Weddings are not always the most budget-friendly and the costs of wedding invitations, venues, dresses, wedding programs, your wedding menu can add up quickly. But, thankfully, a relaxing and fun honeymoon with your sweetheart doesn’t need to break the bank! Here are five affordable honeymoon ideas that can let you and your new spouse relax without worrying about the bill!
- Florida Keys
The Beach Boys got it right when it comes to the Florida Keys as an ideal vacation! Key Largo is a great option when you’re craving a tropical getaway but can’t afford to fly overseas. Rent a car and drive the Florida Keys Scenic Highway and take in the spectacular vistas as you’re surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. If you’re feeling adventurous, glide through the Everglades in an airboat and see how many crocodiles you can spot. Grab your swimming suit and snorkel with dolphins and then relax on the beach as the sun sets. You’ll definitely want to get there fast so you can take it slow!
- Lake Tahoe
Nestled in the Sierra Nevada Mountains is beautiful Lake Tahoe that offers a fun getaway year round. In the summer, hop in a boat and cruise the lake, hike the mountains that overlook the lake, and zipline through the trees. In the winter, Lake Tahoe turns into a wonderland full of skiing and snowboarding on some of the best powder around. After a day on the slopes, head out to a casino for some nighttime fun and then cozy up by the fire with your sweetheart. No matter the time of the year, Lake Tahoe has something for everyone!
Are you craving castles, beaches, and old-world charm? Then look no further than Portugal! Compared to Spain, Greece, and other popular European destinations, Portugal is one of the most affordable locations and offers you a lot of bang for your buck! Explore castles and expansive olive groves. Tour a vineyard and dine on local cuisine and wine. Walk the cobblestone streets of fishing villages and relax on white beaches. Portugal is a great budget-friendly European escape!
- Southeast Asia
While flights to Asia are not always cheap, you’ll learn that once in Southeast Asia, your dollar goes a long way! Island hop in the Philippines. Stay in a jungle lodge in Cambodia. See elephants in Thailand. Relax on the beaches in Vietnam. Dive shipwrecks and hike volcanoes in Indonesia. Explore ancient palaces and temples in Sri Lanka and India. No matter what you want to do, Southeast Asia offers it!
Maybe long flights and massive suitcases aren’t your thing and you can’t take a lot of time off of work, then consider the overlooked staycation! Booking a stay at a local bed and breakfast is a great way to get away from it all with your loved one without all of the extra packing and stress. Most B&Bs also offer discount packages to local attractions, restaurants, and spas! Staying at a local B&B is a great way to cozy up with your loved one while rekindling your love for your hometown that often gets pushed aside during the hustle and bustle of everyday life!
No matter where you choose to go on your honeymoon, remember that great experiences can be had on a budget!