Post # 1
We’re currently trying to figure out a honeymoon location, preferably within driving distance of Louisville, Kentucky that wouldn’t be miserably hot next July!
Any suggestions of cool cities or towns that aren’t terribly expensive?
Post # 3
@2012FutureMrsC: hahaha, July is HHH time! Hazy Hot and Humid is pretty much what to expect. I would go to the coast, near water there is more of a breeze. I know it’s not really close to Kentucky, but Maine is nice. 🙂
Post # 4
It depends on your definition of miserably hot. Many people vacation here in July because they say it is much cooler. (I still think it is hot though average temps are below 80 for July.) It is pretty cheap here to. What do you envision doing on your honeymoon?
Post # 5
@2012FutureMrsC: be prepared. Its gonna be a scorcher. I know its not close to KY but heatwaves in philly can last 10 days so I imagine if you stick below the carolinas it is not going to be fun down there. weather is crazy tho, it was 86 on monday and it will be 67 today.
Post # 6
More midwestern, but what about Chicago? It’s one of my favorite cities and although I haven’t been there in July, I would guess that the water keeps it a little cooler than other places. I would think hotel would be the biggest expense, but because there are so many I’m usually able to find a good deal on Priceline or something similar. Good luck!
Post # 7
Thank you all for your suggestions!
@MissCallieJean, I went to Maine when I was younger and it was beautiful! That is a great idea. Do you have any suggestions on what parts of Maine are especially nice?
@ secondchances, we hadn’t thought of that but will have to look into it! We would like to relax, eat at fun restaurants, shop, and do something outdoors!
@MASPA, you’re so right! Anywhere we go will most likely be hot! That’s what we’re most worried about with our outdoor ceremony!
@elizabeth2004, Chicago is a great idea! I have always loved it there and you’re right, you can find some great hotel ideas online! We’ll definitely keep that in mind!
Post # 8
@2012FutureMrsC: York is nice and is at the bottom of the state so it’s a little closer. lol. It’s near alot of fun places to visit. York Harbor Inn is nice, again the rates go up because its summer, but I still think they are reasonable. (they have a website)
Hampton Beach in NH is wicked close and they have a boardwalk. I used to stay in Rye which is right next to Hampton and we would always go to the boardwalk. It was fun.
All this talk is making me want to go there in the summer! lol gotta get through the winter first. ;P
Whatever you choose to do, i’m sure it will be fun 🙂 Keep us updated!
Post # 9
Outer Banks of NC – beautiful and not overly populated – but it will be hot.
my biggest suggestions though would be Charleston SC – Its a beautifu, romantic, historic city with tons of southern charm! cobblestone streets, old homes and its right on the water! from downtown you are only 10 minutes from folly beach, Isle of Palms or Sullivans Island (all really nice beaches). They have an awesome nightlife and tons of shopping – its not a huge city so if you get the right hotel you can walk almost anywhere! (side note * july in SC is super hot! but not unbearable, i got engaged there in july 2010)
Post # 10
I thought of Maine immediately, too. It shouldn’t be hot, even in July. If you want quintessential Maine (rocky coast, lobsters, light houses), Portland area is nice and it’s much closer than Bar Harbor and some of the other famous areas in Maine (and more affordable too). There’s also lots of cool places to stop along the way, like Mystic, CT and Boston.
Outer Banks might be nice, too.. But it would be crowded and hot!
Post # 11
July is definately going to be hot whereever you are 🙂
But, in New England, our version of “hot” might be more like “warm” for you 🙂
Outer Banks, NC
Cape Cod, MA
Are you looking to be more remote (like renting a house for the two of you) or would you prefer boardwalks/people/nightlife? Do you want access to beaches?
Post # 12
Wow! Thank you for your suggestions! This is definitely giving us some new ideas and places to look into!
@MissCallieJean that sounds lovely! I’ll have to do some research and find out more!
@totheislnds I love Charleston! We have definitely thought about it and it’s within driving distance! I’ve only been there for a short time and need to go back!
@seven12 I’ll have to look into the Portland area as well! Thank you!!
@PinkPinstripes thank you for all the suggestions! I think we would like a historical type town that isn’t too overly crowded but fun! Some of these suggestions seem like they might be just what we’re look for you!