As we enter wedding season for 2015, a lot of newlyweds will be skipping trips to Europe and Bora Bora in order to spend their honeymoon closer to home. You can save a bundle by doing a domestic honeymoon. For those newlyweds in the area, here are the best places to honeymoon near Washington, D.C.
Inn At Perry Cabin
308 Watkins Lane
St. Michael’s, MD 21663
(410) 745-2200

Best known for being the location where the main wedding reception was filmed in Wedding Crashers, Inn at Perry Cabin located in St. Michael’s, Maryland is a great place for a wedding reception, honeymoon or both. Idyllic with its waterfront location, Inn at Perry Cabin offers fine dining, an on-site spa and resort activities including kayaking, wine tasting and a sailing academy. If you care to venture off resort grounds, St. Michael’s, Maryland which is about a 90 minute drive from D.C. has plenty to do with restaurants, boutiques and various festivals throughout the year.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa And Marina
100 Heron Blvd, at Route 50
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 901-1234

Like Inn at Perry Cabin, Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Gold Resort, Spa and Marina is a waterfront property that offers world class dining and spa services. Their marina, River Marsh Marina, offers various marina packages and also slip fees in case you want to arrive to the property via your own boat. There’s also River Marsh Golf Club that offers 18 holes of pristine Eastern Shore golf. Cambridge, Maryland is located 85 miles from the Washington, D.C. area.

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Wintergreen Resort
Route 664
Wintergreen, VA 22958
(434) 325-2200

If you and your sweetie enjoy the outdoors on your down time, then Wintergreen Resort would be a good choice for you. Known mostly as a ski resort, Wintergreen offers numerous outdoor activities in the warmer months. Canoes, kayaks and aqua cycles are available for use on their lake. Road bike rentals are also available as is fishing equipment rentals. Sand volleyball courts, tennis courts and a swimming pool are also located on the grounds. If that isn’t enough, you can also go on a waterfall hike. In short, it’s impossible to be bored at Wintergreen Resort. The drive is about three hours away from Washington, D.C.

Bridgewater Inn & Cottage
104 W. College St.
Bridgewater, VA 22812
(540) 828-4619

If you’re looking for a more low-key, intimate honeymoon location, check out Bridgewater Inn and Cottage, located in Bridgewater, Virginia. This quaint bed & breakfast is very no-frills whose amenities consist of a private entrance for each suite, use of two mountain bicycles and helmets and bocce balls, croquet sets and board games.  But they are pet and children friendly if you feel the need to take either with you on your honeymoon.

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Gibson’s Lodgings
110 Prince George St.
Annapolis, MD 21401
(877) 773-0786

This quaint Victorian bed & breakfast is located in Annapolis, Maryland is about a 50 minute drive from Washington, D.C.  Their main amenity seems to be a daily continental breakfast, but its location can’t be beat as you’re within walking distance of everything Annapolis has to offer.

Originally from Bermuda, Christina Smart has more than 20 years of experience in the entertainment industry having worked for organizations including Universal Records, Island Def Jam Music Group, PolyGram and CBS Television. She’s been fortunate to work with a variety of artists including Elton John, U2, Sting, Phoenix, Mumford & Sons, Def Leppard, Ringo Starr, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, DMX and Salt ‘n Pepa. A graduate of The George Washington University (which she attended on a partial scholarship for drumming), Christina earned her Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Radio/Television) with a Minor in Music.