After months or years of wedding planning, you and your new spouse definitely deserve a getaway! The first trip as a married couple is a very special occasion after all. However, it can also cause a lot of stress as well, especially when you’re under a budget. Don’t worry! We’ve pulled together this list of honeymoon destinations you can travel to without breaking the bank!
This first destination jets us off to the southwest corner of Europe. Portugal is brimming with culture, history, excellent cuisine, and even better views. Stay on the coast to see the Atlantic waves firsthand or head to the city of Porto made famous for Port wine. The capital city of Libson has plenty of opportunities for a truly romantic experience like walking down the city’s intimate cobblestone streets and viewing the gorgeous architecture. Wherever you stay, you can’t go wrong here.
Our neighbor to the North also has plenty of locations that make it perfect for a non-tropical honeymoon. Head to “Powder Highway” for some of the world’s best skiing or cozy up in a cabin in neighboring Alberta. While you’re there, a trip to Banff is a must! The national park is great for adventure seekers, but it’s really the lake views you’ll want to check out. Cue the long fireside chats & definite romance here!
This next destination needs no passport, and depending on when you book, flights can be found for pretty cheap too. Carmel-by-the-Sea or often called just Carmel is located on the California coast and has long been home to artists and even actors (tell your hubby Clint Eastwood was the mayor once!) Picture nautical small town meets chic bohemian charm, and you’re all set. To really take in the natural beauty of the area, rent a convertible and drive the 17-Mile Drive which is a coastal road though Pebble Beach and Pacific Grove.
Another destination right here in the US is the Florida Keys! Tropical breezes, bright sandy beaches, and your hubby. What could be better? Whether you’re more of an adventure seeker or a total beach bum, you’ll find something to do here and it always comes with a stunning view!
Thailand is one of the more underrated honeymoon locales that is slowly, but surely starting to make a name for itself! This tropical country in Southeast Asia boasts delicious cuisine and a mix of beautiful settings like mountainous rainforests, hidden waterfalls, ancient ruins, and white sand beaches with turquoise waters. While you might splurge a little on the plane tickets to this exotic location, the rest of your stay will definitely make your wallet happy!
For your Mexican honeymoon destination, we’re talking specifically about the Mayan Riviera with cities like Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, and Tulum. This area features ancient Mayan ruins, natural wonders, and idyllic beaches! Tulum is also the major hotspot for influencers and celebrities. You’ll see why too with this jaw-droppingly gorgeous backdrop. Start pouring the margaritas now!
Jetting off to this Old European location is sure to spark the romance for your honeymoon! The country has nearly 3,600 miles of coastline, so if a water view is important to you, check it off your list. It’s also made a name for itself with travelers for The Yacht Week, so be sure to review your dates beforehand to avoid crowds. While you’re there, you can explore hidden coves, taste from some of the finest restaurants, and check out the bustling nightlife. And for you Game of Thrones fans, you might just notice a couple of scenes here too!