Where to go? Lets talk Non-Beach/Resort trips!

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did Vietnam and Cambodia on about a $5k budget. We were really busy during the day and then stayed in most evenings. Southeast Asia tends to be affordable and there is certainly plenty to do. The food is really good. It’s really hot but that’s what ice cream breaks and naps are for. You CAN go to beaches there, but you don’t need to in order to have a good time.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

sharpmclaren:  What about an Alaskan Cruise? They leave from Seattle or Vancouver, you could stay in an “outside” room, it would be a seven night cruise, and you could spend a couple of days in Seattle/Vancouver on either end and stay within budget.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

Costa Rica is adventurous and fairly cheap with lots of non beach things to do. 

We’re going to Ireland this summer and tickets were over $1k a piece. I didn’t even look at first class. My in laws are riding first over there and I think it ended up being $3k a piece for them. If you can get that paid for then that’s great. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

We went to Paris last spring. It cost more than $4k but it didn’t necessarily have to. If you can find a decent mid range hotel, I bet you could swing it for a week (not sure about 10 days). Once you’re there, it’s actually pretty affordable. The touristy stuff was all surprisingly cheap and meals don’t have to be expensive. We had the most amazing time and it cost about $5500 including everything (flights, nice hotel, spending $$).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

sharpmclaren:  Congrats!! I wanted to respond because while I am a total beach lover, I get that it’s not for everyone and totally respect you like something different. 🙂  I’ve known 5 couples that did non-beach HM’s: 1- San Francisco and surrounding area but not any wineries. They had a great time. Stayed for a week. 2 – Toured the entire Eastern seaboard of the US, starting in NC and driving to either Vermont or Maine. They went for almost 2 weeks. Loved it. Stayed in B&B’s and like you, did tours and things like that. 3 – Alaskan cruise – Loved it, gone for a little over a week. I don’t know how much it cost them.  4- Nappa and San Fran – Loved it. They drove through Nappa for a few days and then ended up in San Fran. I beleive they stayed a week. 5 – New York – This was my husband’s brother and his wife. They went during Christmas and loved it. I love NYC and feel it’s great any time of year.  Other ideas: – Grand Canyon or Canada – If you have an interest in something like museums, libraries, best burger, etc., you can plan your HM around specific areas or places of interest and match your plans accordingly. I’ve always wanted to do a trip of places featured in the NE on “Man vs. Food”.  

Have fun no matter where you go! 

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Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

MRSsrm85:  Oooh!! Ireland! That is a great idea. It is on my top 10 places to see. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

sharpmclaren:  I’m not sure where you live, but what about California- Napa Valley/ San Francisco? Sonoma and Napa Valley have soooo many romantic bed and breakfasts and there’s so much to do in both places. I think you could easily book a trip there for under $4000. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

sharpmclaren:  That sounds awesome! Ok, now my official vote for you is Ireland and Scotland or one of those! I think that would be incredibly romantic and just really, really cool.

Please let us know what y’all end up deciding!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Venice, my favorite city in the world…so romantic!

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

We’re going to turkey, plane tickets are a little pricey, but things are very reasonable once you’re there, it s good for culture, and some interesting non beach landscapes.  I’ve been to Ireland and Scotland and loved, if you guys go with that make sure you check out Galway, beautiful, and people were so friendly, we had a blast going out with the locals.

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