My husband and I were recently married but held off on our honeymoon for a few months. We were originally thinking all-inclusive in the Riviera Maya but decided against it. We're now looking in the US. We have a budget on the lower end but it's enough for a flight, a mid-grade hotel, car rental, a few nice meals. I'm pretty good at stretching a dollar.
My husband wants to be near the beach, but also near "things to do". I'm not too picky but we probably won't get a chance to travel much in the near future so I want it to be a special trip. We've thought about Monterey (option to drive up to San Francisco for a day or two), Palm Springs (option to go to LA for a day or two--but he's not keen on the idea that it's not by the beach). We've also thought about Key West, Miami, or Myrtle Beach...just not sure. If anyone has had a GREAT experience (or a not-so-great one) I would love to hear about it. Hawaii would also be amazing, but I think it's just going to max out our price range. San Diego is also a possibility, but for some reason I don't feel too excited about it. Not sure why. Disneyland/Disneyworld are off the table bc we I have two kids and we're saving up to take them in a year or two.
Sorry for the long length--I'm just trying to provide all the info to get some great suggestions. I appreciate any and all suggestions!