Post # 1
So my fiance joked years ago that we’d go to America on our honeymoon because he was too scared to fly such a long way. It’s one of the things I’m holding him to! So I was wondering if all you USA bees could reccomend some places for us to get prices for. I really liked the look of Hawaii, but someone I work with said it’s very commercial, busy and touristy. I also liked Miami, but it looks too city-ish. So I’d appreciate some other opinions and place suggestions. Thanks!
Post # 3
Are you looking for a beach atmosphere? If so, there are some other places of Florida that are much less hectic than Miami such as Tampa or the Keys.
California can be really nice and laid back. I really like San Diego.
The Outer Banks, NC is really nice and laid back. Myrtle Beach, SC is also a really nice beach town.
If you wanted to do the upper East Coast you could get the best of both worlds. You could stay in Ocean City, Maryland or the Jersey shore for a couple days and then easily head to a few days in DC or NY.
Post # 4
Ooh thanks, that’s really great! I guess I should mention that our ideal honeymoon is somewhere with beaches, where we can go for walks and stuff, really nice weather (August) with some stuff to see, museums and stuff maybe, and some really great shops!
Post # 5
America is REALLY big. If your Mr doesn’t like flying and you’re coming from Europe, Hawaii will add another 9 hours or so to the flight, so you may want to look for something in the continental US. It also depends on how long a trip you’d like to take, and what your budget is.
If you want a nonstop flight from any major European city and don’t want to end up in a “big city” feeling place, I’d go to Chicago. Beautiful architecture, great shopping, a ton of really good restaurants, a proper theater district, tons to do (a river tour is always fun). All the fun and variety of NYC without the “I’m in a giant city” feeling. It’s not a beach destination but you can spend a day on the shores of Lake Michigan if you’re visiting in the summer.
Others on my list:
San Francisco: great neighborhoods, one of the best foodie cities anywhere, lots of water activities (I wouldn’t call it a proper beach though), take a day trip or overnight trip to Wine Country
Boston: more mellow, more relaxed, lots of nightlife and professional sporting events, lots of history and culture.
DC/NYC: it’s only a 4-hour train ride between the two, and you can see two of the most powerful cities in the world. DC for museums, culture, and outdoor activites; NYC for nightlife, shopping and dining
Post # 6
I grew up going to Florida beaches with my family – even though it’s twice as far, I honestly prefer Florida to Hawaii. I’ve only been to Maui three times, but I much prefer our Florida vacations. Check out Marco Island, Sanibel Island, Fort Meyers Beach, and West Palm Beach. It’s easy to combine a beach trip with a couple of nights in Miami, if you don’t mind driving.
Post # 7
If you want really nice weather, I would definitely do California. In August, the east coast of the US is BRUTAL. It will be really hot and insanely humid. California has a more temperate climate. So, while it will be hot it won’t feel nearly as hot because the humidity isn’t bad.
San Diego is really amazing. It is easily one of my favorite places to visit. The beaches are great, the people are really nice, the zoo is out of this world, lots of shopping, and their are tons of other fun things to do as well. It is only a 2 hour drive from Los Angeles which could be a fun day trip as well.
It definitely gets my vote!
Post # 8
Oh just saw your update about beaches— it’s really hot in the US in August, at least most cities. I’d fly into Boston for a few nights of city life then nip out to the coast of Massachusettes or one of the neighboring states for beaches. It will be a much more comfortable temperature if you go further north, plus less humid. The Florida beaches will have 90% humidity, temperatures around 95*F, and daily thunderstorms. I find it oppressive, and the mid-Atlantic is not much more comfortable.