Travelling on a tight budget is quite rewarding. Who needs 5-star hotels, fine dining, and other luxuries? My favourite destinations to visit are those that are close to home, right on American soil. After such a lovely time, I wanted to share a couple of my favourite spots with you. Even if I didn’t have to clean out my savings account or go to one of these “budget” locations, they were worth every penny I could spend. Here are 5 of my favourite destinations to visit, whether on a budget or not.
This tropical America is a fantastic spot to visit whenever you visit. We’ve all heard about the power of finding the Grand Canyon, but there’s so much more. Whether it’s Spring, Summer, Autumn, or Winter, Arizona gets an A from me for everything from the great weather to the most economical things to see and do. It can get really hot, so bring some cool clothing. Because, if you’re anything like me, the ideal place to be is outside. The state has done a great job of constructing mountain trails, botanical gardens, campgrounds, outdoor vacations, and other nature-friendly excursions. The kingdom is filled with large cities and little towns that are rich in art, culture, and history, as well as wonderful food.
Tucson, Arizona’s most attractive city, for example, is rich in southwestern and Mexican culture. It costs very little or nothing to see sites like Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park before continuing on to Sedona, Arizona to see an art museum with 100 events and events going all the time. If you are interested in art, you should visit these sites.
2. Baltimore, MD
I’ve been to Baltimore several times and it’s one of my favourite locations to visit. The seafood is fresh and excellent, as is the rest of the fare in town, and for those of us on a budget, a dollar goes a long way. Hot crabs are unlike anything else on the planet. The National Aquarium is conveniently located in Baltimore Harbor, and a day spent there is well spent. Beautiful, family-friendly concepts, fragrances, and noises are among the most one-of-a-kind! Harborplace and Gallery are located near the harbour and provide a wonderful shopping and dining paradise where you may choose the best one for your budget and tastes.
There is also free entertainment depending on the season (remember, Baltimore is freezing in the winter). The American Visionary Art Museum is worth a quick visit from the Harbor. They demand a fee to enter, but the building and grounds are loaded with statues and art that are free to view. In this family-friendly city, there are lots of interesting museums to visit in your leisure time.
3. Hershey, PA
Hershey, Pennsylvania has become one of our country’s most popular tourist sites, with many free and low-cost activities. There is a world-class entertainment park and a world-famous spa, both of which can be expensive, but there are also numerous less expensive activities. Hershey Chocolate World is a Hershey Park tour that is absolutely free. It’s a lovely, fascinating, and educational historical journey. If you bring the kids, they will receive a free candy sample at the end of the journey when you are dropped off at the gift shop.
A Hershey trolley transports visitors throughout the city, with kiss-shaped lights adorning the streets. It was started by Milton Hershey while developing the city and is still going on now… well worth your time. If you have time (which I recommend), go to ZooAmerican, Hershey Gardens, Milton Hershey School, and other amazing museums in Hershey, PA.
4. Dallas, TX
The cost of travel is not prohibitively expensive in a city famed for its magnificence. We wanted to try something new, so we purchased a city PASS, which provides discounted admission to some of the city’s most popular attractions. We couldn’t beat them all, but we did see the George W. It’s a great way to inject some culture into your vacation. My travelling companions adore going to the zoo, so we travelled to the magnificent Dallas Zoo, where we met two beautiful African elephants and were given a giraffe.
The zoo has so many family-friendly events and presentations that you may need to spend longer than one day. The Dallas Farmers Market is a must-see destination. Food, vendors, and the most memorable experience are all similar to any other market I’ve ever seen. If you go, order a street taco from La Ventana or a pig-filled tamale from El Mero Mero.
All of you travellers and outdoor enthusiasts should know about the Trinity River Audubon Center. This urban hardwood forest serves as a city escape route to another area of Texas.
5. Nashville, TN
Nashville is home to country music, American history, and much, much more. First and foremost, everyone should see the Country Music Hall of Fame and the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Even just seeing outside these famous structures is worth seeing. After you’ve had your fill of country music, visit the gorgeous campuses of Vanderbilt University and Belmont University, or visit the Adventure Science Center or Belmont Mansion and spend the afternoon learning something new.
The campuses are rich in history and culture, as well as a wonderful spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors. And we never discussed Nashville cuisine. Nashville should be a culinary melting pot. There are numerous travel expenses to satisfy on any given day. My favourites are located in food trucks, which offer quick, delicious, and inexpensive on-the-go dining. If you have a pie shop, I suggest peach or pecan.