You and your sweetheart have finally lived the happiest day of your life so far! You got to wear the wedding dress of your dreams, had the first dance with your soulmate, and celebrated your love like a queen! You are still on a happy high! What’s next? A perfectly romantic honeymoon that carries the joyous mood a lot further. Think Swiss Alps, clear beaches of the Maldives, or the scenic beauty of Budapest. But wait a minute! That’s gonna cost you a fortune!
Well, all you gorgeous ladies, what if we tell you that you can have the honeymoon of your dreams right here, without any requirement of a passport? Yep. The US has plenty of options where you can experience a super romantic honeymoon. Now, if you are bound by a budget, the status still stays the same - PLENTY!
Let’s make you familiar with all the options that you have right here somewhere around you, which are easy on your pocket too! Read on to indulge in some daydreaming!
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you thought that the ‘sin city’ was way out of your budget, think again! We all know that it’s a popular wedding destination (especially elopements!), it’s also a great place to spend the golden time of your honeymoon. The Las Vegas strip buzzes with activities 24/7 and if you and your partner are totally into nightlife’s vibes, then there’s no place better than Las Vegas! You can indulge in various activities like sightseeing, gambling, shopping, Gondola rides, spend a romantic evening at the replica of Eiffel Tower (ooh so instagrammable!) and see glamorous shows at night. In fact, the list is endless! The place has a lot of options for budget-friendly accommodation. And the farther you are from the strip, the easier it is on your pocket. It’s the best of both worlds!
Well, you must be thinking, ‘since when has Hawaii made it to being one of the affordable locations?’ We understand your confusion, so let’s clarify - we are specifically talking about Oahu, which is without any doubt the most affordable place in Hawaii. So if you have ‘Sex on the beach’ on your bucket list, chances are, you might get to tick that off here! The white sandy beaches, clear waters in all the possible shades of blue and happening nightlife are just a few of the factors that would make you wanna stay here forever! If you and your partner are water babies, then this is the best place you can enjoy without shelling out that much. Apart from just lazing around on the beach, you can also indulge in various water activities like snorkeling and scuba diving.
The Rocky Mountains, Colorado
If the sight of mountains and snow brings out the inner romantic of you, then you might want to visit the Rocky Mountains National Park for your honeymoon. Snuggle up with your sweetheart next to a cozy fireplace, sipping classic wine and relishing the views of snow-clad mountains. Sounds romantic, right? That's just one of the many experiences that The Rocky Mountains have to offer. If you and your partner are adventurers at heart, you could go hiking, rafting, or skiing during winters. There are various affordable B&B and resorts around the mountains, which do not burn a hole in your pocket! This place is a perfect combination of romance and adventure!
Glacier National Park
An off-beat honeymoon destination, Glacier National Park is situated on the border of Canada and the USA. Another mountainous destination, a bliss for couples who find solace in the lap of mountains. Armed with spectacular views of lakes, flowery meadows, lush forests,and mountains, the Glacier National Park is called the ‘Crown of the Continent’ by many. If you are a hiking couple, you’ll totally fall in love with this place! Among the various activities that can be done here are skiing, camping, and boat tours. When here, visit the nearby Lake McDonald Valley and drive through the Going-To-The-Sun road (a 50-mile drive through the park), and you’ll be smitten with nature! The park is home to 700 lakes, two mountain ranges, and a plethora of waterfalls.
Lake Tahoe, California/ Nevada
One of the most gorgeous lakes in the country, it offers a perfect romantic honeymoon experience. You can book cabins and enjoy a cozy holiday overlooking snow-clad Sierra Nevada Mountains, with a fire burning both inside and outside! Wink! You can indulge in various snow activities like sledding and skiing during the daytime and umpteen entertainment activities like gambling and concerts at night. Or just lay along the lakeside, lost in those special moments of happiness and love. Adventure-loving couples can go hiking and enjoy the breathtaking beauty offered by this place.
Key West, Florida
Imagine sitting by the shore and the waves gushing towards your feet, as you and your spouse enjoy the majestic sunset. Isn’t it the epitome of a romantic moment? The coastline buzzes with action and you can indulge in various water activities like snorkeling or saltwater fishing in Key West Marina. Key West is the perfect place to enjoy a tropical honeymoon. We highly recommend visiting Fort Jefferson for some mind-blowing snorkeling, you’ll love the vibe of the sea life! Also, not to be missed is a spellbinding 100-mile drive along the Florida Keys Scenic Highway for awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean! Key West is a picture postcard holiday destination for honeymooners.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Located next to the Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole is a place bustling with nature-oriented activities. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, boating, and fishing are just some of the boundless activities you can do here. And if you are not into adventures, you could relax at your lodge or resort, cuddling next to the fireplace, enjoying the views of nature! There are unlimited options for cost-effective accommodation in Jackson Hole. If you or your partner are interested in photography, there is plenty of wildlife to photograph here as well. You could also visit the nearby Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful for more adventurous and sightseeing options.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
This 550 miles of a beach town is an ideal place for romance and adventure alike. It is home to the Highland Light, the oldest and tallest lighthouse, great for sightseeing and photo ops! Cape Cod bustles with adventure activities like kayaking, boating, and biking. It is home to more than 60 public beaches and plenty of options for affordable B&Bs. If you are a seafood-loving couple, then this is the place to visit! Hit the shacks for boundless seafood options at unbelievably cheap prices. For the ultimate romantic experience, you could hire a sailboat and go around the bay. Watch the awe-inspiring views with a champagne glass in your hands or as you both snuggle together in the romantic-as-hell vibes!
Charleston, South Carolina
For more laidback love birds, Charleston is an ideal honeymoon destination, mainly because of its classic American and awesome laidback vibes. Did you know that Charleston was awarded the ‘World’s Best City’ in the year 2016 by Travel & Leisure? If you and your partner are history-buffs, Charleston has a lot to offer, and you’ll love it! To start with, there is Rainbow Street, which dates back to the 18th century, is a long strip of houses made along the harbor. It's a great blend of beautiful architecture and stunning harbor views. The charm and history of this quaint little town are worth exploring and you can do so by hopping on a carriage! It will be a romantic ride to remember! Feel the romance as you both walk hand-in-hand on the cobblestoned roads, reminiscent of the golden period.
This pretty place boasts majestic white sand beaches and jaw-dropping landscapes. Monterey’s vibe is a brilliant mix of the laidback South Cal and elegant North Cal. Couples who love to go on the drive must hit the 17-mile drive along the Pacific coastline for breathtaking views! Monterey is home to various water activities, sports, natural reserves, and aquariums as well. While it has a lot of luxury resorts, it does not lag when it comes to affordable accommodation options.
Phew! We are sure you have visualized all the places in your minds and shortlisted the ones that appealed the most to you both. After all, a little bit of daydreaming doesn’t harm anyone! So whether you choose to hit the beach for water activities or take a long stroll as the sun goes down, indulge in winter sports, or stay cuddled in your cabin enjoying picturesque views of the mountains, the country has something romantic for every couple! It just depends on what your idea of romance is! A point worth remembering is, it’s your honeymoon and you must enjoy this alone time as a couple to the hilt before you get sucked into the daily grind of the household!
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