14 Romantic Hotspots for Couples on a Budget

14 Romantic Hotspots for Couples on a Budget

Posted on Jan 18 2024 Posted in  Holidays & Seasons, Travel, Deals & Flash Sales, Entertainment
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14 Romantic Hotspots for Couples on a Budget

OK, so Valentine’s Day isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Not only does it ruffle the feathers of the singles community (understandable), but it also gets its fair share of eye-rolls from many happy couples. Some people just don’t like the pressures that come with the saccharine holiday, particularly the financial pressures.

But can they turn down a trip to a romantic hotspot? Unlikely.

Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to take your one and only on a memorable getaway, whether you want to admit it or not. We’ve already gone ahead and saved you time looking for a place that’ll leave you both moonstruck and still on top of your money goals for 2024. It’s now up to you to book a reservation at any one of these 14 affordable escapes through a TopCashback travel retailer.

1. Kennebunkport, Maine

You may know this cozy New England town as the summer home of the Bush family. But it’s about to become your favorite Valentine’s Day resort. For the special holiday, Kennebunkport will “paint the town red” from February 1-29, which means you’ll find lovely heart décor and lights displayed all around the quiet hamlet. But that’s not all.

The annual event includes romantic hotel packages, “red tag” deals at local shops and boutiques, cooking classes, special menus, wine tastings and more.

Orbitz (up to 7% cash back) suggests The Colony Hotel and The Lodge at Turbat’s Creek for cost-effective accommodations. But if they’re booked up, have a look at cheaper stays a few short miles from Kennebunkport.

2. Finger Lakes, New York

The home of laidback luxury is a must-visit in winter. From wine tours and museums to skiing, snowboarding and sweetheart carriage rides at Granger Homestead, there’s plenty to do and explore at this beloved location. Expedia recommends a vacation package as your portal to low-priced travel. Plus, you’ll score 6% cash back on your booking.

3. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

There are many attractions to take in at Hilton Head Island, but Foodie February tops them all! You and your fellow food enthusiast can chow down on local seafood, traditional Gullah cuisine, mouthwatering steaks and other delicious grub from over 250 restaurants. The site hosts numerous culinary events throughout the month, and you can learn about each one at HiltonHeadIsland.org.

If you don’t mind pouring more money into the experience rather than your lodgings, check out Travelocity (up to 7% cash back) for accommodations that start less than $50/night.

4. Savannah, Georgia

Winter is Savannah’s low season, making it the best time to visit. There’s a drop in hotel rates, tourists and temperatures—but the entertainment value remains just as high as it is in the summer.

Vrbo shares a slew of romantic things you can do there, like having a drink at the intimate Olde Pink House while listening to live piano playing; picnicking in the city’s famous Forsyth Park; and watching the sunset at Tybee Island, a beach that’s 20 minutes away from downtown.

After your completed stay at one of Vrbo’s vacation rentals, you’ll pocket a nifty 3% cash back bonus.

5. Naples, Florida

This Southwest Gulf Coast location seems like an odd one on our list, what with Naples being most famous for its high-end shopping, exclusive golf clubs, upscale restaurants and expensive lodgings.

But fret not. Naples welcomes even budget-conscious folk who wish to soak in ocean views and white sandy beaches—though it may mean staying at a less impressive Best Western hotel or a La Quinta Inn. Hotels.com (4% cash back) will happily fix you up with a great price.

6. The Hocking Hills Region, Ohio

Adventurous duos will feel at home in the beautiful Hocking Hills, where there are caves, waterfalls and natural scenic wonders to admire. Try to be in the area on February 10; there’s a “sweetheart hike” after dusk at the remarkable Ash Cave. You’ll be greeted with a cozy fire and refreshments at the end of your stroll! Secure hotel reservations through Booking.com and enjoy 6% cash back on your completed stay.

7. Charlevoix, Michigan

Treat yourselves to winter splendor at Charlevoix. This snowy wonderland offers candlelight hikes at its popular Mt. McSauba, which also features lighted downhill skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. Along with a lively downtown area and dark enough skies to star-gaze at night, Charlevoix has comfortable, economical inns dotted around. Pick one that best meets your needs at Priceline and earn up to 7% cash back, on us.

8. Sedona, Arizona

Sedona, quite rightly nicknamed Red Rock Country, is extraordinary. You’ll never want to stop staring at its stunning mountains and canyons or embracing its fascinating culture. And who better to see this wondrous city than with your equally wondrous partner? Lock down a room now at one of its many inns through Agoda.com and get 8% cash back after your visit.

9. Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Like Charlevoix, this snow-covered paradise creates a romantic scenery that you lovebirds will just eat up. Hunker down at the Mangy Moose from 4:30-7:30 p.m. for free live music—when you’re not ice skating or skiing together, of course. Horse-drawn sleigh rides at the National Elk Refuge are available daily. And you can catch a snowcoach tour through Yellowstone National Park.

Nab a Hot Rate Hotel at Hotwire for up to 2.02% cash back and up to 60% off.

10. Greater Palm Springs, California

Greater Palm Springs is considered a year-round playground, but nothing beats it in winter. Main reason? The weather. The suffocating summer heat is long gone! You’ll savor the comfortably warm temperatures when you two are golfing, shopping, horseback riding and dining alfresco.

Pro tip: Packaging your flight, hotel and activities together with CheapTickets (up to 6.06% cash back) could save you up to $287.

11. Rosario Resort & Spa, Orcas Island, Washington

Washingtonians are already familiar with this island in San Juan County, which boasts sparkling lakes, scenic air tours, trail rides and phenomenal arts and culture. There are a number of places on the island you can sleep for the night, but perhaps none better than the Rosario Resort & Spa. Booking.com can help you schedule all necessary reservations at the oceanfront property.

12. San Juan, Puerto Rico

The capital of Puerto Rico is only a short 3-hour flight from most major U.S. cities. (FYI, CheapOair guarantees cheap plane tickets and up to $25.25 cash back.) And because it’s a U.S. territory, you don’t need a passport to travel to this relaxing Caribbean destination.

Appreciate each other’s company while lounging on the beach with pina coladas in your hands. You’ll adore the historic Spanish fortresses, cathedrals and cobblestone roads of the city as well.

13. Sonesta Maho Beach Resort & Casino, St. Maarten

This all-inclusive Caribbean resort contains a beach, pool, casino, restaurant, full-service spa, gym, five bars/lounges and additional amenities that ensure your romantic getaway is a success. Book a spot quickly through Hotels.com before another couple bumps you out of the last available room!

14. Rosewood Bermuda

Another breathtaking Caribbean escape is the recently renovated Rosewood Bermuda, which houses 91 rooms, suites and residences overlooking the serene ocean.

Conveniently located 15 minutes away from L.F. Wade International Airport, it’s been recently named one of the top 15 resorts in the Atlantic Islands by Condé Nast Traveler. That sounds expensive, doesn’t it? But with Expedia’s reasonable hotel rates and our unbeatable cash back offers, you can make this dream trip come true.


Which romantic hotspot do you want to jet off to? Sound off in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.

Editor's Note: Promos were correct at time of publication.

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by Diana Baratta

Diana Baratta is the senior copywriter at TopCashback.com. After beginning her copywriting career at a paper company, where she harnessed her creative chops writing about…paper, this self-described “bargain shopper” has felt at home talking about our many stores, deals and money-saving tips the last few years.

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