Biggest Bang for Your Travel Buck
For those with travel in their blood, the Internet is one of best technologies to come along since the jet engine. By carefully monitoring certain websites, you will find a continual stream of deals for a cheap trip and cheap flight deals. In many cases, this includes cheap hotels with four or five stars. This is especially the case if you are able to leave on a moment’s notice. You can also find local deals and opportunities to swap homes for a time. So, whether you fly or rent a car to get there, here are five places that are great for a cheap trip:
Viva Las Vegas
While this city has become more sophisticated and expensive since the 1960s, it can still make for a cheap trip. There are a lot of quality cheap hotels where you can book a reservation Sunday through Thursday. It’s no problem finding a cheap flight to Las Vegas from most major cities. Between the multitude of coupons and buffets, you can put the money saved to better use in the casinos.
Yosemite and Other National Parks
Buy a tent, rent a car, and head off to Yosemite or any of the other beautiful national parks. This may be a cheap trip, but it certainly isn’t boring. There are endless outdoor activities from hiking, to bird-watching, to simply taking guided tours. This is a great way to treat your family without busting the budget.
Experience Niagara Falls
More than a honeymoon destination, newlyweds are joined by individuals and families in viewing this majestic natural wonder throughout the year. There are special activities and events nearly every weekend and plenty of cheap hotels in the area. You can buy a combo ticket for the visit called a Discovery Pass and get discounts of up to 30 percent on a number of attractions, including the Maid of the Mist tours that take you near the Falls.
Sightseeing in Washington, D.C.
Depending on where you live, you can get a cheap flight or rent a car and have a great time in the nation’s capitol. Most of the attractions you want to see in this amazing city are free, including the zoo and most of the museums. This cheap vacation is great for couples or families.
Wine and Dine in New Orleans
This revitalized city is great to visit by anyone who loves history, music or fine dining. While there aren’t many cheap hotels in the French Quarter, you can find plenty of deals just a trolley ride ($1.25) away. If you rent a car, there are many free historical homes and sites all around the city. Splurge on one fancy meal and you still have a trip that doesn’t cost much for a great time.
Picture 1: Las Vegas © Elnur – Fotolia.com
Picture 2: Niagara Falls © Aivolie – Fotolia.com