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#1 Sir Topham Hatt

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:47

So later this year I'll be proposing to my girlfriend although we have started planning already.

For our honeymoon, we're pretty set on American but it is a vast and wide country.  So here's some thoughts:

 

We're flying from the UK.

We would like to visit a few places, quite possibly starting with New York.

We have a total of 14 days, possibly slightly less.

Half of the holiday we don't mind seeing places, other half is relaxing in the sun, so want somewhere warm!

Don't need to see the Grand Canyon or go to Las Vegas.

 

How long would it take to fly from New York to Los Angeles? New York to Orlando? Any estimate cost for one way trip?

If going to Orland, is Disney World day trip worth it?

I guess the Hollywood near Miami is "the" Hollywood with the sign?

 

After looking at Florida it seems to meet a lot of what I'm looking for. How long would it take to get from Daytona Beach to Miami? Would it be a train? Sorry, it must sound dumb, but it's hard to compare with the UK.

 

Thanks




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Posted 01 January 2014 - 21:58

Based on recent rulings and the TSA I would not recommend anyone come visit us here in the US, maybe another safer and less police staty country? 



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 22:00

Check this out, I'm not trying to do that google knows it for you thing but I think this might be helpful..

 

http://www.travelmath.com/

 

But generally New York to Orlando is not quite 3 hours gate to gate and from Florida to California will probably be 6 or more hours.

 

Might I suggest looking into traveling by trains? Or even renting a car to do some sight seeing?

 

 

Based on recent rulings and the TSA I would not recommend anyone come visit us here in the US, maybe another safer and less police staty country? 

 
Huh..? I'm confused how is the USA unsafe? Millions of people travel through the US every year. I'm sure if it wasn't safe to do so we'd be hearing a lot more about it.
 
Despite how messed up our government is the US is a great country with lots to see so I'm not really sure how relevant your comment is. And after only 1 post, too. Congrats.


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Posted 01 January 2014 - 22:01

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 22:03

So later this year I'll be proposing to my girlfriend although we have started planning already.

For our honeymoon, we're pretty set on American but it is a vast and wide country.  So here's some thoughts:

 

We're flying from the UK.

We would like to visit a few places, quite possibly starting with New York.

We have a total of 14 days, possibly slightly less.

Half of the holiday we don't mind seeing places, other half is relaxing in the sun, so want somewhere warm!

Don't need to see the Grand Canyon or go to Las Vegas.

 

How long would it take to fly from New York to Los Angeles? New York to Orlando? Any estimate cost for one way trip?

If going to Orland, is Disney World day trip worth it?

I guess the Hollywood near Miami is "the" Hollywood with the sign?

 

After looking at Florida it seems to meet a lot of what I'm looking for. How long would it take to get from Daytona Beach to Miami? Would it be a train? Sorry, it must sound dumb, but it's hard to compare with the UK.

 

Thanks

"Hollywood" with the sign is in LA not Florida.

 

Why not the Grand Canyon or Las Vegas?  If you've been already then that's understandable.

 

New York to LA is around 6 hours flying.

 

And if you did go with the suggestion by Trag3dy and go by train, check out the Amtrak website for a cross country journey



#6 seta-san

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 22:10

depends.. tourist traps or "real america"?



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 22:14

Actually, Grand Canyon would be the first place I would visit If I could go to America. It is among the most beautiful places I wish to see, on my 'bucket list'.

Obviously places like Disneyland is catered specifically for holidaymakers, and is best suited to make visits enjoyable and memerable.

But places like sea life and other destinations are magical enough to visit whilst on honeymoon.
Montana has nice countryside also (ok I'm just listing places I would go to and probably not helping)

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 22:16

My dad would suggest going to the see the Great Red Woods in California and traveling up to Yellow Stone National Park. I'm pretty sure that trip can be done by train in a day or two.

 

Lots to see in the Western states. I know less about the east coast though.

 

http://www.theguardi...arks-california



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:04

I dont reply much but you should go to hawaii from nyc. Hollywood sign is in LA not in Hollywood, Fl.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:23

I live in Chicago... and all these depend on the season you go...

 

Having said that,

 

New York (New England area) for a bed and breakfast;

 

south east US, Florida, Tennessee for beach and friendly people;

 

Midwest, Chicago, Madison, Iowa for big cities, great food, fishing?, wilderness;

 

then to the south west, Arizona, Texas for fun, desert like stuff, and music;

 

mountains, Colorado, UTAH, Montana for just plain beauty that is rare in the world;

 

and then the west coast for beach again, and great forests, California, Oregon, Seattle;

 

Outside, if you could, Alaska, and Hawaii would be amazing, but really expensive to go to Hawaii, Alaska has great cruises though.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:23

As others said, Hollywood sign is in California...  Los Angeles..

 

In Florida, we have Walt Disney World in Orlando.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:26

If going to Orland, is Disney World day trip worth it?

 

Went to Orlando for 2 weeks a few years back.  Basically scratched the surface of the theme parks in that time.



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:40

Are we posting ridiculous things on purpose?  Police state really?  OP lemme drop some knowledge.

 

First of all, any and all ideas of being in NYC, LA, Miami, and Orlando in under 14 days is insane.  Its not going to happen.

 

Aside from the fact that spending 1 or 2 days in NYC, LA, Miami, etc is terrible planning, you'll be spending MUCH more time and money sitting down!  Why?  Because the USA is MASSIVE.

Train from NYC to Miami: 31 Hours.

Plane: between 5-7 hours

Car: between 18-19 hours

 

So what to do, what to do?  You pick a place and you STAY!  14 days i'd recommend 2 cities AND THATS IT!

 

Finally, heres some helpful advice.

 

1.  You tip your taxi driver, you tip your waitress, you tip your bartender.  Got it?

2.  You don't have to pay to use the toilet.

3.  If you go to a club or bar, stick with your girl.  Americans are very confident and if they hear that sexy British accent your girl is getting free drinks and a free nights stay if you know what I mean.

4.  Doohoo American beer is bad. Stereotype!  America has the best beer scene in the world AND I CAN BE QUOTED!!!

5.  Herp Derp America food is only McDonalds and Burger King.  American cities, especially NYC you just pick a culture and there will be 100 restaurants that serve that kind of food.

6.  Pizza:  New York is thin, Chicago is deep dish.

7.  The Hollywood sign is in Los Angeles, not Miami.

8.  Bring money.



#14 +Nik L

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:45

America has the best beer scene in the world AND I CAN BE QUOTED!!!

 

Quoted so I can point out what nonsense this is ;)

 

Belgian beer FTW!



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Posted 01 January 2014 - 23:48

Give me a big tip, and I will make sure your body cavities are not searched. :ninja:





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