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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
Seeking a Budget-Friendly V-Day? Here's Where to Go
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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1. San Francisco
2. San Diego
3. Las Vegas
4. Orlando
5. Chicago

6. New York City
7. Portland, Ore.
8. Seattle
9. Honolulu
10. Los Angeles

Click for more on the list of 100 cities, or discover unique V-Day gift ideas here. (Read more Valentine's Day stories.)

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