(Closed) Honeymoon help ..

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

If you are still open to cruising, I would suggest looking at ones that leave from destinations other than Florida. I know that Carnival has cruises that leave from Texas and New Orleans, and I’m sure other cruiselines do too.  I’m not sure where in Ohio you live, but Southwest flies out of a few cities, and I’ve had some good luck with cheap airfare from AirTran as well (the two airlines are actually merging, but it’s not done yet so you have to look on both websites). 

If you do decide to go the cabin route, I recommend the website vrbo.com.  It stands for Vacation Rentals By Owner, and people can leave reviews.  My parents use the site to rent a beach cottage they inherited, and have found it to work really well.

Post # 4
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6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

It sounds dorky, but the mini golf there is really fun. My parents and I always stayed at the Park Tower Inn, but it’s not really honeymoon worthy.

Another thing to look into is the Ripley’s Aquarium. It’s pretty spectacular. I haven’t been there in a few years, but there are also a few great shows (I personally enjoy the Comedy Barn, but it’s pretty cheesy humor, so it might not be for everyone). 

Post # 5
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907 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Awww…you’ll be getting married the same weekend we did!  Our wedding was April 23rd this year and, because of Leap Year, the 21st will be on Saturday next year.  That’s also my mom’s birthday.  So your wedding date is special to me!

As for Gatlinburg, we actually just booked a cabin to go next month for our 6-month anniversary/romantic weekend away.  I found a really good one through homeaway.com.  I’ve had a positive experience renting vacation homes through there before and I think this will also be good.  There are reviews posted and it’s easy to get in touch with the owners through that site (in my experience anyway). 

I’ve only been to that area once and it was just for a day trip so I can’t give you lots of advice, but I think renting a cabin is a great idea so you’ll have a cozy place to “snuggle” with your sweetie.  You can bring good food and wine and just enjoy the hot tub, fireplace, etc… You can hike in the Smoky Mountains National Park and visit quirky tourist destinations.  There’s a lot of fun things to do there.  Maybe Dollywood will be open and you could have a day at the theme park. 

We also drove to our honeymoon (about 6 hours away) and it was really nice to just keep it low-key and relaxing. 

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