Post # 1
Ok so my FI and I don’t really want to leave the country (USA) for our honeymoon. I’m not sure why but we wanted to keep it stateside. Looking for suggestions of where to go. It will be early August. Some i’ve heard were New York City and Myrtle Beach. Anything you can suggest would be greatly appriciated.
Post # 3
@Sunshineliz22: We went to Sunset Beach in California. We had a ton of fun!
Post # 4
We went to San Francisco/Sonoma/Monterey/Carmel/Big Sur and really enjoyed ourselves!
Post # 5
Wine Country, Sonoma or Napa? San Diego or La Jolla?
Post # 6
We did a delayed honeymoon a few months after we got married to Death Valley/Sequoia/Yosemite national parks.
Post # 7
We will be doing ours in Utah. If you like outdoorsy/hiking/driving/scenary type trips, this would be a good one. Between the mountains and red rock, it truly is amazing. I’ve seen some incredible things there and just can’t get enough of it (so much so we’ve gone there 3 times in the last year)! Everyone always asks “why Utah?” but as soon as I show them some pictures, they understand. It truly is an underated state.
Post # 8
I would not recommend NYC in August. It will be stinky and hot and gross.
Are you from another country?
Post # 9
@Sunshineliz22: We went to Gettysburg the first week in September! It was amazing, our B&B had an awesome suite and there was lots to do.
Post # 10
I had tons of fun spending a week in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Plus it’s in the mountains so it’s a little cooler. We did a mountain hike, visited the Aquarium and Titanic museum, and did a ton of other stuff. A week didn’t feel long enough. A beach is a beach to me, though.
A couple of places I’d like to go, but have never been: New Orleans, Savannah GA, or Orlando for Disney World and the Harry Potter theme park (I’m a nerd!)
Post # 11
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
My husband and I are planning a trip to Acadia National Park in Maine. I have been there several times and I love it!
Post # 12
I got married and honeymooned in Carmel, Ca. Amazing!
Post # 13
If ur not into sight-seeing so much but want to have fun, I’d say San Antonio. There’s six flags, seaworld, the Alamo, and the riverwalk. One of my favorite vacations I’ve been on with DH was a week in SA. They might even have a medieval times, if that interests u.
Another fun trip was New Mexico – Carlsbad caverns, white sands, cloudcroft, Roswell, Lincoln, theres a whole loop u can drive with a lot of interesting places in a several days.
Post # 14
@Sunshineliz22: I’ll second (third? fourth?) the suggestions for basically anywhere along the CA coast. We don’t do hot & sticky here. It’s lovely on the beach- hot during the day, cool in the evenings making for a perfect balance of fun in the sun and romantic cuddling up by the fire in the evening.
If you’re into wine- Sonoma/Napa San Francisco. If you just want to chill and eat good food Monterey, Carmel and/or Cambria are good romantic spots. San Diego is another great foodie town with fantastic beaches and lots to do. San Diego to San Francisco also makes a great roadtrip if you’re that kind of traveler. You could also split your time between the beach and the mountains. Big Bear is pretty. Arrowhead too.
Post # 15
We went to San Diego and Big Bear Lake in CA! Big Bear was super quaint and romantic, we loved it. If you really live in FL and don’t necessarilty want a city vacation I think you should go to the mountains! There are so many romantic places from Utah to Colorado. DH is BEGGING me to go to Zion National Park in Utah.
Post # 16
July & August are FABULOUS Months to travel in the USA… cause it is by far the best weather !!
Lol, and anywhere NORTH of Florida (where you WBee Profile says you are) should be cooler… so that is a big plus.
Some of my personal faves in the US South… Tampa – St Augustine – The Panhandle – Savannah – Charleston – Myrtle Beach – and Raleigh (of this set, MB will be the most tolerable because of the Beach & Ocean Breezes… the others are all a bit “inland” so they’ll be more Humid)
If you want to get out the Southern Heat then you really have to head even further North… North Carolina & The Virginias offer up The Blueridge Mountains & Parkway… which is GORGEOUS
Northern States are SPECTACULAR in July & August… Two Thumbs Up for New England etal. But any of the Atlantic Seaboard Cities will be HOT & HUMID (Washington – Baltimore – Washington – Philly – New York – Boston).
Mind you the coastal areas can make for some great Destinations… Virginia Beach – Rhode Island – Cape Cod & the Islands… and all the way up to Maine !!
So you have lots to look at… you also need to consider things like how much time you have, Budget, Fly vs Drive, and types of Accommodations as well as what sort of stuff you want to do once you get there… and plan in any R&R time too.
Tell us more about what you are thinking / like to do on vacation … and we’ll see if we can’t come up with some more ideas for you.