Travelling can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. By avoiding peak seasons, finding unique destinations, and taking things as they come on vacation, it is very easy to have a memorable vacation on a budget. If you’re looking to go somewhere, but don’t think you can afford it, try one of these great destinations in the United States that can accommodate almost any budget.
- Nashville, TN – Nashville is a great budget destination, because you can find a nice hotel at a good price, its attractions are not specifically seasonal like ski resorts or beaches can be, and it has more to do for free or almost free than you could pack into a week.
- Savannah, GA – Savannah is another destination that won’t break the bank to find a good, clean hotel, and which also offers a number of inexpensive or free things to do. Savannah is not always thought of as a great travel destination, however, the history, architecture, culture, and cuisine of Savannah will make it a place you’ll remember.
- Washington D.C. – When you think budget, you probably don’t think of our nation’s capital. But with the number of free activities, sights to see, and excursions, you can make back the costs of the hotel and food because you will have virtually no costs for doing anything. Washington D.C. is a place people go sightseeing – and that is free.
- Pittsburgh, PA – Another city many don’t consider when they think of great places to travel, but Pittsburgh has a lot going on. Pittsburgh is home to many world renowned artists and has a thriving culture. And if all else fails, there’s always a home game to watch between the Pirates, Penguins, and Steelers. And in Pittsburgh, sports are a way of life.
- San Antonio, TX – San Antonio is most known for the Alamo, but there is so much more to this city than that. San Antonio has other famous missions, which can be viewed at the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. San Antonio is also home to several museums, theme parks, and other standard tourist attractions. And unlike some of the other cities in Texas, you can still find a hotel at a reasonable rate here.
- Anywhere in an RV – A growing trend in America is families renting RVs. A weeklong rental for an RV is a fraction of the cost of a decent hotel, and it can take you anywhere you want to go. Any major tourist area will have a nearby RV park where you can hook-up, get power, running water, and usually even Wi-Fi. So you can avoid the costs of travel and the hotel, by driving in an RV.
There are nearly endless number of travel destinations that won’t force you to get a second job to pay them off. So if you love to travel but don’t have the finances to go to a traditional tourist spot, try one of these. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.