The Best Cheap AND Romantic Summer Vacations

In today’s economy, summer vacations are more of a luxury than an expectation. Almost everyone has had to cut corners and watch their budgets and paying for a summer vacation means investing hard-earned money. However, vacations are almost a necessity. We all need time to step away from our calendars and obligations, relax, revive and reconnect with ourselves and the people we love.

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US News & World Report has a great list of what are considered the best cheap summer vacations and we wanted to point out a few of them that we think are also especially romantic. No matter how small your vacation budget is, you still want to have some opportunities to inject some romance into your time away.

Trinidad and Tobago

The Caribbean considers summer to be the off-season, since they get most of their tourist traffic during the winter months. This means you can get great prices on both airfare and hotels and also feel like you own the beach. There are few things as romantic as a secluded
beach, swaying palms and a little canoodling.

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale has a reputation as a college party town and Spring Break destination. However, things are far quieter in the summer. Again, this means great bargains on flights and hotels. Fort Lauderdale also has great beaches, plenty of romantic restaurants and a number of hot clubs where you can dance the night away.

Biloxi, MS

Yes, Biloxi. Biloxi is a serious beach town, with an incredible beach on beautiful Ship’s Island. You’ll also find it hard not to be romantic when you get into that balmy, Southern air. Biloxi is as sultry as Charleston or Savannah, but a lot less crowded or expensive. An added bonus is that it’s a driveable destination for many people.


Yellowstone is usually thought of as a family destination and it certainly is. All of our picks are great for the whole family or for couples. But Yellowstone offers a different kind of romance than what many people think of. It’s impossible to look at the scale and grandeur of such a place without gaining some much-needed perspective on life, priorities and stress. Sometimes that perspective can make a huge difference in how you see your mate, too.

No matter where you go this summer, we hope you have an amazing, affordable and romantic time away from the everyday!

One Response to The Best Cheap AND Romantic Summer Vacations

  1. Cathy Lorient July 9, 2012 at 1:56 am #

    Do you have other great cheap summer vacation ideas? Share them here so everyone can benefit. Keep your comments coming!

    – Cathy Lorient

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