As the cold winter months loom ahead of us, many people itch to take a quick getaway and get a break from the seasonal doldrums. Keeping to a budget is important, though, especially with holiday gift-giving on the horizon. Fortunately, there are plenty of exciting vacation spots that can be booked for an affordable rate — especially during the winter months when tourism often lags. Here are five amazing getaways that even those on the tightest budget will be able to afford.
There are plenty of gems right in the U.S. that are underrated and Baltimore is near the top of the list. Known as Charm City, Baltimore has the uniqueness and quirk travelers crave paired with affordable lodging you won’t find in bigger, touristy cities. There are trendy shops, art galleries, theatres, and an amazing Inner Harbor that is a delight to explore. History buffs will love that Baltimore was home to the likes of Babe Ruth and Billie Holiday and culture aficionados will find a symphony or jazz combo performance that is right up their alley.
Galveston might be best known as a spring break location, but it makes a great winter getaway for the budget-conscious. A small island off the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is home to water parks, museums, and an array of beautiful beaches. Try out local eateries like the funky Mosquito Café for a great meal at a low price. If you really want a tropical jaunt, book a 4-day cruise leaving from Galveston. You can go to to Mexico and back for a low rate and enjoy endless food and top-notch service as you relax in the sun.