Post # 1
Hey guys I need your help!!
My mom has won 2 roundtrip airline tickets and I get to use them! I’m trying to figure out where we should go for our honeymoon. I was thinking somewhere on the East Coast near the ocean. Any ideas?? We would leave on May 24 and go for about a week.
We have good family friends that own a beach house in Ocean City that I’m sure we could borrow for a week without a problem, but I was kind of thinking something more along the lines of an all inclusive resort so we don’t have to do any cooking, etc.
Otherwise I was thinking somewhere in NC or the likes.
Please share with me if you know of any places that you have been or heard good things about so I can start my research.
Post # 3
How about a stay in Charleston, SC? It’s a gorgeous historical city and you would have plenty of lovely accomodations to choose from. Maine might be nice that time of the year too…haven’t been there so I couldn’t say. How romantic would it be to rent a cottage in Maine for a week, or stay at a southern bed and breakfast? *sighs*
Post # 4
Oh geez, or Savannah? I really like that city too. It’s very similar to Charleston – Southern, historical, beachy, pretty. 🙂
Post # 5
A B&B on Cape Cod could be nice. The ocean would most likely be too cold for swimming in the northeast but there are some pretty nice beach options.Proviencetown is super cute and there is lots to do in the Main street strip but you would need to fly into Boston and rent a car to get to the Cape. Block Island it really nice and there is plenty to do, beaches, shops, biking around the island, etc.However, I would go further south if you want to actually go in the water in May.
Post # 6
Florida!! of course, St. Augustine is gorgeous and older city with lots of to do. Maimi or the keys–really, enough said. There are amazing B&B in the keys and I would highly recommend them. Tampa is also gorgeous and has a lot to do. The aquarium is amazing and there is also quite the zoo. And, there is Busch gardens which I would recommend as well. Panama City is good for snokeling and has gorgeous waters. I would also recommend this one and it has beautiful B&bs as well. You can do like Tampa or Daytona Bch ( if you like racing here’s a good one) and travel to Orlando for theme parks.
Savannah is also gorgeous and it’s such a historical town. though I wouldn’t recommended the ghost tours because it was cheesy and well, I didn’t enjoy it. But, the aquarium is a plus. Walk downtown at night..there are quite a few good resturants along the water…yummy.
There isn’t “beachy” but I love d.c and there is so much to see and do there… it’s one of my favorite cities to visit.
I haven’t been to NC/SC so I can’t help. We’ve only driven thru it.
Post # 7
If you start thinking Florida, I would definitely recommend the Gulf Coast– much prettier than the Atlantic. I live midway between them and rarely think of going east. Naples and Destin are two of my favorites. You could do St. Pete or Clearwater and be about an hour from Orlando which is always fun.
I agree with Minutiae, Charleston would be a wonderful place to go. With all of the plantations it’s so romantic– although the water may not be very warm at the end of May.
Sorry, I don’t know of any all inclusives nearby.
Post # 8
Thanks guys!! I’m really thinking north east…around Maine and Maryland, I just love it up there.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown
You could stay in Bar Harbor, ME. I used to vacation there all the time. There’s a great national park if you’re in to hiking, biking, canoeing, etc it’s the perfect place. The town is also adorable with lots of great restaurants and shops. Definitely check it out!
Post # 10
Did you mean to say Maine and Massachusetts (not Maryland)?
I would NOT recommend choosing Maine for the beach in May. It’s still pretty chilly and the water will be freeeezing! Farmer’s Almanac reads the mean temperature for southern Maine on May 24 is a chilly 57.6.
Also.. it rains a lot. I was born and raised there, and I had no idea how much it really rained until I moved away. Now every time we visit it’s raining, it’s pretty ridiculous. Adds to the charm though, it’s still the best state ever!! 🙂 Just make sure that’s your thing…
@Miss Cake- second’d. Bar Harbor is really cute and Acadia Ntnl Park is unreal.
Post # 11
What about the outer banks in North Carolina? Or Hilton Head in South Carolina.
Post # 12
Okay Maine is out….sounds a little chilly for my taste!! But I did mean Maryland, basically that stretch in between Maine down towards Maryland and maybe into NC, but not much farther south than that. I just love the East coast, and you lose that feel the farther south you get, in my opinion.
Thanks for all the suggestions though, I’ve been doing some looking around but really haven’t come up with much yet.
Post # 13
Truth? Ocean City, MD during that time of year…ick, ick, ick. Waaay too crowded. If you’re thinking New England, I’m not sure you’re going to find any all-inclusives as America hasn’t really caught on with that. However, I’m sure there are plenty of Bed and Breakfasts and at least this way your breakfast is cooked for you.
Check out Mystic, CT. My parents have gone there and love it. Also what about Cape Cod, MA and Martha’s Vineyard?