Affordable Vacation Destinations You Might Have Missed

By  //  June 21, 2023

Florida is a common vacation spot, so when you already live here, where do you go? There is so much out there that you may not know of! If you’re on a budget, finding the right destination can be tricky. 

Below are 4 affordable vacation destinations that may not have been on your vacation list. 

1. Ohio

From amusement parks to botanical gardens, Ohio has many things to do. Cleveland, Ohio, is a great city to visit for shopping and dining. There are quite a few movies that were filmed in Cleveland, like A Christmas Story, American Splendor, and Draft Day. There is also the Cleveland Museum Of Art which is free to the public. 

You should make sure to make your way to Cincinnati if you choose to visit Ohio. They offer many cultural and walking tours. From hidden brewery tavern tours to underground tours, you’ll be sure to learn about this city and see some interesting areas. Be sure to check if the Paul Brown Stadium will be having any performances or events during the time you are there!

2. Utah

If you enjoy the outdoors, Utah is a great state to visit. It has beautiful scenery and many national parks. A few places you should visit are Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon, Escalante National Monument, Zion National Park, and Buckskin Gulch. You can see a bit of Utah’s wilderness, canyons, waterfalls, and cliffs. 

Visit Salt Lake City’s downtown’s beautiful area during any season. In the wintertime, the scenery is beautiful and allows you to ski down the beautiful mountains. Most of its population is Mormon, which can give you insight into their lifestyle. Be sure to make time to visit the malls like City Creek Center and The Gateway. Stop by Red Butte Garden and Tracy Aviary and Botanical Gardens. 

3. Louisiana

Of course, you have to visit New Orleans! Whether you’re taking a family vacation or going with friends, you’ll be sure to have fun. Its best known for Mardi Gras and its Creole and Cajun culture. Visit bourbon street for live music and bars. You can learn about New Orleans culture and their famous above-ground cemetery if that’s your thing. 

If you’re planning a family trip, visit the children’s museum and city park. City Park has botanical gardens, amusement park rides and sports courts, and more. You can also take a boat ride down the Mississippi River. City tours are also fun things to do with family. They offer tours on bus, boat, and on foot. Be sure to check out the many vendors down Jackson Square before you leave. 

4. Washington

The Chihuly Garden and Glass is a beautiful art gallery you’ll be sure to enjoy. They have creative and colorful glass sculptures. It’s located in Seattle, at the base of the Space Needle, another must-see! It’s an iconic landmark with a 360-degree view of the city. The Pike Place Market is one of the oldest markets in the United States.  

Washington also has some beautiful national parks like Mount Rainer and Olympic National Park. The Museum of Pop Culture is located next to the Space Needle and has some legendary pop culture artifacts. It also has activities and hands-on experiences. 

Final Thoughts

It can be hard to find the perfect vacation spot when there are so many places to choose from. There’s something to do everywhere, even in those states you never hear about. If you’re looking for affordable vacation spots to take with family or friends, consider these four mentioned above. 

Taking affordable trips can also allow you to take another trip sooner rather than later. Wherever you decide to go, you’ll be sure to enjoy your time!