Post # 31
I totally agree. My parents went to a little beach in Florida and stayed at a cruddy motel, which was considered totally normal for a honeymoon back then. Part of me gets a liiiiittle bit jealous when I hear other brides talk about their honeymoons to ridiculous locations or Caribbean islands. But, I keep reminding myself that since we’re just starting out, blowing 1/4 of our bank account on one trip is probably not fiscally responsible. If a domestic honeymoon helps us buy a house more quickly or enables us to take more trips in the future, then it’s money well-saved!
Post # 32
We went to Las Vegas and had a blast. He doesn’t drink and I rarely drink and gambling is kinda- meh-. So we didn’t go there for the usual Vegas reasons. It’s more about who you are with and what kind of fun you can find no matter where you are!
Post # 33
@cafegirl: and @JillBill: I totally agree ladies! We also had a friend tell us that the honeymoon was more about spending time together than spending money on a ritzy destination. Now, of course, if you have the money to do it, then so be it. But we don’t. FI and I are also just starting out in our careers, and so spending a bundle on a honeymoon, when we know we will be able to take those more fancy trips later on, just wasn’t doable for us, and didn’t make much sense. We know we are going to have a great time in Orlando!
@KoiKove:I actually used to live in Las Vegas for a year, and Fiance and I visited Vegas a couple summers ago, and had a blast. He doesn’t drink either, I only do so occassionally, and neither of us gamble, but we checked out some of the great shows, walked The Strip, and did a lot of eating! If we hadn’t already gone, that would’ve also been one of our options.
Thanks so much for the tips, websites, and suggestions. I told Fiance about them, and I we are definitely going to check out at least some of them. If you think of any other “must-do” activities, please let me know! Orlando almost seems overwhelming at times because there is so much to do there, lol!
Post # 34
Fort Myers Beach is nice.
Post # 35
We plan to go on a big trip in 2012 but I would like to go on a pre- mini moon since we can’t go after our wedding because of work. We are getting married in NY. Any ideas on places that are not a far drive from there to go?
Post # 36
New Hampshire is a great getaway!!!
Post # 37
Go to san diego!!! its amazing! I’ve been a few times. There’s plenty of places to stay. We actually rented a house in Pacific Beach. The weather is amazing and there’s so much to do. Coronado Island, the SD zoo, museums, just walking the gas lamp district, or relaxing on the beach. You can also rent a car and drive up the coast. Conversely, I’ve been to San Fran too and loved that as well, but the weather is SD is nice year-round. SF can get cool and foggy. But from SF you can also rent a car and check out wine country, or head south toward Montery Bay, Santa Cruz, Big SUr..