Planning a wedding can be a lot of work, from the catering to the flowers to finding the perfect DJ. Not to mention the high price tag. So when it comes to choosing an amazing honeymoon destination, we want that to be the easy—and affordable—part!
City Honeymoon Destinations In Your Budget
Enter FlipKey. We looked at average vacation rental rates around the world for a weeklong summer stay (in a one-bedroom property), and hand-picked 12 of our favorite affordable city honeymoon destinations. For those who’d prefer to explore an urban locale rather than sit at the beach, these lively hot spots will fit the bill.
With a rental from FlipKey, you’ll enjoy extra living space, added privacy, and useful amenities like a full kitchen, laundry, or outdoor barbecue area. Happy planning…and congratulations!
Atlanta, Georgia | $856 per week
With professional sports, nightlife, and a growing culinary scene, Atlanta has become a major tourism destination. Honeymooners will fall in love all over again on the Atlanta SkyWheel, taking in views of the city from above. If you are looking for a little sophistication, the neighborhood of Virginia Highland is a great spot to browse boutique shops. Need a break from the urban energy? Piedmont Park is a perfect place to enjoy a walk and a picnic.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Satisfy your sweet tooth at Xocolatl Small Batch Chocolate.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: You’ll find charming Canoe Restaurant, serving flavorful dishes daily along the peaceful banks of the Chattahoochee River.
Denver, Colorado | $974 per week
With 300 days of sunshine and gorgeous Rocky Mountain views, Denver is a top choice for your city honeymoon. Take advantage of the weather by planning a hike together, or settle in for a concert at the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater. Couples love the nightlife around Larimer Square, where you can end your romantic dinner with a horse-drawn carriage ride.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Dance the night away with your new spouse or sing along to the tunes together at Ophelia’s Electric Soapbox.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Fruition offers high-quality food without the pretense of fine dining. You’ll love the seasonal menu featuring fresh ingredients straight from the farm.
Houston, Texas | $936 per week
You’ll be making a mistake leaving Houston off your honeymoon short list. A world-class arts scene, mouth-watering Tex-Mex cuisine, and beautiful parks make this city a must-visit. Houston is huge, and each neighborhood has its own style. North Loop has the best nightlife and restaurants in the area while Neartown is best for boutique shopping. The thriving arts scene includes resident opera, ballet, symphony, and theater companies. The Museum District houses 19 museums, all within walking distance.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: After some fun-filled days in Houston, relax with a massage together at Sensia Studio & Japanese Day Spa.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: We’ve heard great things about the customer service at Brennan’s of Houston—and we’ve heard even better things about the Bananas Foster dessert.
Tampa, Florida | $753 per week
This Florida honeymoon favorite has it all. Sun, sand, and nightlife to boot. Hit the beach by day, and seek adventure on the water with a parasailing lesson or charter fishing cruise. By night, find your way to Ybor City—the historic Cuban heart of Tampa Bay. Just follow the intoxicating music and mingling aromas.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Enhance your experience at Evangeline Spa with sips of champagne in between seaweed wraps.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: You’ll find comfort and Creole cuisine at Roux (think modern takes on gumbo and fried chicken) where you’ll feel like you took the wrong plane and ended up in Louisiana.
Phoenix, Arizona | $653 per week
You can confidently take a Phoenix honeymoon any time of year, as the weather is always accommodating. For couples that love golf, there are several award-winning courses ready for you to tee off. Honeymooners are often surprised at the number of cultural attractions here, too. Explore Native American history at the Heard Museum or peruse the fine collection at the Phoenix Museum of Art.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: You don’t know romance unless you’ve held hands during a hot air balloon ride over Phoenix with Rainbow Ryders.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: A traditional dinner at Coup de Tartes is fantastic—but you’ll have extra fun dressing up and playing detective at a Mystery Murder event!
Calgary, Alberta | $596 per week
Balancing modern conveniences with pioneer charm, Calgary has it all. For the outdoorsy couple, rent a kayak on Glenmore Reservoir or mountain bike around Calgary Olympic Park. Searching for thrills? Embrace your inner child at Calaway Park which has carnival rides (and don’t forget to treat yourself to cotton candy). In the evening, you’ll want to spend time on 17th Street where there is plenty of romantic dining and nightlife options. Surprise your spouse with a sunset trip to the top of The Bow.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: We can’t decide the best part of The Spa Ritual. It might be the Bali Sanctuary (with exclusive, heated-stone chaise loungers) or the infrared saunas with color and audio therapy.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Modern Steak is far from your typical beef cookery, combining a steakhouse with a swanky cocktail lounge.
