Save Money And Have Fun At These Top 10 Affordable, Beautiful And Adventure US Travel Destinations.
The reason that you are currently short of funds should no longer force you to stay at home during your vacations. The US has a number of spots that are budget friendly and have a host of affordable hotels, beautiful landscapes, museums and art galleries.
Here are ten of the most recommended affordable, beautiful and adventure travel destinations in the US:
Louisville has emerged as an offbeat cultural hub on the river Ohio. New Louisville or NuLu has some of the city’s oldest restaurants, warehouses, local breweries and antique shops. If you happen to be there on the first Saturday of May, you can witness the Kentucky Derby, also called the “greatest two minutes in sports”. Bourbon reigns in Louisville and emerging micro distilleries are giving old bourbon a run for their money.
Here you can get the sensation of seeing the skies sizzle with smoky blues, reds and greens called the aurora borealis or northern lights. Fairbanks is the place to be in to watch the big show when sunspots are particularly aggressive. Curious foodies will love to be in Fairbanks when they get the taste of authentic Athabascan cuisine at restaurants in Morris Thompson Cultural & Visitors Center.
San Juan Islands, Washington
Lonely planet gives a new name to San Juan archipelago, the “Gourmet Archipelago”. Here you can find fresh food with marion berries and local artichokes, oyster plates, freshly caught Salmon and edibles such as elderflowers and seaweeds. Do hop on a bicycle to explore the beach but do not miss the cuisine.
At the heart of the Texas, Austin attracts visitors by its outdoor attractions and notorious nightlife. It can easily qualify as the music capital of the world and its wide lodging and dining options make it a great spot for vacations all the year round. It boasts of a lot of green space and provides biking opportunities in Zilker Park and swimming in Barton Springs Pool. If the rains conspire to spoil outdoor fun, head towards top notch museums like the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum or Blanton Museum of Art. Do save some energy for live music in the evening at a club or a bar on 6th street.
This place is the place to be in with your family. Its numerous golf courses, family friendly attractions, beaches and low on budget hotels and restaurants make it a beautiful and affordable vacation spot. It is loved by families because of the various activities that can be done on the beach including biking, snorkeling or even scuba diving. Golf courses and amusement parks add to its fame as a family vacation destination.
Visit the Pike Place Market or go trailing in the Olympic Mountains and if you do not mind cold, look for some great deals at Emerald City Hotels in winters. Explore the downtown to get the maximum of the city’s attractions. Visit Pioneer square to have a look at some of the city’s oldest buildings and if you happen to be there on first Thursday of the month, have an art walk and acquaint yourself with city’s art galleries. For outdoor fun, consider snowshoeing or hiking through Olympic mountains.
For those on an escape mission from hectic urban lives, Yosemite provides a variety of natural attractions and low price camping spots. You can avoid high hotel tariff by packing a tent and get access to great hiking trails and breathtaking scenery. Check out half dome, Glacier point, Mariposa grove and Nevada falls. Most hikers follow the masses along Mist trail or if they want to escape the crowd, follow Artist Point to get spectacular views. After a day of adventure hiking or skiing, hang your boots for the day and grab a bite at Yosemite Village.
It offers some of the lowest hotel prices in the South and also some of the most satisfying barbecue in the country. It is an ideal place for a laid back low budget holiday filled with fun. Most tourists go for Country Music Hall of Fame, Musicians Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry. Nashville is also known for its rich historical past. Parthenon, a replica of a Greek structure is a testimony to Nashville’s role as the Athens of the South. For those with kids, a visit to the Adventure Science Center is recommended.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
This place is a heaven for low budget adventure seekers. It offers miles of hiking and skiing with mud pools and hot springs. The entrance fee is very less when compared to the offerings of the park. Must sees are the Grand Prismatic Springs, the Old Faithful and Mammoth Hot Springs. Although summers attract a lot of tourists, winter are not under subscribed to either. For fishing make sure you have the permission from the ranger station.
Charlottesville is coming close to Napa valley with its hotels charging only a fraction of what they would charge at Napa. It offers a lot of ways to explore the nation’s past at Monticello or Ash Lawn highland where you can see homes of some of the first presidents of the country or to explore the future of the nation at the University of Virginia from where country’s brightest students matriculate. A boozy tour of the vineyards on the Monticello Vine trail or a trip through the Skyline Drive is recommended.
Alecia Gilbert is an online manager for Classicadventuresrv.com – expertise in Renting Motorhome. She loves to blog and Travel across the world in search of new places, people and culture.