If you’re in major need of a vacation but have a serious lack of funds, don’t fret. There are plenty of affordable cities that can help shake up your boring, daily routine while satisfying your wanderlust. I have 5 destinations that offer a distinct sense of place that each are guaranteed to banish cold-weather blues without emptying your pocket book.
New Orleans: For spring budget traveling, New Orleans is a hands down favorite. The French-colonial architecture, voodoo cripts of Lafayette Cemetery and a multi-cultural culinary landscape, the Big Easy has always dazed and amazed all of its travelers.
San Juan, Puerto Rico: Taste the Caribbean without the price tag. With colorful colonial architecture to cobblestoned streets, and salsa music playing into the night, the capital city of Puerto Rico will wow any traveler.
Palm Springs: JetBlue’s affordable direct flights turn this desert oasis into a budget travelers hotspot. Pair that with relaxed lodging and nearby attractions and you have yourself an affordable destination.
Montreal, Canada: If Europe is out of your budget, look no further than across the border. The Quebecois City has tons of historic sites, century old cobblestone streets and affordable flights. To give you a sense of culture and travel, you may need to brush up on your French.
Honolulu, Hawaii: Most wouldn’t think Hawaii would be an affordable vacation spot, but over the years it has won over the hearts of many. From both families and honeymooners alike, this stunning island-state has jaw-dropping natural beauty.