Honeymoon havens with historical sites

Place d'Armes, the square in front of Old Place d'Armes, the square in front of Old Montreal's Notre Dame Basilica. (Nov. 16, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

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Choosing honeymoon destinations with historical attractions can mean more wedding trip for your money, even if you splurge on things like accommodations and fancy dinners. Here are three honeymoon havens to consider -- so talk these over with your soon-to-be spouse as well as with your travel agent.

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MONTREAL

Montreal has much to offer with regard to culture and historic ambience. One example is the Place d'Armes, a charming square in Old Montreal overlooking Notre-Dame Basilica. This tour-worthy structure is particularly picturesque, and its $5 entry fee makes it an affordable must-see. Another bargain activity is the free-to-visit Mount Royal Park, featuring miles of trails for romantic strolls.

INFO 877-266-5687, tourisme-montreal.org

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BARBADOS

Barbados has more to offer than beautiful beaches. Notable venues include the George Washington House, a former home of America's first president preserved with period furnishings and a per-person admission price of $10. Historic Bridgetown, recently added to UNESCO's prestigious list of world heritage sites, can be explored on your own or through $20 guided tours arranged through the Barbados Tourism Authority.

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INFO visitbarbados.org

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Rustic

BRECKENRIDGE, COLO.

Colorado's mining history makes Breckenridge a perfect honeymoon haven. Many of the original structures are still used as artist studios, hotels and eateries, building atmosphere into the itinerary at no extra charge. The Fireside Inn features romantic rooms for couples for as little as $97. It's just two blocks from Main Street and a free shuttle ride away from gondola access to two of the town's ski peaks.

INFO 970-453-6456, firesideinn.com

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