In the midst of all your wedding planning, you may forget to plan the best part — the honeymoon! Here are a few ideas that won’t kill your bank account but will give you what you’re looking for — a relaxing vacation.
One of the best trips you can take on a budget is to go to one of the US’s national park. There are more than 50 national parks and five of them are in Utah. Zion National Park is one of the top US national parks to visit. Zion National Park lodging offers a great trip with stunning views and a relaxing place to just chill.
When you buy the annual national parks pass, you save money on any visit to a national park during the year. Instant vacation ideas for the rest of your first year together!
If you plan your trip on a cruise just right, you can avoid spending a dime once you get on the boat. You pay for your room and board beforehand and the buffet and nice dinner are covered in your tour price. If you want to drink soda or alcoholic beverages, you can purchase the various options of drink cards beforehand.
Book your off-shore excursions beforehand, and the cruise line will provide lunch, transportation and take care of everything for you. People love to give you cash for your wedding present, which is perfect because you can just stash all of it for your cruise to use to tip your waiter, cleaning crew, and to purchase souvenirs. Plus, if you use a Visa Platinum Card for your travel, you can get all kinds of benefits and points! Jade Beckman, vice president of consumer loans at Mountain America Credit Union, has advised newlyweds that “the responsible use of a credit card can quickly and effectively improve your FICO score, which will, in turn, better your chances of qualifying for vehicle and home loans down the road.”
Thailand is an amazing and faraway journey, but one of the best things about it besides being beautiful and lovely is that it’s insanely inexpensive! If you wait for the right time to purchase the plane tickets, you can also get fairly affordable prices on those as well. You can get a hotel right on the beach for less money than in an American city two miles away from the beach. And the food is delicious and cheap! A full plate of pad thai is a mere $3 at most restaurants. The alcoholic drinks are also super affordable. It’s a great trip with stunning views and excursions to see elephants, monkeys, islands, and beaches. The people are warm and friendly and the country welcomes tourists with open arms.
Book a trip to a city near you and find a fun hotel that has a honeymoon suite. Most cities hold concerts, plays, and other shows that you may never get to see in your current city. This is a great option because you can save money for a bigger trip a few months into your marriage and avoid the stress of travel combined with the anxiety of planning and executing a wedding.
If you want something a little different than the city, look into getting a trip to the closest beach or lake near you in an offseason. Many small coastal towns offer affordable lodging and dining because they rely on tourists. You might need to pack a jacket, but being near the water is soothing and relaxing and definitely worth it.
Planning a wedding is stressful, so don’t put that added stress onto the honeymoon. Talk to your spouse and plan something you can get excited about that you know will be fun and relaxing for the two of you. Enjoy your trip!