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Savvy October 2020

Our honeymoon was cancelled... Now what?!

Carissa, on July 29, 2020 at 12:52 PM Posted in Honeymoon 0 7
So I'm sure like the rest of you, my fiancé and I are grappling with the constant changes and uncertainty that comes with trying to plan a wedding during Covid. We live in Southern California (Covid hotspot) and made the difficult decision to cancel our wedding and just elope with immediate family on 10/25/20. Our honeymoon was originally supposed to be a week and a half in Ireland, which is also now cancelled. We're desperately trying to think of alternate honeymoon options within the US. The honeymoon will be in November and we'd like to avoid snow, and I'm not much of a beach person. We considered a road trip and just visit as many National Parks as possible but it's unknown if they'll be open or not. Please send any suggestions! We still really want the honeymoon experience.


Latest activity by Carissa, on July 30, 2020 at 12:58 AM
  • Yasmine
    Master October 2020
    Yasmine ·
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    What about Nevada? You could do Vegas and I believe they have National Parks also.

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  • Nicole
    Master September 2020
    Nicole ·
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    SoCal here too, and our 12 day trip to Ireland, Scotland, and England was also canceled (should be there right now 😭). What about Big Sur? Lots of gorgeous state parks, and not too far from Monterey. Still on the beach, but not the sunny beach most people think of. The Grand Canyon would also be a fun trip, or Sedona in AZ. So many incredible places to go!
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  • MOB So Cal
    January 2019
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    My concern with the Nat'l Parks is that some of them in the western US could already have snow or other bad weather by November (doesn't rule them out necessarily, but you'd need to be ready for that and the possibility that in some cases the access roads could be closed). As a native CA, I think it's hard to beat a road trip that takes you through Santa Barbara, the wineries of the Central Coast, the small beach towns like Cayucos, touring San Simeon (if it's open at the time) and working your way through Monterey, Santa Cruz, then time in San Francisco, Marin, and finish up in Napa before heading home. From Orange County, we've made it to our furthest north point in one long day and then taken 7-10 days to come back home. For a honeymoon, I'd probably reverse that and do the long slow drive on the way up, and then just power back at the end of the trip. Along the way there are some awesome B&B's that I highly recommend (Simpson House Inn in SB, The Cayucos Sunset Inn, The Jabberwock Inn in Monterey, are all awesome). Good luck! Smiley heart

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    Road trip to Colorado? You could pass through National Parks in NV, UT, and AZ if you wanted to detour. You could see places like Moab, etc. and that would be really fun!

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  • Margaret
    Master October 2020
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    Sorry for all your canceled plans. The good news is, National Parks are fully open and in full swing. We were going to a do a tour of all the national parks in Arizona. If you haven't been to Sedona it's absolutely beautiful. Also there is a really neat old town called Jerome, Arizona which has incredibly history and fun little shops. Can't forget about Prescott - I'd find a great centrally located Hotel or B&B and use that as your daily point. We were going to stay just north of Sedona with our son and use that as our base point to go to all the really neat NPs.

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  • Rebecca
    Master August 2019
    Rebecca ·
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    I'm so sorry you've had to cancel all your plans.

    At this point, I'd pick a local minimoon, and postpone the big one for next year, when things are likely to be safer. I would not recommend AZ or NV, which are hot spots.

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  • Carissa
    Savvy October 2020
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    I really appreciate everyone's feedback! We're trying to be as careful as possible because our 11 year old son has breathing issues and we don't want to risk bring anything back to him. We're thinking we might just rent an RV and go camping. It'll isolated and romantic. Now to figure out where...
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