Post # 1
My future hubby and I have been debating about honeymoon locations for months now & we are quickly running out of time! I suggested Alaska and we finally agreed but now I’m wondering if EARLY March is even a good time to go?!? We have less than two months to decide and book our trip… we are not absolutely set on Alaska so suggestions for early March on around a $3,000 budget would be greatly appreciated!!!
Post # 3
I would be leery of going to Alaska in early March. It’s still winter there. I would look up a website that gives you average temperatures in Alaska for each month. I know the Alaska cruise season is only from mid May to mid September because those are the best months to go weather wise.
Post # 4
I tried to visit my Maid/Matron of Honor there last March… I wound up in Singapore the following week so I didn’t want the extreme temp and time change. She was about to tell me not to come anyway as it’s so brutal you just can’t do anything…
Post # 5
We were going to do our honeymoon right after our March wedding in Alaska too… until we looked at the cruise information. They don’t start cruises until mid-late May because of the weather situation. I would definitely be leery….
Post # 6
i went to Alaska in May 2007, around Memorial Day weekend, and a lot of stuff was just beginning to re-open for tourist season. We were definitely on the early end of things, and there were parts of the National Parks and etc that you couldn’t even get to because not enough snow had melted.
I actually really liked Alaska in May because it wasn’t very crowded, but I don’t know that I’d want to go any earlier than that.
Post # 7
I was afraid that would be the case…thank you all very much for the information!!!! We love winter weather, fireplaces, skiing, etc. but I think you are all very right…Alaska in March would be the extreme.
Post # 8
I agree that Alaska would probably be a bit extreme in March. But if you like winter weather, you could maybe do British Columbia or somewhere in the Cascades in Washington or Oregon. Still snowy, but much milder!
Post # 9
We actually talked to a travel agent yesterday about Banff, Canada. I think it will be perfect! I am very excited!
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
I went to Fairbanks in February for business. Feb and Mar happen to be the best time for watching the Northern Lights! If you went, the cruise stuff is probably too cold, but there’s still skiing and other stuff you could do. I went to the Alyeska Resort when my business was done. It’s a beautiful resort and lots of local stuff around. Alaska is my current favorite destination, so I would never discourage anyone from going, but when I went to Anchorage in August, it was just as amazing to me and you could walk around outside more!