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Chelsea
Expert July 2021

2021 honeymooners!

Chelsea, on January 27, 2021 at 10:45 AM Posted in Honeymoon 0 18
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Hi!

Getting married July 10, 2021! We are wanting to plan our honeymoon for 12th-17th of July.

How are you planning? We have been stalking Costco travel, thinking Hawaii or Cali.

With the strict covid rules, do you think itll be okay then?

Are you still booking things?

CDC says negative covid test 3 days before flying, is this stopping you?

Just don't know if I should book things!

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Latest activity by Amanda, on February 1, 2021 at 3:52 PM
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    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    Isnt the CDC thing for international travel only? If so it isn't affecting us.


    Honestly, the Covid rules will depend on the state. If you're looking for a sure bet, I would recommend going somewhere "open". That's what we are doing!
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
    Mrs. Spring ·
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    We may be renting a cabin in the mountains. Definitely staying away from bigger cities
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  • Chelsea
    Expert July 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    I read that wrong yes your correct! Where are you going?

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  • Chelsea
    Expert July 2021
    Chelsea ·
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    Smart idea

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  • T
    Super April 2021
    Tiger Bride ·
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    We are going to South Dakota! Rushmore, Black Hills, and Badlands. If I had a dollar for every time someone said "...you're going to South Dakota for your honeymoon? Really?" I probably could pay for most of the trip 😂 but we are a couple of East Coasters so we are super stoked!


    I'm not sure where you're from but SC, TN, FL, are also pretty "open" and have tons of cool stuff to do.
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  • Llcool_Kay
    Expert July 2021
    Llcool_Kay ·
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    I think Hawaii has some strict travel rules right now that include quarantining after arrival. I would suggest doing what another pp said and go somewhere open. We’re going to Florida lol 😂
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  • Jamie
    Dedicated July 2021
    Jamie ·
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    We are getting married the same day as you and are taking our honeymoon from the 11th-19th. We are road tripping to Florida and made sure we booked a room with free cancelation, so if we absolutely had to it won't hurt us to scrap everything. We definitely wanted to avoid anything overseas too just because of all the different guidelines that would need to be followed. Other than that, we are planning as normal.
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
    MOB So Cal ·
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    It's hard to predict what the rules and statuses of various US destinations will be in July, but there are a few things I'd consider. 1) From the very beginning, Hawaii has had some of the strongest travel restrictions in the US, including closely monitored 14-day quarantines for all coming in to the state. We've thoroughly enjoyed vacationing there, but I wouldn't book anything there until things are much more stable. 2) As a native of CA, generally, it would be my very first suggestion, but, honestly, I think it is very hard to predict what happens next. Despite the fact that infection and hospitalization numbers are still among the highest in the world, it was announced this week that the lockdowns in place for the past month here are being lifted.... Personally, I'd take a wait and see approach -- we've been all over the place with regulations and, currently, compliance isn't great. 3) I've seen multiple articles today that new national regulations related to flights within the US (e.g., mandatory testing, etc.) are under serious consideration right now....

    If it were me, I'd probably hold off for a few months to see how things are trending. I agree with pps that if I were trying to chose potential destinations with lower risks of being shut down/quarantined and/or more tightly controlled, I'd probably look to more secluded, rural destinations that are potentially drivable from your location. Depending on where you live, maybe places like the Smokey Mountains, or South Dakota (I agree with pp that it really is an awesome place, we loved a vacation through that part of the country), the Maine coast, or the Eastern Sierra Nevada (Mammoth, Yosemite, etc.) I also wouldn't book anything that is not 100% refundable. Believe me, I truly want to hope/believe things will be better by summer, but the most frequent prediction I'm seeing is that things might start to "normalize" (but a "new normal," not a pre-2020 normal) by fall, at the earliest. Even that is going to depend a lot on what happens in the next few months regarding immunizations, mutations, etc. Good luck!

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  • Katie
    Rockstar August 2021
    Katie ·
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    We are doing a staycation honeymoon. We are renting a hotel room at the casino in Niagara falls.
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  • M
    Expert June 2021
    Melanie ·
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    We're thinking of spending a few days at a resort in Florida and doing an international honeymoon for our 1 year.

