Post # 1
So my fiance and I had some pretty grand plans when we started wedding planning and were hoping to go to Italy for our honeymoon. The reality of how much planning a wedding and buying a house has set in and we are no longer willing to spend 7k+ on our honeymoon and we are in need of some more affordable options.
We are considering an all inclusive resort in Punta Cana which will cost around 3k for 7 days but I also wanted to see if anyone had an suggestions for places in the US. We are open to pretty much anything excpet the Poconos and Las Vegas.
Any suggestions would be great!
Post # 3
In May, it’s always nice to visit the shore before the crowds arrive. How about someplace in Maine along the shore, or someplace in Massachusetts (Cape Ann and Cape Cod). We are actually planning to visit one or all of those places, but we haven’t settled on a date yet. Whatever you decide, good luck planning!
Post # 4
We are getting married in Winter 2011 and will probably do a simple week getaway and then be back in time for Christmas! But we will be going on a cruise the following summer to Alaska! They only run I hear June-September or something like that. I hear its an amazing cruise! Maybe you two could look into it! They can be pretty affordable, depending on where you are and everything of course!
Check out Carnival Cruise ports closest to you and see where they go! I have one crusie experience with them. My family and I went to the Eastern Caribbean, AMAZING! Would totally go again with FI, but would love to see a place together we have never experienced first!
Best of Luck!
Oh and Vegas is always fun!
Post # 5
Key West?! beautiful in may
I would also suggest Charleston SC. Soo pretty and romantic – Beaches nearby and downtown is so full of history. Great food and lots of entertainment 🙂
Post # 6
I second Charleston, SC. LOVE IT! I live here. 😉
The Charleston Place hotel is located in an awesome location, it is very romantic!
Post # 7
Come to Colorado! There are dozens of beautiful small towns (Ouray, Durango, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Manitou) with a host of outdoor activities (even hot springs!). You can be as expensive or a frugal as you choose.
Post # 8
@ljhanner: YES! We went to Colorado (Estes Park) and rented a great house for the cost of a hotel room (we cooked great meals together to bond and also save money, we had our own hot tub, a beautiful fireplace, etc etc). It was a total steal and the Rocky Mountain National Park was stunning!
Post # 9
Santa Barbara, San Francisco and/or Napa Valley.
Post # 10
I was just on Jetsetter.com and they are going to be having a sale starting at 3pm for The Charleston Place! I was thinking about going there for our 1 year anniversary trip, it looks so nice! We are trying to keep it simple this year since the wedding and honeymoon took such a big chunk out of our bank accounts.
I did find that sometimes renting a beach cottage or something like that can be cheaper then a resort if you’re not going for all inclusive. My husband and I stayed in an ocean front, one bed room beach cottage is Oahu, Hawaii for just under 160 a night. It was amazing and much more private.
Post # 11
May is a beautiful time of year to experience most the US. It really depends on what you want to experience on your honeymoon. If you are interested in driving check out: Cape May, NJ, The Finger Lakes of NY, Lake Placid, NY, The Great Smokey Mountains or Ashville, NC. If you want a short flight check out: Kennebunkport, ME & New England, Charleston, SC, and The Florida Keys. A longer flight: San Diego, CA, Sedona, AZ, San Francisco & surrounding area. If you want a feel of Europe look into Quebec, Canada or Solvang/Santa Barbara, CA.
Post # 12
I recommend California, which is where I’m from. For honeymooning, I recommend Napa and the Bay area (San Francisco), in particular. If you want, you could make it a road trip and drive all the way down to Santa Barbara, Los Angeles or San Diego for some beach time (or you can fly).
My friend went to New Orleans for her honeymoon and had a great time, though I can’t personally vouch for it because I’ve never been there. Her pictures looked great though.
Have you considered Canada at all? Because Montreal is a really fun, beautiful city and very old world looking. In May, the weather there is perfect.
Post # 13
Thanks for all the suggestions ladies!
I think we have pretty much settled on a cozy and laid back week in Martha’s Vineyard :o) We have to check out prices and availability but it seems to be a good fit for us.
Our second choice is Napa Valley.