Post # 1
Hi Bees! Since FI is a teacher, we aren’t taking a honeymoon until summer vacation. However, we do have 2-3 days after the wedding that we already plan to take off, so we want to take a mini-moon! We want it to be 2-3 hours within the Seattle area, has local attractions and is relaxing as well. Any ideas?
Post # 3
I’d probably do a B&B on San Juan Island, or any of the San Juan islands. I think they just made NY Times top places to visit in 2011, actually! But they’re close, and so pretty. Keep your eye out on Living Social Escapes and Rue Seattle, stuff like that. They actually just had this one yesterday. Not sure what your wedding date is, that one expires 4/16. If you do San Juan Island, Friday Harbor is really fun, lots of great restaurants. Orcas Island is great too, DH and I stayed here once in the Gardener’s Cottage – most comfy bed ever! Not sure what your budget is, but if you wanted to be really fancy I think you can fly there on Kenmore Air from Lake Union.
Post # 4
We drove down to Port Townsend last year, then down to Seattle, exploring all the little towns and had a great time.
I second the San Juan’s.
Post # 5
I haven’t lived in Seattle since 2003 and when I did I was only there for about 15 months.
Cannon beach, Oregon (I don’t remember how far away it was)
I went to a pancake place (Pig and a Pancake or something like that) that was outside of the city as well.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2010 - Catholic Church & The Engine Room at Georgetown Studios
i did a girls weekend at http://www.juniperlaneguesthouse.com/ last year- it was amazing and i want to bring the hubs- its not really a B&B- but we really enjoyed cooking for ourselves in the kitchen- that’s more our style. Off season rates aren’t bad.
Post # 7
Can’t ever go wrong with the San Juan Islands. I especially love Friday Harbor on San Juan Island itself. British Columbia is lovely and you could take a ferry to Victoria. Quaint, beautiful, fun. On the Olympic Penninsula, I love Port Townsend and there are now a lot of wineries between Port Angeles and Sequim, so it’s fun to check those out. Whidbey Island is pretty and I’ve enjoyed staying in Langely many, many times though the towns on Whidbey are a little smaller so you definitely have to want more of a casual vacation and nature activities and not much town exploring.
Post # 8
Come up to Vancouver! Then you can even say you traveled internationally on your minimoon.
Post # 9
Oooh, I second the Canada idea-go up to Victoria on the Clipper (out of downtown Seattle). It a pretty quick trip up and there are places you can stay that are walkable from the ferry and walkable to downtown.
Post # 10
@neontl: Hello friend My votes are below!
- Clipper to Victoria
- Clipper to Victoria
- San Juan Islands
- Walla Walla wine country
I hope you head to CANADA, no pressure though haahaahaa
Post # 11
We had our mini-moon in Victoria since we had our wedding in Seattle, wanted some place nearby but different. We stayed at the Amore by the Sea, outside of Victoria but it had a private beach, beautiful skyline of Victoria, hot tub, and other cute couple-like amenities. Plus the owners were really nice and full of suggestions if need them. Victoria looked like they had other lovely B&B’s or hotels too. This city was a lovely, romantic place and it felt like we were on vacation, nice substitute until we can afford and have time to go on our actual honeymoon 🙂
Post # 12
I would vote for Vancouver! But if you want to stay closer, I have been to Whidbey Island and it was really really nice.