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Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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 rounded up several romantic spots that fit a range of budgets. These locales are all found within our own borders, so you can turn up the romance without burning through cash to cover airfare costs. Vote for your favorite destinations to help decide next year's list. 

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Savannah

#1 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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 quaint Historic District, and use your extra cash to take a cozy carriage ride. Read More

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Adirondacks

#2 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: For some, a quiet mountain retreat is the perfect escape after a busy wedding. Couples will find respite in the region's year-round charms: spring greenery, summer hiking, fall foliage and winter skiing. Couples can find low cost (but no less romantic) accommodations at the area's small-town inns.  Read More

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Charleston

#3 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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Outer Banks

#4 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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Sanibel Island

#5 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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Lake Tahoe

#6 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: This lake locale offers a multitude of year-round activities for energetic couples to choose from. Spring and summer bring outdoor activities such as boating and golfing, while winter ushers in ideal skiing conditions. For an affordable stay at one of the area's luxury resorts, book well in advance. Read More

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Yellowstone

#7 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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Key West

#8 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Young lovebirds seeking both beach and party time will find Key West is the ideal getaway. Should you and your other half feel cramped on the island, embark on a scenic boat ride. For the best bargains, avoid the winter season. Read More

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Jackson Hole

#9 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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Cape Cod

#10 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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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