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Possible honeymoon?

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Possible honeymoon?

My fiance' and I will be taking our honeymoon in October and are considering the MB area. We were hoping for something beachy and authentic, where we can get a taste of local culture (and local food, ha!) and truly experience the atmosphere--- as opposed to something very tourist-oriented. The idea of an East Coast, low country vacation is very appealing to us, but seeing as how we aren't familiar with the area at all, we're looking for an experienced voice. MB looks beautiful, but how "touristy" is it? What are some ideas for things to do that locals would do? Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Possible honeymoon?

MB is pretty "touristy", maybe less so in the fall and winter. Take a look at Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant , and even further south to St Simons. October can be a bit chilly, so the further south you are, the better to have warmer weather for the beach.

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2. Re: Possible honeymoon?

Myrtle Beach is lots of fun; but, other beach areas - closer to Charleston or to Savannah - tick more of your boxes and will be more romantic.

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3. Re: Possible honeymoon?

If you look in Webster's, the picture beside "touristy" is Myrtle Beach. It's a great place for a family vacation, but IMO there are better honeymoon choices along the SC coast. Charleston is a wonderfully romantic city and would be tops on my list. If beachy is a must, check out Folly Beach or Sullivan's Island. Don't worry about what the locals do. Coastal towns are built on making visitors happy, so just do all the fun, touristy things. Besides, visitors have more fun than locals anyway. <:-)

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Even though it is much less crowded in October, it sounds like MB is not the place for you! Just driving thru it in October you would see just how touristy it is! Head further south a bit...like Charleston, SC or Savannah or even Amelia Island, FL.

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5. Re: Possible honeymoon?

I enjoy Myrtle, but I have to go with th eherd on this one: Look a little closer at Outer Banks (NC) Charleston/Hilton Head, Savannah/St. Simons Island or even Sanibel Island Florida.

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6. Re: Possible honeymoon?

If you go as far south as Sanibel, you might enjoy Captiva even more.

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7. Re: Possible honeymoon?

The Charleston area might be the place for you, depending upon your budget, check out The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island (or possibly a villa, instead), Isle of Palms or Folly beach.

Plenty to do from outdoor activities, to historical tours, lots of walking and gawking and some of the best food options you'll find anywhere.

Read through the Top Questions on the Charleston page for more ideas.

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8. Re: Possible honeymoon?

Thanks SO MUCH to ALL OF YOU! All of your opinions have been VERY helpful, thanks souch for being honest. I'll definitely look into these other options.

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9. Re: Possible honeymoon?

Please let us know what you decide, we like to know if we have helped, indeed!!!

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