  • Burbank
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • El Paso
  • New York/ Newark
  • Spokane
  • Honolulu
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Long Beach
  • Kansas City
  • Orlando
  • Chicago
  • Milwaukee
  • Minneapolis/St. Paul
  • Nashville
  • New Orleans
  • Kahului (Maui)
  • Ontario
  • Orlando
  • Portland
  • Phoenix
  • Puerto Vallarta
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • Reno/Tahoe
  • San Diego
  • San Antonio
  • Seattle/Tacoma
  • Spokane
  • Tucson
  • Cabo San Lucas/Los Cabos
  • Salt Lake City
  • Orange County/Santa Ana
  • St. Louis

Lake Tahoe

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Lake Tahoe has something for everyone in every season. In the winter you can ski or enjoy a cozy fire, while the summer is the perfect time to get on the water in a boat. The massive, turquoise and deep blue lake is the highlight itself, and you can enjoy a view of it on a hike, or while sipping a cocktail on your beach chair.  

Can fly directly to Reno/Tahoe from:

  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • Oakland
  • Phoenix
  • San Diego
  • San Jose

New Orleans

Courtesy Unsplash // Joaquín

More of a city person? New Orleans will keep you busy, with its eccentric neighborhoods, decadent food, and first-class music scene.

You can fly directly to New Orleans from:

  • Atlanta
  • Austin
  • Nashville
  • Baltimore/Washington
  • Columbus
  • Cancun
  • Dallas
  • Washington
  • Denver
  • Ft. Lauderdale
  • Houston
  • Indianapolis
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • New York (LaGuardia)
  • Kansas City
  • Orlando
  • Chicago
  • Oakland
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburg
  • Raleigh/Durham
  • San Diego
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa

What’s your pick?