5 Budget-Friendly Vacation Destinations

Best Places For Traveling On A Budget

Discover five budget-friendly vacation destinations you should know about. See what's helping people travel to these budget-friendly vacation destinations with greater ease and how you can benefit from those same advantages. Nothing refreshes the body and mind like a vacation.

Whether you travel alone, with family or extended family, or with close friends, it's good to get away from the daily routine! According to the American Society of Travel Agents, the five most budget-friendly travel destinations are Las Vegas, Nevada, Orlando, Florida, Branson, Missouri, New Orleans, Louisiana, Los Angeles, California. Find out what makes these cities budget-friendly!

1Las Vegas, Nevada

In Las Vegas, you can get away, explore tourist attractions, and stay in one of the many awesome hotel resorts, all for very reasonable prices. Because of the vast number of hotel rooms, nearly 150,000, says the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, many package deals for 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 excellent places to eat, there are plenty of non-gambling activities to do in Vegas as well.

2Orlando, Florida

Because of Disney World, Epcot, Universal Studios, Sea World, and more, there's no end to the package deals that you'll find in Orlando, Florida. Families converge in groups each year to this sunny Florida vacation mecca. Depending on the time of year that you go, you'll snag some incredible "freebie" days at Disney and Universal Studios.

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. However, if you're seeking a great travel deal to Orlando, you'll find it in July and August.

3Branson, Missouri

Branson, the country's music capital of the world, is second to Nashville, Tennessee. Some packages offer a stay at a fine hotel, delicious meals, and entertaining shows at astonishingly low prices. Here's an example - for a family of four, all for $298.60, those vacationing in June, July, or August get two nights at a hotel, four free admissions to a water park, four free show tickets to a country music hall, two free large pizzas, and a $10 card to a local play spot.

Another real advantage to a Branson vacation is that the location is easily accessible from several U.S. states. You can take a car trip to get there in a day or so. Branson, a destination that you might not have considered, offers numerous budget-friendly opportunities.

4New Orleans, Louisiana

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 your eyes on, this city of jazz and art is an experience in and of itself. If you haven't been to New Orleans and if 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 Cafe du Monde. A walk around Jackson Square, where the artists are displaying their wares, is free! For another no-charge, real New Orleans experience, take a stroll down Bourbon Street after dark and just listen to the music wafting out to the streets. Of course, you'll be drawn into one of the no-cover-charge lounges to enjoy the entertainment.

5Los Angeles, California

This destination surprise is 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 free sightseeing and tasty, inexpensive street food.

Exploring Universal City Walk or the Hollywood Walk of Fame won't cost a dime, except for food and drinks. Include in your budget what you'd like to spend on shopping and entertainment at these locations. Make a budget so that 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. Make sure to check out at least one of these top five budget-friendly vacation destinations.

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John Quintana

John Quintana is a proud Cuban, a lifelong resident of Miami, Florida where he lives surrounded by a loving family. When he's not writing, he spends his time either fishing or in the kitchen.