Seeking a Budget-Friendly V-Day? Here's Where to Go
San Francisco, surprisingly
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 14, 2018 10:35 AM CST
An assortment of mini-roses are seen in Salem, Va.   (Erica Yoon/The Roanoke Times via AP)

(Newser) – Flowers, chocolates, a candlelit dinner. Combined, they might make for a successful, if cliched Valentine's Day—but at a cost. US consumers celebrating V-Day will spend an average of $143.56 this year, $7 more than in 2017, per the National Retail Federation. Hoping for more bang for your buck? Find an affordable way to get to one of 10 US cities with the greatest outlook for budget, activities, gift accessibility, and even the weather on this holiday, according to WalletHub. Located in eight states, they are:

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