Romantic Honeymoon Getaways for Budget Minded Couples

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‘Honeymoon’ Photo Courtesy: Sam Villaroman


Planning a honeymoon is an incredibly exciting experience for many new couples. Everyone dreams of being able to jet off to Paris, Jamaica or Mexico as soon as the wedding reception is over; however, an expensive honeymoon is not within everyone’s reach. Budget conscious couples can explore one of these domestic honeymoon destinations. Every bit as romantic as an overseas vacation and available at a fraction of the cost, these getaways are sure to provide a great start to your happily ever after.


The Poconos


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Canoeing on the Delaware River – Photo Courtesy: Charlie Anzman

A honeymoon set against the backdrop of the beautiful Pocono Mountains is nothing short of amazing. Here, couples will find plenty to see and do. From the quaint little towns filled with antique shops, cozy cafes and romantic lodgings to beautiful vineyards with stunning vistas, the entire region seems designed for couples. Take a long bike ride through the woods or hike nature trails leading to secluded waterfalls. Canoe along the Delaware River. See the sights from an old railroad car with a ride on the Lehigh Valley Scenic Railway. Pocono resorts cater to couples with in-room hot tubs, honeymoon specials and cozy fireplaces. Within driving distance from most of the eastern seaboard, a honeymoon in the Poconos is both romantic and inexpensive.

San Francisco


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A beautiful San Francisco skyline sunset – Photo Courtesy: Billy Gast

There is something about a city shrouded in fog that lends itself to romance. San Francisco is a beautiful place to spend a honeymoon. Reserve a room with a view of the San Francisco Bay and fall asleep listening to the foghorns. Bike through scenic Golden Gate Park or rent a paddle boat for a trip around Stow Lake. Get some culture at the Museum of Natural History or take a cruise on the famous Blue and Gold Fleet. When the clouds part, a San Francisco sunset is among the most beautiful in the world.



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Disneyland! – Photo Courtesy: Ben Stiefel

Although marketed for children, Disneyland is among one of the most romantic vacation destinations in the world. From the nightlife of Downtown Disney to the romance of the spectacular nightly fireworks displays, couples will feel like a kid at heart as soon as they walk through the fabled gates of Sleeping Beauty’s Castle. All Disney properties offer Honeymoon Suites designed to make new couples feel like princes and princesses for the duration of their stay. A Disney vacation can be a very economical honeymoon when booked early with a package deal.

South Carolina


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Colorful Downtown of Old Charleston, South Carolina – Photo Courtesy: Becky Snyder

The antebellum south provides a wonderful honeymoon opportunity. From Charleston to Myrtle Beach, romance abounds. With hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, a warm climate and plenty of bed and breakfasts in which to cozy up, South Carolina is the perfect place for those who want to feel like they’ve gone back in time. Take a nighttime tour of Charleston or spend some time exploring the state’s ten romantic lighthouses.

A romantic honeymoon does not need to be expensive. From the west coast to the east, fantastic honeymoon destinations are often just a day’s drive away and provide plenty of romance for your travel dollars.

Amber Tate writes for the travel section of where she received her travel insurance last summer. Get your quote today at

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