It’s always a good time to start planning for a vacation. Whether you’re looking for a nice private getaway for you and a loved one, or you’re planning that family trip that will be remembered for years, getting started on your planning can go a long way to making the best trip possible.
The words “vacation” and “affordable” are not necessarily synonymous, however, there are a few locations, at least in 2018, that may be a bit cheaper than expected.
Here are our favorite affordable United States vacation destinations using information provided by U.S. News Travel.
5. Williamsburg, VA: This is one of our favorite family vacation destinations, especially since it's so steeped in American history. It’s also a prime spot for quality shopping and ranked by U.S. News as the #7 most affordable U.S. vacation destination.
4. Albuquerque, NM: There’s something to be said for thinking outside of the box and heading to a location that may not be considered a classic vacation destination by some. Albuquerque is home to some fantastic festivals, including the International Balloon Festival.
3. Las Vegas, NV: Las Vegas is cheap? Well, it can be if you don’t spend a majority of your time inside the casinos. Las Vegas is a 24 hour per day entertainment mecca, which means you can head there mid-week to save on some travel cost, but still enjoy yourself.
2. San Antonio, TX: This is another vacation spot that may not be in the top ten places you think of vacationing to within the U.S. However, San Antonio’s Alamo and River Walk provide you with some memorable moments that can be shared on your Instagram.
1. The Grand Canyon, AZ: While there are some fantastic “under the radar” locations on our favorites list, The Grand Canyon still tops it due to its sheer size and views. This is a great location for family visits or even a solo jaunt.
No matter where you’re planning on heading for your upcoming vacation, be sure to start planning and saving as soon as you can so you have as much flexibility as possible.
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