Last Updated on March 21, 2018
You have certainly come across that old quote that says if traveling were free, you would never see me again.” Unfortunately, for so many of you, this expression couldn’t be more true.
Traveling is just the best experience in life, yet, not everyone can afford it. Visiting different parts of the world requires some good money, right? Well, the good news, this is not always true.
With little effort, we have found some budget-friendly havens that are known for their vibrant culture, extraordinary views, and exotic cuisine.
then I advise you to click on Next to find out
the most suitable destinations for you!
#10 – La Paz, Bolivia
La Paz or as some people like to call it “South America’s coolest city” is a beautiful, attractive, and above all, very affordable city. The average airfare ticket for this year is no more than $737, which is 26 percent lower than last year.
If you choose La Paz, then be sure that you would never regret it. The city offers fancy restaurants where you can enjoy your meals plus the most breathtaking view. Once in La Paz, you have the opportunity to move from one place to another without any troubles, as its transit system is just good.
As for those who are herbivores, I recommend Ali Pacha restaurant. And I guess you can afford to budget a meal or two there. You can also add Gustu restaurant to your list. The latter is co-founded by the Claus Meyer who founded Noma, the world’s best restaurant.
Not only you will fall in the charms of La Paz, but you will also fall in love with the food and culture. January is undoubtedly the best month to visit La Paz. Remember, if you wanna visit it, you still have the time!
#9 – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City is considered to be one of the largest metropolis in Vietnam. Once you arrive in the city, the first thing that will attract your attention is the Vespa scooters. They are everywhere and used by everyone.
People in this city never face a shortage of energy, which is a really good thing. This means, you too can benefit from this advantage and discover the place very comfortably.
The food in Ho Chi Minh is both delicious and cheap. Isn’t it amazing! You can enjoy the yummy dishes like banh xeo, banh khot, and canh chua without hitting your wallet hard. To be honest, everything around would be tempting enough to attract you and invite you over for a bite or a picture.
Coffees cannot be overlooked and when you sit down and have your first sip, only then you will understand why Vietnam is the second largest coffee exporter in the world. Traveling to this metropolis can cost you $816 for the average airfare ticket. This price is 24 percent lower than that of the previous year.
#8 – Bergen and Oslo, Norway
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You cannot visit Norway without spending some days in Bergen and Oslo cities. Bergen, for instance, is considered to be the second largest city in Norway. It attracts people from different places in the world, especially those who are craving the outdoor activities in the arms of Mother Nature. It is known for its awe-aspiring landscapes, fjords, and waterfalls.
This is not all, Bergen is the best place where you can discover the tastes of new Nordic cuisine. Cultural life cannot go unnoticed there and it is a must and worth exploring. Your average airfare ticket for this year is 16 percent lower than 2017.
With only $790, you can book a ticket and enjoy the adventure. It is said that Bergen is better visited in the month of October. Oslo, however, is not better than Bergen. Personally, I don’t like to make such comparisons. Every city has its own charm, don’t you agree?
Oslo has opened this year a waterfront promenade and transformed its Sorenga Bridge into a pedestrian park. This can be a great opportunity for you to visit the place and the city as well. Consider driving in Norway remote roads and enjoy the scenic view of country’s architectural wonders.
A little bit more expensive than Bergen, booking your ticket to Norway will cost you about $837, which is 9 percent lower than the previous year. Unlike Bergen, if you plan to visit Norway then make sure to book your ticket for the next April.
#7 – Barcelona
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The best time to carry your suitcase and head to Barcelona is in March. So, get ready! The ticket is 10 percent down, which makes it $866. Why Barcelona? I don’t really know where to start. Everything you need to see, discover or taste can be found in Barcelona.
The doses of vitamin D, the music, the food, the people, nature, and the culture, just everything will lead you to the same result. You will very simply fall in love with it.
Barcelona can be a bit pricey than other places, this doesn’t mean that you won’t enjoy your experience there to the fullest. You can be smart and try to be careful about what you should and shouldn’t spend your money on.
Barcelona’s amazing architecture will take you back in time as you are closely examining the beauty of various Gaudí exteriors, such as Passeig de Gràcia and Casa Milà. You don’t need to worry, as those places are free to be visited.
#6 – Melbourne, Australia
Welcome to Melbourne in Australia where you can experience the diverse dining and the exciting art options. There are many restaurants where you can enjoy your order, such as Atlas Dining.
The latter is known for its rich and variant menu. The restaurant gives a great importance to this matter and changes its menu three times a year. The food that the restaurant offers perfectly embodies Melbourne’s multicultural dining landscapes.
Don’t forget to explore the streets and alleys to touch the urban art that makes from this city, the capital of Australia.
#5 – Atlanta
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The fourth of April 4 is the day in which Atlanta marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. Should you know that the ticket to Atlanta will cost you no more than $250, in case you decided to go.
The state of Georgia is commemorating the anniversary event with the launch of civil rights trail where variant and remarkable civil rights sites will be connected, including the home of King Boyhood in Atlanta.
Kevin Langston, who is the deputy commissioner for tourism in Georgia, said that Atlanta is expecting people to come from different parts of the world. The invitation is also open for those who are interested in civil rights movement and would like to be part of the whole experience.
#4 – San Antonio
Did you know that many changes were brought to San Antonio? In 2013, the River Walk was expanded to fifteen miles from three miles. This has connected the River to the five Spanish colonial missions, which in turn where given the name of Unesco World Heritage site in 2015.
That’s not all, the Pearl District, anchored by the Pearl mixed-use space is loaded with shops, restaurants, and it is still continuing to grow. In addition to all this, San Antonio is the symbol of tolerance, peace, and unity.
The city is a melting pot in which all the different races and cultures are truly co-existing and supporting one another. All you need is $340 for the tickets and some friendly budget in the pocket, and you will be just ready to go!
#3 – Key West, Fla
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It’s time to live the good life and walk the pathway to paradise. The ticket to Key West in Florida is for $475. Even though the Island was damaged by the Hurricane Irma, it is still that beautiful tropical oasis that will bewitch your soul and captivate all your senses.
Now, the tourism industry is trying hard and hoping to bounce back this year. The Key West is calling you for a visit in which you can enjoy the Island’s tropical pleasures without leaving a hole in your pocket. What do you think? Sounds great to me…
#2 – Cincinnati
A ticket to Cincinnati will cost you $347 and it’s better to be booked in August. Many places are to be visited and discovered. You can visit the Over-The-Rhine district, which is located at the center of the city’s resurgence.
Why not walk in Brewery Heritage Trail where you can come across one of the Cincinnati’s oldest breweries! Here you can enjoy brewing your beer in the 19th-century style.
Amid all that action, remember to catch a baseball game, stroll the bridge-striped riverfront, and of course, visit the dummy museum.
#1 – New Orleans
The most suitable time to visit New Orleans is in August. The ticket for this year is 8 percent lower than 2017. So, an average airfare ticket will cost you $363. If you are hesitated and don’t know if you should ever visit it, let me tell you that New Orleans is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year.
This celebration will hold many activities and special events that will make your experience an unforgettable one. The city is also promising the completion of some important infrastructure projects and will also give Bourbon Street a new look.
In case you’re still not motivated to go, you should probably know that New Orleans is a unique mixture of different cultures and is that place in the world that breathes eating, drinking and the making of merriment. Don’t you think it’s worth visiting?