(Closed) Honeymoon suggestions? Groupon deals? Help…can't make a decision

posted 5 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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6124 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

“Are there magical places in the US that I’m just not thinking of? if you live in one, please share!

 

Well I think the West is pretty cool!  In the month of May, you could hit the red rock desert and go skiing in the mountains all in one trip!

Post # 4
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393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

St. Augustine, FL is relaxing, beautiful and has nifty historical landmarks as well. Also check out cheapcarribean.com they have all inclusive packages that could fit your budget to the Dominican Republic and such.

 

Post # 5
Hostess
1427 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

First off, I think the Groupon deals are pretty amazing. I bought one to supplement my honeymoon to Tahiti and paid for our excursions with it. You really can’t beat paying 500 for 1000 worth of stuff. My good friend booked her Tahiti honeymoon using a Groupon package and she and her husband HAD A COMPLETE BLAST!

So I hope that answers your first part of the question.

The next suggestion I have is along the west coast. I live in SF area and SF is a pretty cute/romantic city. Along with Seattle/LA/SD we have some great cities with AMAZING food on the west coast. You can also go up to Napa and Lake Tahoe to be snuggling snow bunnies or catch some sun down in SD. We have a good amount of historical stuff here too! Also Washington DC/Philly/NYC/Boston seems to have a lot of fun historical stuff if you want to look on the east coast.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We have been looking at Living Social and Groupon for a year, and have not seen a deal as good as the one we found through bookit.com. A friend told me about it, so I checked it out and we ended up booking our honeymoon! Riviera Maya, Mexico at Akumal Beach Resort! We are staying 4 days and 5 nights in an ocean front room, and it is all inclusive! Our flights, passports, rooms, meals, etc. is going to be cost about $2,000. 

I would definitely recommend checking it out! 

Post # 7
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66 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Have you thought about going on a cruise? Prices arent too bad around May. You get to relax by the pool and also do as much or little excursions as you want once you port.

Post # 9
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1292 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I’m going to SF & Napa Valley! I have never been to Napa but I’m excited. SF for just a night or two as I have been there but there are some fun places to see there and my fiance has never been.

We are actually starting the vacay in San Diego then making our way up the coast but the majority of the stay will be SF/Sonoma/Napa.

We’re going to stay in a luxury B&B with a huge bathtub, double headed shower, luxury bed, flat screens, etc. within walking distance to some wine bars, restaurants, etc. There is so much to do there, not just wine..but definitely lots of wine. Good restaurants, hot air ballooning, relaxing!… We’re going to have a driver take us to all the wineries one day so we can sit back and enjoy. I honestly just want to relax in the room and take a bubble bath, getting drunk with some wine and my future husband!  That’s my idea of a fun time.

I have been on vacations where I need a vacation from my vacation and the relaxing ones, too. I enjoy both and generally have a healthy balance of both but I gotta agree – you will want to relax after the wedding week of festivities.

Also – IMHO I have to advise against Groupon for something as important as your honeymoon. For a restaurant or a maybe a haircut? No problem.. but… I am a business owner who was one of the first businesses to ever run with Groupon (years ago!) in the midwest. They were great in the beginning but now are exceptionally shady! I stopped running deals with them last year and now have switched over to Living Social… I know others have gotten good deals, but I know others have not.

I suggest Living Social instead, but also doing your research. I myself almost bought a package from Groupon for somewhere in the Caribbean and I ended up searching for the hotel myself and found it cheaper on hotels.com ! The add ons they list (like it was a special package just for the deal) were included in the stay regardless! It could work, just make sure you research and read reviews!

Good luck 🙂

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@bluemartini6:  I have to agree with your fiance. Mexico is just not safe.. I used to go once a year but stopped a 3 years ago because it was just too much. Definitely could tell a difference.  But, if I really needed to go there, I would stay at Secrets Maroma! Mmmhmm!

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