Our {Family} Honeymoon Plans!

Since we got engaged & started planning the wedding, Justin & I talked about going to Hawaii for our honeymoon. We knew we couldn’t go right after the wedding for scheduling reasons, but we were planning on going in June for a week. Well, now that we’ve decided to add to the family, we’ve decided to postpone the trip since it’ll cost us over $3,000 in flights alone, and that can buy a whole lot of diapers.

We still wanted a chance to celebrate our new marriage though, so in place of Hawaii we’ll be going to our favorite place- San Diego! We used to go there a lot before we had Shane, and even went last year for Shane’s 3rd birthday. This time, we’re going for more than just a weekend- we’re making it a “real” family vacation for a solid 4 days. &Since we’ll be checking out travel offers and discounts at Expedia, we’ll still be saving so much compared to Hawaii that we’ll be able to afford a few days’ worth of entertainment! Here’s what we’re planning:

San Diego Safari Park

San Diego Safari Park Cheetah Run

We hit the San Diego Zoo last year, and Shane absolutely loved it. This year, I want to go on a Safari- and I have to check out the cheetah run! We’re deciding now which safari to take so if you’ve ever been, I’d love to hear about your experience!

Legoland California

Legoland California

We went here for Shane’s birthday last year & had a blast! I loved how the rides that had longer waits all had Lego stations set out for kids to play with. &Most of the rides were appropriate for Shane’s age, which was really nice.

SeaWorld San Diego

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Somehow, I haven’t been to Sea World. I grew up just 4 hours away & Justin and I have been to San Diego no less than 5 times, yet I haven’t been! I’m looking forward to checking it out this time.

Coronado Beach

Beach Proposal

This is the photo that I took as Justin was pulling out my engagement ring to propose. It’s a beautiful beach & since this trip is to celebrate our marriage, it seems fitting to go back to where he proposed!

We haven’t set the dates for our trip yet, but we’re thinking late May/early June. I can’t wait to get away with my family & have fun!

Do you have any travel plans for the summer?

Ps. Homebound this year? Be sure to check out worldstores.com where they currently have a sale for up to 50% off home & outdoor equipment so you can have fun at home!

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  1. looks like a great time.
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  2. Sounds like a wonderful time!
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  3. It sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! You are going to LOVE Sea World! (I haven’t been to the one in San Diego, but we go to the San Antonio one all the time! It’s a blast!)
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  4. You are going to have so much fun!
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  5. I love San Diego! Southern Cali is such a lovely place, I love it there. We spent my son’s 7th birthday at Legoland California, and it was the best birthday ever!

    As far a summer travel plans, we are taking our first road trip as a family of 6! We’re going to Arizona is July to visit friends and some of the sights we missed while living there. It will be super hot, but our resort is gorgeous and I’m really excited to go!
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  6. It sounds like a wonderful alternative
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  7. It sounds like a great plan!
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  8. Having a baby this summer so I cam guessing no. :)
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  9. San Diego sounds like a great way to spend your family honeymoon! It’s so beautiful, great food, and so much to do!
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  10. I think it sounds like an awesome honeymoon plan!
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  11. You are going to have a blast!
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  12. Sounds like a great trip!
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  13. You are going to have so much fun!

  14. Sounds like you’ll have a great time! I’m sure Shane will appreciate being included in your honeymoon :-).
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  15. My kids would love that trip. What a great family “honeymoon”. I’m thinking of taking my kids to Denver to see my sister. Gotta start researching cool stuff!
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  16. Hope you have the time of your life!

  17. Oooh nice! We did a simple honeymoon.. We should really go out and re-do it!
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  18. Have fun! I’m so jealous!
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  19. We went to Hawaii last June for a week and it’s very expensive, especially with kids. With that said, we won’t be vacationing for a long while.
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  20. I think this is a wonderful alternative idea and will create some precious family memories.
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  21. Sounds like a blast. I went to the San Diego Zoo a couple years ago but want to go to the safari park.
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  22. My husband and I are going to have a belated honeymoon this summer since I was pregnant last year, thus didn’t really feel up to par for traveling. We’re considering Gatlinburg. :)
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  23. That will be an amazing trip!
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  24. Sounds like fun! We’re going to visit with my sister and then head to the beach from her house. My aunt and grandma are coming along too!
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  25. You’re going to have a blast!
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  26. I hope you have a great time.
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  27. Sounds so much fun! We love Coronado beach! The sand looks like there is diamonds in it!
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  28. You’re going to have so much fun! The Wild Animal Park is amazing – that’s where we actually saw giraffes running! Legoland is a blast but I’m sure it’s even more fun with the water park now. Are you going to stay in the Legoland Hotel too? Hope you have a great ‘honeymoon’ :)
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  29. How fun! You will have to share all your tips with me! We are going for a week in September!
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  30. Love sea world.

  31. No plans, just local activities for us.
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  32. Your gonna have a great time!

  33. Looks like so much fun!

  34. I just visited Coronado and fell in love!
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  35. Sounds like a great honeymoon to me! I’d love to visit legoland
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  36. You are going to have an ab fab trip! Noah would love LEGOland. We haven’t been yet and we live about 45 mins from LEGOland Florida, That’s on our to-do list.

  37. How exciting!! I have always wanted to go to Hawaii but it’s so expensive from the East coast. I have also wanted to visit San Diego, I can’t wait to hear about your trip!!
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  38. Sounds like it was an amazing trip.
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  39. I went to Sea World Orlando last year for my first time. it was amazing! I really recommend the dolphin show.
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  40. sounds like a fabulous trip you have planned
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  41. I’ve heard great things about San Diego — looks like the perfect place for a family!!
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  42. oh fun! We went to Hawaii on our honeymoon. The flight was ughhhh so long from Florida. I would love to go to San Diego sometime. Have a great time!
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  43. you’ll have so much fun – San Diego is awesome!
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  44. It sounds like it is going to be a great time. I love Coronado Beach.
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  45. No travel plans yet, but I hope you have such a wonderful time!
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  46. Oh fun!

    We’re moving this summer but since it’s from South Dakota to Texas, I guess it will be like a stressful vacation….LOL!
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  47. You’ll have such a wonderful time. I really love the San Diego area, although Hawaii is also on my bucket list! Summer travel this year will probably only be due to conferences.
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  48. It sounds like a great trip! We are planning a family camping trip (here in Texas) for the end of May/first of June.
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  49. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate until you can get to Hawaii!
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  50. We want to go to San Diego and visit Lego Land… it would be a dream come true for my son. :)
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