Alexis
Expert June 2021

Honeymoon Ideas?

Alexis, on June 21, 2021 at 5:55 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 16
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Hi all!


My husband and I got married about 2 weeks ago on June 6th, and we've always planned on delaying our honeymoon for a variety of reasons. We originally planned on going to San Francisco, but my husband has since heard from multiple (unrelated) people that it would not be a good idea... and now he is vetoing the plan entirely.


My husband is a very, "Whatever you want honey!" guy, but very opinionated at the same time, so we still can't entirely agree on a plan. He either wants to do a camping/woodsy/cabin-type honeymoon or something beachy. I would be happy with either if we could figure out what to do!


Does anyone have any recommendations? We've seriously discussed and liked the ideas of an Alaskan cruise, Hawaii, or Canada, but I have no idea where to start with anything other than the cruise (cause it's basically all laid out for us), and we're still open to further suggestions. We've never really been anywhere other than Arizona (where we live), Southern California for Disneyland and stuff, and Ohio (where I'm from).


Any help is appreciated! Thank you!

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Latest activity by Alexis, on July 12, 2021 at 11:21 AM
  • JM Sunshine
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    Would you consider a cruise that leaves out of SF? There are several that either go roundtrip down the coast to Santa Barbara, San Diego, Mexico or ones that go up the coast to Seattle, Alaska. That way you aren't necessarily honeymooning in SF (I agree it's not up to par at the moment--I live near there) but you'd have the opportunity to "see" it for a day before or after the cruise. It's still a breathtaking sight!
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    You guys might like Lake Tahoe! It has both that woodsy campaign feel and also the beach at the lake (although the water is cold for people that aren’t used to it). This also depends on when you want to go, it starts getting chilly in October and snow is possible starting late October through April (January-March being the snowiest but the other months are a gamble).
    It is a breathtaking place though with lots to do!
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    *i meant woodsy cabin feel not campaign
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  • Alexis
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    I certainly would! Our original plan to go to SF was mainly because we are BIG baseball fans, and I personally love when our team plays the Giants & their ballpark there is beautiful, so we wanted to catch a game there. That would actually be a good middle ground for us to look into because the cruise was his idea! I'll see if I can find any to Alaska or possibly elsewhere that ports out of SF and pitch the idea. Thank you!

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  • JM Sunshine
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    I totally agree, Tahoe would have been my next suggestion!
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  • Alexis
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    Alexis ·
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    Oh, that's a good idea! We're sort of up in the air on timeline, and it ultimately depends on what we end up deciding for when we go.

    Like my husband wanted to go to Alaska for the Northern Lights, but when I looked it up, the best times to go are late August to mid-late April. And if we wanted to go somewhere else, we'd probably go closer to our wedding anniversary sometime May through July-ish. My husband loves snow and the cold though so I'm sure he'd be game! Thank you!

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  • Ashlee
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    Colorado has beautiful areas (I personally love Breckenridge) with cabins and woods, hiking, and so many activities to do year round.

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  • Molly
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    We are planning on taking a delayed honeymoon (a year after) to Madrid, Barcelona, & Ibiza Spain. It's very beachy but, isn't as common for honeymoons (at least in our area, most go to Hawaii and the Bahamas). They also have many hiking locations making it fun to explore.

    I also think Lake Tahoe would be a good idea or maybe somewhere in Canada.

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  • Gwendolyn
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    While they may not be the beaches you have in mind - we are traveling around Washington state. We have Seattle for the city vibe, Camano Island for kayaking and bird watching, Forks for hiking, and Port Angeles for a fire on the beach. You can also hop over to Canada fairly easily. Smiley smile

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  • Alexis
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    Breckenridge looks beautiful! It would be an option, although his mom's family lives in Colorado Springs, so I'm worried there would be an expectation of having to go visit them if we decided to go to Colorado. But I would love to go because I've never been! And the climate and activities are right up our alley, so it's worth looking into. Thank you!

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  • Alexis
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    Ooh, I'll have to look into that! My parents went to Spain a few years ago and loved it! I can't believe that didn't cross our minds. Thank you!

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  • Alexis
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    Wait, but that actually sounds amazing! Thank you for the idea!

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    No problem! May is still a little chilly and we normally get one snowstorm that month still, but June and July are very pleasant although with lots of tourists.
    If you have any questions or need recommendations don’t hesitate to ask! I’m in Tahoe most weekends.
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  • Sam
    Devoted October 2021
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    Hi there!

    My FH and I are planning on going to St. Thomas and St. Johns in the US Virgin Islands! We are SO excited! NO passports needed and it looks absolutely HEAVENLY! We plan on staying in St. Thomas for 3 nights- this is a busier more touristy island so we plan on doing touristy things while there. We don't like a lot of crowds and prefer more seclusion when on vacay and figure with it being a MAJOR cruise port, that we will get annoyed by the crowds relatively quickly. With that being said, 3 nights seems just enough! St. Thomas is known for its shopping (beaches of course) and great nightlfe so we figure we could do that for a few days to get that experience. However, knowing us that'll get old fast.

    We plan to stay on St. Johns a majority of the time (7 nights) due to it being more our style in regards to 60% of it is a preserved national park/ more adventurous in terms of lots of hiking and gorgeous beaches/ less populated and ALOT less touristy. Also, St.John is just a quick ferry ride over from St. Thomas ( I read somewhere about 20 minutes) since there is no airport on St. Johns you must take a ferry ride over from St. Thomas. Many that have traveled to St. Johns have claimed it is a "real" Caribbean island experience.

    Also, we are staying at Air BnBs on both islands. It is EXTREMELY affordable compared to staying at a resort.

    Goodluck to you!

    Sam

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  • Sam
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    In addition, we were originally hooked on Maui Hawaii. However, once we really looked into it ( although probably amazing) it just doesn't seem realistic for us. What I mean by that is the flight is SO long... it is SO expensive ( flight wise, stay wise and cost of things to do on the island ) and jet lag I heard is no joke. With the major time difference and length of the flight I've heard people say it took them at least two full days to fully adjust ( what a waste of two days).

    Again,

    Goodluck!

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  • Alexis
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    Thank you SO much for your input! I hadn't even thought about looking into airbnbs or even what it would be like to adjust to time in Hawaii. I agree, we definitely don't want to waste a ton of time 1. traveling (I hate the thought of spending too much of our time on a plane or something), or 2. adjusting to time changes. We also love the idea of going somewhere more for hiking and national parks, so we'll definitely look into this! Thanks again!

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