Help finding a honeymoon destination

My fianc? and I are getting married Sept 22 and we have yet to make any kind of decision where to go for our honeymoon. Initially we wanted to go to Europe but we just don't have the budget for that. We aren't cruise, Mexico or resort type people- we'd like somewhere different. But we're definitely on a budget (as in less than $2,000 total). I've exhausted every search engine trying to find even a city to stay in, let alone a hotel/house/etc. Any suggestions would be WONDERFUL!!!
Posted on March 7, 2013 at 3:08 pm
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lorna247
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I found this site which looks quite good for European destinations. How long were you panning on going away for? Maybe you could cut the time down and go somewhere more your taste.  You’re luck with your timing though because September/October is the cheaper and the weather is still decent in most European countries.  


 


Good luck and let us know what you decide.


 


http://travel.usnews.com/Rankings/Best_Affordable_European_Honeymoon_Destinations/

Posted on March 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm
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Hello and Welcome to Project Weddings! What cities have you looked at staying so far? What do you and fiance' like to do? Do you like fine dining or night life or do you like shopping and sightseeing more? I can suggest some things with a little more information about you and future hubby.


Me and DH went on a cruise for our honeymoon, but in hindsight I would have rather stayed in Florida the entire week instead of doing the cruise. We stayed in Miami for the weekend and had a blast! We stayed at the Sofitel hotel. 

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:31 am
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Thank you so much!! Great suggestions!

We are a more laid back couple. Love sight seeing a bit and some shopping but mainly relaxing and being outside. We're looking into Nova Scotia right now. We'll be flying from ky(where we live) and after accommodations and flight we're coming pretty close to our $2,000 budget. But when I told my fianc? everything, he didn't seem worried about it. We looked into Florida a ton when we were first engaged. In the end we decided we could easily take that trip anytime and we wanted a trip that we aren't likely to go do again for our honeymoon. We're thinking we'll take a week long trip- wherever we end up going :)
Posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:07 am
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Sounds great! 

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 7:11 am
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Awesome! One other thing you can look at is groupon or living social excursions! Obviously those have a lot more fine print...but those are great for budget trips to fun and exciting places!

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 9:39 am
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The place I have in mind is not out of the country but it's secluded, romantic and will probably give you just what you like.  Mackinac Island, Michigan.  It's between the US and Canada so technically you could go out of the country if you'd like.  You have to take a ferry (or small plane) to the island because there are no bridges to get there.  When you are there, there are no cars so you walk, rent a bicycle or you can go horseback riding.  Check it out at www.Mackinacisland.org


 

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:20 am
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Exactly the kind of place we're looking for!! THANK YOU! It's right up our alley :) Everyone has been so kind and helpful. Thank you so much. I really appreciate it!!
Posted on March 8, 2013 at 12:21 pm
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We went to Lake Tahoe for a vacation last summer and it was the best vacation i've ever been on.  And in September there wont be so many tourists since they usually go when it's hot and have the kids out of school.  


San Fransisco was another amazing trip that we took.  We live in LA so for both of those trips we drove, and that made it special because we got to spend the drive talking and bonding, then the trip we did so much fun stuff! In tahoe we went on a speed boad, ate a lot of yummy food, and went hiking and shopping.  San Fransisco we went to the bridge, had a ton of seafood and enjoyed the beaches.  We're a foodie couple though so we like places with amazing food. :)

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:09 pm
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ashville, nc is great.  there is the biltomore house, gardens, and vineyard the fee is close to $45 per person, but you could spend all day there litterally.  there are a lot of b&bs in that area plus some great hotels.  


http://www.exploreasheville.com


there is a guided canoe trip down the french broad river to see the late summer wildflowers.  also, depending on the year the end of sept could have some fall color too.  that normally happens in oct though.


there are great scenic drives.  hiking trails.  zip line tours. horseback riding.  and the downtown area is nice.


drink beer, there is a ashville brews cruise.  ashville has been voted beer city usa.  there is also ashville food tours.  admission charge for brew cruise.


if you ride motorcycles there is a tour on motorcycles.


lake lure is a short drive away and they have a dinner pontoon boat cruise where you arrive at the dock and tour the lake while the captain tells stories about the lake.  you stop at a restaurant and eat supper and then take the boat back to the dock while the sun is setting.  so beautiful.  i have personally been on this cruise several times and LOVE it.  if you go...please bring a jacket cause you will need it when the sun starts setting.  there is a charge for the cruise and you pay for your dinner.


there is a chocolate factory you can tour.


wine tours.


chimney rock state park...which you will pass if you go to lake lure. 


great smokey mountain railroad tour that takes like 5 hours.


grove park inn which has hosted presidents and hollywood stars alike.


there are spas in the area too.


not too sure where you live, but this is a truely beautful city with tons to do.  the people are nice and it is a more laid back atmosphere.

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 5:37 pm

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