Post # 1
FI and I are going to CA for our honeymoon and at first the plan was to fly to San Diego and fly out of Santa Barbara. It will be a road trip. We are staying the first 3 nights in San Diego and we also plan to see many many other areas. Well I told FI to finish planning our trip so we can book our rooms. He buys baseball ticktets!! lol He then says how about we dont book hotel rooms until the night of. HUH?! He basically doesnt want to feel rushed about seeing things and making to the hotel in whatever city at night. I am such a planner that I have NEVER done something like this before or even thought about it!! Has anyone ever done a trip like this? Just go and find a hotel when you get there?
Post # 3
@jesssamesssa: you can do it, but its gonna cost you.
Post # 4
Our honeymoon is sort of unplanned too, as in I didn’t plan every moment of every day. But we have a hotel for the whole time and we have a few activities planned.
Post # 5
Yes, my friends did this, but be careful. They had a horrible night where they couldn’t find a hotel and ended up having to sleep in their car. I think it could be a fun idea, but not for a honeymoon.
Post # 6
We did this when we went to Florida and several hotels were booked before we found one that wasn’t. FSIL and her husband did this and ended up sleeping in their car two nights. If it’s during the week it might not be too bad, but it could mean sleeping in your car a night!
Post # 7
I have been on a trip like that, but it wasn’t an honeymoon. I was 20 and with my best friend backpacking around Europe and we were staying in hostels. I would have been fine with a trip like that for my honeymoon, but it really depends on what type of trip you both want.
We usually planned ahead in that we went online and wrote down the names of available hostels in the area we were going to so we at least had an idea of where we could stay.
Post # 8
We did this in Europe for our honeymoon – we just took carry on luggage and booked flights and hotels a couple days ahead of whatever we were doing. So glad we did this, leaves room for more stories and adventures! You can do whatever you feel like. Just take an ipad or phone with apps and book it online as you go. We ended up going to some places we hadn’t planned at all and weren’t stuck going to places we didn’t feel like once we were there. I think this is a fun adventurous honeymoon!
Post # 9
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@jesssamesssa: If you’re a planner then you need to sit down with him and book the hotels. Lack of planning drives me crazy. Trust me, you don’t want the added stress of winging it on your honeymoon.
Not having a plan could work out and you might get some nice last minute deals through hotwire or priceline OR there could be a convention or major event in town and there isn’t an available room available anywhere. I understand him wanting flexibility but you could do call ahead reservations instead of online reservations which means you don’t have to pay for the room until you actually check in. That way if you decide to show up early or leave early for another city, you just cancel the reservation which is usually without penalty
Post # 10
I think that could be fun! Something to keep you on your toes and have a different experience. However; as a native california… and currently living in So-Cal, make sure you book the hotel in San Diego. My FI went down there last year and he didn’t book a hotel, and EVERYTHING was booked. He felt so bad…he didn’t expect it to be packed. haha It was kind of a funny experience…and we just kinda rolled with it. I used to live about 30 min away from Santa Barbara so I never actually stayed the night over there…if you don’t book ahead of time the only thing available may be those $400/night rooms…but if you guys are good with that…then why not. You can also drive up to Goleta (a little north of SB) or Carpenteria (a little south of SB) and get nice rooms for a good price too. Just an idea in case SB is booked or too expensive. Either way, I hope you guys have a blast 🙂