Vancouver, British Columbia | $861 per week
Of all the cities on our list, Vancouver may be the most stunning selection for honeymooners. Since it’s on the coast, Vancouver is just a stone’s throw from beautiful sand beaches along Vancouver Island. If your idea of a good time is getting some fresh air and maybe a workout in, you’ve got options. Hike the Grouse Grind and reward yourselves with a cold pint at the end. You’ll find easy walking and incredible views along the Seawall.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Catch a concert or an exhibit opening at the Roundhouse Community Arts Center, which always has a full calendar of events.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Hawksworth was named Best Upscale Restaurant by Vancouver Magazine five times!
Prague, Czech Republic | $781 per week
Art-loving honeymooners: look no further. Prague’s beauty is second-to-none with old cobblestone streets, endless art galleries, and haunting Gothic castles to explore. Rest your feet at one of the cafes in the Old Town Center Square, also called Stare Mesto, and have a look at the 10th-century astronomical clock. When you’re ready to go again, take a stroll to Vysehrad National Cultural Monument and enjoy stunning views of Prague from this historic lookout point.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: If you want white table cloths and gourmet cuisine, Kampa Park is the spot to go. An incredible candlelit dinner awaits you and your partner.
Madrid, Spain | $717 per week
Many honeymooners describe Madrid as “walking into a fairytale.” You won’t see Cinderella here, but you’ll be expecting her after one look at City Hall or the Royal Palace. If you want a break from the city streets, walk through Retiro Park, which feels like you stepped into an 18th-century garden. It’s not all go-go-go, though. Madrid has a laid-back attitude where afternoon siestas are the norm.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: See a theater show together at Museo Arqueológico Nacional de España where rotating acts keep things fresh.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: A former politician followed her dreams and opened up a restaurant in Madrid, cooking family recipes passed down for generations. That dream is known as La Cocina de Maria Luisa. Fresh mushrooms and truffles add a little something extra to many dishes here.
Mexico City, Mexico | $573 per week
Mexico City is a dynamic, fun, fascinating, and growing city honeymoon destination. See and feel centuries of history by walking through the crowded streets. You’ll gape at murals, tour museums, and be awed by the ancient statues. You’ll also find friendly locals, five-star restaurants, and an agreeable climate. This city is a feast for all five senses as vibrant colors and smells come bursting out of every corner.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Take a trip into history at Templo Mayor Museum. The collection shows the political, military, and aesthetic relevance of the city.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: For those who enjoy a fine wine, the selection at Restaurante Mercaderes will not disappoint.
Montreal, Quebec | $511 per week
With its European-inspired charm and unique culture, Montreal wows honeymooners every year. The perfect urban escape, this Canadian city bursts with old and new architecture, hip and acclaimed restaurants, as well as a versatile list of popular attractions. With its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, and museums, the Old Montreal neighborhood is beloved by locals and visitors alike. If history doesn’t appeal to you, wander around the Atwater Market and pick up some baked goods to eat by the Lachine Canal or to take home to your Montreal vacation rental.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Come for the gorgeous architecture of Notre-Dame Basilica, stay for the laser light show! The top-rated Montreal attraction on TripAdvisor, this church is a wonder to tour.
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: Barroco is a rustic traditional restaurant in a cozy and historic setting that is the hallmark of Old Montreal.
Berlin, Germany | $699 per week
It’s shocking when you discover that Berlin is nine times larger than Paris, and 75% of the city is beautiful green parkland! Honeymoon couples can easily find their way around using the new city transit system. History ranging from early civilizations to the 21st century is on display. You can have your choice of a symphony, a play, or an opera every night. Check out the Weltzeituhr Clock, topped by a model of the solar system. After dinner, certain neighborhoods light up with glittering nightclubs, modern bars, and dance halls which feature everything from techno music to rock and roll. Couples who love late nights can always find a place to dance until dawn.
Our Favorite Couples Activity: Strolling around the Prussian Palaces & Gardens will leave you feeling as if you’ve entered a dreamland. Overflowing fountains can be found next to manicured shrubbery. Explore winding paths that will take you a whole afternoon to meander. How romantic!
Our Favorite Romantic Restaurant: The Aigner restaurant is located in Berlin’s most beautiful square, the Gendarmenmarkt, and offers a blend of classicism and modernity from its interior design down to its dishes. The cuisine combines the best of both Vienna and Berlin.
Affordable City Honeymoon Destinations
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Denver, Colorado
- Houston, Texas
- Tampa, Florida
- Phoenix, Arizona
- Calgary, Alberta
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Madrid, Spain
- Mexico City, Mexico
- Montreal, Quebec
- Berlin, Germany