Why deal with the hassle and expense of planning a big wedding when there are so many romantic places to elope in the U.S., almost right in your own backyard? Pick out a white dress, pack a bag, and run away together… you’ll be so glad you did! But where to go? I can help. Here are the 7 most romantic places to elope in the U.S.
1. The Florida Keys
Dreaming of a beach wedding? Then one of the most romantic places to elope in the U.S. might just be the Florida Keys! The white beaches, the semi-tropical temps, the reasonable airfare! The only real question is, which Key will it be?
2. The Poconos
If you’re an outdoor adventure type of girl, the most romantic place to elope in the U.S. might be the Poconos. Located in northeastern Pennsylvania, the mountain range is heavily wooded and beautiful. A hiking honeymoon? Why not?
3. Puerto Rico
This is another romantic place to elope in the U.S., another gorgeous beach destination, though the airfare and lodging will be a little more expensive than the Florida Keys. You won’t need a passport, contrary to rumor, and the weather’s lovely year-round.
4. Park City, Utah
Forbes Traveler Magazine has voted Park City one of the 20 prettiest cities in the U.S., and if you’ve ever been there, you must agree. It’s gorgeous! The downtown in bustling but quaint, and the mountains in the backdrop are so pretty. What a romantic place to elope!
5. Las Vegas
The traditional, cliché place to elope may also be one of the most romantic places to elope in the U.S. It’ll be fast and easy, and airfare is usually quite reasonable… be sure to get your photo taken in the Neon Sign Graveyard, too!
6. Napa Valley, California
The rolling hills and scenic views in California’s Napa Valley make it one of the most romantic places to elope in the U.S. The weather is mild, the scenery is gorgeous, and there are plenty of historic bed & breakfasts and inns to stay in. Wine tasting, then wedding?
7. Traverse City, Michigan
I added this to the list of the most romantic places to elope in the U.S. because, like the Napa Valley, it’s gorgeous. I also added it because it’s unique and because I happen to be from Michigan. This is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful places in the Midwest. What an ideal place to elope!
With so many romantic places to elope in the U.S., why would you want to go anywhere else? I know I’d love to be married in any of these places, though I’d lean towards Traverse City. Which of these places would you choose to elope, and why? Or is there another romantic elopement destination you’d choose first? Do tell!