Where to honeymoon in October ???

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

What does “warm” mean to you? It is such a relative term. haha That said, early October would be prime leaf peeping season in New England. It’s on my bucket list. Late october would be prime leaf meeping season in the Mountains of North Carolina. Lots of adorable cabins for rent, maybe with a visit to the Biltmore Estate in Asheville. That would be a fantastic trip. Also in North Carolina, the Outer Banks are quite nice at that time of year (assuming no hurricanes). The weather (again, absent a hurricane) is pleasant, it’s well past peak tourist season so the rates are much more affordable and everything is less crowded). If you want really warm, you could always go to the Florida Keys, and the Gulf Coast (Florida Pan Handle, Alabama, etc.) is also nice at that time of year. Again, there’s always the possibility of a hurricane, but that’s life. Southern California is also pretty nice at that time of year when I’ve been there. I particularly enjoyed San Diego in the fall. Or maybe Arizona or New Mexico? Warm, no hurricane worries, not peak season. You could go for a desert oasis thing, or maybe look for a ranch or resort that’s in the northern highlands for something a bit different. You would have nice days and cool, crisp nights.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

mrstattoo10816:  In Maryland, look on the Eastern Shore. St. Michaels and Easton are both fantastic towns. If budget allows, I would stay at the Inn at 202 Dover (in Easton). We got married there, so I’m partial. It is absolutely lovely. A more affordable option, which is where we booked our room block, is the Tidewater Inn. It’s a lovely historic hotel. In St. Michaels, we’ve had great experiences at the Hambleton Inn B&B. Beautiful views, and St. Michaels is a great town. If you want even more remote, Tilghman Island is very peaceful and you can find some amazing views of the Bay from oh so many spots. Another MD option that is great is Annapolis. I’d stay at the Historic Inns of Annapolis for a great location and service. If you are considering Annapolis, do your homework first and find out the dates for the powerboat show and the sailboat show. You do NOT want to be in Annapolis on those weekends. Both shows are in late the late September/ early October timeframe.

If VA is on your mind, I highly suggest Charlottesville or Alexandria for something with an urban feel. Both have great food options and fun activities. In Charlottesville you can visit Monticello (so neat). In Alexandria you can metro it into all that DC has to offer. For something more small town with good access to VA wine country and goot antiquing, look into Culpeper, VA, and definitely stay at the Suites at 249. I cannot say enough about how charming Culpeper, the local food scene, and this hotel are.

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Rent a private home/cabin in the Big Sur area maybe?

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

Oooh, go to Williamsburg, VA!!!!  You could stay at a sweet B&B and then have dinner at a colonial tavern.  It’s the off-season, so it wouldn’t be super hot and crowded (but some of the attractions will be closed).  Taverns are open year-round though.

As far as Maryland goes, that’s where I live now and I don’t really think there’s anything nice here.  If you’ve never been to D.C., you could do that instead of MD.

Oh, another idea would be Myrtle Beach, SC!  Again, off-season but there’s tons to do there.  Ripley’s Aquarium is the best in the country (IMO).  They have a shark touch tank for goodness sakes!  And see a show at the Carolina Opry.  They are amazing!  Whatever you end up doing, have fun and congrats!

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