So our wedding is coming up Aug. 7....crap thats not too far away .
Anyway, were thinking of doing a honeymoon sometime in middle of Sept. or maybe Oct. We plan to spend 2 days at Disney, after that rent a car and drive to Vegas for 2 more days. From there drive to Grand Canyon and spend another 2-3 days, relaxing, exploring, sight seeing. At first the driving between locations seemed to be too much but after doing a quick google maps both destinations are within 5 hour drive.
Yea we could do the whole Caribbean getaway or fly to Europe or whatever, but neither of us has been anywhere on the western coast of the US and figure we could both accomplish seeing and experiencing things we both want in our own country. Oh and neither of us have passports either.
So give me suggestions on hotels in the area's, where have you stayed, how was it, would you go back. Anything you regret? How is the weather in Socal, Nevada, Arizona during these months? What should we avoid, and what should we definitely see?
Fill us in on anything you think necessary.
Yes, definately take the Hoover Dam tour. We also did the cruise on Lake Mead. Take a jacket to the Grand Canyon, it can get a little chilly, especially at night. I was there back in Aug. 2001 and in the mornings it was in the 40's. If you want to do the mule ride down to the canyon floor, you should try to get it booked now, as there is anywhere from a month to 6 months waiting list. If you have the time, you might want to check into driving out to the Valley of Fire. If you do that, take some water or something to drink, since they didn't sell water when I was there last year. As far as hotels go, depends on what you want to spend. I stayed at Bally's, it was reasonable and not too bad.
So thanks for the wedding invite. Lol. Congrats man.
I halve already planned on chartering a sail boat. It will be either a honeymoon or when I propose. If you are willing to split the costs let me know. Most epic trip ever. Pretty much a personal cruise through the Caribbean... either that or burning man festival in NV.
No more jeep for now
But I have free kandy and kittens in the back of my van
Rent a convertible and if you can drive a little of the pacific coast highway. We drove from LA to SF and every turn is a scenic photo opportunity.
In vegas I suggest staying at the Bellagio and catching Cirque du Solei's "O" you can usually get room specials on the bellagio's website. Fountains are impressive and we really liked the old Vegas strip/ freemont street.
We stayed in Williams AZ. At the railway hotel and rode train up to the grand canyon. We walked out of hotel and they had elk grazing in field right next to hotel.
Very nice way to get to canyon
on weather: for any time spent in california you'll want to check the weather the week before hand as we sometimes get freak heatwaves, or an indian summer (like summer in fall).
when you go to disneyland I would recommend getting park hopper tickets so you can go back and forth between disneyland and california adventure (bring comfortable shoes). hotels right around disneyland will be more expensive, so if you can find one a few blocks away with a shuttle service it will be cheaper. the last time I went I stayed at the Hilton (obviously not cheaper) but it was am amazing hotel with a shuttle. also - bring a reusable water bottle as a small water will cost you $4 and up.
for the Grand Canyon and Las Vegas the key thing to remember is you are in the desert (hot during the day, cold at night).
Vegas is also a lot of walking so if you plan on going a club a few hotels down the strip prepare your fiance (walking for 30 mins in heels is not fun for either of you). take advantage of the monorail as it will cut down on your cab fare. I recommend spending the cash for a gondola ride in the Venetian (do the indoor route) as it's pretty cute/romantic.
also...abuse the heck out of the fact you are newlyweds. tell everyone who works anywhere to get the best deals and unexpected perks. people at hotels may see if they can get you upgrades, freebies...etc. just be really happy and have your fiance start gushing over the ring...blah blah blah.