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Summer travel season is already upon us and finding an affordable and romantic destination can be challenging if you are not a frequent traveler.

However, with strategic planning and research, you and your boo can take an amazing vacation filled with memories and fun.

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Before diving into the locations, here are some tips to keep in mind when planning your itinerary:

  • Be flexible with dates if possible. Airlines offer better deals on certain days throughout the week.
  • Plan ahead! Know which activities and excursions you may be interested in trying and book them ahead of time.
  • Set a budget and try to stick to it.
  • Consider driving if possible.
  • Take advantage of freebies and coupons.
  • Consider all-inclusive options if it works for your budget to save on meals + drinks.

With all things considered, vacations are supposed to be a time for you to relax and unwind. The planning process should also be fun and as smooth as possible.

Now, let’s get into the good stuff. Below are some affordable vacation, romantic spots to check out this summer. For more travel deals, click here.

Tell us, which is your fav option?


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1. San Juan, Puerto Rico

Colourful Street in Old San Juan Source:Getty

San Juan is a perfect and affordable location for couples. With its beautiful beaches, amazing food, and great history are what you’re after, Puerto Rico is the place for you and the best part is, no passport is needed! 

With round-trip flight prices starting at just $95 and 3-star hotels at $110 per night, you are in for a sweet treat. 

2. Clearwater, FL

Clearwater, FL - February 5, 2016: People along the pier of Clearwater Beach at sunset Source:Getty

Another option within the US is Clearwater, Florida. If you’re looking for sunshine and water, this is the place for you! 

With the average hotel cost starting at $147 per night and round-trip flights at $92, this is the place to unwind and enjoy some sun with your boo! 

3. Cancun, Mexico

Sea shore on the Caribbean beach in the Zona Hoteleria in Cancun. Source:Getty

If you have a little extra within your budget and a passpoty, consider Cancun! 

Similar to Puerto Rico with its beautiful beaches, amazing food and rich history, it is perfect for traveling couples. There are also a ton of stays and excursions to enjoy that can fall into any budget. 

The average round trip flight costs start at $160 on Frontier Airlines, and stays start as low as $180 per night. 

4. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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For that who have a little more in their budget along with a passport, Punta Cana is also a great option to consider. 

With flights starting at $214 round trip and stays beginning at $128 per night, you will experience great food, beaches, pools, resorts, and more! 


5. MSC Cruise Line

Cruises are a great and extremely affordable way to travel and MSC Cruises are top-tier! If you’re looking to travel to multiple destinations for under $1,000 this is for you! 

Additionally, if you do not have a passport, consider a closed-loop cruise that allows you to visit tropical locations and with buffet-style food included in the price along with mostly everything on the ship, you have more than enough reasons to book this trip! 

6. U.S. Virgin Islands

Another option to consider if you do not have a passport is the US Virgin Islands. 

Beautiful blue waters, great food and a great experience for you and your lover!

Flights can start as low as $177 round trip and stays start as low as $158 per night. 

7. Las Vegas, NV

Vegas is perfect for couples looking to have a little more fun! With amazing food options and activities to choose from, each day will be an experience to enjoy. 

The average round-trip flight from the East Coast can start as low as $96 with the average stay running as low as $62 per night! This a perfect quick getaway for anyone to enjoy. 

8. Los Angeles, California

LA is a great place to visit if you want to enjoy the West Coast. 

There are so many different cultures you can experience in the city so you get all of that plus sunshine for a great deal. 

The average roundtrip flight from the East Coast begins at $179 and the average stay starts as low as $55 per night, you can work this getaway right into your budget! 

9. Antigua, Guatemala

Guatemala is a beautiful choice for those with a little extra wiggle room in their budgets. With blue skies and sunshine, you’re definitely in for a treat. 

If you are searching for beautiful mountain landscapes, artisanal foods, and Hispanic culture, then Antigua is your spot. 

With roundtrip flights beginning at $268 and stays starting as low as $56 per night, you are in for an amazing budget-friendly time. 

10. Negril, Jamaica

Jamaica is an amazing choice for couples! 

With great food, beautiful weather and water, and countless things to explore, you are bound to have an amazing time on this Island. 

The average round trip flight starts as low as $88 and stays as low as $67 per night.