Post # 1
FI and I are on a strict budget, so I dont think an international honeymoon is in the cards right now. Im not originally from the US either so it’s no problem for me though, haha, I know I’ll still enjoy!
Do you have any suggestions where? I was thinking NY, Ive been there previously but only with family. I was hoping somewhere that was a little romantic with quaint little shops, coffee places, museums, etc. Chicago? New Orleans? Seattle?
If you have any ideas plesae let me know! And if you know how much (roughly) it would cost, please feel free to share! Its kinda difficult to look for honeymoon packages if its just in the US.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
Both Chicago and New Orleans are great cities! While I can’t really estimate costs, using sites like CheapAir and Priceline for tickets and hotels could easily allow you to have a 5-day or 7-day vacation for bwtn 1500-2000, or possibly cheaper!
I also recommend Boulder, Colorado or Sanibel and Marco Island, Florida…Both great little towns in beautiful settings (mountains or beach…)
Post # 4
Are you looking to do mostly touristy stuff or lounge around more? Will you be leaving immediately after your wedding? It looks like you will be married in the winter so options will be different.
Post # 5
If you’re thinking of NY you might like the Hamptons especially if you are coming in the off-season (winter time). There are lots of little quaint places there and some very nice B&B’s you can stay at.
In the Hudson Valley area, you may be interested in renting a cabin with a fireplace and doing things like cross-country skiing or snowmobiling (if you like the winter sports). Otherwise, that time of year is very snowy and can be pretty dangerous getting around. Long Island gets much less snow than upstate NY. And either way you will be close enough to the city, if you wanted to spend a day there.
Post # 6
You might consider the Santa Fe/ Taos area. There would be snow in the mountains for snowshoe rentals or a sled ride, but Santa Fe itself would be easy to get arund in. Lots of museums, art galleries, shopping, and margaritas. You could chose from a fancy resort, or a privately owned casita…and you could find something in pretty much every price range.
If you were going to stay on the Santa Fe Plaza and not drive around the area, you could get away with not renting a car. There is a train that will take you from the Albuquerque airport to Santa Fe, and then a lot of hotels will pick you up at the train station.. I know for sure that the Hotel Santa Fe and thrir fancier Hacienda sister hotel have a shuttle that will drive you around the area. The plaza is also walkable. If you want to explore much of New Mexico, though, you’d want to get a car.
Post # 7
Are you going in February? Chicago will be cold (though you can’t beat the museums) and Seattle will be rainy and chilly. We did stay in a great hotel in Chicago – Hotel Blake. Santa Barbara or San Diego will be nice and warm. Carmel, CA has lots of shops, as does Monterey (plus the best aquarium in the world). If you want to get out of CA the Florida Keys are nice and I’ve always thought Santa Fe sounded cool.
Post # 8
Consider these places:
Savannah, Georgia; Charleston, South Carolina; Finger Lakes, NYC; Florida Keys; Sanibel Island, Fla; Seattle would be good; Asheville, N.C….check out Biltmore estate and all the cool outdr activities the Smoky Mtns has to offer (and also cute little towns)…..
Post # 9
I second PP with Savannah, GA, it’s very romanitic and charming – as is St Augustine, FL. The Keys are great… including Pennekamp Underwater Park in the northern keys. Portland, OR is much like Seattle used to be, very hip. Austin, TX (with a short road trip to San Antonio) is an amazing trip with charm, history and fab music.
Post # 10
Door County, Wisconsin! That’s where we’re going! Tons of quaint shops, gorgeous scenery even in the winter, and cabins you can rent by the week for less than the cost of a hotel!
If your honeymoon will be in Februrary, you won’t exactly be relaxing in your bikini on the beach though.
Post # 11
Visit the Rocky Mountains in Asheville, North Carolina, visit Florida (Key West), visit San Francisco, take a cruise to Alaska, Visit the Michigan Upper Pensacola or have a cabin trip to the boundary waters in Northern Minnesota..
Post # 12
We’re going to disney world =) hehe both kids at heart I guess!
Post # 13
I 100% agree with Door County, WI. That’s where I’m getting married. It is amazing.
Post # 14
We too have a VERY LIMITED Honeymoon Budget…
I live in Victoria, TX which is like right in the middle of Austin, Houston, & San Antonio
I grew up in Austin so FH and I considered Going to Austin b/c it’s such a great city BUT…. hotel stays there are a bit pricey for the room I want sooooo…….
I think what we’ve decided is this….
We’ll be staying here in Victoria at the Hampton Inn.. They have a nice Honeymoon King Suite w/ a Whirpool Tub right in the Room & a 2 person shower (oo la la) for 180 a night (that’s half of the Austin cost which doesn’t incl the whirlpool tub) … Then we’ll take day trips to the surrounding cities…
Austin for scenery and just enjoying the beauty
San Antonio for some History
Houston for some fine Dining
I really enjoy road-trips and I think with the less expensive cost of the room we’ll be able to enjoy each other, our meals, and anything else we what to do so much more.
Really though Austin is a beautiful city with a great feel and lots to do.. even that early into spring. Not usually too cold, fairly dry, and just very welcoming =)
Post # 15
Seattle is a wonderful city. There is so much to do and see. You have Mt. Ranier for hiking and there are so many quaint areas of the city for walking and sightseeing. February could be cold and rainy so that is a consideration also.
With you being so close to the cruise lines out of LA, have you considered a cruise? Mexico in February is beautiful and the cruise could be relaxing for you and your FI. Best wishes with your planning.
Post # 16
Boston is an amazing city and has quaint little shops and streets, as well as plenty of museums and cultural things to do.
Miami Beach might be a good spot for you too – some different art museums to see there, and interesting little galleries and shops. As well as a gorgeous beach = romance!