Budget, Weekend Getaways in USA

by Female Abroad

There are many affordable weekend getaways available all throughout the US if you want to take a few days off and don't have a lot of money. Without spending a lot, you can take advantage of well-known sights, acclaimed eateries that serve inexpensive meals, and reasonably priced, yet decent hotel accommodations.

Here are several inexpensive weekend vacations, whether you're going alone, with a significant other, with family, or with friends:​

Budget Friendly US Cities

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Every kind of traveler can find something to enjoy in the artistic center of New Mexico. From live music at the historic center Plaza to made-to-order Mexican food from street vendors, the Museum of Contemporary Native Art (which highlights contemporary Native American culture), and more, you will also find that from many US cities, airfare to Santa Fe is rather inexpensive.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Baseball fan? Visit during the baseball season and attend a Brewers game; just don't pre-purchase tickets if you don't have to as day-of tickets are frequently available at incredibly affordable prices. Another way to save money is by checking out the Art Museum, which is free to enter on the first Thursday of each month. Depending on when you go during the year, there are a ton of free things to check out throughout the city.

New Orleans, Louisiana
There is no other city quite like New Orleans for a taste of the South. Parties are always taking place across the city, particularly in the famed French Quarter. Companies that offer inexpensive vacation packages frequently travel to this location, so check out United Airlines Vacations, Delta Vacations, and such. You ought to be able to discover a fantastic price that includes your hotel stay, your flight, and more.

Baltimore, Maryland

Weekend excursions to Baltimore frequently cost less than trips to more well-known New England vacation spots like New York and Boston. For timeless American and European paintings as well as a sculpture-filled park, visit the Baltimore Museum of Art. The Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum, Cylburn Arboretum, and Historic Ships in Baltimore are some additional free or inexpensive tourist attractions.

Memphis, Tennessee

Another must-see trip in the southern USA is Graceland, which has several reasonably priced attractions and lodging options nearby. Amazing free concerts are being held in Overton Park in Midtown, and on Beale Street, you can discover a few reasonably priced cafes.

Big Bear Lake, California

This stunning mountain location is well worth taking in if you're looking for a tranquil weekend break on the West Coast. If you need some excitement, then this seven-mile lake provides a range of water activities. For less than $80 a night, you can book a cabin rental, an inn, or a lodge. Bonus: Look for low-cost flights into Palm Springs to get there.