5 Budget-Friendly Vacation Destinations

5 Budget-Friendly Vacation Destinations

5 Budget-Friendly Vacation Destinations. Nothing refreshes the body and mind like a vacation. Whether you travel alone, with family or extended family and close friends, it’s good to get away from the daily routine!

According to the American Society of Travel Agents, the 5 budget-friendly vacation destinations are:

Las Vegas, Nevada

Orlando, Florida

Branson, Missouri

New Orleans, Louisiana

Los Angeles, California.

Here’s why these locales are so budget-friendly:

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada

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    In Las Vegas, you can get away, explore tourist attractions and stay in one of the many awesome hotel resorts, all for very decent prices. Because of the vast number of hotel rooms, nearly 150,000, says the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, many package deals to Vegas are available. A common travel package to Las Vegas includes flights, hotel, food credits, and a discount on show tickets. Vegas casinos will clamor for your business. However, if you want your vacation to Las Vegas to be truly budget-friendly, avoiding the casinos may be wise. Alternatively, you can budget a certain amount of money to enjoy the experience of the casinos, and when you hit that limit, stop gambling. With the many shows, amusement parks and great places to eat, there are plenty of non-gambling activities to do in Vegas as well.

  2. Orlando, Florida

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    Because of Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, Sea World, and more, there’s no end to the package deals you’ll find for Orlando, Florida. Families converge in groups each year to this sunny Florida vacation mecca. You can also book a St. Augustine’s Day Trip in order to explore rich history or visiting the beautiful North Florida coastlines. Depending on the time of year you go, you’ll snag some incredible “freebie” days at Disney and Universal Studios. Since July and August are in the middle of hurricane season, not to mention the hottest months of the year in Florida, you may prefer to avoid Orlando during those months. 

  3. Branson, Missouri

5 Budget-Friendly Vacation Destinations Second to Nashville, Tennessee, as the country music capital of the world, Branson offers a stay at a fine hotel, delicious meals, and entertaining shows at some astonishingly low prices. You can enjoy Acrobats on Ice, an exciting show which is only available throughout 2019. At Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner and Show, you will enjoy a delicious four-course meal of a whole rotisserie chicken, vegetable soup, herb-basted potato, biscuit, unlimited Pepsi, tea or coffee, and a specialty dessert as you enjoy an exciting show! You will get to take part in the friendly competition between the two sides of the theater as a talented cast of performers and horses put on an unforgettable show that includes barrel racing, carriage races and even a wild herd of buffalo! You can even buy a Branson Christmas Show Vacation Package which includes 3 Nights Lodging in your choice of over 46 hotels, Christmas Wonderland, Stampede Christmas Show, Miracle of Christmas at Sight & Sound Theatres.  A destination you might not have considered, Branson offers numerous budget-friendly opportunities.

4. New Orleans, Louisiana

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What’s not to like about a visit to New Orleans? Steeped in history and some of the most charming old Southern homes you’ll ever lay eyes on, this city of jazz and art is an experience in and of itself. If you haven’t been to New Orleans and you like to save money, you’ll definitely want to place this destination on your travel wish list. Beignets and chicory coffee can be had for a song at Café du Monde. A walk around Jackson Square when the artistes are displaying their wares is free! For another real New Orleans experience, take a stroll down Bourbon Street after dark and just listen to the music wafting out to the streets. Haunted nighttime walking in New Orleans is a must for the Halloween.

5. Los Angeles, California


This destination surprises as one of the top five U. S. budget-friendly travel locations. With museums, Venice Beach, Chinatown, and all things Hollywood, consider a budget-friendly trip to LA. Allow time to enjoy the Hollywood Sightseeing and Celebrity Homes Tour and inexpensive (but good) street food. Exploring Universal City Walk or the Hollywood Walk of Fame won’t cost a dime, except for food and drink. Include in your budget what you’d like to spend on shopping and entertainment at these locations so you don’t get carried away and overspend. 

Whatever your pleasure, you can afford to travel to one of these budget-friendly vacation destinations. With careful pre-planning coupled with a great package deal, you’re sure to live it up during your cost-saving vacation to one of these top 5 budget-friendly vacation destinations.

See also: Visitors Guide to Venice, Italy

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