Top 5 Places to Travel on a Budget

Budgeting for a trip is incredibly gratifying. Who needs five-star accommodations, fancy dining, and pricey extras? My favorite vacation destinations, I’ve discovered, are those that are nearby and located on U.S. soil. I wanted to share some of my favorite locations with you since I had such wonderful experiences there. These “on a budget” unique places didn’t need me to empty my money or go bankrupt, but they were nevertheless well worth every penny. No of your trip budget, here are my top 5 destinations.

1. Arizona

It’s a great idea to visit this American hotspot anytime you can. We all understand the impact of visiting the Grand Canyon, but there is so much more to Arizona than just the Grand Canyon. From the fantastic weather to the abundance of reasonably priced things to see and do, Arizona earns an A+ in my book. Pack some comfortable clothing because it can get really hot. Since, if you’re anything like me, being outside is the finest place to be. The creation of hiking paths, botanical gardens, camping areas, outdoor tours, and other nature-lovers’ outings has been superbly executed by the state.

The state is filled with large cities and little towns that are rich in history, culture, art, and delectable cuisine. Tucson, Arizona, for instance, is rich in Mexican and Southwestern influences. Visit places like Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park for little to no admission cost, and then travel to Sedona, Arizona, where there are more than 100 art galleries and constantly occurring events. Whether you are an art fan or not, these are amazing destinations to visit.

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2. Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore is unquestionably one of my favorite locations to visit, and I’ve been there a lot. Like all the cuisine in the city, the seafood is fresh and tasty, and for those of us on a budget, a dollar goes a very, very long way. Nothing else in the world compares to the steamed crabs. A day spent visiting the National Aquarium is a day well spent because of its picturesque location directly on Baltimore Harbor.

The lovely, kid-friendly sights, smells, and sounds are unique! In close proximity to the port, The Harborplace and The Gallery is a fantastic shopping and dining destination where you can find something to suit both your taste and your budget. There may even be free entertainment available depending on the season (keep in mind that Baltimore gets very cold in the winter). The quick trip from the Harbor to the American Visionary Art Museum is definitely worthwhile. Although there is a price to enter, there are plenty of sculptures and works of art to examine on the grounds and in the building itself. And while you’re in this family-friendly city, there are a ton of additional museums you may visit.

3. Hershey, Pennsylvania

One of the most well-known tourist destinations in our nation is Hershey, Pennsylvania, which features a ton of free and affordable things to do. There is a renowned theme park and an expensive but well-known day spa, but there are also many of wonderful free activities. A ride in Hershey Park that is entirely free is called Hershey Chocolate World. It is a fantastic historical ride that is both entertaining and instructive. When you exit the ride and walk immediately into the gift shop, kids who are riding with you will receive a free sampling of sweets.

The Hershey trolley is another option for getting around the city, and it features kiss-shaped lights bordering the streets. It was begun by Milton Hershey when he was developing the town, and it is still going strong now. Your time is well spent on it. Visit ZooAmerica, Hershey Gardens, Milton Hershey School, and the other excellent museums in Hershey, Pennsylvania, if you have the time (and I advise making the time).

4. Dallas, Texas

The expense of visiting is not that high in a city famed for everything huge. We decided to purchase a city PASS, which provided cheap admission to several of the city’s most well-liked attractions, because we were feeling a little bold. While we were unable to see them all, we did get to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and the George W. Bush Library and Museum (he was the president at the time). Cool idea for incorporating some culture into your holiday. My companions for the trip love going to zoos, so we visited the fantastic Dallas Zoo where we got to meet two lovely African elephants and fed a giraffe.

This zoo offers so many family-friendly activities and exhibits that you might need to spend more than one day there. A must-visit market is the Dallas Farmers Market. There is nothing like this market I’ve been to in terms of the cuisine, the merchants, and the incredibly memorable experience. If you go, get a street taco at La Ventana or a tamale at El Mero Mero with pork inside. For those of you hikers and nature lovers, I must mention the Trinity River Audubon Center. An escape from the city into the distinctive Texas landscape is provided by this urban hardwood forest.

5. Nashville, TN

Nashville is the birthplace of country music, American history, and a plethora of other attractions. The Country Music Hall of Fame and the infamous Grand Ole Opry are the first must-see attractions on the list. Even only the exterior perspective of these well-known structures is worth seeing. When you’ve had your fill of country music, head over to Belmont University and Vanderbilt University’s lovely campuses for a stroll, or visit the Adventure Science Center or the Belmont Mansion to spend the afternoon learning something new.

The campuses are a great place to enjoy the outdoors and are rich in history and tradition. We haven’t even touched on Nashville’s cuisine. Nashville must be a culinary fusion city. Any palate can be satisfied with a variety of cuisine. My favorite options could be found on the food trucks, which provided quick, delectable, and inexpensive lunches on the go. I suggest the peach or pecan pie if you have room for dessert.