Post # 1
Just after some advice for our honeymoon. I’m from Australia, so I have some, but not a good idea about America.
We are looking at a spending 10k Australian, so around 7k usd?
The big question is where to spend the majority of our time. We love parks, outside and natural spaces so we were thinking the west coast would be ideal – but would we be missing out on big cities on the east coast?
Post # 2
It depends on what you’re looking for. The West coast is more beachy, East coast tends to be more historical. On the East coast you’d be missing Miami, Boston, New York if you decide to skip it, but again, it just depends on what you’re looking for in terms of the great outdoors. The West Coast, New England, and southern part of the East Coast all have very different vibes and things to offer!
Post # 3
If your thing is the outdoors then In My Humble Opinion the west coast wins out. If American history and famous world-class museums and city life were more your thing then I would say the east coast.
There are National Parks all over, what kind of climate are you guys into (forest, desert, mountains, beaches)? What time of year would you be visiting? Are you primarily into hiking or do other activities (whitewater rafting, birdwatching, etc) appeal?
Post # 4
When will you be traveling to the US? The time of year could determine a lot.
Post # 6
West Coast is the best coast
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2017 - Vineyard on Long Island
I’d tend to associate West Coast with honeymoons, but then again, Maine is Vacationland and the northeast (Maine, Vermond, New Hampshire) are gorgeous during the summer. Not too hot, and you can spend your day lakeside, enjoying water sports, hiking, and visiting quaint New England towns.
But if you’re looking for beaches, palm trees, and boardwalk, go west coast.
Post # 9
I prefer the West Coast for vacations, but then again, I’ve always lived on the East Coast, so I might just not consider it a vacation destination.
Keep in mind that both have parks and outdoor experiences, as well as cities. New England is pretty in the East and I live in the DC area, close to both a city and a national park. Likewise, the West Coast has big cities (LA, San Diego, San Francisco) and more outdoorsy places, too. Either coast, you won’t miss out.
That said, isn’t the West Coast closer for you? The shorter flight would win out for me!
Post # 10
If you want parks, nature, and shopping along with museums for a good deal then I’d check out the Midwest. Chicago, Minneapolis, Indianapolis have all those things and more. Just a thought.😊
Post # 11
I say West coast hands down! Look towards Washington, Oregon, or northern California! I agree with PP, we need a little more details. What month? How secluded are you wanting?
Point Roberts, Washington is awesome, secluded, and only an hour north of Settle. Or say in Oregon, see Portland and then rent a cabin.
We have stayed at this cabin and loved it! we did stay at one in Cascade Mt. but it looks like they sold it… still check out vrbo for cabin rentals.
Post # 12
For living? East Coast. For honeymooning? West Coast. I would rather stick a fork in my eye than go to NYC on my honeymoon (don’t get me wrong, I love living here, it’s just the opposite of romantic and relaxing), and Boston, Philly, et al don’t really fit the bill either. I think a trip to Napa and Carmel would be really nice. Save the big eastern cities for another trip.
Post # 13
West Coast. It’s a lot more scenic and beautiful than the east coast. Weather is typically a lot better too.
Post # 14
West Coast since you love the outdoors.
Post # 15
Given your interest in the outdoors, the west coast is definitely a better fit.