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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 stateside honeymoon destinations that fit a range of budgets. Vote for your favorite destinations to help decide next year's list. 

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#1 Monterey

#1 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: A honeymoon in Monterey is all about appreciating natural beauty. Take the scenic route with your sweetheart along the Pacific coastline's 17-Mile Drive or relax along the white sand beaches of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Vacation in the spring to secure the best prices. Read More »

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#2 St. Augustine

#2 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Couples seeking a honeymoon full of history should travel to this Florida town. The oldest city in the U.S. offers all the makings of a romantic destination: cobblestone streets, quaint hotels, nearby beaches and colonial architecture. Read More »

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#3 Martha's Vineyard

#3 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Although it's known as a summer getaway for the rich and famous, Martha's Vineyard can also be an affordable honeymoon destination. Couples who wed in early fall can take advantage of discounted hotel prices and a stroll through the charming towns won't cost you a thing. Read More »

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#4 Cape Cod

#4 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 hotel rates). Read More »

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#5 Kennebunkport

#5 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Travel to this coastal town in southern Maine for a honeymoon vacation full of fresh seafood, mild temperatures and New England charm. Summer is the most popular time to visit, so book six months out to secure the best hotel rates. Save even more by skipping the rental car and renting a bike. Read More »

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#6 Stowe, VT

#6 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Outdoorsy couples planning to honeymoon in the fall or winter should consider the budget-friendly Stowe, Vermont. More affordable than luxury ski spots out west, Stowe still offers a top-notch ski resort and plenty of powdery slopes in the winter. Those who visit in autumn will be treated to photo ops of the beautiful fall foliage. Read More »

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#7 Portland, ME

#7 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Couples looking to unwind from wedding stress will find seaside charm, affordable hotels and delicious local food in the largest city in Maine. Portland is also home to numerous microbreweries that offer low-cost tastings, and the walkable downtown area means renting a car is not a necessity. Read More »

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#8 San Diego

#8 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: With generally mild weather and plenty of hotel and resort options, San Diego is an affordable vacation year-round. Honeymooners can unwind along scenic shores, such as Coronado Beach or Mission Beach, before spending their evenings exploring the Gaslamp Quarter. Read More »

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#9 Outer Banks

#9 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 hotel rates. Though these shores may lack the fine dining and luxury resorts of other romantic spots, they make up for it with pristine sands. Read More »

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#10 Charlottesville

#10 in Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA

Why go: Wine lovers who can't afford a flight to Tuscany after their wedding can travel to this Virginia wine destination. Spend your honeymoon touring vineyards, visiting Thomas Jefferson's estate at Monticello and feeling like a kid again at the University of Virginia. Read More »

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