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    Let us inspire you with an inside look at the Governor’s House Inn! Discover this historical National Landmark and how it offers the perfect setting for romantic getaways, weddings, vacations and corporate retreats. Each post puts you in the middle of the southern ambiance that you’ll only find at our elegant Charleston bed and breakfast inn!

    How to Have a Romantic Getaway on a Budget

    In today’s social-media-dominated world, you often see pictures of your friends going on wonderful romantic getaways with their partners and you are stuck at home wishing that you could afford to go to these places too. While an all-inclusive trip to Mexico might be out of the question based on your bank account balance, there are other options. The good news is that romantic getaways can actually be cheaper than you thought if you pick the right ones. Here are some perfect options for you and your special someone to experience together that will not drain your bank accounts.

    Hit the Beach

    When people think of vacationing on a beach, they often think of somewhere like Mexico or the Cayman Islands, but they seem to forget that there are some pretty great beaches right here in the U.S. Forget the plane ticket and get in your car and drive a few hours until you hit water. Whether that is Florida, California, or even New York, you will be able to spend a beautiful evening with your partner sitting on the beach and watching the waves roll in.

    Go Against the Weather

    No matter what season it is, there are always a few things that are at the height of popularity for those few months. In the winter, it is skiing in the mountains and vacationing in Mexico, and in the summer it is boating on the lake and visiting amusement parks. The people who own and operate these establishments are well aware of this and therefore raise the prices to take advantage of the massive crowds they are about to receive. By going against the grain, you can get into places you previously would not have been able to get into, and you can do it for prices that you never would have dreamed of.

    Head Into Nature

    Who said you have to go somewhere totally new and unfamiliar in order to have a fun weekend with your significant other? In most cases, there is likely areas in your own state that are filled with beauty that you have not explored yet. Get in your vehicle and drive for a few hours, and then spend a nice romantic getaway in Charleston experiencing all the beautiful scenery that nature has to offer. After which, you can choose to spend the night at an adorable local b&b, which is both a cheap and wonderful way to have an adventure without having to spend a lot of money.

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