Post # 1
In an effort to save some money, we’ve decided to go without a “proper” honeymoon because we just had a huge trip to Las Vegas, for what should have been the start of his career after a conference there. Our “real” honeymoon would happen after I finish my graduate work in 2016.
We live in New England, so staying in a bed and breakfast on the weddig night and having day or overnight trips for a week an a half makes sense. (My grandmother gave us the idea actually.) I’d also go for a camping trip for a couple nights.
But because I’ve lived in MA my whole life, the whole tourist thing is lost on me. Any bees have ideas? We’re willing to go anywhere in New Englad really. And it’d be in the summer.
Post # 3
@11mikesgirl21: We did this.
We got married October 2012 and had a “Mini-Moon” We took some days off. spent a night at fancy bed and breakfast – went out for our meals and then spent some time just alone being married and then some time at our local amusement park.
THEN in June of 2013 we took an actual “honeymoon” To disneyland and california.
Post # 4
I’ve heard there are some really cute B&Bs in New Hampshire. Plus if you stayed at one near the coast, you could check out some of the awesome old lighthouses. MA probably has a ton too, especially along the Cape.
Post # 5
I’m not sure what you mean by the “touristy thing is lost on you?” Or what your interests are, but I’ve been to MANY places in New England. If you want “touristy”, then you may want to go to some of these places (I am sure that I am missing sooo many places, sorry Vermont/Southern MA and Connecticut people) but here are some that I can think of that I’ve been to:
Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market
Castle in the Clouds-NH
Worcester Art Museum
House of the Seven Gables
Salem Witch Museum
Salisbury or Hampton Beach andthen head up the coast to Kittery Maine for “lobsta”
Old Orchard Beach (have the clamcakes!!)
Bar Harbor/ Arcadia Nat’l Park/Mt. Desert Island
Newburyport-shopping, (Stay at the Garrison Inn)
Newport, RI mansion tours
Plymouth tours/Mayflower replica
Pickity Place, Mason NH-have lunch or dinner, tour the herb gardens/gift barn
Mystic Connecticut-submarine, museum
Tanglewood (concert/picnic on the grounds) or check schedule & go when they are rehearsing on Sat. am.
Edith Wharton-tour the gardens/grounds, see one of her short story/plays performed in the drawing room and have tea during intermission.
Duck Boat tours
Hope these help!
Post # 6
@11mikesgirl21: See above list. Oh there’s a place for an Island Clambakes oh, and another place I remember: Barrett House New Ipswich, NH
Post # 7
Oh My Gosh! I can’t believe I forgot other locations! lol! I know I am forgetting something else I was going to include. I guess I’ll have to update later, lol.
Durgin Park @ “Quincy Market”
North End Boston for Italian Food
Red Lion Inn, Stockbridge
Norman Rockwell Museum
Post # 8
@11mikesgirl21: Would staying in a gorgeous hotel in Boston for the night be in the budget? You could get all dressed up and go to the Symphony, or a play and then to dinner somewhere amazing!
I loved staying at this inn in Vermont: http://www.willoughvale.com/
I have also fantasized about staying at the Chatham Bars Inn, but I’ve only gone there for dinner: http://www.chathambarsinn.com/
If you want to keep the budget smaller, look for unique places to stay on Airbnb! We rented an artists cabin in the woods from Airbnb for our honeymoon and it was amazing.
Post # 9
also consider checking out groupon or something like that in the weeks leading up to your wedding…or look at something like VRBO.com or airbnb.com and rent a beach house or someting for a weekend
since your wedding is in june that is defintiely prime vacation season at the beach/lakes but maybe a mountain cabin on a ski mountain or something would be resonable
you could also drive up to quebec or something and pretend like you are in france!
Post # 10
@creativeplannertobee: As a local, I tend to stay away from the big attractions because they were tired school trips growing up and get crowded.
But thank you for the list. I’ll have to show my FI and see what interests him. He’s not from around here so he’ll be less biased I’m sure.
Post # 11
@11mikesgirl21: +1 for Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park! I haven’t been since I was little so I don’t remember the details of our trip, but I can’t wait to bring my FI there.
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
@11mikesgirl21: Bangor, Maine would be my vote.
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