(Closed) UK couple honeymooning in Western USA, tips, must sees?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: You gotta go to...
    Yellowstone : (27 votes)
    11 %
    Yosemite : (30 votes)
    13 %
    Zion : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Arches/Grand canyon : (35 votes)
    15 %
    Olympic and Portland : (18 votes)
    8 %
    Redwood : (37 votes)
    15 %
    San Dieago : (19 votes)
    8 %
    Las Vegas : (33 votes)
    14 %
    LA/ San Fran : (23 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Disneyland!! :p

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @EnglishWifey:  Ah, but there are two. Disney World is in Florida, and DisneyLand is in Anaheim, CA (close to San Diego)

    Post # 6
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    2497 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @EnglishWifey:  Disneyland is in Anaheim; Disneyworld is in Florida. I’ve been to every single place in your poll and I would suggest all of them except for Vegas (not really that fun unless you’re single) and Portland (a little too far out of the way). Have you also thought about going to see the Grand Canyon? It’s amazing but will be pretty hot in July.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    San diego has an amazing zoo and safari park!!!

    Post # 9
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Since you’re in the Yellowstone area, I recommend staying a day in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and visiting Grand Teton National Park. Even though it’s so early, my advice is to go at sunrise thru the park, you will see Elk and wildlife grazing. Once the sun comes up and the visitors start coming the wildlife is harder to see. Jackson itself is a cool town with good steak houses.

    San Diego is beautiful, as is Sequoia NP. See Arches at sunset, the grand arch turns a beautiful shade of orange at that time. Bring a flashlight to walk back down ( there are plenty of people walking back with you ).

    Durango and Telluride Colorado are cool towns ( if you are passing thru Colorado).

    Since you’re going thru, stop in Vegas a night. The newer hotels like The Venetian etc are in the better area. No need to be scared of cities here, you’ll know when you’re in a bad area, stick to the downtown areas and use common sense and you’lll be fine.

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Disneyland is in Southern California, Disneyworld is in Florida. I live in San Diego and I wouldn’t recommend coming here unless you plan on doing some serious surfing and laying on the beach. I love living here, I never want to leave, but I don’t think it’s special enough for a honeymoon if you are traveling from the other side of the world.

     

    I would definitely go to Vegas though! I love Vegas and it’s open container laws Wink Not only is there all the awesome stuff on the Strip you can also do tons of outdoor excursions like a hiking or a helicopter ride over the strip.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    if you come to oregon– crater lake is beautiful- its southern oregon- there is also a drive thru safari.(you stay in the car and literally drive through a animal santuary–it has lions hippos rhinos griffles (all i can remember at time–been years since i went)

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee

    @EnglishWifey:  Definitely go to the San Diego Zoo and/or Sea World. The Zoo Safari Park is also really neat, as PP suggested. There are also tidepools in Point Loma if you’re into that kind of sea life.

     

    Oops, I didn’t see the Grand Canyon on there. The last time I went I was really little, so I don’t really know how far apart some of these places are.

     

     

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    Have you considered going to seattle? The cascade mountains are stunningggg and Seattle is a super fun place to visit!! I would also recommend Yosemite. Yellowstone is okay, but it’s so far out of the way compared to your other destinations that I don’t think it’s worth it – Yosemite had much more “wow” factor, and it’s closer to some great US cities like San Fran, LA, and San Diego. If you’re not gamblers, I would personally skip Las Vegas – it’s not the most romantic city, it’s a long way to travel for just one night. If you’re leaving right after the wedding, you’ll be tired and going to destinations for just one might may be overwhelming, especially if there’s long flights or drives involved. Darling Husband and I went to 4 destinations in New Zealand and Australia in 18 days right after are wedding, and it felt like we were always on the move.

     

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