Anyone have honeymoon suggestions if you can't go away for too long and your fiancé doesn't have a passport? (Seriously want to kill him.... Traveled the whole world with the military but he doesn't have a passport. He could still get one, but we'd have to pay quite a bit to expedite the process) we only have a few days..
We live in New England, btw.
@Dindlee, we honeymooned in Colonial Williamsburg, VA. It was about a 7-hour-drive from where I live in Pennsylvania (not sure how far it would be for you). It was a ton of fun, and the staff in every restaurant doted on us, minstrels played Scottish love songs during dinnertime dedicated just to me and my husband, orators in period clothing had entire taverns toasting us, waiters brought us wedding cards from the tavern staff...it was very sweet. My husband and I were the stars because it is not a typical honeymoon hotspot. We stayed right in the stunning Williamsburg Inn, which is in the center of the historic district, within walking distance of everything you would want to do there, with gorgeous marble bathrooms. There are tons of daily activities throughout the historic district to choose from, and we opted for a nighttime pirate tour (creepy and entertaining, with superb acting, based on actual history), a nighttime witch trial in a historic courthouse lit by torches (based on records from a real historic trial), and another trial for a soldier--I forget the details, but we served as "jurors"--among other things. There were several fancy restaurants within walking distance of the Inn, but we ate at all the historical taverns--pricey, but honeymoons are the time to splurge. We went in April and the weather was perfect.
We were originally going to do a Caribbean cruise, but I had hallucinations in the hospital about a horrible cruise, and that nixed that idea. I would go back to Williamsburg in a heartbeat though.
@Alzora thank you! I have been to Williamsburg and I love it. Virginia Beach is on our list of spots and Williamsburg is only about an hour away. Thank you! Sounds like your honeymoon was fabulous.
My husband didn't have a passport, so we went to Kauai, Hawaii. The tropical weather was awesome! We went to a lot of gardens and relaxed on the beach. (Our other choice was Italy, but it was more expensive and we decided it wasn't worth the hassle of getting him a passport) We went there for 1 week. I would recommend if choosing Hawaii to pick one island if you can only go for less than a week. We didn't even get to see everything in Kauai! For a honeymoon, I would avoid the main land since that one is packed with tourists. Kauai was really nice, highly recommend it.
Originally Posted by dindlee
I was going to suggest Hawaii. One of the most beautiful places on earth :) But I thought it might be too far from New England :/ Two flights and about ten hours in total (it was sixteen from where I live x_x)
Originally Posted by catloverd
Otherwise... my mum and dad have been to Martha's Vineyard and they had a great time there :)
It really depends on what type of honeymoon you want to have, catloverd. I am also from New England originally, and if you are willing to fly, I would highly recommend the Oregon coast. Accomodations are usually pretty inexpensive, and it is absolutely beautiful this time of year.
If you don't want to go far try:
Cape Cod / Provincetown, Mass.
Any of the wonderful B&Bs in VT or NH
Florida is nice this time of year as well and tourist season is over . I personally really love Sarasota - that's where we got married/ honeymooned on Siesta Key. Not too spendy, either.
Definitely check out craigslist, as you can often get good last-minute deals on accomodations
Dina: If you can, I'd chose Hawaii, so lovely! And Martha's Vineyard is a good suggestion, but I'm a big wine lover. And foodie... I once stayed with one of my friends in a house by the coast in Maine, it was absolutely lovely and tranquil. Perfect for a secluded and quiet honeymoon.
Hawaii seems to be winning! We had considered it as well. We only have 4-5 days, though, so I'm just worried with the long flight there and back, and the jet lag it might not be worth it. *sigh* Maybe I need to consider finding the money to get the passport. Puerto Rico is also on our short list, as we don't need passports for PR either.
If I were you (since you only have a few days) I'd do something simple and short-traveled, then save money for the passport and go on a longer second honeymoon later, when you can get away for maybe 10 days or something. Just an idea!
@Dindlee, the Finger Lakes area of New York is also AMAZINGLY gorgeous, with hiking, wine, etc. There are B&Bs that are big old Victorian-style homes, furnished beautifully. That would be much closer to you than Colonial Williamsburg or Hawaii, allowing you to spend more time relaxing and less time traveling. I have stayed in this one at Seneca Lake and it was breathtakingly beautiful: http://www.thelakehouseonseneca.com/ Huge lawn overlooking Seneca Lake, with a train passing the house twice daily in a very vintage sort of way.