Post # 1
Hello! My husband & I are looking for ideas for our delayed honeymoon. We’re just planning now, because I decided I was willing to spend our tax return on making sure we have a honeymoon! We could delay it until next year, if necessary…
If you have any suggestions, let us know! Thank you! 😀
Length: up to 1 Week
When: Mid-May/Mid-Aug/ Mid-Dec? 2012
(Depends on the weather & my school schedule)
Region: USA/ Canada/ SW/ NW/ Cali ?? Maybe Oregon/ Washington? We’re open to suggestions. (aside from Mexico/S. America- Hubby said no) Maybe we should stay in Vegas….. But, I don’t know. I think I’d prefer some greenery.
–Due to our limited budget, I think I’d prefer to limit spending on airfare…
*Good Food (Japanese/ Sushi, Indian food, etc.) (both)
*Nice Scenery (both)
*Hiking (mostly for me)
*Perhaps some gardens to walk through
*Mostly Relaxing at the Hotel
Not Necessary, but would be open to doing:
*Nerdy Stuff– ie video games, Anime, etc? (mostly for hubby)
We’re NOT Into:
Clubbing/ Partying/ Dancing
Wine Tasting (we don’t drink wine)
Post # 3
oregon—the columbia gorge is beautiful to hike, portland has sushi and muesuems,u can take trip to the beach..
Post # 4
Big Sur in central Cali along with Yosimite and the Bay Area have stunning scenery, tons of great hiking, and lots of non-hiking activities as well. Yosimite campsites and lodges book up to 3 or so months in advance though, so i’d definitely plan ahead if you want to do that! It woud be a fabulous road trip!! You could spend a day or two in San Fran proper if you fly in/out of there and gorge on all the amazing Asian food and culture!
I’d also recommend where we honeymooned – Rocky Mountain National Park in Estes Park, CO (about an hour and a half outside of Denver). The hikes and scenery are amazing, and if you go in a shoulder season, you definitely can get a great deal on a vacation house retal with a hot tub, big living room with cozy fireplace, etc. It doesn’t have a lot of Asian food, but it’s got all the nature and hot tubbing you can handle ;-).
Post # 5
@asianyoushi: Thanks!! I went to Portland about 6 years ago, and I really liked it. I remember we went to Japanese or Chinese Garden that was very nice. I don’t remember if we went to the Columbia Gorge… I’ll have to check it out! 😀
@crayfish: Thank you!! My dad also took me to San Fran/ Yosemite/ Big Sur/ etc. That’s another place I was considering. Darling Husband has been to San Fran, but we tagged along with friends.
Oooo. Colorado might be nice, too! It’d be nice to just get away from everything & relax. That place looks very pretty too. 🙂
Post # 6
I vote for the Seattle area (but I am biased since I’m from there!) It’ll meet all your criteria. There are parks in the city you can hike in or you can drive a little bit for more hiking options. Lots of good Asian food, fun things to do, romantic cafes, etc… You could also take the Victoria Clipper to Victoria and visit the Butchart Gardens. Victoria’s fun to walk around in and would be a romantic place to spend an evening.
Speaking of Victoria, you could do a Vancouver/Victoria honeymoon. Vancouver has a very large international population so you could get lots of good food, there are great hiking places right there and then you could take the ferry to Victoria to visit the garden and maybe spend a night, walk around, etc… Both Vancouver and Victoria are beautiful with lots of scenery.
Post # 7
@cafegirl: Thank you!! Yeah, Darling Husband & I have been to Seattle, but we went for an Anime Convention, so we didn’t get to spend time sight-seeing or anything. I went to Victoria & the Butchart Gardens during that same trip with my dad years ago. I’d love to go back. The gardens are beautiful!
Post # 8
What about Puerto Rico? It’s really beautiful, tropical, still in the U.S., and you can get some good deals.
Post # 9
My first thought is Vancouver. They have alot of PanAsian restaurants (from what I have heard/read – never been myself), and its a beautiful city.
Post # 11
We’re going to Key West and got an awesome flight deal $98 from Manchester, New Husband to Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Orbitz. Maybe you should check out flight prices on Southwest too and see where you can go for a cheap flight because I know that was a big factor for us. We can’t really afford to spend a ton of money on a vacation. I love flying Southwest and it looks like they fly out of Las Vegas all the time. Also, what about National Parks that are near cities to give you a bit of both or New England? I live in Portland Maine and it’s a huge foodie city and lots of coastline and green places to visit too. Acadia National Park or Boston/Cape Cod would be really nice in August. Just some thoughts. Good Luck!
Post # 12
my fiance and I are taking a cruise.. out of LA. mid Aug… I know there are a lot of cruises going on around those times… food and everything is included… plus its 1200 for both of us together! such a good deal and its 7 days… =D
Post # 13
Well, I’m a big fan of Chicago . You can do a lot on your list (we have some AMAZING museums), enjoy pretty beaches on the lakefront, explore the insane geek culture of Chicago, walk the many arboretiums and Millenium Park gardens, and travel a short distance to find some great hiking adventures.
Post # 14
http://www.hoteldel.com/ Sitting on their beachfront patio while sipping a margarita makes you feel like you’re out of the country. Or in the 1020’s. 🙂
Post # 15
Chicago! I just love it there.. Or Toronto, but I’m biased.
Post # 16
South Carolina has some beautiful beaches or the outer banks in NC?