(Closed) I need cheap honeymoon ideas!

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Okay, so because I live in GA I think being able to go like anywhere in CA is pretty friggin’ awesome.  But if you wanted like a total change of scenery – y’all could probably go to FL for a week including flight for that, or Savannah, GA or Charleston, SC or Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN.  Florida, Savannah, and Charleston are all super pretty in April – Savannah and Charleston are historic towns near the coast.  Gatlinburg is in the mountians, and in April it’s still a bit nippy.  It’s absolutely beautiful.  PM me if you want any hotel or cabin suggestions for any of those places 🙂

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We honeymooned at home after our car broke down for the 3rd time this summer, draining any extra cash from our accounts.  To be honest, it was awesome.  We are always on the road and working, so 5 days at home where we could sleep in, eat breakfast in bed, go out to eat, take long walks around our city and just enjoy each-others company was amazing.  I would also suggest finding an inn within a couple hours of your house that you could do a few days at if you need to get away for a bit.  We will be traveling next summer after we have had time to save, but our “honeymoon” was amazing in its own way.  I highly recommend it for ladies on a budget! 

Post # 5
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Helper bee

hmm $1000 should be pretty easy to do as long as you don’t fly anywhere. I don’t really know what you all like doing (some people want to sit on a beach for a honeymoon and others want to explore old cities or be active?)

You could drive to a winery or a beach and stay for a week

Or a bed and breakfast for a week?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we live in indiana – and while we really wanted to go to the carribean, we didn’t have the money…so we drove down to Myrtle Beach! it was fun, for what it was. 🙂 it’s was a great vacation away from everyone/work, etc. and it was just the two of us.

we took a little over $1000 and that covered the hotel (you can find em cheap!) but it wasn’t in myrtle beach, but just north of North Myrtle Beach.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My friend just went on her honeymoon to Napa Valley!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Palm Beach? It’s surprisingly happening. Tahoe, Carmel, Portland, OR?

Sorry, I meant Palm Springs, see below.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Palm Springs? It’s surprisingly happening. Tahoe, Carmel, Portland, OR?

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

OMG the Westin in Savannah is amazing! It’s super nice and right in the middle of the Savannah river.  Since April isn’t exactly prime time season it’s pretty reasonable – but don’t book directly through their site.  There are a ton of other reasonable options too (like any Country Inn Suites is really nice too).

You totally have to go to Paula Dean’s place while you’re down there – but be prepared for your arteries to clog 🙂  Tybee island is really close by and such a beautiful place (but it’s expensive to stay in and the food places are pretty high too).  But you can go and enjoy the beach at Tybee (the Atlantic is totally different than the Pacific). 

Probably the easiest way to get there would be to fly into Charleston and drive about 2 hours south to Savannah.

Another really cool option is New Orleans.  It’s cleaned up A LOT since Katrina – like the Garden district didn’t flood much at all and that’s just beautiful there.  You can also fly directly into New Orleans too and everything is walking distance (if you’re good with walking) so you wouldn’t even have to rent a car.

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