Five Romantic and Affordable Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.


No one really thinks about the many honeymoon destinations is the U.S. when it comes time to plan the most romantic trip of their lives, but you should. There are more affordable and romantic honeymoon destinations in the U.S. than you might imagine, and it’s worth looking into them if you really want to book a wonderful trip. This is the first vacation you will take as a married couple. It’s the most romantic trip of your life, and it does not have to break the bank.

Your honeymoon can be both romantic and affordable, and it is also a time to splurge a little on things you might not ordinarily buy when you travel. If you aren’t looking to bust out your passport, you might want to take into consideration one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the U.S. before you book.

Additionally, it might help to remember that many honeymoon destinations in the U.S. are more affordable during certain times of the year; so book your honeymoon accordingly and/or plan your wedding around the inexpensive time of year to travel to your dream honeymoon destination in the U.S.

Off-season is the best time of year to visit any of the following romantic honeymoon destinations in the U.S., but each area has its own set of peak and off-peak seasons. It’s up to you to figure out which one is more convenient to your wedding location and date. It might also help to know that many of these places are located across the country so there is always something nearby if you really want to do some driving instead of flying to save money on airfare. Each one has its own array of hotels, motels, B&Bs and more so that you never have to worry about price, and all of our choices for the best and more romantic honeymoon destinations in the U.S. are as absolutely beautiful as you might imagine.


Napa Valley

Many people might consider this a place that is super expensive to visit, but it’s not if you time it correctly. My husband and I are huge fans of going in March, because the weather is just right, the prices are also just right and everything is bright and beautiful. When in Napa, you can choose from high-end hotels to B&Bs to quaint little boutique hotels. You get to drink wine, see vineyards and visit nearby San Francisco anytime you want.

We love to visit the Redwoods, to enjoy a beautiful dinner at little place called Tra Vigne – get the chef’s fresh mozzarella – and just wander around downtown Napa. We love the wine train, day trips to Sonoma and brunch at the breathtaking Auberge du Soleil. Ask to be seated outside and enjoy the view as long as possible.

If you’re looking for a winery or two, let us recommend the Sterling Vineyards. You have to park and take an aerial tram to the vineyards, which provide you the most amazing and most breathtaking views of the valley you might every imagine. This is the place to go for romance and love; and we promise you it’s one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the U.S. no matter what others tell you.


Charleston, South Carolina

There is nothing that is more romantic and more beautiful than time in this gorgeous southern city. Located just on the water in the beautiful South Carolina, you will find so much here to do that’s romantic and wonderful; you will never want to leave. Spanish moss-covered trees line the streets. Bright, bold colors, beautiful shops, beautiful views, amazing southern cooking in lovely restaurants and your choice of romantic B&Bs or hotels make this the perfect destination for you when you’re planning your honeymoon. Charming and filled with that famous southern hospitality, you will not be disappointed in the beauty and charm that is Charleston.

Cape Cod

Cape Cod

Summer is the time of year to visit Cape Cod with its bustling streets filled with bike riders, walkers and shoppers. However, fall is the most beautiful time of the year here. If you want a truly romantic honeymoon destination in the U.S., it’s Cape Cod when the leaves change, the crowds die down and everything is turning its most beautiful shade of charming. Quaint shops, beautiful B&Bs, water views and so much romance you won’t be able to stop yourself from wanting to stay forever, your honeymoon will be the most romantic right here. Just imagine curling up around a fire and watching the sun set with a warm drink in your hand and the love of your life by your side. Did we mention it’s also less than half the price to visit in the fall?

The Cape is filled with history, charming shops, cobblestone streets, little wine bars, tiny cafes and beautifully understated restaurants that offer amazing views. You will not be able to help but enjoy all that this amazing location has to offer when you are here.

Outer Banks

The Outer Banks

North Carolina is one of the most beautiful, most charming and most amazing cities in the country. What we love most about it here is that it’s not as busy as other areas along the coast, but it is still far enough south that it’s filled with that famous southern hospitality that everyone loves so much. This is the place to go if you want to experience romance and something few other places have to offer. A great place that’s just shy of the Outer Banks along the coast is the Atlantic Beach area. We love the charming little town that is Beaufort, with its historic downtown filled with quaint, charming shops and restaurants that offer amazing views of the water – including bird’s eye views of an island just off the coast filled with roaming horses. Try Amos Mosquitoes for a meal you will never forget, and then head down to the docks to enjoy a fabulous little wine bar on the water with live music and everything you’ve ever wanted to help make your trip more romantic and more amazing.



Florida might seem like an obvious choice, but this amazing Florida city is everything. It’s one of the most romantic honeymoon destinations in the U.S. thanks to the fact that this is an area that is completely perfect and underrated by so many. With beautiful hotels in the high-end range that are priced nicely and still gorgeous, spas, great shopping, amazing restaurants and only a few minutes from the beaches, there is everything here for you to enjoy while you’re on your honeymoon.

You can have dinner on a sunset cruise through the bay. You can take in a day at the beach in nearby St. Pete or Clearwater. You can rent jet skis and head out on the water by the Courtney Campbell Causeway. You can enjoy a gorgeous Sunday Brunch at Oystercatchers at the Grand Hyatt right on the Tampa Bay or a sunset dinner at The Chart House on the water – both inside and outdoor seating available. You can do so many things here that you cannot do anywhere else; like hop in your car and head less than an hour east on I-4 and spend the day at Disney or Hogwarts at Universal. Beaches, beautiful weather all year, and everything that you might need to help make your trip more romantic are all right here in beautiful Tampa Bay.

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