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  • Tee
    Dedicated October 2021
    Tee ·
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    We live in CA so probably taking a mini moon likely in Palm Springs. Planning a larger trip to Bora Bora sometime next year. I love Hawaii and would definitely advise going there for your honeymoon! They have low numbers compared to CA, and it’s going to take awhile to vaccinate folks here, and our numbers are crazy right now.
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  • Melody
    Devoted April 2021
    Melody ·
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    We're getting married in April and live in CA. We'll be driving to a private cabin in Big Bear about 3 blocks from the lake. Pretty much everything to do there (hiking, swimming/kayaking, snowboarding if the nearby peak has snow) is outdoors and easy to do socially distanced. We'll buy food for the week on the way up, but leave allowances for a couple of nights to check out local food joints. Even for those, we'd likely just pick the food up and take it back to the cabin, especially the pizza!

    We're planning a big trip to Bora Bora for our 10yr anniversary and a medium-sized trip to Molokai, HI for an earlier anniversary. Timing for that one will depend on travel restrictions and how much time is needed to save for it.

    Last I heard from Hawaii is that if you're flying in you either have to quarantine for 14 days or show proof of negative tests results from within 72 hours. It's been a bit since I've checked, though, so my information might be outdated at this point. As for California, who knows what travel restrictions or requirements will be in place then! There are plenty of great options along the coast or in the redwoods or desert that work well, though I can basically guarantee that anywhere on the coast will be crowded mid-summer.

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  • Ashley
    Beginner May 2021
    Ashley ·
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    This is a great question! I actually have been traveling this whole time of the pandemic, and I found that every place you go are taking the same precautions. Me and my fiancé wanted to do a cruise, but, that is the one place we don’t want to go until everything is okay. So, we are thinking maybe renting a cabin in Tennessee for a week.
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    Dedicated January 2021
    Kimberly ·
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    Hi, our honeymoon country is not allowing americans. Unless this country improves, we won't be able to go. I'm on the same boat, no idea where to go
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  • Jasmine
    Just Said Yes April 2021
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    My wedding is April 3 & we leave the day after to the DR for our honeymoon. CDC is requiring all international flights coming into the US to have a negative COVID test within 3 days of your flight, luckily the resort we are staying at offers complimentary COVID testing to all the guests! We're staying at Secrets Resort Cap Cana in Punta Cana but we looked into Hawaii as well. Since Hawaii is an island they are requiring travelers to have a negative test before coming & I currently live in California and I don't think there are any travel restrictions if you are just coming from a different state. I do want to let you know that the majority of the counties are still in the purple tier ( you can use this link as a reference https://covid19.ca.gov/ ) so that might effect the different activities you & your fiancé can actually do. Hope this helps!

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  • Amanda
    Savvy July 2021
    Amanda ·
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    Hi! We’re getting married on 7/30/21 and are hoping for a traditional honeymoon either international or somewhere like Hawaii! Since people aren’t traveling as much these days, we plan on waiting until late spring to book our honeymoon so we can see what locations are open. Resorts aren’t selling out by any means, so you have plentyyyy of time 😊
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  • DabC
    Dedicated January 2021
    DabC ·
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    We just got married 1/2/21 and our honeymoon was 1/9-1/16 in Hawaii. Their only real requirement is a negative covid test however, it has to be done by an agency approved by Hawaii. We took ours at JFK airport, there were only a few approved airports on their list but several other companies including walgreens and CVS (however, none of our walgreens and cvs' within 100 miles were giving them). If you do go with Hawaii, you will receive a text and email of all of Hawaii's requirements a few weeks before your travel date. Additionally, the COVID test was $200 pp cash, no insurance accepted. I think if you decide to do the at-home test (must do at least 3 weeks before departure) it was only $125.

    Unless there is a major announcement, I would keep travel to the US and US territories where you know for sure you will be allowed back home, even if quarantining is mandatory once you get home.

    We only visited Oahu (as another covid test was required in order to visit another island) but I would say Hawaii is your best bet if you want to FEEL like you left the country lol you would be on an Island after all!

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  • Amanda
    Savvy July 2021
    Amanda ·
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    Hawaii is starting to look like a great option to me.... I am going to wait until later in the year but will start researching the islands 😀

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