When you daydream about your future honeymoon, you’re typically whisked away to a warm, tropical paradise. While such destinations are known to leave your wallet a little lighter, there are many budget-friendly destinations that are just as magical and romantic. However, where does the person who prefers alternative scenery go on their honeymoon? If you and your sweetheart are indeed these people, we invite you to explore the magnificent and adventure-filled mountainous regions. These three budget-friendly honeymoon destinations in the U.S. are intimate, provide dazzling night skies, and definitely won’t break the bank.
Denver is the perfect budget destination because this city has it all. Mountains, breweries, culture, nightlife, and everything in between. Search for flights on Skyscanner to explore budget airline options to the city and then get packing. From Denver, you can spend a day hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park, take a day trip to Boulder, Colorado to visit the Flatiron Mountains, or relax in one of the many log cabin, yurt, or other luxury “glamping” rentals in the area. Even if you don’t have your ideal budget for this kind of trip, there is still the option of packing up a tent and go camping for a few days -- your honeymoon is all about spending quality time with your one and only, who ever said it HAD to be doing something fancy? This option costs a fraction of the price you would pay for a luxury resort in Vail or Aspen, but still offers some stunning views.
Zion National Park, Utah
Utah is more than just Salt Lake City, and the Winter Olympics were held here for a reason. The surrounding mountains are beautiful, but still insanely budget-friendly for a mountain getaway. Visit Zion National Park where a large, modern, cabin with a view will only run you around $100 per night. Or, check out the Brian Head Ski Resort, where this mountain getaway will only set you back $65 per night. Is there anything more romantic than cozying up with the one you love for a few days, completely immersed in nature and off-the-grid from the rest of the world?
Asheville, North Carolina
If big city life in Denver or the national parks in Utah don’t appeal to you, Ashville is a perfect in-between. The adorable city of 90,000 people offers a small-town US feel with nature easily accessible as well. Bed and Breakfast prices start at less than $100 per night, and after a hearty meal every morning, you’ll be ready to spend your days hiking and exploring the rolling Blue Ridge Mountains that surround the town. Once you get your fill of nature, there are plenty of other activities to keep you busy. Plan a day to visit the oh-so-romantic Biltmore Estate or spend some time wandering downtown and popping into the breweries, antique shops, and art galleries that make Asheville so special.
Whether you’re on the west coast, the east coast, or anywhere in between, these three destinations are perfect for lovers of the great outdoors. Explore the diverse beauty of the US mountain ranges at these romantic locations, and have a honeymoon to remember without blowing your budget! ⛰💕