(Closed) US Honeymoon! Where to Go?

posted 10 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 17
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Bumble bee

@amnystik: I totally grew up in Victoria (and Gonzales)!!! crazy =)

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I actually just got back from Grapevine Tx which is near Dallas…and its a cute little quaint town. Maybe not for a whole honeymoon but if you wanted to do a road trip through TX and hit other cities like San Antonio and Austin this would be a great stop over for a few nights.

The Gaylord Texan is breath taking but a little pricey. You could stay at another very nice hotel and come visit their spa and restuarants.

Downtown Grapevine has this old historic charm, this vintage railroad you can take into Dallas, lots of wineries around to try out plus cute little shops.

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Boston is nice, as is Cape Cod.  Lot’s to do even in the winter… Fiance and I spend New Year’s Eve there one year. 

If you like winter sports, Lake Placid, NY is beautiful in the winter.  You are very far from NYC (5ish hours), but there is a lot to do.  Also, for winter people is Stowe,Vermont or Burlington, Vt.  Lot’s to do there, and a lot of skiing.

Another idea would be Colonial Williamsburg, in Virginia near Virginia Beach.  Fiance and I are on a very tight budget, and since we just moved to VA have never been to the beach, so we are staying in Williamsburg for 2 nights, going to the beach, and Bush Gardens, and Colonial Williamsburg and the Colonial Triangle. 

As for NOLA, there is a lot to do, and I can recommend some amazing resturants. Plus Burbon Street and the French Quarter are always fun.

 

Hope this helps!!

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2020

Savannah, GA is my vote!!!  The weather will be nice in Feb and much more mild than NY, MA and anywhere else in the Northeast.  Savannah is a gem of a city and soooo romantic.  Check out some of the B & B’s there, like the Kehoe House.  Perfect for a honeymoon! 

Post # 22
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Worker bee

City-wise, I think NY would be fun but probably very cold in Feb. San Francisco’s great too but it might be too close to home (it looks like youre currently in LA). Chicago is awesome- it’s a great city and the area called Old Town (I think) is so cute. South FL would be awsome too (Miami, Ft Lauderdale, then you can even go to Key West if you get a rental car.. about 2 1/2 hours drive and it’s super quaint there so you’d get the best of both worlds- quaint and big city— it’d be nice weather too). the South is awesome too. I saw Savannah, GA as someone else’s pick or maybe even Charleston, SC or Myrtle Beach, SC… you can do all three if you have the time and money Savannah to Charleston about 2 1/2 hours drive, then Charleston to Myrtle Beach about 2 hours drive. I think New Orleans would be completely awesome too!!! Good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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@jamiemichelle: & @amnystik – I grew up in Yoakum!

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

There aren’t enough museums to make me suggest Chicago in February. We “escape” the City every year in February to head some place warm.  Last year it was Key West…….and it was a blast!!!  Totally easy to do on a tight budget.  Check our VBRO.com for rentals.  You can get a condo with a kitchenette and cook some great local seafood.  Fly to Miami, rent a car, and cruise down the highway.  It’s a fun scenic drive.

 

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I am from Charleston, SC and I can tell you first hand that there is tons to do and it makes for an amazing honeymoon destination!

Also, we are getting married in March, and we were thinking of Aspen, Colorado for a mountain relaxing trip to the snow. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 27
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Busy bee

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@beekiss2: Small little correction, it is the Appalachian Mountains that is a part of Asheville not the Rockies. But Asheville is a wonderful city to visit. The Biltmore House is one of the biggest attraction. (Side Note: They filmed Richie Rich there.) Then you have the Blue Ridge Parkway that has some of the most gorgeous views out there. Especially if you an outdoorsy person. There is a ton of hiking to do there.

New Orleans is definitely an experience to itself. I still miss the place every single day since I been gone. Nothing can replicate the vibe down there. It is so laid back with so much fun added into it. There are so many great places to eat at. But there could be a possibilty that you may be there near Mardi Gras if you are going right after your wedding. Mardi Gras is the biggest event in New Orleans. Everything just comes alive then even more so then during the regular year. But Mardi Gras dates changes every year so just gotta be on the lookout. If you stay in the French Quarter, there are so many things to do and see. You need to take a riverboat cruise is possible. Then if you have a car, you can always drive out to Avery Island especially if you are a hot sauce fan because that is where Tabasco is manufactured.

Someone else also recommended Charleston, SC. What I wouldn’t give to go back there just to see the sights again. I love walking around Charleston especially going near the river front. That was where I saw dolphins for the first time in the wild. And I couldn’t believe it since it was March when I went.

Good luck on the planning!

Post # 28
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Busy bee

Oh and I just looked up the dates for Mardi Gras 2011 and it is March 8. So even if you go the week before Mardi Gras it will still be a great time to catch some of the parades. It won’t really be cold in New Orleans, well at least for people that are use to the cold. New Orleans is usually in the upper 60’s/lower 70’s during the winter a lot of times during the.

Post # 30
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Busy bee

No prob at all. I will always be a New Orleans girl at heart. But definitely hotels are cheaper the week before Mardi Gras. Week of Mardi Gras will be a different story. Let me know if you need to get more info about New Orleans. I will do whatever I can to help you.

Post # 31
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@jamiemichelle:

We are doing Disney World, too (in December 2010)! We are going for 9 days, 8 nights for under $3000…….and that includes round-trip airfare from Houston, all transfers to and from the airport, the resort room, ALL our meals and snacks, AND all our park tickets! We can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€

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