Stay-cation honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@11mikesgirl21:  We did this.

We got married October 2012 and had a “Mini-Moon” We took some days off. spent a night at fancy bed and breakfast – went out for our meals and then spent some time just alone being married and then some time at our local amusement park.

THEN in June of 2013 we took an actual “honeymoon” To disneyland and california.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I’ve heard there are some really cute B&Bs in New Hampshire. Plus if you stayed at one near the coast, you could check out some of the awesome old lighthouses. MA probably has a ton too, especially along the Cape.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m not sure what you mean by the “touristy thing is lost on you?” Or what your interests are, but I’ve been to MANY places in New England.  If you want “touristy”, then you may want to go to some of these places (I am sure that I am missing sooo many places, sorry Vermont/Southern MA and Connecticut people) but here are some that I can think of that I’ve been to:

 

Freedom trail

 

Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market

 

Old Ironsides

 

USS Constitution

 

Peabody Museum

 

Castle in the Clouds-NH

 

Worcester Art Museum

 

MassMOCA/Williamstown

 

House of the Seven Gables

 

Salem Witch Museum

 

Salisbury or Hampton Beach andthen head up the coast to Kittery Maine for “lobsta”

 

Old Orchard Beach (have the clamcakes!!)

 

Bar Harbor/ Arcadia Nat’l Park/Mt. Desert Island

 

Cape Cod

 

Plum Island

 

Newburyport-shopping, (Stay at the Garrison Inn)

 

Newport, RI mansion tours

 

Plymouth tours/Mayflower replica

 

Sturbridge Village

 

Pickity Place, Mason NH-have lunch or dinner, tour the herb gardens/gift barn

 

Mystic Connecticut-submarine, museum

 

Tanglewood (concert/picnic on the grounds) or check schedule & go when they are rehearsing on Sat. am.

 

Edith Wharton-tour the gardens/grounds, see one of her short story/plays performed in the drawing room and have tea during intermission.

Duck Boat tours

 

Hope these help!

 

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

@11mikesgirl21:  See above list.  Oh there’s a place for an Island Clambakes oh, and another place I remember: Barrett House New Ipswich, NH

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oh My Gosh! I can’t believe I forgot other locations! lol! I know I am forgetting something else I was going to include. I guess I’ll have to update later, lol.

Durgin Park @ “Quincy Market”

North End Boston for Italian Food

Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge

Naumkeg

Norman Rockwell Museum

Rockport

Gloucester-Hammond Castle

 

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@11mikesgirl21:  Would staying in a gorgeous hotel in Boston for the night be in the budget? You could get all dressed up and go to the Symphony, or a play and then to dinner somewhere amazing! 

I loved staying at this inn in Vermont: http://www.willoughvale.com/

I have also fantasized about staying at the Chatham Bars Inn, but I’ve only gone there for dinner: http://www.chathambarsinn.com/

If you want to keep the budget smaller, look for unique places to stay on Airbnb! We rented an artists cabin in the woods from Airbnb for our honeymoon and it was amazing.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

also consider checking out groupon or something like that in the weeks leading up to your wedding…or look at something like VRBO.com or airbnb.com and rent a beach house or someting for a weekend

 

since your wedding is in june that is defintiely prime vacation season at the beach/lakes but maybe a mountain cabin on a ski mountain or something would be resonable

 

you could also drive up to quebec or something and pretend like you are in france!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@11mikesgirl21:  +1 for Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! I haven’t been since I was little so I don’t remember the details of our trip, but I can’t wait to bring my FI there.

 

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