Who says you need to venture overseas for an incredible honeymoon experience? Many couples who opt to remain stateside nowadays (or who fly in from abroad) are choosing to take in the scenic beauty and laid-back lifestyle of the California Coast. Located in Newport Coast, The Resort at Pelican Hill has long been selected as a Grace Ormonde Top Wedding Destination – but this stunning location also plays host to many luxury California honeymoons.

Aside from being set in the most picturesque setting, the resort offers world-class amenities and activities for couples to experience:

In the Andrea pasta kitchen, chefs teach couples how to make fresh pasta by hand with traditional Italian techniques.

A couples’ treatment room at The Spa at Pelican Hill invites honeymooners to relax with side-by-side massages.

Overlooking the iconic Coliseum Pool, couples can dine in a private candlelit cabana as the sun sets over the Southern California coastline.

Spacious Bungalow guest rooms make for an ideal honeymoon hideaway with cozy, limestone fireplaces and breezy, outdoor terraces where al fresco sips and bites pair perfectly with endless ocean views.