(Closed) October honeymoon in the northeast….?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Bella42382:  As much as I love Jersey, I wouldn’t suggest coming here for a honeymoon.  October is around the time everything starts to calm down.  Only place I suggest is possibly staying at Smithville.  It’s near Atlantic City so there’s your nightlife.  Smithville has a bunch of cute little shops, food, etc in it’s own little “towne”.

Here’s the two inns at Smithville:

Colonial Inn

The Barn at Smithville

Could you two possibly go to the Poconos?  Fall would be a perfect time to take in the mountains and changing scenery!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’d say NYC if you’ve never been, Boston would be my second choice.  NYC will have MUCH better night life and around the clock activity.  Boston shuts down at 2am.  There’s a good variety of food in both, but I prefer NYC food cause there’s just more of everythign everywhere, and nothing beat the delicious cheap hole in a wall joints all over the place.  For shopping, I’m pretty sure NYC’s got boston beat too, just take a stroll down Broadway.  Boston’s small and a little more relaxing than NYC imo, more history and cute quaint corners like Beacon Hill vs the busy hustle of NYC.  I’d say NH/ME would have some really cute bed and breakfast, but that’s about it… I dont think it’ll do for night life and food… and since you’re in upsate NY already, the foliage drives and stuff there probably wont be impressive to you.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Although I am partial to Boston, New Hampshire is really pretty that time of year. The leaves are changing by then, and the weather is crisp and beautiful.

There are tons of inns and B&B’s all throughout New Husband. Also, depending on where you are in New Husband, it’s not that far if you want to drive to Boston for a day or two as well.

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Bella42382:  No problem.  Good luck!

Post # 10
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Honey bee

Well if you are looking more for nightlife, I would suggest Boston over New Husband then. Like a PP said, Boston closes up by about 2am, but I don’t know of any place in New Husband that has a great night life.

In Boston, as long as you are close to the T (our local train) then you should’nt have trouble getting around. If you stay close to the Boston Commons you will be able to walk to Fanueill Hall which has  lots of bars and shopping. You also could walk to the North End which has some amazing restaurants.

 

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

As a Bostonian who now lives in New Husband… if you want to do much of anything after 10pm, don’t do New Husband. It’s much more scenic up here, obviously, with the seacoast and mountains, but in terms of going out at night or having lots of shops and museums to visit during the day, Boston is your better bet. Eat cheap breakfasts/lunches in Quincy Market and along Newbury St., shop on Newbury or around the Prudential, go to the NE Acquarium, hear the BSO at Symphony Hall, take a harbor cruise, and split your dinners between great Italian in the North End and great seafood at the Barking Crab. The T (subway) is cheap and relatively easy to navigate. Nightlife: downtown is ok but pricey, you might enjoy Cambridge and Harvard Square if you’re into the slightly funkier college crowd.

Although… much as it pains me to say it, you might get some fun out of NYC. It’s nice in the fall, and if you stay centrally (I suggest the Warwick, though it’s $$$$$) you’ll save time and taxi fare. As far as eating cheap-ish in NYC, stick to easy breakfasts & lunches like at Au Bon Pain or Sbarros, and spend the majority of your food budget on dinners. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

What about Burlington, VT? Gorgeous in the fall and what a great city!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Yeah, I’d say New England. What about a driving through NE kinda trip — maybe start in NYC for a day or two in the city. Then get in your car & go…hit up Lake George on your way out of NY…if you’ve done Burlington, then why not go to Woodstock/Queeche in VT (see the gorge, eat at Simon Pearce’s factory), head into Boston for a bit, maybe drive down to the Cape (or take the ferry to Martha’s Vineyard – we’re doing an Oct. wedding there because we think it is the absolute best month to be on the island) or Nantucket…then back home?

 

ETA: If you’re still working on your registry — if you register for pottery at Simon Pearce you get a free “mini-moon” — one night at a Woodstock B&B and a gc for a free dinner at the SP restaurant (I’m a NYC restaurant snob, but SP’s place in Queeche is one of the best on the East Coast – amazing food & big windows looking out over a covered bridge). It’s an amazing deal. 

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’m from Southern Maine and frequent Boston regularly when I need a good night on the town.  My Fiance and I stayed and the Liberty Hotel last weekend and LOVED it.  It’s an old jail that was converted into a gorgeous hotel.  It has three different bars inside it that are always very popular.  It’s definitely more on the expensive side but worth a visit even if you don’t end up staying there.  If you do stay there mention you’re on your honeymoon when you make the reservation.  I told them we were just engaged and they put complimentary strawberries and champagne in our room.  You also receive complimentary champagne upon check-in.  Definitely worth every penny we paid.

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