Post # 1
So which would be your choice for a 5 day honeymoon (Charleston in Nov, Chicago in Sept).
The poll also contains other options as those are potenials as well, but Charleston and Chicago are front runners. Also keep in mind when voting that this trip will be done between Aug and Nov depending on the place, we only have select dates we can choose from for each city. So if one is really cold or rainy at that time please mention that as well.
We enjoy good food, museums, science, sightseeing and history! Thanks everyone!
Post # 3
I chose Chicago because I’ve been there many times and each time I go I see something new. I didn’t see D.C. on your list but if you haven’t been I suggest it. Lots of museums and it’s free.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House
I voted Charleston, but I am a tiny bit biased 😉
There is definitely good food, history, and beautiful sightseeing everywhere you turn! November should be lovely – it is the east coast, so there’s always some uncertainty, but we’ll be there for Thanksgiving in a couple weeks, and I can’t wait.
Chicago is wonderful…St. Louis is ok from that perspective. I am originally from Miami, and while there is good food, not a whole lot of history.
Post # 5
This was a tough choice for me, because those are two of my favorite places! I voted Charleston because we got engaged there and it is an incredibly romantic city! However, Chicago is awesome and there are great restaurants, fun bars and terrific shopping. You really can’t go wrong…it kind of depends on if you want a more relaxed Southern honeymoon or a fun and energetic urban one!
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2013 - backyard in the woods
Watch out for Chicago in late October/November, it could be chilly and pretty, or it could be pouring rain and freezing- the weather is tempermental that time of year. August or September would be great there though.
Post # 7
@REchick: If museums, science and history are your thing, I would definitely pick Chicago over anywhere else on that list. I was there in Nov 2010, and there were gorgeous days and there were freeeeezing days. September would probably be way better, but even so I wish I could’ve stayed longer! The Art Institute, Field Museum of Natural History, the Opera House, Museum of Science and Industry….all were amazing. I also did the architecture river boat tour. It was fascinating trip through history but bundle up if you go later in the year!
Charleston was charming, quaint and pretty. Lots of historical houses in the city and plantations further afield. Seattle and the Rockies are beautiful, but I’d definitely avoid going in November. August and September are great though!
Post # 8
@Summer_Rose: We have been to the Rockies many times, as well as Vancouver area since we live in Alberta.
@IMMihalaki: Unfortunately DC isn’t an option for the package we purchased.
@Aqualov: Chicago it would be September when we go, if I can avoid freezing that is the best, I get enough of that where I live in Alberta haha.
@MissMiaMarch: What kind of history is there around the Charleston area, the idea of the romantic pretty thing (plus Southern food) draws me to that as a choice. But I am not sure!!!
Thanks for the replies everyone!
Anyone else have any opinions? I would love to hear from people who live in these areas, suggestions of what to see and places to eat.
Post # 9
Charleston is my favorite city in the country and the reason I moved from NY to SC (although I don’t live there now). I have never been to Chicago, but I would pick Charleston. If you have time, you could rent a car and make it to Savannah as well. It’s not too far of a mini road trip (2 hours?) and I hear it’s really beautiful and romantic, too.
Post # 10
Well, I would say Charleston, but Im from NC so maybe a little biased. 🙂 I mean how could you beat history, beautiful sunrises/sunsets, and GREAT FOOD! Anyways, where ever you choose have a great time!
Post # 11
@futuremrsk18: We would definitely have time to rent a car while there so it would be a definite option.
Post # 12
My best friend got married in Charleston in November. It’s such a beautiful and historic city. November was great too because it was still in the 60s-70s and no humidity.
Post # 13
@futuremrsk18: I was going to suggest the exact same thing!
Charleston is a great option, such a beautiful place. A detour to Savannah would be the cherry on top. 🙂
Post # 14
@MRSsrm85: I need to look up a bit more info on Charleston I think, it seems to be a very popular option!
Post # 15
@REchick: I don’t know that much about Fullerton specifically, but I’m not really a fan of Orange County in general. It’s so suburban conservative, and for the most part pretty boring. It just seems to me like if you’re going to go to California you could do so much better! LA has some world class museums, but if it were me I wouldn’t want to spend much of my honeymoon in a car, which would probably be very necessary.
Everyone’s been saying good things about Charleston, and I’ve only heard good things about it and I think the weather should be nice, so that’s my vote 🙂
Post # 16
@REchick: Please don’t go to Fullerton. Boring!!!
I voted Miami because I have been there once and I absolutely love it. There is good food (all kinds of good food!!!), many many beaches, the Florida Keys are only a day’s drive (go to Key West!!), history, museums (the Viscaya is amazing), tons of art galleries, night clubs and more!
Plus, you would probably like the warm weather!
I hate Chicago. It’s busy and ugly and the people are rude!