Hawaii? Cheap? For a little while, yes. Tourism has been down all across the board recently, and Hawaii responded by lowering their rates. Cheap romantic getaways are suddenly available in just about every nook and cranny of the world. Take advantage of this opportunity by visiting the most romantic place on earth. The peaceful beaches contrast with the violent volcanoes to create an atmosphere of pure passion.
The most magical place on earth is also one of the most romantic. The best way to save money here is by booking in the off-season. Go on a weekday in the middle of any season that isn't summer and you'll practically have the place to yourself, and you'll save a few bucks by booking in the thrifty off-season.
Warm locales don't have a monopoly on cheap romantic getaways! Just ask the French Canadians who flock to Charlevoix for its romantic auberges, farms, and one-of-a-kind whale watching opportunities. Enjoy it all from the comfort of a cozy apartment in Little Italy.
South Padre Island
This warm, lush Texas getaway is a favorite for visitors to the Lone Star State. The beaches are gorgeous, the night life is thriving, and the extremely close proximity to Mexico adds some exciting possibilities to the lower tip of Texas. With over a hundred rentals available, you'll surely find a great place to stay.
The Mitten State's economy may be famously on the downhill, but one of Michigan's businesses that continues to thrive is tourism, for good reason. Traverse City is filled with sunny beaches, gorgeous forests, scenic views, and great people. Check out the Cherry Festival in the summer for a week filled with romantic fun.
New York City
The busiest and largest city in the country is also one of the most romantic. There's no shortage of romantic sights to see. Enjoy the unbelievable view from the top of the Empire State Building. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center. Take a stroll through Central Park. You've got plenty of low-priced apartments to enjoy the Big Apple with big savings.
The lush, rolling hills of wine country are a unique and memorable experience, perfect for a cheap romantic getaway. If you and your sweetie consider yourselves wine savvy—or if you just like to knock back a few—you'll both love a wine tasting tour through California's quiet, peaceful wine country.
If you're more of an active couple, get yourselves on the slopes at Telluride. You two can enjoy some of the world's best skiing from the comfort of your own cozy, private cabin. Ski in the day and unwind in front of a roaring fire with a hot mug of cocoa. For a true romantic dinner, hit up La Marmotte, a 125-year-old former icehouse, for a reasonably priced meal.
Indulge yourself in some old-fashioned southern charm in this gorgeous, sunny Georgia town. With over 21 public squares bursting with gorgeous gardens, Savannah is a great place to stroll around in. Top of your stay with a night or two a charming, old-fashioned carriage house.
Vibrant city life collides with picturesque beaches in this southern Florida getaway. The Cuban food is superb and the lodging options are plentiful. Stay in a charming oceanfront beach house or a nearby condo—you'll save more money if you're little ways from the beach.