Yes, it’s possible. You can visit every single one of these locations for a little more money than the average paycheck. While you plan your vacation on a budget, remember to make the plan about a frugal lifestyle vacation. Live life and go on an adventure. Explore the United States. Start with this list of my top 5 picks of places you can visit on a budget. Don’t believe me? Check it out!
Salt Lake City, Utah
The city is in a mountain valley within the Wasatch Mountains at both the North and East sides of the valley. The Mountain Time Zone is what time zone Utah is in and the state uses Daylight Savings Time. It is not rare for Salt Lake City to be referred to as the best travel and business location in the United States. With its beautiful views of the mountains, fantastic architechture and rich history there are many free things to see and do and many more that will not cost a family much. There are many RV parks and campgrounds in the area. Known as the “Crossroads of the West” it holds a great part of American history and should not be missed. The best part is that you’re able to visit Salt Lake on a budget.
Jacksonville is one of the larger cities in Florida. It is located where the St. John’s River hits the Atlantic Ocean. There are many nationwide events that occur in Jacksonville each year, making it one of the best cities to travel to for golf courses, beaches, and other fun activities. Whether you are looking forward to the blue skies, the fresh ocean air or a stroll along one of it’s artsy historic districts, Jacksonville has something to offer every frugal traveller but, we should also mention that southern rock was created there. Jacksonville, Florida would be an absolutely fantastic place to visit when you’re living a frugal lifestyle.
Visit Washington DC on a budget??
A bit ago I traveled to Washington DC and it was an incredible experience to say the least. For less than $2000, I was toured around the city, had a nice hotel room, meals, and seminars as well as a ‘mock congressional’ activity for an entire week. If you are able to join a group that goes on vacations together, they will most likely go to Washington DC frequently. With so many historic sites to see you will always remember your time in the Nation’s Capitol. Needless to say, if you can see all of The Smithsonian Museums in a few days, it is time well spent as they are fantastic and just the size of all the buildings is awe inspiring.
Orlando is a city in central Florida. It has a population of about a quarter million a few years back. Every year there are fantastic vacation deals to be found for Orlando. Take your family on a Disney vacation and visit Orlando. You will have to do your homework on this vacation to find the best prices for the Disney Park but, it can be done frugally. There are many out of the way places for lodging and here it might be a good idea to look for an AirB&B so you can cook to save on some expenses. While it may not be the cheapest place to visit, you can still take a frugal lifestyle on vacation and it will be money well spent. Orlando is one of the most magical cities for budgeting travelers and should not be missed.
Chicago is a city in the great state of Illinois. If you are an architectural student or love architecture, then you will know that Chicago is a city known for its strong architecture and skyline. The city is also known for its stunning arrangement of museums and places to visit. No matter where you visit – remember to research the area for budget friendly deals on entertainment, meals, accomodations and any tickets you might need. If possible beforehand, chat with locals online about where to shop for the best prices, where to find the best (and cheapest) tickets for any events that might be happening in the area and which restaurants the locals go to for their frugal lifestyle. Locals in any city are aware of these things because, like you, they want to save money.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Next on my list is Fort Lauderdale. This is the location that I hope to retire to one day. The stunning coast and miles of canals are very appealing for older aged people. If you are a boating enthusiast or want to eventually buy a boat; Fort Lauderdale is the place to be. There is great weather all year long and it features upscale restaurants, luxury boutiques and hotels. Similar to Chicago, Fort Lauderdale has some of the most interesting museums you could ever ask for. If you do your research and budget right, you’ll be able to visit Fort Lauderdale and enjoy a frugal vacation.