Where to go? Charleston, Chicago or elsewhere?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Where should we go?
    Charleston : (51 votes)
    54 %
    Chicago : (29 votes)
    31 %
    Seattle : (3 votes)
    3 %
    St. Louis : (0 votes)
    Orange County (Fullerton) : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Miami : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Boston : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
    22 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    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
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • 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.

    Good luck!

    Post # 5
    370 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    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
    1833 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    571 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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 # 9
    6812 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    189 posts
    Blushing bee

    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 # 12
    2694 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    57 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @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 # 15
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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
    2136 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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!

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