(Closed) HELP! Don’t want the beach—where to go?!

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Have you considered canada? There are parts of Canada that are lovely, no beaches, and can feel a little like Europe. They even did a feature on Canada in a Brides magazine not too long ago as a great honeymoon spot that feels like it’s farther than it really is. Maybe Vancouver or Victoria? Not sure what the weather is like there, though, during your wedding season.

Post # 4
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Busy bee

If you go to Canada, Banff National Park is a beautiful vacation spot!  There are so many picturesque places to go.  

Have you considered Alaska?  I’ve heard that the cruises are really cheap in September, since it’s a bit chillier but still doable.

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

That’s funny that other people mentioned Canada. I was going to suggest Vancouver…my girlfriend went to Vancouver on her honeymoon. One of the reasons was that she and her fiance were trying to avoid beach locales because her fiance is very fair skinned and would absolutely fry in the sun.

Besides that, I would suggest any cool city location: Manattan, Seattle, San Francisco, etc. Also,  couple of years ago my fiance and I went on a road trip up the California coast and absolutely loved it! I know you said you aren’t into the beachy thing, but there are plently of other things to do/great scenery to look at. You could go wine tasting in Santa Barbara or Napa, or go to the Calistoga Hot Springs, and if you are into hiking, there are lots of great spots along the way.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Niagra Falls! My parent’s went there for their honeymoon and it’s gorgeous.. just don’t try to go over the falls in a barrell (no one’s ever made it)

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Montreal and Quebec last year and I didn’t spend a lot of money. Old Quebec feels like you’ve stepped into Europe, especially since they speak French and English. On the drive from Montreal to Quebec, there is an Ice Hotel/Resort that might be fun to visit (although I did not).

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

By the way, I am marrying in Pris is November. We recently purchased airfare trough Londo for less than $500 each roundtrip on British Airways. Also, one of our guests got roundtrip tickets to Barcelona, Spain (with one-stop connections) for $593 roundtrip each. Europe might be woth considering especialy since the British Pound and Euro currency exchanges have improved.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Geez – sorry for the typos…I’m writing on a blackberry. Small keys!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ha! Funny curlysue. I as going to suggest going to Colorado (that’s where I live too…)

I would definitely suggest wine country as a honeymoon. I had a friend that did it and loved it. Or you can do a South America thing and go to Macchu Picchu (which I REALLY wanted to do!) 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I agree that Portland, Seattle, or Vancouver BC are all fun and beautiful places to visit, especially in the early fall.  Amtrak runs between all of them within a few hours, so you could even do a tour of all three.  The San Juan Islands in WA are also nice to visit by ferry.

We did NYC for our honeymoon last September.  I think anywhere in the northeast could be lovely in the fall.  DC, Boston, NYC are all full of activities, or you could head more into the country and just relax.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Hands down I would recommend Buenos Aires.  I’ve heard it’s affordable and very European.  My Fiance and I are looking at a honeymoon there or the caribbean this November.  One thing to remember is that the seasons are opposite in the southern hemisphere……..therefore, it will be heading into summer in November.

 Good luck!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Cali wine country or finger lake wine trails (these are gorgeous that time of year)! Unless you’re not a wine person at all… or, why not do Niagra falls?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My Fiance were in the EXACT same boat- we are NOT beachy people and wanted to go somewhere we hadn’t been before- but still make sure it was romantic and "honeymoonish". So, we are flying to Boston, renting a car, driving to the Berkshires (we are getting married the last week of September, so it is the peak of "foliage" season- whatever that may be). We are staying in a really old, but updated, B&B for four days and then driving to Cape Cod and staying in another B&B- going to martha’s vineyard, whale watching, etc.

We have never really been to the east coast, so we are excited… sounds very romantic and different. AND it is costing about half as much as a trip to an all-inclusive beach resort!

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Glad to see so many non-beachers. I’ve grown up in FL and beaches are not an exotic thing for me. my Fiance and I love nature and hiking and tennis, golf and relaxation activities, so we’re going to a luxury resort in northern New Hampshire called The Balsams. Check out the website below: 

http://www.thebalsams.com/

 

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