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01. Washington, DC
Washington, DC is one of the best places to go on a cheap vacation and one of the best places in the U.S. to visit. In Washington DC you have so much to do and see. Most of it is free of charge! There are three airports near Washington, DC: DCA, IAD, and BWI. This gives you three choices for finding the best prices on plane tickets.
If you want to visit the east coast of the United States and plan to rent a car, you will have many more options for cheap flights. From New York to Washington, DC, it is only four hours.
It’s cheap to stay in Washington DC, but if you’d rather stay outside the city, the Metro System is a great way to get around. People use and feel safe on the Metro System. Most people who work for the government and tourists use it all the time.
My favourite thing about Washington DC is that all the museums and monuments are free. The museums are incredible. The Air and Space Museum, the Art Museum, and the Natural History Museum, which are all on the Mall, are some of the best museums in the United States.
Also, close by are the White House, Capitol Building, Washington Monument, and Lincoln Memorial. (Even though these are free, you should make a reservation ahead of time to ensure you get a spot or tour).
There are a lot of other free museums and places to visit in DC. You can also take a walking tour of Washington, DC, to see the sights and learn about the city’s history.
You could easily spend a week exploring Washington, DC., without spending much on entertainment. Mount Vernon, The Spy Museum, and Fort McHenry are all places worth going to but may cost money.
No matter how much money you have, Washington DC is a great option. You will definitely need a pass to see everything in Washington, DC.
02. Merida, Mexico
Merida, Mexico, is a great place to go if you want to travel for very little money.
Merida is the biggest city on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. It is about three and a half hours west of Cancun, which makes it a popular alternative to the more expensive coastal destinations.
From Cancun, you can take one of Mexico’s reliable ADO buses to Merida for a very reasonable price. When you get to this big colonial city, you’ll find that almost everything is cheap.
Regarding food, walk at least a few blocks from the central plaza to find the cheapest and most authentic options.
There are a lot of restaurants and even more chances to eat Mexican food on the street. Yucatecan food is made in this area, and it is some of the best food that Mexico has to offer.
If you like doing things on a budget, there are many museums in Merida that you can visit for free or for a minimal fee. Also, almost every night, there are free events in the plaza in the centre of the city.
There are live musical shows and sound and light shows that talk about the history of Merida.
Overall, visitors can enjoy everything Merida offers without worrying about spending too much money.
03. Costa Rica
Costa Rica is fun and affordable because it has many natural sights, like beaches, rainforests, and volcanoes. Costa Rica has quickly become the most popular place in Central America to visit on a cheapest budget.
The country also has a well-developed infrastructure and a wide range of tourist facilities, making it easy to find everything you need there.
In Costa Rica, there are lots of things to do. Here are some of the best:
Playa Manuel Antonio: You can drive to this beach from San Jose in about 30 minutes. It’s one of the most popular beaches in Costa Rica, and a part of it is for nudists (optional). Suppose you know how it’s also a great place to surf. Make sure to bring bug spray and sunscreen because there are a lot of bugs and no trees to provide shade. Here are some of Costa Rica’s best beaches to visit.
Waterfalls: There are a lot of waterfalls in Costa Rica, and all of them are beautiful and fun to explore. I think an overnight hike or camping trip is the best way to see them up close and take in their beauty.
Cahuita and Puerto Viejo: are two towns in Costa Rica on the Caribbean side. They have beautiful white-sand beaches and cheap places to eat. There is also a good chance of seeing animals like crocodiles and monkeys here. From San Jose, it can be pricey to take a taxi, but it’s well worth it.
Exploring caves: You can explore caves in the rainforest, where you are led by several tour guides who tell you about the plants and animals. The tours cost a fair amount, but they are fun and worth it.
Travellers can go to Costa Rica anytime and enjoy a wide range of activities, such as surfing, snorkelling, kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding.
Costa Rica is one of the best places to visit on a budget if you like being outside and travelling.
04. Valencia, Spain
Many people think there are no cheapest places to visit in western Europe, but they are wrong. First, we should think about what is inexpensive. Thailand is more affordable than Spain.
But Spain is cheaper than England, Switzerland, Canada, and many other places.
To find a cheap place to visit, look for one with a lot to do, a variety of restaurants, low-cost grocery stores, and more than one way to get there. All of this and more can be found in Valencia, Spain.
You can get to Valencia in many different ways. From another European country, you can fly, take a train, or even take a very cheap and comfortable bus, depending on where you are coming from.
When you get there, it would be best if you first walked around the city on the narrow cobblestone streets. You can stop at Plaza de la Virgen, Plaza de la Reina, and Plaza Redonda.
