Submitted by Sarah Fisher
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Frugal Romantic Weekend Getaway
You do not need to spend a lot of money to have a romantic weekend getaway with your loved one. There are many opportunities for inexpensive weekend trips that will give you a special memory with the one you love. You may feel that if you do not spend a lot of money, you will sacrifice style and luxury, but this is not necessarily the case.
Bed and Breakfast - My Personal Number 1 Choice!
You can find small-town bed and breakfasts that offer great amenities, wonderful food, and charming rooms for a low price. A smaller town with a quaint bed and breakfast is a great place to spend some time away from the city and share special moments with your special someone.
State parks that have camping facilities are a good choice as well. You can set up a tent, cook over and open fire, and gaze at the stars at night. A cooler packed with hotdogs, hamburgers and marshmallows will be an inexpensive way to create a lover's feast in the moonlight.
Another inexpensive option is to search for cabin rentals at local lakes or camping areas. You can bring all the supplies and food you need with you and if you go in the off-season, you can find great rates on secluded cabins. If the cabin is on a lake, you can swim in the summer or build a nice fire to keep warm on cold winter nights.
Local Hotels with Kitchenettes
A hotel in a nearby city with rooms containing kitchenettes are a great option for when you want to get away, but still need to stay within your budget. You can bring food with you and spend your time checking out the local places of interest, like museums and other attractions. You will save a lot of money if you prepare your food yourself instead of eating out, or pick a few nights to find a cozy place to dine.
I prefer luxury hotels and accommodations, and will book a room during the off-season to save money. You can save a considerable amount of money if you make your reservation in non-peak times and if you book your room online, you can save even more. Early spring is normally a good time to search for cheap luxury accommodations.
You can create a very special romantic getaway as you find locations where you walk hand in hand along a river, beach, or take a hike in the mountains and you will spend very little if you find cheap accommodations and bring your own food.