Post # 1
*sigh* Well, we have talked about honeymooning in Croatia or England, but now that things are officially moving along it looks like we just can’t afford to go anywhere international. 🙁
I know it’s not the end of the world– the US is a big place and there are tons of places that could make for a romantic, exciting honeymoon. But we are on such a budget and the internet is not being helpful for once.
Here are some details about us: He would prefer somewhere cold; I am indifferent. We live in Texas. We do NOT want to honeymoon in Texas.
Does anyone have any suggestions???
Post # 3
What about New England? Maybe a few days in Boston, and then a few days at a romantic B&B in Vermont or New Hampshire. Vermont is amazing in January, and there’s so much to do, skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, horse-back riding, wonderful restaurants….
You could also go to Colorado to a resort there, maybe Steamboat Springs, Vail, or Aspen…..snowy wintertime walks are one of my favorite things to do 🙂
Post # 4
Puerto Rico (not that it’s cold) is super cheap right now. I’d second New England though.
Post # 5
Oh, Vermont would be beautiful! If you enjoy skiing or “winter-y” activities you could also conside Big Sky, Montana. Some of the best ski resorts in the country, imo, are there, plus it’s not as expensive as Vail and Aspen. Or you could come to Tahoe (Nevada side is cheaper). You can get really great deals on hotel rooms/food at the casions.
Let’s see… Seattle and San Francisco would be fun if you want a big city. There’s so much to do in both places, and while they would be cold in January, it wouldn’t be miserable (like other places can get). I went to DC one time in the winter, and really enjoyed myself. There’s not so many people there as there in the spring, so I felt like I had the city to myself!
Post # 6
We’re in the same boat. Thank you for posting.
Post # 7
I have to say, I wouldn’t suggest Seattle in January, no offense Mrs. Spring! January up here SUCK big time. Cold, rainy, rain, mist, rain, did I mention rain? San Francisco, where I grew up, will be cold and foggy.
Post # 8
But we pretty much LOVE the rain! We are leaning towards Seattle or Victoria, Canada. Storm season? Rain? coldness? AWESOME
Post # 9
Victoria is a GREAT choice!!! I really want to go back soon. It is a beautiful city and has lots to do! There is a bar called Darcy’s that my friend and I went to every night we were there. They have nice, friendly bartenders and great live music.
Post # 10
Vancouver & Victoria would be great, and they aren’t too far to Banff, which is gorgeous and perfect for a winter getaway.
Post # 11
i think canada will be cool but vermont or new england was my first thought, so quaint and romantic.
Post # 12
If I was doing a January honeymoon, I’d head off to the intermountain west and go to Arches National Park. It is never more beautiful than when there is snow on the Arches. It’s a magical place in the winter… Your fiance can get his fill of skiing nearby in Salt Lake and it’s usually quite sunny and warm in the Moab/Arches area!
I second the idea of not coming here. January is like peak misery time. We’re all grumpy and there’s nothing going on (except vacations to sunny places!).
Oh, also, this winter is going to be an El Niño year, so the skiing should be great in California if you wanted to head to Tahoe 🙂
Post # 13
Banff would be amazing! I’ve always wanted to go there. I’d also suggest Jackson Hole, WY…it’s my favorite place. 🙂 Great skiing, great food, great scenery.
Post # 14
There is a place in Farmington PA that my then BF now FH took me to in February for my bday. It’s called Nemacolin and it is beautiful.
Post # 15
We went to the Grand Canyon in January and loooved it. There was no one there, the cabins on the rim with a fireplace were afforable and it was BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!
Post # 16
If you are considering New England, you should look into New Hampshire. I stayed here in March once http://www.millfalls.com/inns/church_landing.htm The hotel is right on Lake Winnipesaukee which was frozen when I was there. It is the perfect place for a winter honeymoon. The hotel has a heated indoor/outdoor pool and there is an onsite spa. I had a fireplace in my room and a balcony overlooking the lake. The “downtown” area is small but there are a few other hotels and a handful of restaurants and small shops. The nice thing is the hotels and restaurants are all under the same ownership so you could eat at another restaurant and charge your meal to your room and just pay one bill. I’ve seen deals on Travelzoo for this hotel including a reduced room rate and spa package during the winter season so I know you can get it for less than rack rate if you look around. Alternatively, this is the most expensive of the hotels in Mill Falls so there are more budget friendly options.