While money may always be an object, there’s no excuse for saying no to a spontaneous weekend getaway with your loveliest partner in crime. Check out our roundup of some of the most affordable romantic getaways across the country.
Hawaii? Affordable? Yes, you can actually visit one of the most romantic places on earth without losing your shirt in the process. And there truly is no comparison to an island scenario where peaceful beaches contrast with violent volcanoes for an atmosphere of pure passion. Aloha, indeed.
The most magical place on earth is also surprisingly romantic. The best way to save money anywhere near this kingdom is by booking during an off-peak month. Go on a weekday in the middle of any season besides summer, and you'll practically have the place to yourself.
Warm locales don't have a monopoly on romantic getaway destinations! Just ask the French Canadians who flock to Charlevoix for its romantic auberges, farms, and one-of-a-kind whale watching opportunities. Enjoy it all from the comfort of a cozy apartment in Little Italy.
South Padre Island
This warm, lush Texas getaway is a favorite for visitors to the Lone Star State. The beaches are gorgeous, the night life is thriving, and the extremely close proximity to Mexico adds some exciting possibilities to the lower tip of Texas. With over a hundred rentals available, you'll surely find a great place to stay.
The Mitten State's economy may be famously on the brink, but tourism is still a thriving industry. Traverse City, with its sunny beaches, gorgeous forests, scenic views, and great people, is proof positive. Check out the summertime Cherry Festival for a week full of romantic fun.
New York City
It turns out that the country’s largest and busiest city is also one of its most romantic. There is simply no end to NYC’s list of attractions. Enjoy the unbelievable view from the top of the Empire State Building. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center. Take a stroll through Central Park. And with so many reasonably priced home rentals, big savings in the Big Apple are actually possible.
The lush, rolling hills of wine country make for a distinctively romantic backdrop. If you and your sweetie consider yourselves wine savvy, or if you just like to imbibe, you'll love a tasting tour through California's peaceful wine country.
If you're an active, sporty couple, get yourselves to the Telluride slopes! You’ll enjoy some of the world's best skiing from the comfort of your own cozy cabin. Ski during the day, and unwind together in front of a roaring fire at night. For a reasonably priced dinner, try La Marmotte, a romantic 125-year-old former icehouse.
Indulge in some authentic Southern charm in a sunny Georgia town. Boasting over 21 public squares overflowing with gorgeous gardens, Savannah is a wonderful place to take long strolls together. Top off your stay with a night or two at an old-fashioned carriage house.
Vibrant city life collides with picturesque beaches in and around this splashy South Florida getaway. The Cuban food is superb, and the lodging options are plentiful. Stay in a charming oceanfront beach house, or a condo a few minutes from the shore for optimal savings.