Post # 1
My fiance and I love anything outdoors: hiking, kayaking, biking, rafting, etc. We want to go on an adventure for our honeymoon. Our budget is about $4000-$5000 and we are hoping to getting away for 10-14 days next summer. We thought about Hawaii but the plane tickets are really expensive from where we live and we wouldnt be able to stay in a nice hotel and do everything we wanted. We aren’t really interested in the caribbean/south or central america. We want somewhere that we can go adventuring but also have some down time on a beach or lake. Any reccomendations?
Post # 3
@eastcoaster:I suggest Minnesota 😀
Not far from Lake Superior and very close to the BWCA. Lots of nice lodging up there too.
Post # 4
Hmmm this is just random, but what about somewhere in Canada? I imagine there might be a warm enough beach to go to next summer and I think they have the rest of that stuff. Otherwise I think California might be a good option?
Post # 5
@eastcoaster: I’ve always wanted to do a road trip down the West Coast… Start in Seattle, end in San Diego. You could plan excursions to trals in Oregon, Northern Cali, wherever and then hit up beaches in SoCal.
Post # 6
We are going to Belize, they have a nice mix of ruins, caves, rain forest and beach. Plus if you are there for an extended period of time you can do both the mainland and stay on one of the cayes and do a ton of worldclass diving on the reef! I love the idea of going to Canada too, but no beach 🙁
Post # 7
Thanks for the recommendations! Has anyone ever been to Lake Tahoe?
Post # 8
Have you thought about Costa Rica? It fits your description perfectly.
Post # 9
@eastcoaster: Yes Lake Tahoe is very beautiful..but that water is chilly!
Post # 10
I second the idea of a west coast road trip. As an east goast girl, I had not been to many popular west coast destinations so we did a road trip this sumer and it would be a great honeymoon idea. Not counting flights we spent around $2000 for our 2.5 week trip in June/July. We round tripped from San Francisco and hit up Marina, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Casa Grande, AZ, Sedona, AZ, Grand Canyon, Lake Havaseau, AZ, Palm Springs, CA, Joshua Treee National Park, INYO national forrest, Moave desert, Las Vegas, Yosemitie national park, san fran. It sounds like a lot but we never felt rushed. Lake Tahoe and Bryce Canyon were recommended to us along the way but did not fit into our agenda. We saved a few nights hotel and car rental by staying with friends for a weekend along the way but otherwise we got good hotel deals by pre-booking and took advantage of the luxury hotels in Las Vegas to have some extra ammenities during down time. We also splurged on a convertable mustang for the second part of our journey. PM me if you ahve specific questions but if you like the outdoors, I think a west coast road trip in July would be great and places like Santa Barbara provide cute beach vacations in between national park hikes.
Post # 11
these may nto sound amazing, but on the east coast there are tons of places ofr htis. anywhere in new hampshire, maine, virginia has GORGEOUS mountains and really nice places to stay. delaware is beautiful.