Post # 1
After some false starts with our honeymoon planning and wishy-washiness, my fiance and I have finally decided what we’re going to do for our honeymoon. We’re going to do a mini-moon for about 4 or 5 days after the wedding and then take our “real” honeymoon next June to the Greek Isles.
So, we’re trying to decide where the mini-moon will take place. He’s not a beach or wine person, it’s going to be at the end of September and we like to go places that have stuff to do, historically and what-not.
So, right now our list of possibilities includes Las Vegas, Niagra Falls and New Orleans.
Which of those places would you choose? Any other suggestions?
Post # 3
Vegas or New Orleans! I have been to both and really enjoyed both!
I have also been to Niagara Falls. It’s kind of….eh. It’s nice to go for a day trip, but I don’t think four or five days there would be too swell.
Post # 4
Yea, I have been to Las Vegas but he hasn’t and he’s a huge gambler. I’m a huge sit by the pool and explore and see a show kind of person. He’s done New Orleans, but I haven’t. It has more of the history and exploring stuff we like to do.
As for Niagra Falls, we’ve just always wanted to see the falls and thought that could be a cool trip. Plus, then at least we’d get some kind of stamp on our passports this year!
We’re also up for other suggestions too!
Our main goal is to go somewhere that Southwest Airlines flies to. My mom is a flight attendant for them and can give us free passes to fly.
Post # 5
I’d pick Vegas… never been there, but I’ve always wanted to go!
Post # 6
I can’t speak for Orleans or Niagara, but Vegas is indeed fabulous and I would go there in a heartbeat. 🙂
Post # 7
What about NYC? There is so much to do there. Or maybe somewhere out west where you guys could hike and camp- would he be into that?
Post # 8
If you love history and exploring, I think you can’t go wrong with New Orleans! There are so many great places to explore in and around the city. I don’t know if you guys are into cooking, but the last time I was there, we took a fun cooking class in the French Quarter that doubled as a great history lesson in the region’s interesting past: http://www.neworleansschoolofcooking.com/
Post # 9
I used to live in NYC, so we’ve been there and done that. We spent our first year and a half together exploring the city.
We could do something out west, although I kind of want to go somewhere that we can fly into, take a cab to our hotel, stay parked and spend most of the trip on foot. You know?
I think Colorado could be cool, although that’s a trip we can do with Southwest another time.
Post # 10
You are so lucky you get free passes with SW!
Post # 11
I haven’t been to any of those, so I can’t help with a decision. 🙁 But … when Fiance and I were briefly considering a mini-moon, we talked about Maine, Cape Cod, or Nantucket. It would probably be beautiful up there in September! Just a thought! 🙂
Post # 12
Oooh, and if you do New Orleans, I’m not sure if you’d want to stay in town or nearby, but on the North Shore of the lake (about 25 miles across a causeway) is Fontainebleu State Park. It’s right on the lake with great hiking/walking trails and they have brand new cottages for rent relatively cheap. Boyfriend or Best Friend and I totally want to stay there next time: http://www.crt.state.la.us/Parks/fontaine/accomos/fontaccom.htm
Edit: Just now seeing you want to spend most of your time on foot based out of the hotel, so this idea doesn’t really fit that…but maybe for another time 🙂
Post # 13
We’re also going the mini-moon route. We’re going to New Orleans! We’ve both been there once before and it’s awesome. NO has an atmosphere unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before. I never been to Vegas, but I’ve always wanted to go.
Post # 14
Maine could be cool. I’ve been there before (to Bar Harbor), and we once discussed visiting Portland, ME. That could be a good option.
@emilymuchkinoff – We are so lucky! We haven’t utilized our free passes nearly enough and are hoping to get into the groove of using them this year and make it a point to definitely use them once a year after we get married. When my mom retired from her job as an assistant principal, my dad told her that she should be a flight attendant and she said OK, and here we are now!
Post # 15
Chicago, Santa Fe, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston are all cities that SWA flies to and are pedestrian friendly.
Post # 16
I love Vegas. Never been to the other two places. But Vegas is fabulous… nice pools, great food, and cheesy shows. Plus tons of shopping!
If he’s not a beach or wine person what are you going to the Greek Isles for? Drinking cheap wine and laying on the beach in Santorini was amazing! I hope you still get to do those things while you are there.