Key West, Florida
Tropical air, warm turquoise waters and a laid-back island lifestyle make Key West a romantic and fun honeymoon destination. Laze away the days at the beach, swim up to a poolside bar, enjoy the art galleries on Duval Street and spend some time exploring the island on foot or by bike for low-cost fun. If you can splurge a little, consider a dolphin adventure tour or a dive to see the colorful world of coral under the sea. Summer is a great time to travel to Key West if you’re looking for a bargain, because tourist and “snowbird” season is in the winter. Consider the Lime Tree Bay Resort
, where you can stay for free on your seventh night, or enjoy your fourth night free at the Ocean Breeze Inn
Las Vegas, Nevada
If you've never been to Sin City, you might be ready to cross it off of your list, thinking about the Elvis impersonator sand drive-thru wedding chapels, but wait! You can have an amazing and memorable honeymoon in the Entertainment Capital of the World without breaking your budget. First, you’ll find that it’s far more economical to stay off of the main strip; you can get a lot more for your money if you stay a short drive from the heart of the city itself. On the days that you want to go to the casinos (and even if you don’t gamble, you should take a stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard!), simply pay for a day of parking at one of the casinos and walk, or take a cab. Some things to do other than gamble include challenging your new spouse at the Pinball Hall of Fame
, squeezing your sweetie tight on the roller coaster at the top of the Stratosphere Hotel and Tower
, and getting your shoe fix (along with free refreshments and massages!) at the
, where they offer a free tour.
Far from being a playground just for kids, Orlando is a great place to visit on your budget-friendly honeymoon. Make no mistake: tickets to Walt Disney World are not inexpensive, but if you’ve never been, Magic Kingdom
is a truly magical place to spend the day with your honey. If you can’t swing that, visit Downtown Disney
, which is free to enter, for a bit of Disney enchantment on the cheap. Buy the bride and groom Mickey Mouse ears, and everyone from the staff to total strangers will congratulate you on your marriage. When you’re not partying with Mickey and friends, take a ride on a paddle boat or feed the swans at the Ocala National Forest, or check out the art exhibits at the CityArts Factory
If your idea of romance and relaxation includes white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees and the gentle lapping of the ocean, a honeymoon to the Bahamas may be just the ticket for you. You can find hotel accommodations for low prices; for example, the Town Hotel
in Nassau charges only $75 per night, per room, and honeymooners get a free upgrade to a king-sized bed as well as free champagne. With the money that you save on your hotel room, you can splurge a bit on experiences like swimming with the dolphins, parasailing or snorkeling. Enjoy unbridled hospitality from the locals, and have a few tropical cocktails with your new spouse; a honeymoon in the Bahamas will allow you to fully recuperate and rejuvenate after the stress of wedding-planning!
A cruise is your one-stop vacation resource, and is an especially great deal when you’re booking a honeymoon on a budget. Why? Because when you pay for your cruise, everything is included. Lodging, food, transportation to various ports of call, room service, activities and gratuities are taken care of. You don’t need to worry about hidden fees, because there are none. Depending on your cruise line, you can choose from several destinations, from Alaska, to the Caribbean islands, to the islands of of eastern Canada. Call a travel agent to determine which cruiseline might be best for your budget and dream honeymoon; a few to consider include Princess
, Royal Caribbean