For many couples, a honeymoon is necessary. A luxurious vacation to a tropical island or a historical country is much needed after a planning of a wedding. However, for some, a honeymoon like this does not end up happening due to budget, family, etc. You don’t need to go on an over the top trip to spend some time with your new spouse. We’ve come up with a list of our fave staycation spots that are affordable and just as relaxing. Skip the 10 hour flight and take a quick drive to one of these romantic locations.
Cabin by the Lake/Mountains
Are you a couple that loves outdoor activities? Book a cozy cabin either with a lakeside or snow-capped mountain view. There are tons of things you two can do including paddle boarding, canoeing, skiing, and snowboarding. Also, what’s better for newlyweds than dinner by the fireplace?
Love wine and always up for trying new blends? Take your loved one on a tour of a winery and stay in a chic resort. Local spots in California include Temecula and Napa while Maine, Rhode Island, and New York are great spots for a winery tour on the east coast.
Who doesn’t love a relaxing staycation that includes some pampering? A spa resort is the perfect spot for couples who enjoy massages, facials, and some pool or jacuzzi time. Arizona is known for their numerous luxurious spa resorts so it won’t be hard finding the one you love!
You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to vacation on a tropical island. Take a quick flight to Hawaii, Florida, or Mexico if you crave sunny weather and the beach as your backyard. Travel expenses are much cheaper to these destinations than other islands so you won’t be breaking the bank!
Explore a New City
There are tons of different cities in the U.S. that you can travel to for a honeymoon where being a tourist is just as fun as a foreign country. Book an Airbnb in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, or anywhere else your heart desires and explore the city. There are tons of attractions including monuments, museums, and restaurants that are sure to make for a memorable first trip as newlyweds.