Everyone wants to go on the honeymoon of their dreams. Unfortunately, after the wedding budget is all settled, many couples find that there is little money left for a honeymoon. Not to worry, however, as there are plenty of destinations both stateside and abroad that are ideal for honeymooners with wallets of any size. To make the most out of your budget, be sure to look into some free coupons and discount offers from sites such as NapaValley.com and TorontoontheCheap.com.
Nothing says luxury like wine country–and nobody does “wine country” better than Napa. Though this Northern California town is full of high-priced inns, resorts and bed and breakfasts, those looking for a deal will not be disappointed, either. Most of the larger hotels will upgrade a couple on their honeymoon, or at the very least throw in a few extras as long as they have advance notice. Many of the major hotel chains are also prevalent in Napa, including Embassy Suites, Marriott, Hilton and Westin. A honeymoon would be a great time to cash in any points you’ve accumulated if you’re part of a hotel rewards chain. If not, there are plenty of discount hotel chains, like the Best Western, Travelodge and Hawthorn Inn. You may also want to consider getting a nicer room in a town outside of Napa, such as Vallejo or Fairfield. Grab as many free publications as you can and cut out the two-for-one or complimentary winery tour coupons before hitting the vineyards.
Some people just don’t feel like it’s a honeymoon if you’re vacationing in the same country where you got married. While there’s nothing wrong with either stance, honeymooners on a budget will enjoy Toronto. Those from a small city will appreciate Toronto’s bustling atmosphere, while those looking to get away will appreciate its serene lakes, rivers and bluffs. Toronto’s great for those on a budget, because the sightseeing is free–and endless. Aside from the gorgeous natural sights that the city has to offer, which also include Toronto Harbour and High Park, the city has spectacular architecture, which can be found in its downtown Chinatown, Dundas Square, CN Tower, Nathan Phillips Square and the Distillery District. There are also numerous museums and theaters in Toronto, which can be visited for relatively low prices. All of the major U.S. hotel chains are available in Toronto. Though Canada’s not particularly known for being a place to haggle, those booking last-minute accommodations or walking into hotels may find that asking goes a long way when it comes to deals.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Corpus Christi offers a diverse culture, which is always great for vacationers. You can get a great sense of the Texan, Gulf and even beach culture in this South Texas city. Numerous inexpensive activities abound, including a wildlife habitat, aquarium, botanical gardens and even the Texas Surf Museum. King Ranch, one of the most expansive ranches in the world, is also very close to Corpus Christi. Be sure to check out Padre Islands, as well as South Padre Island Drive, a local shopping mecca. There are also ample opportunities for inexpensive, daylong activities such as hunting, kayaking and fishing. Be sure to avoid Corpus Christi when the local colleges, including Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Texas A&I University at Corpus Christi and Del Mar College are on spring break, as South Padre Island is a popular break destination. If you’re a young, extroverted couple, however, you may love the city at this time of year–especially as spring break deals abound.