• US destinations for travelers on a tight budget


    People are always promising themselves that they will travel more, but budgetary limits often stand in the way. However, travelers should rest assured that there are in fact great destinations for United States travel that won't break the bank.

    Nashville, Tennessee
    According to Lonely Planet, Nashville is the place to go for nonstop live music and honky-tonk bars. The city's nightlife is one of its best aspects, for the majority of the bars lining the streets don't charge a cover during the week, making it easy for travelers to kick back and enjoy free country music all night. The online travel source also noted the mouth-watering fried chicken and home-style cooking the city is known for with some full meals coming in at under $20 for two people. Don't worry about finding an inexpensive place to stay either, as Nashville offers guests some of the cheapest accommodation in the South, some starting at a nightly rate of $56, such as the Knights Inn Downtown.

    Savannah, Georgia
    According to the U.S. News and World Report, Savannah is awash with Southern-fried restaurants and blocks of edgy cafes due to the large number of college students. The city is a quaint destination during the day, but once the sun goes down, the vast array of nightlife activities prove that Savannah natives know how to party. According to the source, lodging prices drastically fall during January and February, and travelers should consider staying near the Savannah/Hilton Head airport, as these rooms can be over $100 less a night than hotels in the popular Historic District.

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia is considered by many travelers to be a less expensive, smaller version of New York City. According to Lonely Planet, the city is a great place for history buffs and travelers just looking to cut loose and explore the local bar scene. As the birthplace of American independence, Philadelphia is overflowing with historic sites that travelers can visit free of charge. The city is home to some of the most affordable hostels where budget travelers can snag a double bedroom at rates starting at a mere $86 per night.

    Austin, Texas
    Located in southern Texas, sun worshippers will love Austin's 300 days of sunshine and warm winters. This makes the city a spectacular destination for adventure travel, as visitors will easily come across prime hiking, biking and canoeing spots, as well as natural springs where they can take a dip for $4. This musical destination caters to all types of music lovers with a number of free venues playing genres ranging from from blues to indie rock.

    New Orleans, Louisiana
    U.S. News recommended New Orleans for budget travel, as it's one of the most famous, yet inexpensive, Southern destinations. Known for its lively jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll and Zydeco music, the wild party during Mardi Gras is one of the best reasons to visit the city. However, even if you don't visit during Mardi Gras, you'll still find a party year-round on the iconic Bourbon Street. According to Lonely Planet, hotels for $99 a night and cultural dining will save travelers a great deal of money.

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