The best part about flying Allegiant is that our fares aren’t the only thing that’s budget-friendly; our destinations are too!
Read this post to discover where you can plan your next vacation without breaking the bank!
New Orleans, Louisiana
While prices can be higher during Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, flights and hotels are quite affordable during the “off-season”.
There’s an abundance of wallet-friendly dining options scattered throughout the city. From food trucks offering delectable Creole dishes to local joints like the Parkway Bakery serving up cheap po’boys, you can confidently savor all of New Orleans’ unique flavors.
If you want to explore the city, check out the affordable ghost tours offered. You can get a taste of New Orleans at night and see the famous cemeteries that have been featured in movies like “Double Jeopardy” and “Easy Rider”. During the day, you can go window-shopping in the Warehouse District and check out the eclectic art scene along the Riverwalk.
Looking for music? You’ll find free live music on Frenchman Street or at places like the Maison Bourbon Jazz Club.
With its combination of affordable dining and free entertainment options, New Orleans is a surprisingly budget-friendly haven, inviting you to experience the magic of Crescent City without emptying your wallet.
Knoxville is often cast aside in favor of bigger Tennessee cities like Nashville and Memphis. But if you’re looking for a budget vacation, consider flying to Knoxville! This city emerges as a hidden gem for budget-conscious travelers seeking a delightful Southern experience.
You can spend an afternoon window-shopping in the Market Square, where eclectic shops and vibrant street performers create a lively atmosphere. While you’re exploring the city, check out the Knoxville Museum of Art, a free museum showcasing diverse artworks from all over the world.
When you’re ready for an outdoor adventure, you’ll find a plethora of hiking trails and scenic drives in the Great Smoky Mountains, just south of Knoxville.
Daytona Beach, Florida
This thriving beach town always has something new to experience for low or no cost. Daytona’s iconic boardwalk is a hub of activity, offering free concerts, street performances, and a lively atmosphere for those looking to soak in the coastal vibe without spending a fortune.
Book your trip to Daytona between May and October to take advantage of turtle nesting season. From a distance of at least 30 feet, you can observe these incredible animals laying eggs on the beach.
And speaking of the beach, public shores are always free!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is often overlooked, but boasts a wealth of affordable attractions, diverse cuisine, and an eclectic art scene.
Book your trip to Oklahoma City for excitement accessible to any traveler!
With 35 miles of pristine beaches, Clearwater shines as a popular vacation destination for travelers seeking sun-soaked relaxation. Beach days are always free here, and when you’re ready to leave the sand behind, there’s an array of free and low-cost activities waiting for you.
For nature enthusiasts, Moccasin Lake Nature Park showcases 51 acres of Florida’s diverse ecosystems where you can hike at no cost. Check out the Florida Botanical Gardens, a free 100-acre park with tropical flowers and butterfly gardens. There’s also a children’s garden, and it’s dog-friendly!
Explore the Clearwater Beach Walk, a picturesque pathway that meanders along the coastline, perfect for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Enjoy sunsets at Pier 60, where nightly celebrations unfold, complete with street performers and artisans. When you get hungry, stop by one of the waterfront seafood shacks serving up delicious meals. Ryan’s Island Café and Beach Shanty Café are crowd favorites!
Whether it’s a day on the beach, a nature retreat, or an evening of sunset festivities, a vacation in Clearwater provides a memorable Florida escape that doesn’t go over budget.
Boston is a surprisingly budget-friendly city. For just $22.50, you can access all public transportation that can take you throughout the city, meaning you don’t need room in the budget for a rental car or Ubers.
There are numerous free walking tour options, the most notable being the Freedom Trail. This trail starts in the Boston Commons and winds though the city, past all the historic checkpoints. The trail ends at the base of the Bunker Hill Monument, where the infamous battle was fought in 1775. You’re also free to tour the Harvard University campus, whether you schedule a tour guide or follow a self-guided tour on their app.
Visit Old Ironsides at the U.S.S. Constitution Museum to learn about one of the most famous ships in U.S. history. While it is a free visit, donations are appreciated. Other free museums include the Bunker Hill Museum, located near Bunker Hill, and the Warren Anatomical Museum if you’re interested in the history of medicine.
While the lobster rolls can get pricey, there are other restaurant options that are more wallet friendly. Head to Gene’s Chinese Flatbread Café for delicious hand-pulled noodles, or Saus, a counter service shop that trusts “in the power of the condiment”.
Plan a trip to Boston for an affordable and history-packed experience!
Savannah makes it easy to appreciate historic southern charm without overspending.
Begin your exploration in Forsyth Park, a sprawling oasis featuring walking paths, towering monuments, and fragrant gardens that can be enjoyed at no cost. Forsyth Fountain, at the north end of the park, offers a picturesque setting for a budget-friendly picnic.
Meander through the historic district’s cobblestone streets and admire the well-preserved architecture. Check out lively River Street, where you can window shop the stores and eateries. History buffs will want to check out Bonaventure Cemetery, a no-cost option for delving into Savannah’s rich past.
If the weather is warm, take a short 20-minute drive to Tybee Island, where you can swim at the beach. You’ll also find affordable charters, like the Tybee Dolphin Adventures that are only $25 a person!
Book a trip to Savannah for some lovely culture and charm that will keep your wallet full.
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis may be best known for the Arch and its Cardinals fans, but it’s also a great place to visit if you want to save money on your next trip.
Reserve a room close to Forest Park. Though lodging isn’t the cheapest in this area, it does save you transportation and entertainment costs. You’ll be right next to the most iconic St. Louis buildings and activities, all within walking distance!
Forest Park is home to several museums such as the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Missouri History Museum, both of which are free. At the other end of the park, you’ll find the award-winning Saint Louis Zoo; also free!
When you’re finished with Forest Park, hop on the Loop Trolley. This will take you from Forest Park into the Delmar Loop, an eclectic shopping and dining area that’s home to great vintage stores and historic restaurants like Fitz’s.
See what the city of St. Louis has in store and book your flight today!
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