5 Affordable and Secluded Romantic Getaways in America

Folly Beach, South Carolina

Folly Beach is a dream getaway for those hopeless romantics who are on a budget. It is perfect for any pair looking to be close to the water.  There are affordable hotels right by the shore starting at $106 a night. The beach isn’t just for a day in the sun and relaxing, but they also offer surf lessons. You can avoid the crowds and high costs that any beach in California or Florida would have. The Folly Beach Pier is the closest you can get to the “Edge of America”. This 1,045-foot pier will allow you to enjoy breathtaking views of the golden hour and sunrise.

This isn’t your typical getaway, you can escape while learning about American history. A tour of Fort Sumter provides an insight to where the first shots of the Civil War were fired for only $22. Last but not least, a short drive from Folly Beach will take you to the Angel Oak Tree; an absolute must. It doesn’t cost a cent to visit this 500-year-old wonder.  Reaching 66.5 ft and producing shade that covers 17,200 feet, it may serve as the  “tree of romance” and a trip you both won’t forget.

Ellicott City, Maryland

Ellicott City is the getaway for the couple who enjoys horror, terror, and mystery. What is more romantic than having a thrill?  That’s right, there are plenty of infamous ghost tours in Ellicott city. Here are some that will sure give you the  chills…

  • Seven Hills Road
  • Hell House Alter
  • The Ghosts of Lilburn’s Mansion
  • The Ghost of Mt. Ida
  • Mary’s College

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What’s great about these ghost tours is most of them cost $20 or less per person and there are coupons available for $5 off at ellicottcity.net

No Ellicott is not a ghost town, it also has the beautiful Patapsco Balley State Park and Lake Centennial. Patapsco Valley State Park stretches 32 miles along the Patapsco river and has a space of 16,000 acres. It is a peaceful place with 6 different camping locations to camp for only around $20.

Waianae, Hawaii

Waianae is a tropical getaway for half the cost. Hawaii is known for its amazing scenery and waters which is why this is the place for the couple who enjoys adventures.  Waianae is not a typical place that many would visit when considering visiting Hawaii making it a definite romantic seclusion getaway. Turtle Beach (Papaoneone Beach) offers the ultimate seclusion with clear blue waters and white sand. This beach offers seclusion because it is not among the most popular beaches on the island. It is named after the sea turtles who like to feed on the seaweed near the beach.

Here are some other secluded beaches

  • Maili Beach Park
  • Pokai Bay Beach Park
  • Makua Beach
  • Keawaula Beach/Yokohama Bay


There are endless outdoor activities that await such as swimming, surfing, hiking, snorkeling, and cliff diving. One that might raise an eyebrow is horseback riding. This activity may sound expensive but there are offers that save you up to a 40% off discount (http://www.tripbuzz.com/free-things-to-do/waianae-hi )

Jekyll Island, Georgia

This isn’t just another beach getaway. It is a unique and tranquil island that provides privacy and protected natural habitat. It is a Georgia State Park which means that all animals and nature is under strict protection. This location will be one that will remain for generations and it’s like you can visit the wildlife right in your backyard.


A prominent feature of Jekyll Island is its luscious green gold courses. There are 63 holes on 4 gold courses giving options to a memorable trip. There are many accommodations including, hotels, vacation and rental homes, and condos.

South Dakota, Blue Bell Lodge

This is the ultimate southern getaway. They offer horseback riding, fire pits, and Western entertainment. There are lodges available to rent for only $175. A popular activity is their “Hayride and Chuck Wagon Cookout”. You can enjoy an old-fashioned hay ride with the reward of a chuck wagon dinner. If you love animals, why not take a chance on a buffalo safari jeep tour. It is an off-road trip, taking about an hour and a half, taking you through the park in search of elks and buffalos.

Blue Bell Stables gives the opportunity for a full-day ride on a horse through the Blackhills and peaceful scenery. It costs $75 for a full day with lunch, which is a great day for a cruise through the 71,000-acre trail. Blue Bell Lodge offers activities that are a once in a lifetime experience.




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