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3 Budget-Friendly Honeymoon Destinations in the US: The Beach Edition

While we all dream of jet-setting to the Bahamas or Bali on our honeymoons, beach destinations don’t have to be exotic or expensive to enjoy. Check out these three affordable beach honeymoon destinations in the U.S. that will have you soaking up the sun without breaking the bank!


Outer Banks, North Carolina

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The Outer Banks in North Carolina are a chain of islands that line the coast in the Atlantic Ocean. These islands are great to visit any time of year but are especially perfect for a budget-friendly honeymoon in the US during the heat of the summer or early fall. 

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Nags Head is one of the cheapest places to stay, with Airbnb listing plenty of homes for $80 or less per night. If you want something more unique, you can also “Sleep among the treetops at Treefrog Tower” for an exotic escape with your new spouse.


Lake Destinations

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Beaches aren’t just on the oceans. There are also plenty of beautiful lakes and rivers to visit for a budget-friendly honeymoon in the US. Some of the most popular include the Ozarks in Missouri and Ohio’s islands in Lake Eerie. 

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TripAdvisor reports that Camden on the Lake in the Ozarks will really pamper you with an in-house spa, swim up bar, and beautiful lake views, all for only around $175 per night. Share a bottle of wine on the balcony overlooking the harbor, watch the sunset, or feel that wedding stress melt away with couples massages. You can also explore Bed and Breakfast options in the area for something more rustic and romantic in the fall.


South Padre Island, Texas

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South Padre Island in Texas is a beautiful, but often overlooked budget beach destination. Fly into San Antonio and then make the 4.5-hour drive to the very tip of the US. The island’s location near the Mexico border means that the water is warm and the weather is good, starting in early spring and lasting all the way through the fall. 

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With an average high of 84 degrees in October, South Padre Island is a fantastic place to catch some sun on a budget-friendly honeymoon in the US after an autumn wedding. In fact, you can snag a king room at the beachfront La Copa Inn for only $62 a night in the fall!

Ready to relax? Get some sand, sun, and pampering at these hotels, resorts, spas, and B&Bs on beaches right here in the US. Weddings are expensive enough without the added burden of an international honeymoon, so use this advice to enjoy a few days relaxing with your brand new husband or wife on these beautiful US beaches!