(Closed) honeymoon ideas

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

maybe do a “staycation” and do something in your city or neighboring city you’ve never done before like staying at a local B&B.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrsedwardslpn:  My family loved Niagra on the Lake. It is close, but really pretty. I would also look at the finger lakes. I love Bully Hill winery, and have heard good things about the Blushing Rose B&B and the Keuka Lakeside Inn. You can do wine tasting (I highly recommend paying someone to be your driver– you don’t want a DUI), hiking, and shopping.

Another option would be Toronto. It is a really easy drive and you can get tickets to a show, go to a baseball game, and get amazing food. My Fiance and I absolutely love Toronto for a city vacation.

If you tell me what you want to do, I would be happy to help you find a great place. I know WNY quite well.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@mrsedwardslpn: Finger lakes are 5 lakes that run from Rochester to the PA border. They have some of the best wine in the world. Keuka lake is my favorite. Penn Yan is the the northern most town and really cute. Hammondsport is in the south and has some charm as well. Then there are wineries all along that have tastings for a few dollars a piece.

There is amazing hiking in Walkins Glen at the south of Seneca Lake and over in Ithaca. You can fish at several points along the lakes and some of the fish are fairly sizeable.

You are getting married before the peak season (summer and fall are their busy time), so I think you will get decent deals. Rooms in bed and breakfasts tend to go for about $150 a night, but you can easily do a 3 night honeymoon. You can save quite a bit by staying at a hotel in Bath and driving into the lakes. Inn at the Finger Lakes (http://www.innatthefingerlakes.com/) and the Anchor Inn (http://www.anchorinn-marina.com/) have rooms for $80 a night. The Tutor Rose Bed and Breakfast also has rooms under $100 (http://www.tudorrosebnb.com)

Good luck!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

You are literally in “the middle” of wine country… Finger Lakes to the East, and Niagara to the Northwest.

Finger Lakes Tourism = http://www.fingerlakes.org

Finger Lakes Wine Country = http://www.fingerlakeswinecountry.com

Niagara Region Tourism = http://www.tourismniagara.com

Ontario Wine Country = http://www.winecountryontario.ca

Of the two, as a BIG Wine Lover, I like Niagara more (better wine)… BUT it is also a more expensive area than NY State (a highly populated area of Southern Ontario… and so dang close to Niagara Falls).

Niagara-on-the-Lake is fantastic (but expensive).  Gorgeous Town & Scenery – Historic Sites (War of 1812 – Terminus on the Underground Railroad) – Wineries – Country Inns – Fancy Restaurants – Theatre – Music Venues etc.

But as others have said, incredibly romantic. 

Likewise you can stay in Niagara Falls and commute out to the wineries (some time deals to be found at the big hotels in NF), or stay in wine country itself (country inns, vineyard cottages, B&Bs, rentals etc)

Check out TripAdvisor for Reviews…

B&Bs tend to be good deals.  As is renting a cottage… again check TripAdvisor and their Holiday Rentals Section

http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g1480313-Finger_Lakes_New_York-Vacations.html

We rented a cottage with another couple a few years back for a long weekend, and it was great !!  We read about it on TripAdvisor, and rented it thru FlipKey (TA’s sister website).  It was easy peasy and very well located / central (we chose Lake Kueka), and gave us the option of eating Breakfasts in, using the kitchen to make packed lunches… or even having a meal in.

Both areas are very scenic, and slightly different, so either one is a good choice.  If you want more info / ideas, you can always send me a PM

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

TO @mrsedwardslpn:  the main thing is to check TripAdvisor to see how they are rated (was it Niagara or Finger Lakes you were looking at ?)

If you like you can PM me the details, and I’ll give you my opinion… particularly on WHERE they are located if you aren’t that familiar with the regions

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

What about the finger lakes in upstate NY? There is some seriously gofeous camping and hiking up that way! Or traipsing around the different areas with amazing gorges in upstate NY?

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am in love with the finger lakes wineries. There’s so many to see, you cant possibly get bored. I love Dr.Franks, I believe it’s on Seneca Lake, same as Chateau Renaissance. Definetly a great place to honeymoon. There are even some cheeseries, and breweries around the area. 

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