Looking to escape the cold weather and take a vacation? Are you also on a tight budget? Take a look at the five most budget-friendly travel destinations in 2018!
1.) Barcelona, Spain
Barcelona is not only a terrific tourist destination, it is also very affordable. The city is filled with amazing culture, Mediterranean architecture, delicious food, exciting night life, and is also in close proximity to the beach. The metro is available for inexpensive transportation and according to Tripadvisor.com, lodging can be as affordable as $50 a night at the Hotel Colonial Barcelona.
2.) Greek Islands
Greece is a great destination to put on your list in 2018. They would love for you to visit, as it could use the money. Greece’s economic strife is not something to be put off by, though, as it can be used to your advantage. The weather is warm, the food is mouth-watering, the beaches and sights are breath-taking, and the prices are right! If you’re headed to Greece in 2018, accommodations, such as the 4.5 star-rated Blue Bottle Boutique Hotel, are as low as $54 a night.
Iceland is a gorgeous location to hit on the map. The scenery is incredible and free sightseeing tours can save tourists huge bucks! Via Airbnb, you could book an apartment for $70 to $80 a night. Reykjavik is a large attraction with a plethora of fun bars and eateries. Not to mention, the Northern Lights are free!
4.) New Mexico
If you’re looking to stay stateside, New Mexico is the perfect warm and inexpensive destination for you! New Mexico is filled with fascinating culture and is known for its elaborate festivals. You can also save even more money by visiting during an “off” time (since there aren’t really any bad times to visit the state). The food is delicious and cheap and hotel fare is as inexpensive as $59 a night at Quality Inn & Suites (see Travelocity.com).
5.) Dominican Republic
Last, but not least, if you’re looking to embark on an island getaway, the Dominican is one of your best bets in 2018. The U.S. dollar goes far on this tropical island and the beaches, local foods, and tasty drinks do not disappoint. All-inclusive resorts are a great budget-friendly option. A good deal found via Travelocity.com, totals $1,531 per person at the Grand Bahia Principe. This price includes round-trip flights and all-inclusive hotel stay for seven days. The resort is rated a 4 out of 5 stars, offers two outdoor swimming pools, five restaurants, a spa, and seven bar areas/lounges.