Honeymoons are sometimes right after the wedding, sometimes a bit later. No matter, they are all special and have life long memories built in. They also cover quite a diverse bit of geography, amenities, and needs. What’s right for you is specific to you. Need some ideas of where to go? Look no further.
Credit: Mike Barlow/Flickr

Credit: Mike Barlow/Flickr


Delta King Hotel
1000 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-5464
www.deltaking.com

This place is unique and something you may not have thought of. If time is tight and you need to stick close to Sacramento, the Delta King may just float your boat. Book your room with either a city view or a river view. The Captain’s Quarters may be what you want. It is the premium suite and is spectacular. From your stay on this real riverboat, all of Sacramento is available. Roam the city, visit the galleries and museums and explore the parks. Ride bikes along the American River, take the time to roam Old Sacramento. Relax on deck as the sun sets. It’s what you deserve.

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(Credit: Sharon Hahn Darlin/Flickr) License: http://bitly.com/1eE4DLI


Cary House Hotel
300 Main St.
Placerville, CA 95667
(530) 622-4271
www.caryhouse.com

Head to the foothills, straight to Placerville. The Cary House Hotel is a historic hotel in an equally historic Gold Rush town. The ambiance here is comforting, welcoming, and a fine place to rest your head. Main Street is a foodie paradise, and art galleries are sprinkled throughout Placerville. From here the wine country of the south county is close by, as well as the recreation possibilities in the nearby Crystal Basin Recreation Area of the El Dorado National Forest. Enjoy Apple Hill and all this great foothills community has to offer.

(Credit: SorensonsResort.com)

(Credit: SorensonsResort.com)


Sorensen’s Resort
14255 Highway 88
Hope Valley, CA 96120
(530) 694-2203
www.sorensensresort.com

The cabins at Sorensen’s Resort are perfect for a honeymoon. This place is very comfortable, tucked into beautiful aspens, and located in Hope Valley, it all adds up to a wonderful experience. Food at the restaurant is delicious. The hosts John and Patty Brissenden see to it that all their guests are well taken care of. From here, explore the nearby lakes, head to Markleeville, Grover Hot Springs, nip down to Minden, Genoa, Gardnerville in Nevada. Head into Tahoe. There’s a lot to do and this is a grand place to take advantage of all of it.

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(Credit: Craig Howell/Flickr) License: http://bitly.com/1eE5Sus


Bodega Bay Lodge
103 Coast Highway One
Bodega Bay, CA 94923
(888) 875-2250
www.bodegabaylodge.com

Perhaps a honeymoon by the sea is in your plans. Bodega Bay Lodge is where you will be able to enjoy all that the ocean has to offer. Choose from any of the suites, all of which will cuddle you in comfort, and have real fireplaces. Dine at one of two restaurants at the lodge, or head into the picturesque seaside town of Bodega Bay. A spa treatment may just rejuvenate your body after the stress of the wedding. Stroll the beach, do a little whale watching if you’re there at the right time. The heated pool and whirlpool are perfect for simply planning your day. Bring your camera. You’ll need it.

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Charles Ferris is a freelance writer who has lived in the Sierra, halfway between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, for the last 41 years. In 2010 he retired from teaching after 36 years . He and his wife hike, kayak, cross country ski, snow shoe, ride mountain bikes and road bikes, year round. His work can be found at Examiner.com.