Summer is the perfect time for a little adventure. However, budgets do not always leave much room for extravagant destinations. Planning ahead and researching the most affordable options can help when you’re trying to save on a summer vay-cay. Check out these tips on the most affordable and unique options for your travel adventures this summer!
It is no secret that the U.S. has had their issues with Cuba over the years. After 56 years the Cuban embargo has officially come to an end. After all these years of limitation, Americans are curious to discover what they’ve been missing out on. U.S. citizens may now visit Cuba as long as they declare their trip under one of twelve regulations that the Cuban government has issued. The cheapest way of travel to Cuba is a direct flight from Miami averaging around $275. The Cuban convertible peso has a 1:1 exchange rate with the U.S. dollar, so you will need to bring plenty of cash due to the fact that most places are not capable of accepting U.S. credit or debit cards. Hotels can be booked at cheap prices however upon arrival look for family owned houses. These houses are safe, clean, rent out rooms and provide breakfast all at a very cheap rate. The crime rate in Cuba is extremely low, so roam freely and explore the beautiful country that has been off limits for so long
2. San Antonio
San Antonio is home of The Alamo, the site of a significant battle during the Texas Revolution in 1836. The Alamo is free to visit and will serve as a great history lesson for the kids. Take a cruise on the San Antonio Riverwalk for just $7.75 per person, stop off for dinner and some shopping along the Riverwalk which is a two-and-a-half-mile cobblestone path lining the river. For some daytime fun, visit the San Antonio Zoo which is home to over 14 exhibits and four different attractions with the price of admission being $14.25 for adults and $6 for kids! If the kids are looking for a little more excitement than the zoo, head on over to Six Flags Over Texas where the price of admission for a day of thrilling roller coasters is as low as $55. Full of history and attractions, San Antonio is the perfect place to bring the family for an inexpensive fun and cultural experience.
As you may or may not know, Greece is currently experiencing a recession making it a perfect time for Americans to visit Greece due to benefits from the euro which is at an all-time low in value. The historically low exchange rate will make hotels, food and tourist attractions cheaper than ever before. Visit historical places like the Parthenon, the Temple of Athena and the Acropolis Museum all for under $40. The beautiful islands of Santorini are also just a cheap short flight away. If you are looking for less relaxing and a little more fun, Greece is notorious for their amazing nightlife offering a variety of clubs with inexpensive cover charges and drinks!
Martinique is a luxurious island in the Caribbean Sea just 280 miles northeast of the coast of South America. Flights to this gorgeous island from cities like Baltimore, Washington D.C, New York and Boston are as low as $79. The currency exchange rate is 1:1 with American currency making it another inexpensive place for hotels and attractions. Martinique is an island full of vegetation and amazing volcanoes, so if you’re not lounging on one of the beautiful beaches, take the time to explore the breath-taking scenery that the island has to offer. Take a beverage break and sample some of the local rum that is made fresh from sugarcane on the island. Martinique has a variety of bungalows, villas and hotels that start at prices as low as $62 a night.