The 5 Best Affordable Places to Visit

Most people would love to travel, but often it just isn’t possible when you live from paycheck to paycheck. However, quite a few places, both outside and inside of the United States, are actually quite affordable. 

While some luxury vacations are well worth the exorbitant price tags that are placed on them, sometimes you just can’t afford that expense. If you’re looking for great places to visit, but planning your vacation on a budget, take a look at some affordable places for a vacation. 

#1 Maui, Hawaii

While you might think that visiting Maui, Hawaii, would be an expensive trip, you can find sites that will allow you to book activities such as a Maui luau, dinner cruises, helicopter tours, ziplines, and even snorkeling tours for a fraction of the price. If you’ve always wanted to take a trip to Hawaii, then it’s extremely affordable and highly possible if you know where to look for the discounts. 

Maui has a number of free beaches and parks where you can soak in the astonishing beauty of the island. Don’t forget the amazing snorkeling you can do right from the beach.

#2 Corinth, Mississippi

Many tourists visit Corinth, MS, for vacation on a yearly basis as well. You wouldn’t think that somewhere like Mississippi would have much to see, much less have it at affordable prices. It seems that no matter what you’re looking for, however, you can find it in Corinth.

Whether it’s culture, history, or just some events and activities, the city is affordable and full of attractions. Whether you’re participating in civil axe throwing or visiting the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center for a bit of culture and history, there is something for everyone here. There are also plenty of fine dining establishments and affordable places to stay during your trip. 

#3 Jacksonville, Florida

Jacksonville, FL, has long been known as the spot for tourists who want a lot to do and then a gorgeous beach to relax on afterwards. From playtime at the many clubs to seafood at the restaurants, Jacksonville is the go-to spot to have a good time. The best thing about it is that Jacksonville isn’t as expensive to visit as you might think. 

While it’s not directly on the beach, it does have other attractions, such as the Jacksonville Zoo and the Kingsley Plantation. 

#4 The Grand Canyon

Believe it or not, one of the most affordable places to visit is The Grand Canyon. The simple entrance fee you pay to get into the canyon covers most of the activities inside. Think about it, what could be more inexpensive than camping? The park itself is 227 miles long, so you can’t see it in a day. If you’re a nature lover, love to hike, or just enjoy sleeping out under the stars, then this is the perfect vacation spot for you. 

#5 Gatlinburg, Tennessee

It’s all about the great outdoors in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, so if you’re into nature, then this is the place you want to be. If you are a budget-conscious family or going as a group, then this is an inexpensive vacation for sure. There are also plenty of craft shops, restaurants, and more to visit in Gatlinburg as well, just in case you get tired of the outdoors and want to try something on the inside for a change. 

These are just a few affordable places to visit in the United States. If you’re looking for a family, budget-friendly vacation spot, then these are the right spots for you. Vacationing on a budget doesn’t have to be as hard as you think, if you plan ahead, save your money, and visit the right location.

Olivia Watson

Olivia is a world traveler who has been to 27 countries in just over 15 years. She loves to share her knowledge of traveling to help others travel safer, cheaper and have more fun.
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