(Closed) North American Mini-Moon – Where to go?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
3067 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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mrsMAC77 :   Mackinaw Island, Michigan should be gorgeous that time of year, along with Maine or Vermont/ or NS? Mackinaw is a pretty fun town from what I heard- no cars allowed at all! Plenty of hiking and biking.

Since you’ve done so much on the WC maybe try some midwest or EC areas? where are you from?

Smoky Mountains could fit the bill too


Post # 4
140 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

We are doing Maine for our honeymoon. We are flying into Portland, renting a car, and driving up scenic Route 1. We’ll stop in some cute towns along the way and then end up in the Bar Harbor/Acadia National Park area where we will rent a cottage. Our plan there is to hike, kayak, and enjoy Bar Harbor itself. We’ll drive back down to Portland, enjoy the city, and fly home. We planned it specifically because it is a lower cost trip. We are focusing on saving for a new home so decided to do something simpler for our honeymoon. Maybe it could be a good option for a mini-moon too!

Post # 5
145 posts
Blushing bee

I would say Vegas! Only 3-5 hours from the Grand Canyon which affords tons of hiking and exploring opportunities. It’s also not far from Arizona where there’s tons of areas to explore. And if you’re a foodie, you’er going to be in HEAVEN in Vegas. Have fun whatever you decide!! (I just got back and it was amazingggggg)

I’ve been to Portland, OR and I liked it a lot — TONS of hiking, you have to go to Multnomah Falls — but personally it doesn’t have the relaxing vibes I’d want on a mini-honeymoon. To each his own, though! 

Post # 6
709 posts
Busy bee

I vote Arizona! There are great hikes and day trips, as well as nice spas and resorts where you can kick back by the pool.

Post # 7
923 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We did an amazing trip to Lake Placid area (did a BnB in Keene) and visited Vermont as well in mid October a couple years ago. It was beautiful with all the leaves changing and the weather wasn’t too hot or too cold. Hiking and good food was abundant!

Post # 8
1350 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

We’re doing Portland for our mini moon. 

Spending 3 days in willamette for some down time and wine tasting followed by 2 days in portland. 

Post # 11
1546 posts
Bumble bee

You could look into the Seattle area. Im not a huge city person so I would do just one day in Seattle itself then visit the San Juan islands, Olympic NP and Mt Rainier.

Post # 12
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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mrsMAC77 :  Love the Seattle/Portland/BC area. Favorite spot. Lots to do, great food, etc. 

Northern Minnesota is GEORGEOUS in the fall. If you are looking for cute small town getaway, look at Two Harbors and Grand Marais. Tons of hiking and sights to see. 

We are outdoorsy so we are going Fishing on Lake of the Woods and staying at a resort. 

Post # 13
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I have been to Sedona, Portland, and Seattle. Love them all but they do all have a very distinct “vibe” if that makes sense.

If you twisted my arm an made me pick one for a honeymoon I would say Sedona. Small town, slow paced, romantic, great places to eat (both high end and more budget friendly places too) amazing scenery everywhere you look, fantastic spas, hiking, tours, art galleries …. but not overwhelmingly large that you’re trying to cram in too many things in a week’s time. Fiancé and I went in January to celebrate our 7 year anniversary. Loved it!

He proposed on vacation while we were in Portland at the Rose Garden there ….. so of course Portland holds a special place in my heart as well ❤️️….. but for a honeymoon I would do Sedona.

Post # 14
251 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

If you’re just outside Toronto, I’m assuming you’ve considered it but just in case – Prince Edward County! The Drake hotel or the June motel are amazing, tons of cute anitque & art shops in the area, and wineries, cieries and brewiers galore! It’s a great long weekend type of vacation if you’re worried about unpaid time off.

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