Where should we go for vacation?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@CakeyP:  when are you planning to go? how many days? what is your budget? do you want to drive or fly? how many hours of travel are you up for?

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@CakeyP:  You should be able to get great deals down the Eastern Coastline since school is back in session starting this week in Florida.  I highly recommend Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head Island, Savannah, and St. Augustine.  The beaches are less  crowded after August is over plus the weather is gorgeous (not too hot, not too cold, and no more afternoon rain showers.)

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We did a great short vacation at Charlottesville, VA. There are a lot of historical places to visit. We stayed at a B&B that was near resturants. It was a very laid back, fun vacation.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@CakeyP:  One of my favorite North Carolina beach is Ocean Isle Beach but there is really nothing to do there. You have the beach and that’s pretty much it. All the times I’ve gone (usually in May) it’s been very quiet. It’s an hour away from Wilmington and an hour from Myrtle Beach so there are great day trips for you to enjoy. We always stayed at Ocean Isle Beach Inn which is pretty basic but does the job. It’s right on the beach too and the ocean views are great.

I love Hilton Head Island too. I loved the seafood. We stayed in a condos called Hilton Head Resort which you can rent out a week for fairly cheap. I think it was $800/week or so. You rent through the owners but the website gives you all the options and it’s a quick walk to the beach.

Charleston is a great city! I highly recommend it. I have had several friends  honeymoon there and my best friend got married there. We stayed at the Embassy Suites the last time we were there. It was close enough to most of the main attractions but kind of far-ish from the beach.

Internationally, we’re going to Costa Rica in February! It’s currently green season but if you had a bit more wiggle room in your budget, you can probably go there for pretty cheap-ish. Green season = rainy season. We booked everything through Anywhere Costa Rica but the flight. It’s really easy to put in a few things and then have them send an e-mail of the itinerary. It’s actually really interesting to book and see what they can arrange in your budget.

Have you looked at Groupon for hotel deals too?

Have fun!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We just did a mini moon right after the wedding since we were so burnt out on planning, lol. This year we’re going to California – San Francisco, Sonoma, then down hwy 1 to Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur. We leave on the 31st actually!

Some other places we (well, I) considered:

Savannah / Tybee Island, or maybe a road trip up from Florida to Charleston.

South Dakota (Mount Rushmore, Badlands, Custer State Park, Sylvan Lake, etc). Sounds a little weird but I went there as a kid and really liked it, lol.

Banff, Alberta – I’ve been before and it’s gooorgeous. Lake Louise especially was lovely (you can google map it if you want to see what the scenery is like).

California – Yosemite.

Martha’s Vineyard – never been, but it looks nice.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

Seattle.  I’ve been there for a long weekend. Loved it.  Pike Place Market, did a ghost tour, visited the first Starbucks, Art Museum, Music Museum, had dinner in the space needle, visited Jimmy Hendrix Grave, went to Kurt Cobain’s house where he shot himself, Did a ghost tour of Pike Place, visited the wall of gum in Pike Place.  I loved that place! I want to go back! And if you LOVE to shop, downtown Seattle is the place to go!!! 

 

ETA: i mentioned the ghost tour twice. Oops…either way, it was intereting and fun!  LOL

ETA again: We also visited Bruce and Brandon Lee’s grave. I know..we are morbid !

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

@CakeyP:  The seafood is even better in Charleston! OMG, if you go I would be so jealous! 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Michigan!  Seriously, Sleeping Bear Dunes is wonderful.  I love the western side of the state.  There are some great beaches all along Lake Michigan!

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@CakeyP:  Acadia National Park in Maine is supposed to be amazing.  You could go to Bar Harbor and make a trip over to Acadia.  Leaves changing, puffins, whale watching, lobsters, etc….  

Post # 16
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Sugar bee

@CakeyP:  I know what you mean! I would totally have mercury poisoning if I lived closer to the coast.

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