Who doesn’t love a great vacation? Unfortunately, vacations are as expensive as they are relaxing and fun. Statistics show that with the current economic crunch, fewer and fewer people are spending the money for a vacation. However, vacations can help reduce stress, giving you a valued break from your typical work and home responsibilities. Vacations do not have to be over the top and pricey. Check out this list of the best budget vacation destinations:
On the surface, a trip to Disney World seems rather pricey, but if you are close enough to drive or fly there affordably, this is actually a great option. Disney wants to attract families of all sizes, so they have a number of pulled-together vacation packages that include hotel, transportation, and access to the park. You can even find packages that include meal plans and memorabilia allowances! Log onto their website today – and keep an open mind about the prices you see. They seem expensive at first, but do not forget that this is an all-inclusive vacation package – you will not have to spend another dime if you do not want to!
The Appalachian Mountains
If you love vacationing in the mountains, skip an expensive ski trip to the Rockies and consider the Appalachian Mountains in the east. They aren’t nearly as tall and impressive, but the skiing and camping options are still great and you’ll be able to find lodging at a fraction of the cost. The Pocono Mountains, part of the mountain range, found in Pennsylvania, is especially inviting to tourists. Many ski resorts along the entire range convert to water parks in the summertime, so this mountain getaway is great no matter what time of year it may be.
Delaware and Oregon beaches
When you want to go to the beach, you probably immediately think California on the west coast and the Carolinas on the east coast. However, think outside of the box and travel to some of the lesser-known states instead. You’ll find much more affordable deals in states like Oregon and Delaware. For example, you can easily find a peak-season beach house on Delaware’s Dewey or Rehobeth beach for under $1700 a week. When you consider that 10+ people can stay in a large house like those available at these beaches, it is not a bad price at all! The trick is to head to smaller beaches that are fairly close to your home – many of the beaches without boardwalks do not charge a fee to get on the sand. If you are not close to either coast, you can also consider heading to a local lake or river and you will still get that “fun in the sun” feeling, without spending an arm and a leg on traveling.
The Great Lakes Region
People usually think that states like Michigan are cold and do not cater to tourists, but the Great Lake region of the United States is beautiful during the summer. Costs in this …