Everyone wants to go on vacation, but one look at the bank account makes you realize that it is not the right time. However, you are in luck, as there are many cheap destinations and hotels that you can head to which are just as fun and interesting, if not more, than some of the over-trekked tourist trap cities.
One of the nicest cities to head to is Chicago, Illinois. The Windy City has many free attractions like Millenium Park and Navy Pier. Simply getting a photo standing by the Bean is worth the trip if you are a short bus or plane ride away. Another city to head to would be Miami, Florida. This is for the wintertime, while Chicago should be saved for summer. In Miami, you can get some beautiful pictures of the beach and get your tan on, all for free. Wynwood has many graffiti murals that you can check out. There is even a bike tour of the area.
If you are looking to go overseas, head to London, England. We know what you’re thinking- that it sounds expensive. If you keep an eye on flight deals, and perhaps look into if you have miles from your credit card, you can pay as little as $99 to go across the pond. Staying in an AirBnB might be an option, if you can find a nice deal. There are many free attractions, including many museums like the Tate Modern, the National Gallery, and the Science Museum.
Another way to go to a nice place for cheap is to go on the off-season. Head to Nantucket, Massachusetts in the fall, rather than in the summer, when the boat shoes and salmon shorts have been replaced with boat shoes and salmon slacks. The charming New England town has a walking tour of the historic area for just $6. Overall, there are many places you can go that are amazing, and won’t break the bank.