Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"I Do" Ideas: Honeymoon (Part 1 of 4!)

This week I thought we could explore some ideas for honeymoons. (Thanks to Kara for suggesting this fun topic!) I’ve come up with 4 categories: Local/cost-conscious, Tropical, Transatlantic and the Continental US. Over the next 8 weeks, we’ll touch on all of the categories (with a few Wedding Stories sprinkled in between!)

First up:

Local / Cost-conscious

Kennebunkport, Maine

“The Place to be all Year”

Maine - Map

Activities and sights to check out include: gift shops, whale watching, sailing excursions, Blowing Cave, Spouting Rock, summer home of Pres. Bush, Cape Porpoise “The Quite Side of Kennebunkport”: Goat Island Lighthouse, fish markets, galleries, lobstermen on the pier, Goose Rocks Beach: kayaking, canoeing, Fine Living Festival (celebrating fine food, art and wine), Christmas Prelude, “Walk the Port” Local Appreciation Night, and more!

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For more info on Kennebunkport, visit here.

Martha’s Vineyard

“The Vineyard” Best time to go: June through August. Martha’s Vineyard consists of six towns: Vineyard Haven, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah.

MV - Map

Activities and sights to check out include: beaches, bike and hiking trails, kayaking and canoeing, red clay Aquinnah Cliffs, street fairs, fireworks, farmers markets, the Agri-culture Fair, golf tournaments, art and music festivals, Flying Horses Carousel in Oak Bluffs (the nation’s oldest operating platform carousel), five lighthouses, and more!

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For more info on Martha’s Vineyard, visit here.


“There once was a man from Nantucket…” Nantucket has been named a National Historic District and has architecturally changed little since the 17th century, as seaside cottages and old-fashioned lamps still line its streets.

Nantuck - Map

Activities and sights to check out include: beaches, biking, boating, fishing, whaling, sailing, festivals (including the Arts Week that starts Labor Day weekend, the Christmas Stroll, the Daffodil Festival in April, the Wine Festival and the Film Festival in June), golf, museums (including the Whaling and Shipwreck museums), antique shopping, handcrafted jewelry and more!


For more info on Nantucket, visit here.

Block Island

"One of the 12 last great places in the Western Hemisphere." Block Island consists of one town: New Shoreham. It is the smallest town in the smallest state in the US.

Bride Heather says: “We enjoyed massages at Koru Eco spa, a movie at the old Empire Theater and wonderful dinners at The National and The Spring House (also where we stayed).”

BI - Map

Activities and sights to check out include: beaches, moped and bike rentals, horseback riding, fishing and boat rentals, kayaking and canoeing, sailing and parasailing, shopping, The Nature Conservancy, carriage rides, lighthouses, nature trails, art galleries, The Farmer’s Market, bird watching, snorkeling, and more!

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For more info on Block Island, visit here.

Cape Cod

“The Cape”. Cape Cod, Massachusetts is divided up into four sections commonly referred to as: Upper Cape, Mid Cape, Lower Cape and Outer Cape.

Cape - Map

Activities and sights to check out include: beaches, golfing, bike trails through the sand dunes, drive-ins, boardwalks, art galleries and centers, sculpture gardens, mini-golf, outlet malls, wineries, Hyannis Harbor, JFK Museum, Sandy Neck Beach, Mayflower Beach, The Flying Horses Carousel, Buzzards Bay, Woods Hole, Lewis Harbor, and more!

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For more info on Cape Cod, visit here.

Where did you go for your honeymoon?

Stay tuned in a few weeks for part 2 of Honeymoon Ideas!