Which would you pick?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Grand canyon or California(ocean)
    Grand Canyon : (35 votes)
    27 %
    California(ocean) : (93 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

    Newport.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BushelAndAPeck:  it’s hard to say.  i’ve been to the beach many times and its pretty but not breaktaking. unless i go to the islands or somewhere exciting.

    when i went to the grand canyon, it literally took my breath away.  no beach had ever done that.  no picture had i even seen captured the essense of the grand canyon.

    i went in november where it was pretty empty.  we hung around for an hour or so.  all you need. then drove into sedona which also took my breath away again.  every time i walked into a store and then out again, i could not believe how beautiful the red rocks and mountains and everything was.

    i wished we could have been able to go to hoover dam, even another time when i was in vegas.  one of these days i will make it there.

    i would suggest hoover dam, sedona, and grand canyon. 

    you could get from arkansas to an east coast beach within a day’s drive.  long, but doable. you might not have the opportunity to get to the grand canyon again.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Look into one of the helicopter tours to the Grand Canyon. Pricey, but take WAY less time. We did that – flew there, wandered around the rim, had a picnic lunch, and flew back to Vegas. 

    Then you can go to the beach 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would pick the Grand Canyon, but that’s because I’ve seen the ocean before.  If you’ve never seen the ocean, I would go to California.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @BushelAndAPeck:  IMO, The Carolinas and Florida beaches are very comparable to California beaches.

     

     Gulf of Mexico beaches in Tampa, Florida are awful compared to the east coast beach of Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Daytona, etc.

     

    I live 2.5 hours from the beach but many people travel the 7-10 hours to the Carolina beaches of Outer Banks, Nags Head, Myrtle Beach.

     

     I’ve also been to beaches in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

    Just so you know what I am comparing.

     

     

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I grew up in Southern CA, and have been to Huntington & Newport Beach many times.  I definitely would not say that California beaches are all THAT beautiful.  Yeah they are nice beaches, but like some PP’s said, I’d prefer to be on an island beach somewhere.  California beaches are not all blue & beautiful.  Also, the water in the Pacific is colder than the Atlantic ocean.  I voted Grand Canyon, I’ve been & its a once in a lifetime experience! 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @BushelAndAPeck:  grand canyon.  it’s breathtaking.  we did a helicopter tour and it was worth it.  you should check out the tours from vegas.  the helicopter lands right in the canyon.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    While I agree that California does not have the BEST beaches, I do think for someone who has never seen the ocean before it is the better choice. Florida and caribbean beaches are much nicer to swim in, but the Pacific has large waves and a fun surf vibe that is pretty cool to see. Plus California is a naturally beautiful state and I was blown away the first time I traveled there from the east coast. Mountains on one side, ocean on the other – gorgeous! 

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve been to California beaches and the Grand Canyon. I think the Grand Canyon is much more impressive. I also live on the east coast and have been to plenty of beaches here- I wouldn’t say the ones in CA are somehow more impressive.

    Also, the water in CA is freezing. It’d be pretty hard to swim there, if that’s part of the goal for the beach. With the Grand Canyon, there are lots of tours, or you could do a short hike (only go down a certain portion).

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Definitely the beach! But I also grew up on Long Island, so I’m always a beach proponent!

    Post # 15
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @BushelAndAPeck:  I would definitely pick Newport. If you have never seen the ocean before, you need to! I can’t imagine never seeing the sunset over the ocean. There is so much to do in so cal as well. Let me know if you need any ideas! 

    In Vegas, there is Sooooo much more to do than just gamble! The Beattles Love show is amazing! And there are some awesome bars and lounges that are so eleborately decorated. 

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I vote Grand Canyon because you’ll probably have more opportunities to see the beach in the future, than the Grand Canyon. I’ve been to beaches from Boston to Key West and from San Fransisco to San Diego – regardless if it is east or west, the beaches are rockier and colder and greyer in the north and sandier and warmer and bluer in the south. So while going to the beach you can do in many places the Grand Canyon is just that one place. So go while you’re close by. And, by the way, there are lots of things you can do at the Grand Canyon. I don’t know if you like to hike, but there is great hiking and I think they do mule tours and helicopter tours and the like. 

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