This Quaint East Coast Town Was Named the Best Budget Honeymoon Destination
And we found the perfect Airbnb.
Updated Oct 10, 2018 4:40 PM
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The average couple will spend $4,500 on their honeymoon. That’s a hard number to wrap your head around when you’ve just dropped $30,000 on a wedding (the average cost of one as of 2019). One way to save? Squeeze your vacation into 72 hours (otherwise known as a mini-moon). However, if you don’t feel like compromising on quality time, you’ll have to think outside the box—but within the U.S.
In its annual ranking of the top honeymoon destinations, U.S. News & World Report dubbed Ogunquit, Maine, the best place for newlyweds on a budget. It’s no St. Lucia (the eastern Caribbean island that stole the overall number-one spot), but what it lacks in sandy white beaches and volcanos, it makes up for in cozy boutique hotels, secluded coves, whale-watching tours, and quintessential lobster shacks. And you don’t have to worry about getting around once you’re there: The hop-on, hop-off trolley can take you anywhere from the beach to the local art museum.
Now onto the most pressing matter: Where should you stay? Let us introduce La Perla Cottage, a 500-square-foot home on Airbnb overlooking the Ogunquit River that costs just $150 per night. It’s safe to say, it was love at first sight.
The yellow shutter–clad retreat underwent a renovation in 2017, so get ready for lots of subway tile, exposed-beam ceilings, and brass fixtures. We recommend going during the summertime if you can help it—you’ll want to take advantage of the outdoor shower. Consider paradise found.
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