Post # 1
So I actually got married just over a year ago and took a fabulous honeymoon. BUT my husband is likely going to be deployed again, and we’d like to take a second honeymoon before he goes. I’m hoping you ladies can give me some ideas?
We’re thinking late January or early February. We live in Wisconsin, so we’re not afraid of snow. But we don’t necessarily want to go anywhere that only offers snowmobiling and winter sports. A little diversity would be good.
We like beaches, we like cities. We like things to do, but also to be able to retreat away from the world. So it’s safe to say that we’re open to any ideas. We both think Seattle might be interesting, but aren’t sure if that’s the best place for us. Florida might be fun. Probably don’t want to do Southern Cali…
Help! Any ideas of places/things to do? Or specific hotels that are great? Thanks!
Post # 3
Are you looking to stay in the US? I took a cruise for my honeymoon and it was beautiful. If you get a room with a balcony you can still be out doing things but then you can retreat to your room and spend time there. It is pretty reasonable considering all the food that is included and other activities to do on the ship. We did a southern caribbean cruise, if you don’t want to leave the states they offer cruises to Alaska that I hear are wonderful! If not there is always places like Corpus Cristy, South Padre Island, Or you could go somewhere like New York anywhere on the east coast in a bed and breakfast or a nice resort place there. I hear Seattle is a great place to visit. I guess it just depends on what you are really looking for!!
Post # 4
I just went to a wedding in Newport, RI last month and there’s a lot of stuff to do and winter prices are so much cheaper than summer. Since Newport is an Island, they don’t get much snow and skiing is not even an option but the beaches and harbor are nice and there are lots of shops and historical things (mansions, museums, etc.) There’s also an ice rink in the winter for skating and there’s a shop where you can make your own blown glass ornament, Fiance and I did it and they are amazing. You mention deplyment, there is a Navy base and for some reason I think if your Fiance is in the navy, they offer rooms for rent (that was initially the case with the wedding I attended on base but it was based on avaliability and there were none) It’s probably something you would never consider so I just wnated to throw it out there…it won’t be tropical.
Post # 5
I LOVE LOVE LOVE San Francisco for a romantic get-a-way. theres so much to do and you don’t need a car, the public transportation system is amazing.
We typically use our hotel points for the Hilton on Market but we are staying at the Marriott in Fishermans wharf for our honeymoon (we are taking a road trip along the california coast)
There are great restruants, musuems, parks, SHOPPING, theatre, and plenty of sightseeing at Alcatraz, Fishermans Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, South Martket.
Its a blast!
Post # 6
Don’t come to Seattle at that time of the year, I beg you. Those of us who live here book tickets to Hawaii in January and February. It is maddeningly grey and wet right then.
Sorry to hear about the deployment 🙁 Do something really nice for yourselves and go to sunny California, Hawaii, Mexico or the Bahamas!
Post # 7
Sorry to hear about the deployment. 🙁 If you’re looking to stay in the U.S. and achieve maximum warmth, I’d probably suggest Florida. Their beaches are prettier than anything we have here in Texas. Also, if you’re open to it, Disney World can actually be quite fun; it’s really not just for little kids. I think that would be toward the low season and with a bit of research, I’m sure you can find out about their more adult activities, bars, restaurants, etc.
Post # 8
Not sure how far you are looking to go, but we are heading to Bali for a second honeymoon in February and we are super excited! There’s a lot of culture and beautiful scenery to explore, as well as beach to relax on. It’s the best of both worlds!