Post # 16
Agree with the bees who said Boston on New England. Spend a few days exploring the city, go to a Sox game, do the Duck Tour, Freedom Trail, Italian in North End. Shopping on Newbury Street; walking along the Charles…
Hire a car and drive up to the North Shore–Salem (witch museum) Gloucester, Rockport, Ipswich Essex, Manchester, —all cute small fishing towns with the BEST seafood–lobster, fried clams and clam chowder
Continue north up the coast to Portsmouth New Husband, Portland ME; small towns, –especially beautiful in autumn–cute B&Bs in Vermont in the mountains—then drive down thru the CT valley and over to Newport RI–gorgeous mansions of the Breakers/Cliffwalk.
I can’t wait to come home in October for my wedding! 🙂
Post # 17
I am from the UK but have visited the US on vacation a few times and actually lived in Texas for a year when I was younger.
The last trip we did was a ‘multicentre’ a couple of Septembers ago to San Antonio in Texas then New Orleans, then we took the amtrak up the East coast to Washington, then Boston and finally we went to New York for a friend’s wedding in central park. We were away just under 4 weeks and had the most amazing time. Each place we visited was so different and unique, it was perfect for us 🙂
Post # 18
+1 for Bar Harbor, ME like MrsS_to_be
suggested! The weather is so nice there during the summer and I would suggest making the short drive to Acadia National Park as well.
Post # 19
Depending on when your honeymoon will be, Newport RI is a great place to visit! It has all you are looking for. It can get very crowded in the summer though so probably best to avoid it then.
Post # 20
Michigan! Traverse city is beautiful. A cute town, lots of shops and restaurants, and Sleeping Bear Dunes!
Mackinac Island is another awesome choice- no cars are allowed on the island, you you must bike or walk everywhere.
I’m not sure what time of year you’ll be honeymooning, but Michigan has very nice summer weather- typically in the 80s. And of course, lots of snow in the winter!
Post # 21
La Jolla highly recommended! Or San Diego (where I got engaged
) so beautiful!!! Naples, Florida is beautiful! So are the Florida Keys!
Post # 22
Look into Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Post # 23
New Orleans, LA …we totally considered this place for our honeymoon for the food, culture and nightlife
Savanah, GA … my guy went here for work and said it was truly beautiful. I have not been but would love to go.
Portland, OR …if we did not live here, we would honeymoon here! I love Portland. We are from California (San Francisco area) and Portland is just a really fun place to be. Great food, indie lifestyle and lots to see and do indoors and out.
Seattle, WA …Pikes market…so many food places, I think Seattle is rather romantic. I have rented houses up there many times and loved it.
San Francisco, CA …woo! Who does not love a great city like San Francisco. Food, culture…so much to do!
Napa/Sonoma, CA … romantic, wine… French Laundry (look it up!) …I would not be sad spending a week there. If we were not using my in laws time share for ours, we would probably do Napa/Sonoma.
Lake Tahoe, NV or CA side …. super beautiful.
I have so many more I could add but I think that is the top of the list =)
Post # 24
New Orleans is amazing, I just would maybe not go during festival season.
Post # 25
Charelston is actually on a few “best honeymoon” lists I’ve read but I’ve got to throw Sedona, AZ into the mix. Its goregous, earthy, and that red rock is definitely romantic. Take a few hikes, enjoy some prickly pear margaritas and enjoy the scenery!
Post # 26
Thank you everyone for your great suggestions! We’ve definitely added many places to our list that we want to visit in our lifetime thanks to your suggestions! We have decided on Charleston, SC!
Post # 27
Just saw you posted! Have fun!!!!
Post # 28
- Wedding: October 2014 - The Wayside Inn
I’m also coming home to Boston for my October wedding!
I was going to add another (totally biased) vote for Boston, but congrats on deciding, SoontobeMrsKB!
Post # 29
SoontobeMrsKB: I know you said US, but have you considered Montreal, Canada? You wouldn’t have to fly over the ocean! It is truly one of my favorite cities in the world! It is just as you described. Very quaint, cobble stone streets, etc. It feels like old Europe. Just lovely!