(Closed) Honeymoon in the states

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
227 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@auburnfan009:  We are looking at either Napa Valley, CA (wine country!) or Sedona, AZ.  Both places are new to us, seem very romantic and laid back, but still have enough activities to keep us entertained.  We are from the east coast, as I think you are too, and we have done so many east coast beach locations that we wanted something completely different.  That is why Sedona came up- a friend of ours went there for their honeymoon and LOVED it.  Hope this helps!

Post # 5
358 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We are thinking the Northern California Area. We were in Sedona this past summer. Loved it! It’s absolutely gorgeous. We had a veiw of the mountains and paid around $130 for a hotel. We love to camp so we did a little of both. I don’t know if you are in to hiking but if you are I would suggest Utah. My current favorite place West is Zion 🙂 How long will you be gone? I’m not sure how busy you can stay in Sedona…We were done after 2 days and moved on…But we are antsy travelers..Always want to see what’s just a few more hours down the road lol. Mesa Verde in New Mexico is also very neat. I’ve only camped there but have heard good things about the hotels. I’ve heard Gatlenberg(sp?) Georgia is very pretty as well, but have yet to see it for myself.

Post # 7
1348 posts
Bumble bee


I live in Northern Califorina, currently in Marin County which is just south of Sonoma County (grew up in SoCo) so I am a little bias. You can look on airbnb to see if there are any homes you can rent- I would reccomend splitting the trip in two. Napa can be a bit more pretentious (in my opinion). There are a lot of great winerys in Alexander Valley- western area of Sonoma County. A few days in Napa and a few days in the Sonoma area would really give you a great variety since specific grapes grow well in particular areas. If you do a trip up here I would join Livingsocial and Groupon for the area because there are deals on wine tours via private limo/towncar all the time and also great deals on tastings (which can add up quickly). 


You can PM me if you have any questions.

Post # 8
10 posts

How about Siesta Key in Sarasota?  It’s constantly rated as one of top 3 the best beaches in the US and has some of the world’s whitest sand on Creasent Beach.  You could rent a gorgeous condo or house on the Key for one or two weeks and kick back and just relax.  I grew up going their every summer.  Lots of good restarants on all of the different keys.  You can rent a boat for a couple of days if you would like too to go up and down the intercoastal.  Really afforable option.  

Post # 9
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

Granted I am a little partial but Alaska in the off season is surprisingly affordable. I think it depends on what you want to do. If you like hiking, skiing, kayaking, and Nature Alaska is the place to be. If you like big cities and high society events not so much. Have you looked at the midwest and the great lakes? Door County Wisconsin in beautiful and has many lovely little bed and breakfast type places and is also incredibly affordable

Post # 10
1473 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have a slight bosession with lakes and Michigan is AMAZING in the fall! You can stay at a bed and breakfast on Mackinaw Island and there is always something to do. They have a lot of fun shops. Fiance and I are history buffs and they have a ton of local history there. They have a tour where they take you around to all of the haunted places on the island and it’s really cool, especially in october.

The scenery is breathtaking. But it is pretty lowkey. Like I said, there are a ton of fun and intersting things to do there, but Fiance and I are pretty lowkey so I don’t know what exactley you’re looking for. Here is a great site in case you’re interested.



Post # 12
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I can’t help with where to go, but I can try to keep you away from a certain area.  In April, Vermont, Northern New York, New Hampshire and possibly the other New England states are in the middle of “mud season”.  Nothing is pretty, you can’t do anything outside, alot of hiking trails are closed to protect the trails.  As beautiful of an area as this is, just don’t come in April.

Post # 14
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I know this post is kind of old but I thought I’d contribute…we are going to Shenandoah Valley. I live in Newport News by the way. We are renting a cabin for a week and have so many things planned. I noticed you like wine and that area has a ton of wineries and October is prime season!!

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