Honeymoon hotspots: Splurges vs. steals

You could honeymoon in Paris, Bora Bora or the Amalfi Coast, but these six romantic alternatives may be a lot more kind to your wallet.

Paris vs. Prague

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Unmistakable Paris is pictured left. On right is the less familiar Prague, capital of the Czech Republic.

Its chic charm, evocative atmosphere and vibrant history make the City of Lights one of the most romantic cities in the world. But Paris is also one of the most expensive to visit, especially for travelers.

For those looking for European-style romance, culture and history at a much cheaper price, try Prague. There are three opera houses, 20 concert venues, fine dining restaurants and plenty of nightlife and green spaces. And the old part of the city is like walking through an outdoor museum of 18th century and Medieval architecture.

Prague's peak summer months may cause prices to rise, according to Hotwire.com, but it's much more affordable during winter, spring and fall.

Splurge

Paris

What you'll pay*: $4,000 (round-trip airfare, plus 7 nights at a 4-star hotel for two)

Steal

Prague

What you'll pay: $3,200 (round-trip airfare, plus 7 nights at a 4-star hotel for two)

*Note: Trip costs were based round-trip airfare from Chicago for the week of May 24th through May 31st and stays at a four-star hotel, as reported by Expedia and Hotwire.com.
- Last updated February 13 2014 06:29 PM ET
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