British couple looking at crossing the pond for a christmas honeymoon – HELP

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do you want hot or cold weather?  I still think NY would be a great option, but if you’d like warmer weather, perhaps check out Florida?

I agree that Las Vegas might not be the best option for a 7-10 day honeymoon.  I’ve been to Vegas once, for 2.5 days, and it was about 1.5 days too many!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

If you’re looking for budget friendly I think New York around Xmas/New Years would be out of the question honestly. Its very expensive around that time. The last time I went to NY was in January and it was SO cold that I didn’t want to stay outside for more than like 20 minutes at a time. Nothing was at a halt, but it was just SO cold. I do love New York though so I can’t stay anything bad about it, I just hate the cold in general 🙂

I agree with the previous suggestion of Florida. Are you at all interested in California? Pretty much every European I’ve ever met seems enamored by the idea of visiting California lol.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Rachael1287:  Vegas is my favorite place on Earth. It is inexpensive for travel and hotel. Plenty of shows, exhibits, fine dining, obv. gambling and the rooms at Venetian, Belagio, Pallazzo are honeymoon quality. We are honeymooning there ourselves! Congrats wherever you end up and Im sure it will be amazing. (we have a big British population in the Canadian city I live in and they are always talking about “popping down” to Vegas or L.A.)

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Rachael1287:  I think $2400 could be enough for NY. I live here. What types of things would you want to do? NYC can be as cheap or as expensive as you make it….

Honestly, to people that dont live here this whole place seems expensive but it really doesnt have to be.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Rachael1287:  

Chicago will give you the big city feel too and is likely much cheaper. The weather (IMO ) isn’t horribly cold yet either. What is your tolerance for cold?

Have you thought of Bahamas? Miami is also pricey but it will be nice and warm :-). FL has disney but if you are staying a while you could do Disney, stay a night or two in Miami, maybe go to the FL Keys?

 

 

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Rachael1287:  You could consider somewhere like Colorado, where you could go skiing and soak up a true winter world!  Though, it may be difficult to find good deals there, too.

Or, my personal favorite (as it is where I live!) is North Carolina — you could visit the mountains here (much less expensive than the mountains out west like Colorado) – perhaps get a cabin, do some winter activities – skiing, etc., tour some beer breweries if you’re into that.  Asheville is really neat and unique town; you could try there.  AMAZING restuarants.  It would be a lovely trip!  ith 7-10 days, you could even take a couple of days to go somewhere else in North Carolina.  It is a beautiful state 🙂

Florida is certainly not all theme parks!  There are some great beaches, and depending on how far south you go, the weather should actually be nice enough to be on the beach!

If you’re into some sights and culture, perhaps consider California like a PP said — you could go to San Francisco, which has great museums and is a really neat city, and spend a couple of days touring Napa Valley vineyards (again, if you’re into wine), the best place in the US for wine.  That will be a bit more expensive though.

🙂

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Rachael1287:  If you have $2400 to spend (excluding hotels) I think thats reasonable, especially if you don’t eat at the most touristy places right in Times Square or anything like that (they are a total rip off!!).

It is cold, but I bet its freezing in London too haha. I’ve been to London – mainly during Spring & Summer months- and I felt chilly even then! If you’re used to being outside in the winter then you’ll probably be fine, I’m just a baby about it 🙂

If you like beaches then Florida is a good option, but living in Europe you are closer to nicer beaches than what is in Florida probably.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would say Chicago, like a previous poster has said. The city would be much easier to navigate and you can find some budget friendly things to do. You could see all the lights, visit The christkindl market, go ice skating. There are lots of museums and I highly recommend seeing zoo lights at Lincoln park zoo which is free! I may be a little biased though. 😉

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Rachael1287:  the $2400 has to cover hotel/lodging also? If so then NYC is not an option.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Rachael1287: Wow! I would have never guessed it would have been more expensive than NY haha

And if you arent looking for beachy- I second the vote for Colorado! I love it there it is so beautiful. Maybe you do do vegas for 2-3 days then head to CO?

 

 

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