Yes, the economy is booming, but for many young families, their budgets aren’t. Since they’re the ones likely to need a break the most, good news. The popular booking site, Kayak analyzed over 1.5 billion annual travel searches regarding flight and hotel prices to come up with a list of the top cities for a vacation on a budget in 2019. Following are the five best budget vacations to consider this year.
The Mile High City tops the list for 2019’s best budget vacation. Cool things to do in Denver include a visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art with its fascinating rotating art exhibit and educational programs with an entry fee of only $8. Don’t miss checking out the view of the city from the MCA’s rooftop bar and cafe.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
This popular family beach will be up to 54 percent cheaper to visit this year according to Kayak. Bars, restaurants, shops, and amusement rides stretch along a wide, sandy beach called the Grand Strand. Take a quieter break and spend the day hiking or biking the trails at Myrtle Beach State Park with an admission fee of only $5 for adults.
Salt Lake City, Utah
Salt Lake City is the gateway to more than 60 national and state parks. There are ample opportunities to explore Utah’s craggy peaks, vast deserts, canyons, and winding rivers. Stop by the Gilgal Sculpture Garden, a bizarre and unusual hidden gem in the city that’s free to visit.
Las Vegas, Nevada
The Entertainment Capital of the World is high on Kayak’s list for best budget vacations in 2019. It’s not necessary to be a high roller to have fun in Las Vegas. Visitors walking the four-mile-long strip will find plenty of free entertainment from concerts to karaoke. Be sure to explore the open-air shopping center at Container Park.
Visitors to Boston will find plenty of great shopping, dining, nightlife, and history to explore in Boston. Stay away from expensive ride-sharing services, and ride the Boston T, and above-ground train to explore the city’s many free and inexpensive museums, monuments, and historical sites. Walk the Freedom Trail, stop in the Boston Public Library, and rent a rowboat at Jamaica Pond.