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Affordable Honeymoon Destinations

Planning a honeymoon can seem overwhelming, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a vacation with your new spouse. The average one-week honeymoon costs $3,400, but there are plenty of affordable honeymoon options for every couple.

Here are seven destinations that are both beautiful and budget-friendly.

1. Big Sur, California

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The average price for a hotel in Big Sur is $132, but with access to beaches, coastal hikes and delicious seafood, you won’t have to spend much money here to really enjoy yourself.

If you want to splurge on some fun activities, consider horseback riding along the beach, soaking in a natural hot spring or walking around the Point Sur Lighthouse.

Want to take a day trip? The average cost of a rental economy car is $45–$65 per day. Head along the scenic highway toward Monterey or Los Padres National Forest for a short adventure.

2. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

As a great summer and winter honeymoon option, Jackson, Wyoming, offers some of the most idyllic mountain views, in addition to hot air balloon rides, couples spa treatments and romantic candle-lit cabins. Jackson Hole is also just a short distance from Grand Teton and Yellowstone.

Enjoy a day at these parks by only paying a $50 entrance fee per vehicle.

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3. Charleston, South Carolina

Even though Charleston offers some of the most popular and top-rated hotels in the country, there are also many quaint, budget-friendly bed and breakfast, boutique hotel and Airbnb options. 

It costs approximately $113 per person per day to travel around Charleston, which incorporates costs such as food, entertainment, accommodation and local transportation.

You can spend your days walking through the colorful, historic neighborhoods or learning to sail. You can even book a carriage ride and cooking class or simply enjoy a romantic dinner for two.

4. Reykjavik, Iceland

There’s a reason Iceland is considered one of the most popular destinations in the world. With unbelievably scenic adventures, Iceland is full of hiking paths, waterfalls, lava fields and geothermal baths.

With many airlines offering cheap flights to the small country, all you have to do is save up for a rental car, food expenses and a hotel accommodation.

5. Banff, Alberta, Canada

Visit the Canadian Rockies and enjoy the natural beauty of Banff National Park, including stunning views of Lake Louise. You can rent a canoe, ride in a helicopter or take a gondola ride.

Save money by finding cheap, nonstop flights to Calgary for under $400 roundtrip from New York, Boston, Los Angeles, Detroit or Atlanta.

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6. Florence, Italy

Ranked as one of the most affordable vacation spots in Europe, Florence is loved for its ancient beauty, art galleries, cultural significance and close vicinity to Cinque Terre, Siena and Tuscany—each just a day trip away.

Costing approximately 108 euros per day, Florence is a great option for those hoping to enjoy Italian cuisine, nightlife and beautiful, historic sites.

7. Maldives

Can’t afford a private island, but want the perks of one? Consider an all-inclusive resort in the Maldives. It costs around $400–$850 per day to travel in the Maldives, including accommodation, transportation and of course, free oceanic views.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try snorkeling, swimming with whale sharks or taking an electric bike tour along the mountainous island.

Prepare for Your Trip with Synchrony Bank

It doesn’t matter if you go to Vermont for a ski trip or Honolulu for a beach adventure—whatever you decide, make sure you’re financially prepared so you can enjoy your honeymoon. 

To start saving, consider opening a certificate of deposit (CD) or high yield savings account at Synchrony Bank. CD terms range from three to 60 months. Call 844-345-5789 or open an account to learn about our various offerings and start saving for your affordable honeymoon today.




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