(Closed) Has anyone honeymooned in California?

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: April 2010

How about Santa Barbara?  They have amazing beaches, and a lot of choices as far as where to stay.  You can also go wine tasting, if you like to do that sort of thing.  There are some great quaint wineries 30-45 minutes away, maybe for an overnight stay or day trip.   If you wanted to make a day trip to LA you could do that too!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Solvang/Santa Ynez (Santa Barbara wine country) can be really relaxing and has great weather that time of year. There’s also central coast like Cambria… although it’s not a sit on the beach kind of beach. 😉 Close to Paso Robles, and can be pretty reasonably priced (but it’s more wild coast). Have fun!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Never honeymooned in CA, but I was born and raised here.  If you want warm beaches, definitely stick to Southern California.  I love San Diego for it’s beaches, yummy (and cheap) Mexican food and wine tasting.  There are some great, affordable hotels, and definitely use priceline.com to get the best rates.  My fiance and I stayed at the Omni right downtown for $80/night using priceline.  Good luck!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am from Southern California (Palos Verdes, about 20 minutes southwest of Los Angeles) and if you have a budget and want to be on the beach I think San Diego would be a great area to look into.  There are also some really fun things to do Wink

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Just fyi…we have fun terms like “May Gray” and “June Gloom” in San Diego…The hottest, dryest months are July through September.

There are so many cool parts of California.  If you want more secluded maybe Big Sur.  It’s on the coast a little south of San Francisco.

And there’s always Napa…it’s warmer in Napa than in San Fran because it’s more inland.

If you want any specifics for San Diego, let me know.  It’s “America’s Finest City” (but I think we named it that ourselves) : ).

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Mendocino is beautiful, thats where I am getting married, but it is NOT warm in the summer, like 55 at night. But it is romantic!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Anyone know whether the adress info you supply at the Priceline homepage is actually used? See, I live in Europe and priceline only allows for entering American/Californian adresses – so what’s a European girl, who is also planning on honeymooning in CA, to do?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Just wanted to second what sarahsd said, May and June can definitely be gray and cool here in SoCal.  I’m sure you’d still have an amazing time but it may not be sunny warm days.  My parents have stopped visiting during those months b/c it’s usually nicer where they live in the midwest.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

FYI – For the most part, the central coast/SF Bay area will be foggy during that time.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You could probably find cheaper B&Bs in less popular areas…I wrote about Temecula in another post.  It’s a wine region 40 NE of San Diego (which means always warm – closer to desert).  The Temecula Creek Inn is not a B&B but I’ve stayed there for $140 a night.  There is also a B&B search engine I think…I’ve used it when visiting Napa.

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