20 Affordable Destinations Across The U.S. For A Last-Minute Holiday Getaway
By Jasmine Vieau|Published November 17, 2023
Hello! I was born and raised in Toronto, lived in Miami for a decade, attended the Miami International University of Art & Design, and have resided in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, for the past 15+ years. I enjoy traveling all over the United States, Canada, and Europe - though I have a great appreciation and love for the southeastern parts of the US in particular. My past expertise lay in hospitality in the restaurant and retail world. Aside from writing, I now run an Airbnb in my home and sling vintage, so I'd like to think this all helps me with what it takes to find the best restaurants, lodging, and fun things to do and see in your state. I am an avid reader, love exploring the arts, and discovering the best hole-in-the-wall restaurants. Nice to meet you!
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Winter travel is upon us, with 47% of Americans planning to travel for a holiday getaway or vacation, with 64% of these travelers planning to travel more frequently than they did last winter, according to Vacasa, a popular vacation rental service. Approximately 4 in 5 Americans polled plan to stay in the United States this year, with 60% of travelers enjoying a destination away from their town of primary residence and 30% taking a local staycation.
Whether you’re looking to fly across the country for the best New Year’s getaway ever or would like to plan a last-minute Christmas getaway, we’ve found some of the most popular — and affordable — vacation destinations and rentals across the U.S. to enjoy this holiday season, from Florida to Washington.
Affordable Getaway Destinations In The West Florida Panhandle
Embark on an unforgettable holiday adventure with our top picks for affordable getaways in the West Florida Panhandle. If you’re yearning for inexpensive Christmas getaways, explore charming options like Downtown Sunday House, the luxurious yet budget-friendly Sandpiper Cove Condo, pet-friendly Norton’s Beach House, and the beachy escape of Sweet Seahaven Pad. Join us as we uncover the perfect blend of festive cheer and affordability in these gems along the Gulf Coast.
Affordable Getaway Destinations In The Southern U.S.
Ready to kick back and explore some fantastic spots? How about hitting up Orlando, Florida, for that dream Disney vacation? Or maybe chill out in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, with its sunny shores and cool local vibes. Eureka Springs, Arkansas, brings a mix of history and nature, while Gulf Shores, Alabama, serves up beachy goodness and family fun. These spots are wallet-friendly and packed with different flavors, so pick your fave and get ready for a laid-back escape in the southern United States!
Other Affordable Getaway Destinations Across America
Are you looking to spice up your Christmas with some budget-friendly getaways? Picture this: the vibrant vibes of Austin, Texas, the desert charm of Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and the laid-back scenes in Seattle, Washington. Yep, these places not only save you some cash but also serve up killer Christmas getaway ideas. So, if you’re down for a festive adventure that won’t break the bank, these destinations are your go-to spots.
If you’re looking to travel on a budget (like the 88% of travelers polled who have shifted their travel plans to be more budget-conscious, a vacation rental secured through a site like Vacasa is an excellent option in terms of value and living space available. Tell us, where are you planning to travel this winter?
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