6 Obscure Vacation Destinations That Won’t Break The Bank

Millennial Magazine- vacation destinations

Looking for somewhere to go this year without spending a fortune? There are so many beautiful places around the USA that won’t cost you a lot of money to visit. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing time on the beach, good music, or a family-friendly adventure, you don’t need Hawaii and Disney World to get it. Here are some fun and obscure vacation destinations that you can visit for a good price.

Colorado Springs, CO

This hidden treasure isn’t like the luxury villa ski towns in the mountains of Colorado. Set in the foothills, this sprawling city has so much to offer. Whether you want to see the famous Garden of the Gods, hike the incline, take a drive to the top of Pikes Peak, or enjoy the nightlife downtown, there is much to see and experience. There are endless mountain trails and parks to find within 30 minutes of town, along with mountain and road bike trails that will challenge your fitness. The altitude is more than a mile above sea level, so take it easy when you first get there to avoid altitude sickness.

Pigeon Forge, TN

Move over Disney, Pigeon Forge has got it going on. With attractions like Dollywood and the Titanic museum, it’s easy to see why. It’s a hidden gem in the mountains of Tennessee and is great for families, singles, and couples to vacation and explore. You might think it sounds strange, being called Pigeon Forge and all, but there are incredible things to do and see both indoors and out. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, put on your waterproof boots and take a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are waterfalls and stunning vistas just waiting for you.

Nashville, TN

Downtown Nashville is a music lover’s dream. Walk down the streets and you’ll hear live music filling the streets. Every day is a music day in Nashville. With beautiful places to walk around, excellent restaurants, unique bars, and unique shops, Nashville is a fantastic and affordable vacation destination. The people are friendly, the food is amazing, and the atmosphere is electric. Who knows, you might hear the next big music star when you stop in to grab a drink.

Mesa Verde, CO

Step back into history with a trip to Mesa Verde. You’ll find Native American ruins, hiking trails, and local adventures in this beautiful region of Colorado. Mesa Verde is the perfect spot for photographers, bird watchers, adventurers, and artists. The natural beauty and incredible views make this a fantastic vacation spot. You’ll find hot springs, local motels, campgrounds, and more with just an hour or two from this hidden gem.

Panama City Beach, FL

Move over Daytona Beach and Miami Beach. Panama City Beaches are a beautiful stretch along the Gulf of Mexico. This beautiful beach-front city offers more affordable accommodations, local restaurants, and activities than their more famous (and more expensive) beach counterparts. If you’re trying to avoid the crowds down in Florida and save some money, you’ll find many similar amenities in Panama City and nearby without all the extra people. Your days on the beach can be spent truly relaxing and enjoying the sun and surf.

Acadia National Park, ME

Anywhere you go in Maine, especially if you love the fall colors, is beautiful. You can drive up the coast and check out all the historic lighthouses or spend your time on a lake in Acadia National Park. There are trails to explore, mountains to climb, and so much more. You might encounter a moose or two in the woods or look out to the ocean and find whales swimming to the surface and beautiful seabirds flying high. It’s a unique location on the ocean and mountains. It’s an affordable and gorgeous vacation destination. Camping is one way to save some big bucks on vacations, and Acadia National Park offers it all. Take your camera, because you’ll see something beautiful no matter where you go.   

We know millennials love to travel, but sometimes, they need something more budget-friendly than a flight to Hawaii or a week in Disney. These options are some of the most interesting around the nation. They offer attractions, nature, and untold adventures.

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Written by Eileen O'Shanassy

Eileen O'Shanassy is a freelance writer and blogger based out of Flagstaff, AZ. She writes on a variety of topics and loves to research and write. She enjoys baking, biking, and kayaking.

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