Go Home or Go to Home? Which is correct?

We use “Go Home” becomes “home” is often used as an adverb of place. When “home” is used as an adverb of place, it means “in the direction of home” and usually follows a verb like “go” or “get”. 

Why don’t you just go home Thomas!

Go Home

We don’t need a preposition between “go” and “home” because “home” functions as an adverb in this case. 

An adverb modifies a verb and gives more information about that verb. In this case, “home” means “ in the direction of home”. Other similar adverbs of place are “easterly”, “up” and “down”.

I am going to go home after this beer. 

With adverbs of place, you do not need to use a preposition like “to”. 

“Home” can also function as a noun in which case you can use prepositions.

We need to go to the home over on 2nd street.  

Go to Home

We don’t use “go to home” very often because when we use “go” with “home”, we are using “home” as an adverb of place.

We can only use “go to home” when “home” is used as a noun. When “home” is used as a noun, we usually need the articles “a” or “the”.

I need to go to the home of the state senator. 

Arrive (To) Home

“Arrive to home” is the same as “go to home”. We only use “arrive home”.

I arrived home at 6 am.

You can use “arrive at home” but “arrive home” is more common. 

You can read more about arrive at home here.