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The Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

U.S. News found budget-friendly stateside locales that offer plenty of romance.

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The Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

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Turn up the romance without burning through cash. 

After tallying all of the wedding expenses, many couples find there isn't enough money in their budgets for a lavish trip abroad. But that doesn't mean newlyweds should skip the honeymoon altogether. That's why U.S. News evaluated user votes and expert opinions to find budget-friendly stateside locales that offer plenty of romance, charming atmospheres and an abundance of activities. 

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10. Key West, Florida

Perfect for: Adventurous beach bums
How to save even more: Head here in the spring, when lodging rates are lower and the throngs of winter visitors have dispersed. 

Read more: Best Things to Do in Key West
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Turn up the romance without burning through cash. 

After tallying all of the wedding expenses, many couples find there isn't enough money in their budgets for a lavish trip abroad. But that doesn't mean newlyweds should skip the honeymoon altogether. That's why U.S. News evaluated user votes and expert opinions to find budget-friendly stateside locales that offer plenty of romance, charming atmospheres and an abundance of activities. 

Read more: The Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

10. Key West, Florida

Perfect for: Adventurous beach bums
How to save even more: Head here in the spring, when lodging rates are lower and the throngs of winter visitors have dispersed. 

Read more: Best Things to Do in Key West

9. Yellowstone National Park

Perfect for: Outdoor enthusiasts
How to save even more: Trade a night at a lodge for a stay at one of the park's many affordable campgrounds.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Yellowstone

8. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Perfect for: Mountain lovers
How to save even more:
Visit during the shoulder seasons (especially in the months of May or October) for lower lodging rates.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Jackson Hole

7. Sedona, Arizona

Perfect for: Wellness nuts
How to save even more: 
Sedona is full of psychics who claim to know your future, but for the sake of your marriage (and your wallet), skip the spiritual session.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Sedona

6. Outer Banks, North Carolina

Perfect for: Sun-worshippers
How to save even more: 
Rent a cottage or beach house for more privacy and lower rates than you would find at the area's resorts.

Read more: Best Things to Do in the Outer Banks

5. Sanibel Island, Florida

Perfect for: Sun, sand and surf lovers
How to save even more: If you're visiting during the peak summer months, book accommodations on neighboring Pine Island or Estero Island.  

Read more: Best Things to Do in Sanibel Island 

4. Cape Cod

Perfect for: Foodies
How to save even more: Gobble up a clambake at a local bed-and-breakfast or cook on your own.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Cape Cod

3. Adirondacks

Perfect for: Winter sports fans
How to save even more: 
Bring your own gear (or buy gear online before your trip) to avoid high markups at local shops.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Adirondacks

2. Charleston, South Carolina

Perfect for: History buffs
How to save even more: 
Visit fine-dining restaurants for lunch instead of dinner to get a taste of the Lowcountry cuisine for less.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Charleston

1. Savannah, Georgia

Perfect for: Night owls
How to save even more: Book lodging outside of the quaint Historic District and look for more affordable rooms near the airport.

Read more: Best Things to Do in Savannah
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