Post # 1
- Wedding: January 2021 - Florida
My FH and I live in the Tampa Bay area of Florida. We are getting married here in January of 2021. We are paying for the wedding ourselves and are trying to keep it affordable. We plan to take a minimoon after the wedding. We plan to save our longer/more expensive honeymoon for later so we can save and pick a time when we can take more time away from our jobs.
The thing is… we can’t figure out a location! It’s hard because we already live in a pretty good honeymoon spot! Some ideas we have had:
Key West, FL (but wow already super booked and more expensive than I thought!)
Orlando, FL (one of our favorite places but we do go there relatively often, it’s close)
St. Augustine, FL
I love Disney but since I did that as part of my honeymoon with my exDH that seems too weird/inappropriate.
We would prefer to drive but a cheap flight is okay too. Trying to keep it below $150 a night for lodging (hotel or Airbnb). Any ones on the list you like/suggest? Any places I’m not thinking of? Thanks bees!
Post # 2
Look into Sanibel/Captiva.
I have a real soft spot for St Augustine, though. As a fellow Floridian, I still love to take mini vacations there!
Post # 3
We went to Crystal River FL for our minimoon. We swam with manatees and hiked and hung out at the beach and it was wonderful! We looked into key west and sannibel but they were more expensive and we can always go to those places another time. The manatees won’t always be there however so we were glad to go and see them in person.
Post # 4
- Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY
We were gifted a trip to Disney for our honeymoon and I felt the same way at first, but ended up having so much fun with my husband. We stayed in the Animal Kingdom Lodge, which was perfect for us because we are big time animal lovers. It felt more adult at night when we went to Disney Springs for dinner and drinks, but we still had fun in the parks. Who doesn’t love eating (and drinking) their way around Epcot? We did go to Bermuda from there though. It seems like you’d have lots of good options already being in FL. Good luck!
Post # 5
I love Puerto Rico and it’s not very expensive. Luquillo Beach was awesome.
Post # 6
How long will you be away? I love Savannah, so that’s my vote! Have you been?
Post # 7
It’s a little further than you might like to go but Charleston SC is awesome! And not much further than Savannah!
Post # 8
I live in the Tampa area too. I would say St Augustine, Savannah, Gatlinburg…you could probably rent a cabin in Gatlinburg for around $150 a night on airbnb. If I were you, I think I would want to go somewhere a little further/more special than Orlando or even the Weeki Wachee/Crystal River area, just because we can do day trips to those places any day from here.
Post # 9
Swimming with the manatees in Crystal River is amazing. So is a snorkel down Rainbow River in the same area.
Post # 10
- Wedding: January 2021 - Florida
I will, thank you! I’ve never been to either of those areas.
excellent idea, thank you!
that sounds like a great honeymoon! I’ve been married before and did Disney for that honeymoon so I think I want to try something different but you have inspired me to take a trip there with FH in the future! 🙂
wow that is gorgeous. Another one to look into, thanks!
we would probably do 4 nights or so. I’ve never been but it looks amazing!
I’ll look into those, thanks! Gatlinburg sounds romantic. That’s what I was thinking about Orlando; we go there semi frequently (honestly to eat at the friendlys and go to the outlets lol).
wow, gorgeous photos! Thank you!