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1. Posted by smiley28 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6w Star this if you like it!

I am getting married in December and going on a honeymoon in January. I am on a limited budget of $3000. I would prefer to stay in the United States but need help with ideas of where to go. Thank you.

2. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 819 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

The obvious questions are;
1) Where are you (roughly)? as there's little point suggesting SF if you're an SF resident.
2) What is your idea of a Honeymoon (apart from the obvious)? Doing nothing, wandering across National Parks or historic sites, sitting on a beach, etc etc or what...

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 2240 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Niagara Falls.

If a weekend in this city is convenient or not depends on where you start from.

4. Posted by 55vineyard (Budding Member 30 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

What Andrew said also for how many nights?
Most of the US will not be all that warm with the possible exception of Key West. You can look at Hawaii or possibly Puerto Rico but maybe you are looking for a ski vacation or a city stay. More info is needed please.

5. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1071 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

January . . . San Diego, California. The weather is almost guaranteed to be perfect. Spring starts in California in January and San Diego is as far south as you can get and still stay in the country. It's a beautiful city with lots to do. There is Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, the San Diego Mission, Balboa Park with all kinds of things including the famous San Diego Zoo, Little Italy, Safari Park (my favorite), Seaport Village, the Gaslight District (perfect for a honeymoon), Sea World, etc.

You might even be able to go in the water. It's actually warmer water in the winter. One thing you will never do is run out of things to do. The Sunset Cliffs would also be great honeymoon material. What is more romantic than a gorgeous sunset?

Whatever you choose, have a wonderful honeymoon and a long and happy marriage.

6. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1071 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

P.S. Unless you enjoy freezing weather, I would not recommend Niagara Falls in January. We used to live near there and it is COLD. It's lovely any other time of year, but you did say January. The southwest USA would be my choice.

7. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 984 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

I have spent a lot of time in the winter on the Gulf Coast of the US between Panama City Beach and Biloxi. It isn't as warm there as it is farther south in Florida, but it isn't freezing cold as a rule. If you can be happy walking on the beach or looking at the water it is fairly inexpensive and there are some National Parks, forts and museums if you want something to do.

I have been to New Orleans in December, but it did get quite cold there at that time.

On the Atlantic side, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island is quite nice for walking or even riding horseback on the beach and it has lots of little shops and restaurants. Although again - it would be too cold to swim.

If you get as far down as Key West, it will be warmer, but also more expensive. You have to balance how much you have to spend with your need for warm water.

If you consider Puerto Rico as part of the US, that would be a possibility also although you would probably have to have passports to visit there.

I have also been to St. Croix (USVI) in the winter and it is less expensive there than the rest of the Virgin Islands. We rented an apartment there for a week right on the beach from Vacation Rental By Owner and it was not too expensive. Currently those apartments in January rent for $75-150/day. And car rental would be about $300/week. Of course if you rented an apartment, you would need to cook or else order take-out. And I think you would need a passport

[ Edit: Edited on 14-Apr-2019, at 21:21 by greatgrandmaR ]

8. Posted by Dymphna (Full Member 145 posts) 5w Star this if you like it!

Being January, are you into winter sports?