Post # 1
Hey Hive! So the hubs and I haven’t been able to afford to plan a honeymoon. My grandma has offered to give us her sky miles to use for plane tickets and we’re kind of hoping to go to the east coast, neither of us have ever been. I was looking at Bar Harbor and Camden Harbor, do you have any suggestions with similar places that would be romantic but still have things to do? We like the idea of being on the water but close to the mountains as well. Some of the hotels I’ve looked at are the fancy-schmancy places, I’d like to maybe spend one night at one of those then a few nights somewhere else (read: somewhere affordable!). We aren’t set on any specific city so any and all suggestions are accepted! 😀
Post # 3
I’ve been in Maine for 4 years now and lived near Camden, plus I’ve been to Bar Harbor. Bar Harbor probably caters to more tourists and has more of a range of accomodations and it’s outstandingly beautiful with small beaches, hiking etc. Camden is quaint and Mt. Batty is nearby, plus there is a lot of shopping, antiquing, etc. But both places are close to both the ocean and the mountains so you can’t really go wrong with either location. From Camden harbor you can take a sail on a schooner, go out on a lobster boat, etc. And there are tons of little affordable B & Bs and even cute little motels that are reasonable.
Are you going to stay in both Camden and Bar Harbor? If so, there is a cute little town called Belfast in between that is very artsy and worth a visit too. The big question is what time of year are you planning on visiting because that will affect your hotel choices and range of activities. I’ve found that when the weather is good, it’s really, really good. And when it’s bad, well, you don’t want to know. lol
Post # 4
@PutABirdOnIt: Thank you so much for the reply! My hubby is a student (yeah, a 30 year old freshman, haha!) so we have to work around his schedule. As of right now we don’t have a time set, so we’re still pretty open. We were looking at either the end of June, end of August or the beginning of October (the times he has a break from school). As I said, the only places I had heard of were Camden and Bay Harbor, I’m open to other locations if there is somewhere people think is worth it! 🙂 We have zero knowledge of the east coast, we’ve both always lived in Kansas and have been to almost every state west of Missouri so we want to go somewhere new together 🙂 You just became my “contact”…no pressure 😉
Post # 5
Here are some of my favorite east coast places being a New Englander and all…
FYI if you stay in “New England” it’s very easy to drive to different states in a short amount of time. From Boston it’s about an hours drive north to reach New Husband & Maine and an hour south to reach RI.
1. New Hampshire – White Mountains/Lake Winnipesaukee
2. Maine – Wells/Kittery
3. Massachusetts – Cape Cod/Martha’s Vineyard/Nantucket … I personally love the Cape. You could also do Boston or head to Western Mass and stay in the Berkshires
4. Rhode Island – Providence/Westerly
6. New York – Lake George, Long Island
Outside New England
New Jersey – Atlantic City/Wildwood
Maryland – Baltimore
Virginia – Virginia Beach/Richmond
North Carolina – Outer Banks
South Carolina – Charleston, Myrtle Beach
Georgia – Savannah
There are a ton of options depending on your budget and what you want to do. Florida is still the East Coast and if you don’t do the theme parks, you still have options for other activities.
Post # 6
We were married in Bald Head Island, NC and you would love it. Very peaceful only accessibly by passenger ferry.
So cute. Not touristy at all.
This is a video to get an idea of this cute lil island.
We stayed in one of the element cottages for our wedding night. So beautiful
overlooking the marina.
It would be a great place to go for a honeymoon.
Post # 7
Dear Kansasprincess, I’d be glad to help you out:) Those are all good times to go. August and October are probably the best times, with June taking third place (it can still be kind of chilly) I’ve since moved to Portland and I have to say the southern coast has some really nice sandy beaches and lots to to do too. But honestly, I love the Mid-Coast area the best. It’s just so beautiful and uncrowded: there are lakes, beaches and hiking all within minutes of where you stay. The lobster festival is in August in Rockland, which is another cool, arty little town you would want to check out. There are ferries you can take to islands off the coast and just too much to list here.
Please feel free to PM me if you want. Also, there are a few other bees on here who are from Maine and they might have some good ideas too because they’ve lived here longer. But I’ve traveled a lot and I can tell you that this is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. My only complaint, naturally, is winter.