If you’re looking for a spring vacation destination that isn’t going to wipe out your savings, then you’re among the vast majority of travelers. Everyone wants to find a great destination at a reasonable price, without skimping on the luxuries and amenities that make a vacation a vacation.
The good news is, the world is full of gorgeous locales that cater to tourists and people who want a memorable getaway without breaking the bank. For a budget-friendly trip, check out a few of these domestic destinations.
5. Washington D.C.
Once winter finally goes away, the weather in Washington D.C. is just perfect, and made all the more gorgeous by the cherry blossoms you’ll see everywhere you go. Hotels just outside the city are remarkably inexpensive, but you’ll save even more money when you go to check out the museums and attractions. It would take you weeks to explore all the Smithsonian museums which are all free of charge, and there’s no admission charged to check out the historical monuments like the Lincoln Memorial, the Jefferson Memorial and so much more. You’ll never run out of fascinating things to see in D.C., and most of it is completely free.
4. South Padre Island.
Located in Texas, South Padre is easily accessible to anyone who lives in the south or the midwest. It might be a little bit of a drive, but you’ll find the drive is totally worth it when you arrive and see the wonderful beaches. During the spring break season, South Padre Island is popular destination for college students, but folks who travel there during the other months report that it’s a quiet place to get some relaxation. The spring breakers help keep prices down, though. There are plenty of accommodations to choose from, and even those in prime locations are very reasonably priced.
3. Myrtle Beach.
This popular beach destination is popular for plenty of reasons. One of them: price. You can save money by driving there if you live a few states away. When you get there, you’ll find a charming seaside town with no shortage of beaches, good places to eat, golf courses, and vacation rentals that don’t cost an arm and a leg. To South Carolina, it is!
2. New Orleans.
Another historical destination that will appeal to everyone: the food lover, the history buff, and the sun worshipper. If you avoid going during Mardi Gras, you’ll find amazing savings on delicious creole cuisine, accommodations located in the heart of the French Quarter, and more outdoor activities than you could imagine. Listening to the jazz music on the streets is free, as is walking the old avenues and soaking up the atmosphere of New Orleans.
1. Dominican Republic | Tourist Destinations.
Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t go somewhere exotic and endlessly relaxing. All inclusive resorts are popping up all over the island to lure travelers away from Jamaica and the Bahamas. Like its tropical brethren, the Dominican Republic offers beaches galore, gorgeous weather, and top-of-the-line service without the massive price tag of other islands. It’s also a great destination for adventure-seekers who might enjoy checking out the rainforests or going kayaking through the lagoons.
Going somewhere beautiful and memorable this spring doesn’t have to put you in the poor house. By going to popular tourist destinations at the right time, you’ll save tons on luxurious accommodations without the peak season prices. Also, depending on where you live, you might be able to save a bundle of money by opting to drive to your destination instead of fly. The United States (and beyond) has plenty of great places to explore and get some much-needed R&R. Pick the place that’s right for you, and you’re sure to have an amazing time.