3 Honeymoon Getaways Under $1000

Planning an affordable honeymoon doesn’t mean compromising on the dreamy experience you’ve envisioned. Many couples, due to the misconception that a honeymoon  needs to be expensive, end up skipping this important post-wedding tradition that actually sets their marriage up for success. We’re challenging that notion and explore three fantastic honeymoon ideas, each under $1000.* 

Cozy Cabin Stay in the Great Smoky Mountains

Escape to the Great Smoky Mountains for a budget-friendly honeymoon! If camping is your thing, you can stay at campsites within the national park like Cades Cove Campground for just $30 a night (May 15th – October 31st). Explore affordable hotels or Airbnb cabin rentals in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for rustic charm that won’t break the bank.

Enjoy free outdoor activities like hiking trails with breathtaking views, wildlife spotting in Cades Cove, and ranger-led programs for insightful experiences. Save on dining by packing picnic supplies or trying restaurants in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, such as Smoky Mountain Brewery for a beer flight and Crockett’s Breakfast Camp for a hearty breakfast.

For those in the Midwest, opting for a road trip to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a budget-friendly choice that enhances the scenic adventure. Consider adding a “Driving Fund” registry item on your Honeyfund, allowing your guests to contribute to your gas money for the trip. It’s a practical and appreciated way for loved ones to help make your honeymoon even more memorable.

Beach Getaway to Tulum, Mexico

Looking for an affordable tropical getaway that won’t break the bank? Tulum might be your answer. Throughout the year, this Mexican paradise offers a range of all-inclusive travel deals, making it easy to keep your honeymoon budget under $1000.

Take, for instance, the Bahia Principe, a beachfront property where a night’s stay comes in at $285, and an all-inclusive junior suite, taxes included, totals around $1,100 for a 4-night stay, giving you luxury without the price tag.

But it’s not just about the accommodation. Tulum’s all-inclusive packages offer a variety of activities, from poolside entertainment to cultural shows in the evening, along with inviting river and lake-style pools. And don’t forget to use your honeymoon fund for added experiences, like a round of golf, a day trip to the Mayan Ruins, or a couple’s massage at the spa.

Flights to Cancún, particularly from major metropolitan areas like Dallas, can be surprisingly affordable, starting at around $300 per person. For the best deals, consider planning your Tulum trip during the off-season, such as September, when accommodation prices hit their lowest.

Wine Down in Temecula, California 

Escape to the budget-friendly charm of Temecula, California, Southern California’s own wine country, offering Napa vibes without the hefty price tag. Find cozy Airbnb stays without breaking the bank – you can find hidden gems like a vineyard-nestled shipping container for just $100 a night. Explore affordable wine tastings at $20-$30 or opt for budget-friendly wine tours that include transportation. Don’t miss Oak Mountain Winery, boasting Southern California’s exclusive mined wine caves.

Wander through the historic Old Town Temecula for a mix of shopping and dining. Spice up your night at Coin-Op Game Room for arcade fun and indulge in delicious pizza at Goat and Vine. If time allows, take a quick drive to San Diego for a beach day. Temecula proves that a romantic and affordable wine country escape is within reach for an unforgettable honeymoon without the splurge.


*$1,000 does not include total cost of  transportation to your destination as costs vary depending on where you are traveling from.

This post was co-authored by ChatGPT.


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