Budget Friendly Vacations
Everyone wants to go on vacation, but the costs always tend to add up incredibly quickly. It seems before even booking tickets or considering travel dates, you’ve started dipping into life savings, and that overwhelmed feeling rears its ugly head. One of the reasons is that so many people want to go to the same places – which makes sense, of course. However, America is full of amazing underrated, under the radar vacation spots that not enough folks take advantage of! In this post, we’re going to share five of our favorite off-the-beaten-path vacation destinations that you can afford. Stick with us as we challenge the notion that every getaway has to break the bank, or require years of saving!
- Orange Beach, Alabama: Though not as popular as those in Miami, Orange beach, Alabama has stunning white sand beaches just the same! Just west of Pensacola, Florida, this tiny town of just 6,000 people is a great vacation destination. Enjoy stunning tours including dolphin sighting, go parasailing or kayaking, or put on those boots for some quality time with nature and go for a hike. What’s more is that hotels are only about $90 a night, so you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank!
- Kansas City, Missouri: Tucked away in the Great Plains, Kansas City, Missouri is known for their famous barbecue. Now, this is not your typical Texas barbecue, which calls for letting the meat speak for itself; Kansas City BBQ is home to big, bold, and flavorful sauces that they love to drench their meat in. That’s not all the city has to offer, however! The Kansas City Zoo is great fun for kids of all ages, and the famous World War I Museum boasts 30,000 square feet housing the world’s biggest collection of WWI memorabilia!
- New Braunfels, Texas: If you thought the name of this city sounded a bit German, you’re spot on. Around the 1840’s, hundreds of Germans settled in this tiny area that sits around 30 miles north east of San Antonio, TX. New Braunfels is chock-full of fun activities the whole family will be interested in, from tubing and kayaking in the Guadalupe River, to splashing around in Schlitterbahn Waterpark. You’ve got ample options to cool off when it’s hot, and there are several German restaurants in town where you can chow down on authentic old world food! All of these things coupled with hotel prices that hover around $100 a night make New Braunfels a great destination that won’t break the bank.
- Nashville, Tennessee: World famous for being home to the Grand Ole Opry, Nashville is widely recognized as one of the best places to catch a live music show in the United States. Catch the Music City Trolley, which allows you to get on and off to check out the city, or head into the great outdoors and the Cumberland Caverns, which off tours of one of America’s longest caves. Additionally, Nashville is home to the NFL’s Tennessee Titans, and NHL’s Nashville Predators teams, so sporting events are sure-fire fun!
- New Orleans, Louisiana: The Big Easy as it’s commonly called sometimes gets a bad rap for being one big party city. However, that unfair assessment as there’s so much more to the culture and history. For example, did you know New Orleans has been a bustling port city since the early 1700’s? The French Quarter offers a look into the city’s heavy colonial French influence. Perhaps you’re interest in live performances? Jazz and theater are both taken very seriously in New Orleans, and sure to impress!