(Closed) Best Place to Honeymoon if You Want to EAT

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

For good food, I’d recommend a city. For that budget, I’d recommend a U.S. city. San Francisco, maybe?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

Maybe NYC, DC or Boston?  A large city would expose you to MANY different ethnicities and types of cuisines.  The North End of Boston has soooo much good Italian, I could eat at a different restaurant there every night of the month and be super happy.  I had some awesome Ethiopian food in DC.  And NYC is NYC.  You can’t go wrong. 

I also love New England in the summer.  Rent a car and drive from town to town and you’ll get incredible seafood… Newport, Cape Cod, Maine, etc.  Mmmm.  I can taste the clam bake and lobster rolls right now!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

p.s. Just saw you’re an Oct. bride.  New England in the fall would be perfect!!  Eeek!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

maybe nyc?

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Does $1,500 include spending money?  Or just travel/accomodations?

Even if you got a deal on a hotel in a place like NYC, it’s still likely to run you over $1K for 7 days. 

New England would probably fit your budget a little better.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

i’ve also heard great things about vancouver–not just the food, but also the city and surroundings as well. and of course i’ll vote for nyc as well. or somewhere in mexico with great authentic regional cuisine?

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

come to chicago… best food in the world!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Ok, so I’m biased ‘cause I live here, but Portland, Maine is a foodies heaven. We are second only to San Francisco in having the highest number of restaurants per capita. To be completely honest, we don’t have a good Mexican or Chinese restaurant – but I think we have everything else covered! LOL we have several James Beard nominees, and winners, too.
Boston is under a 2 hours drive away.
And fall in New England is beautiful, and you will be into the “off-season” rates at hotels and B&B.

Chicago and NYC also have tons of food options, but are more expensive as well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Vegas.  You can stay in a 5 star hotel for less than $100 per night.  flights are cheap and you can’t been the concentration of top restaraunts there.  Tons of celebrity chef owned restaraunts as well. 

Also vancouver is great… but I don’t know if you can do it for $1500.  Depends where you stay I guess (maybe if you don’t stay downtown/yaletown).  the food here is awesome.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

Mmm, we tried for a long time to find a place that would fit our desire for a foodie paradise as well as having out-of-this-world gorgeous beaches, and ended up deciding we had to split them into separate vacations. It will be beaches for the honeymoon, and probably the foodie bonanza on some anniversary trip – I want to go back to Italy, for starters! For that budget though, within the U.S. is indeed going to probably be a restriction, though I would add that Anguilla is an island in the Caribbean which is supposed to have really great food. We came across it in our search, I only nixed it because I’ve been to the Caribbean several times and wanted somewhere that felt totally new. Maybe Anguilla is close enough to be affordable within that budget? Or St. Bart’s? Oh, and Fiance and I went to St. Maarten a few summers ago, that island is called the culinary capital of the Caribbean with good reason, I’d give them a look as well!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@LittlestBirds: We’re going to Anguilla and spending just under $4K for flight and accomodations for 8 days….so it might be a little over OPs budget ;o)  We are excited about the food though because it’s supposed to be the best in the Caribbean.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My first instinct was Paris!  But that would be a budget buster for sure.  I echo San Francisco (yes, I am a bit biased), but I would also say you can get some excellent, high end, gorgeous food over here in Oakland as well, and it is a little cheaper.  You can stay in SF and take BART to 19th Street or Rockridge for some amazing food or to Berkeley (they have this great strip called the Gourmet Ghetto where Chez Panisse is).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I’d say a cruise.  You get a lot of different options and their food is delicious!  They have all types of food too, American, Italian, Chinese, etc.  That was probably the best part of our cruise were the different food options!  And you can find great deals on cruises too if you are willing to be flexible.

ETA: Most food on cruise ships is FREE!  The cruise we went on had a steakhouse that had a $30 fee per person, which we didn’t go to, but it’s cool because we still ate like kings!

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