(Closed) Honeymoon – California – Help!

posted 9 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
7 posts

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and am in the healthcare field.  It is fine here.  California is also a very big state and your honey moon is in Northern California, which is more than 700 miles away from the Mexican boarder.   The media is blowing this out of proportion and spreading mass hysteria.  There has only been one death in the United States, which is in the state of Texas and no where near California.  There are also reported cases of swine flu in Europe, so there are going to be sick people wherever you go.  Finally, the reported cases of swine flu have been less severe than that seen in Mexico.  By the way, I was working in a hospital in Beijing during the SARs outbreak and this is nothing like that.  Hope that helps!  Have fun on your honeymoon!

Post # 4
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

There are only limited cases of swine flu in the US.  It has also spread to Europe and Asia.  Please don’t change your plans because of the extremely low risk of being exposed to this virus.  If you were going to Mexico City, I’d say think hard about it, but mostly because they’ve been considering closing the subway system there.

Please see my post about swine flu and honeymoons to understand the precautions you should take.  (Boils down to good handwashing). 

Post # 5
5398 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t worry about us here in California, the media makes it out to be MUCH worse than it actually is!

Post # 6
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Hotel Vitale

I agree with everyone above- so over hyped, and I wrote two posts about honeymooning in SF and Napa- just in case you need some ideas of what to do.

Post # 7
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Also living in CA, also in a Health-related industry. It is definitely not "dangerous" at all, no more dangerous than living anywhere during an ordinary flu season would be! If you take the usual precautions against disease (wash your hands, cover your nose with a tissue when you sneeze) you should be just fine!

Post # 8
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’m in the Bay Area also, and not worried.  But it is the case that the 3 of the 13 reported cases of swine flu in California are in Sacramento which is in Central Northern California, about 60 miles from Napa.  So I don’t think that N. California is "immune".  But I also think that for healthy adults reasonable precautions, such as the ones mentioned by PP are probably sufficient.  That said, one should always do what one finds comfortable.  I travel in places where ordinary levels of much more severe diseases are much higher, so that kind of exposure would not bother me at all.  But it really is personal.

You might also visit the US Centers for Disease Control site to get more information:


Post # 9
101 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with the above posters. I live near San Diego, and it’s perfectly fine here.

Post # 10
126 posts
Blushing bee

Yes yes, Go to California. It is the best. If you are worried, head to Northern Calif, there is so much to do there. The city is is awesome, Sausilito is also right over the Golden Gate bridge. Very cool. San Jose even has some great new areas. Peeptoe hit it also with Napa. The wine country is peaceful and beatuful if you are looking for that. Take a balloon ride over the vineyards, very romantic. Don’t worry – Have fun!

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