For those looking for romance on a budget, the Western United States offers adventure, solitude, and unimaginable views to while away a long honeymoon weekend. The best part? You can have your cake and eat it too. Visiting these getaways is just a quick road trip or ferry ride away so you can explore without breaking the bank.
1. Crested Butte, CO
Nestled deep in the mountains completely surrounded by the wildlife of Gunnison National Forest is the cutest little ski resort you’ll ever see. Like walking through a Christmas card, every corner of the 500-acre town is filled with colorful storefronts, wild landscaping, and friendly people. This is your home away from home, especially if you love staying in bed and breakfasts and waking up to homemade scones.
2. Catalina Island, CA
It’s a gorgeous getaway that’s perfect year round. Booking your stay is simple and getting there is easy. You don’t even need a passport. Though Catalina is well-known among Californians, it’s never too crowded. Once you hop off the ferry, you and your love can roam sandy beaches, enjoy local restaurants and explore all around the island. If you’re up for zip-lining, scuba diving, and salty sunsets, Catalina is your new best friend.