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Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

When you embark on your first vacation as spouses, you may not have lots of cash to burn on an extravagant honeymoon — especially after a costly dream wedding. For this reason, U.S. News has rounded up several romantic spots that fit a range of budgets. These scenic locales are all found within our own borders, allowing you to turn up the romance without burning through cash to cover airfare costs. But before you jet off, take a photo tour of the top affordable U.S. honeymoons and vote on your favorite destinations below to help us determine next year's ranking. 

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Why go: The friendly atmosphere of Savannah is an ideal backdrop for indulging in post-wedding euphoria. Save money on hotel rates by staying outside the city's quaint Historic District, and use your extra cash to take a cozy carriage ride. Read More»

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Why go: Historic Charleston is made for lovers. Beneath the Spanish moss-covered trees and along cobblestone streets you'll find fellow couples strolling hand in hand. Opt for a room in town to savor the city's antebellum charm (and save some coin), then head to Folly Beach for a scenic seaside stroll. Read More»

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Why go: For some, a quiet mountain retreat is the perfect escape after a busy wedding. Couples find respite in the region's year-round charms: spring greenery, summer hiking, fall foliage and winter skiing. Sweethearts on a budget should book a room in one of the area's small-town inns. Read More»

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Why go: It's hard to match the Cape's tranquility. Peppered with B&Bs, this quaint part of Massachusetts delivers delicious seafood and miles of serene shoreline. Summer is the Cape's peak season, but fall and spring offer a more romantic, intimate atmosphere (and lower room rates). Read More»

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Why go: Sanibel Island's soft sands and low-key locale cater to romance. Honeymooners can spend their days "shelling" on the beach or bike riding through J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Since Sanibel stays under the radar, you'll find quality rooms for moderate prices. Read More»

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Why go: Newlyweds often overlook this sliver of North Carolina's coast. The Outer Banks offers the tranquility found along the Cape, but with discounted room rates. Though these shores may lack the fine dining of other romantic spots, they make up for it with pristine sands. Read More»

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Why go: The red rocks of Sedona never fail to inspire romance. Whether you're hiking through a canyon or relaxing in a resort bungalow, you'll easily absorb the area's beauty. Though this city has become increasingly expensive, you can still find lodging deals, especially if you visit in the winter or spring. Read More»

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Why go: Stunning mountain scenery and secluded hotels in Wyoming appeal to honeymooners hoping to get away from it all. What's more, Jackson Hole's popular attractions are budget-friendly — try hiking through Grand Teton or soaking in the Granite Hot Springs. Read More»

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Why go: Duos seeking adventure shouldn't pass up a visit to Yellowstone. The country's first national park has diverse terrain for you and your new spouse to explore on foot, on horseback or by car. Plus, you can save money by staying in a cozy tent for two. Read More»

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Why go: For young lovebirds seeking both beach and party time, Key West serves as an ideal getaway. Should you and your other half feel cramped on the island, embark on a scenic boat ride. The warm weather lasts all year, but for the best bargains, avoid the winter season. Read More»

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