The Holy Grail is kept in the Valencia Cathedral, built in the 1300s, and is a must-see.
Going to the beach is a must in Valencia, so you can’t miss it. Stop at the Mercadona grocery store, get a bottle of wine, some salads, and a few things from the bakery for less than 10€, and then spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach.
You can also visit well-known gardens and parks in Valencia. Just a few of the many free things to do in Valencia are listed above. You also have to go to the unique City of Arts and Sciences.
Get a Valencia City Card if you want to get into some museums for free, save money at others, and use public transportation as much as you want.
This small, beautiful country in the Balkans is a hidden gem.
With its beautiful villages, lively culture, delicious food, and long history, it is a destination that will please most travellers, especially the picky ones. It is often called the cheapest European country to visit.
The city centre of Skopje, the capital, has a lot of statues and has just been fixed up. But Matka Canyon, about 15 km outside the city, is where all the beauty is.
Macedonia is An excellent place for hikers and people who like water sports.
I think the best way to understand Macedonia is to go to Lake Ohrid, which is on the border with Albania. It is one of the oldest and deepest lakes in Europe, and it is an excellent place to kayak, sail, scuba dive, and even paraglide.
At only 49 EUR, Macedonia is one of the cheapest places in Europe to paraglide. Ohrid is also great for people who like to learn about culture since it has 365 churches.
By European standards, Macedonia is very cheap. You can spend between 25 and 45 EUR per day there.
A night in a hostel costs 10 EUR, while a double room in a hotel costs 30 EUR. A meal in a restaurant costs around 4 EUR, and a beer costs 1.35 EUR.
There are a lot of buses in Macedonia, and the trip from Skopje to Ohrid, which takes 3 hours, costs only 8 EUR one way and 11 EUR round trip. This makes it possible to travel around this off-the-beaten-path country.
06. Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An is unquestionably not the cheapest location in Vietnam or Southeast Asia, but on a worldwide scale, it is relatively reasonable.
It has to be among the cheapest vacation spots in the world, with beaches, an Old Town classified by UNESCO, and beautiful scenery.
You can get a fantastic bowl of mi Quang or pho for under $1 if you know where to look and are a savvy traveller, but you’ll need to know where to look. In Hoi An, never accept the first offer.
While restaurant meals will cost a little extra, a decent lunch will still cost less than $5 if you go to the appropriate areas and avoid the tourist traps.
A drink typically costs $1, but if you’re bold, try the “fresh beer,” which is only cents. Hoi An is compact, making it simple to move around on foot or rent a bicycle for up to $1 per day. Taxis or Uber are highly affordable for longer-distance trips.
Make sure the taxi driver has a meter, please. A dorm bed may be found for as little as $5 (US) per night, but if you’d like, there are also very reasonable rates at the area’s resort and boutique hotels.
In a guesthouse or homestay (homestays are frequently hotels or hostels in Hoi An), a beautiful private room for two might cost under $20 and even include breakfast.
Hoi An doesn’t require you to pay for entry, but there are trips you may take to nearby attractions that do. Costs are often minimal.
The Hoi An ticket is an unnecessary expenditure. Only some of the buildings in the Old Town require one, so you don’t truly need one to enter. The last time we went, the admission price was only $8. For six months, we called Hoi An home.
Although it is undeniably inexpensive, the primary appeal of central Vietnam is its populace. Be prepared to interact with some of the world’s happiest, most excellent, and friendliest people.
07. Bangkok, Thailand
Given that Thailand was approximately halfway across the world for me, I was a little concerned about the costs when I first decided to travel there.
I mean, I understood that the cost of living there would be reasonably affordable, but I didn’t know how the expense of flying would fit in.
I was shocked that my international trip to Bangkok was quite affordable! Even though I was coming in from Rome, Italy, it only cost roughly twice as much as my domestic flights within Thailand.
I was also taken aback to see how everything was interconnected.
The Airport Rail Link made it simple to travel from the airport to downtown, while the sky-train and underground made it simple to move throughout the city.
Using tuk-tuks is an excellent alternative to public transportation if you’re up for an adventure and are good at negotiating (make sure you always agree on a price before leaving).
The lodging and NICE place costs were under $50 a night. At the same time, emerging establishments like Sky Bar or Banyan Tree provided elegant and opulent service for an all-too-affordable price. The cost of eating healthy is virtually nonexistent.
I never spent more than $2 a day eating at different food stands across Thailand (their skewers are to die for)! I had so much more flexibility than I typically had when I travelled.
I was so astounded that I returned twice. You receive a lot of value for your money.
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