Budget Travel USA: 8 Cheap Spots To Visit In The USA

Published on 2019-04-22
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Travelling on a budget can be tricky because you have to be very careful in choosing where to spend your money. However, it’s entirely manageable to plan a trip to the US if you know which states and cities will let you get the most out of your dollars. Here are a few affordable travel destinations in the USA:

Las Vegas

At first glance, Las Vegas may seem like the place you go when you’re ready to risk losing all you have, but apart from the gambling, flying to Las Vegas and staying at a hotel is actually cheaper than most other cities. There are also plenty of free entertainment options for both kids and adults.

Grand Canyon

A trip to explore this amazing sight in Arizona is well worth the effort, and the best thing is that you can view the Grand Canyon without breaking the bank. Camping on this site is really cheap, and you can even enter for free on certain days.


Breaking Bad fans have made this cheap destination in New Mexico an extremely popular tourist attraction, but there is much more to discover in this city alongside the locations seen in the series. There are a number of festivals you can attend such as the Balloon Fiesta, and Albuquerque lets you enjoy a multicultural experience in everything from the history of New Mexico to its diverse cuisines.

Salt Lake City, Utah

If you want to save up for some skiing fun during winters, this is a great place to visit. However, you can also go to Salt Lake City for an affordable vacation in other seasons too. Go hiking on the many mountains, visit the museums and zoo or take in the impressive view of Utah’s Great Salt Lake.

San Antonio

Most famously known for the Alamo, there is plenty to explore in this historic city in Texas, and the food is pretty reasonably priced. The River Walk is another popular attraction among San Antonio visitors, with no shortage of sights and sounds that will keep you mesmerized.

Williamsburg, Virginia

Take a walk through American history in the Colonial Williamsburg village, or visit the Busch Gardens for some fun and entertainment.  You can ride the Jamestown Ferry for free to get the most out of your budget vacation.

Memphis, Tennessee

There is a lot to explore in this city, especially for music buffs, since Elvis Presley’s home – Graceland – is situated here and you’ll find signs of Elvis all around you in Memphis. Several museums can be visited for free, and the thriving music scene on Beale Street is a truly unique experience.

Dallas-Fort Worth

You’ll love this place if you have always been fascinated with cowboys and the Wild West. There’s a free trolley you can ride to explore this Texan town, and the cattle drive demonstrations can be viewed for free at the Fort Worth Stockyards. The prices are generally reasonable for the various attractions found in this town.


While it may ordinarily be difficult to find a hotel for less than $100 a night in most states, you can find many inexpensive places all over the US thanks to Airbnb. No matter where you choose to go, the important thing is to plan ahead and make the most of your limited budget. Travellers will need an approved ESTA as well, which needs to be taken into consideration.



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