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These days, finding vacations under $1,000 seems like a tall order. But it’s far from impossible. There are plenty of places, and types of journeys, that fit the bill. To help kickstart your travel planning, here’s a roundup of spectacular getaways that let you keep your trips under $1,000 per person—or sometimes even per couple.
At press time, winter flights to Paris from San Francisco or New York City were available for less than $350 round-trip on Priceline . To save money on accommodations, you can sleep in a hostel dorm room for as little as $20 per person, per night, or book an Airbnb room in someone’s home for a similar nightly rate. Alternatively, most hostels have no-frills private rooms that don’t cost too much more per person than a bed in a dorm.
If you’re a member of HomeExchange , you can take a two-week vacation to Paris with your whole family, and accommodations would run you just $150 total (the cost of an annual membership on the site). Et voila! A full French vacation for ridiculously little.
When it comes time to eat, pick up a baguette, a slab of brie, charcuterie meats, and a bottle of inexpensive but delicious local wine. Then find a place at Champs de Mars or in Bois de Boulogne, spread out a blanket, and enjoy a memorable pique-nique. Street vendors and outdoor markets offer cheap but delicious fare throughout the city. As for getting around town, the Metro is easy and affordable, and there are few better cities for walking than Paris.
Luckily, Paris boasts loads of free and timeless attractions, including Jardin du Luxembourg , Jardin des Tuileries , the Musée d’Art Moderne , and the Fragonard Perfume Museum . Admission to the Louvre is just 15 euros. And strolling through the fancy boutiques of the Champs d’Elysee, the art stalls of Montmartre, the bridges over the Seine, or the romantic scenery of the Left Bank all cost absolutely rien.
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Japan doesn’t exactly top most people’s mental lists of places to vacation affordably—but it’s possible to find surprisingly cheap flights there from the West Coast, including some for less than $500 round-trip on sites like JustFly . (Avoid the spring and fall high seasons for lower fares.)
If you’re not opposed to sleeping in a capsule hotel—hostel-like facilities with tiny private rooms and shared bathrooms—you can nab nightly rates around $50. And if you’re willing to put in some elbow grease, like cleaning or gardening, some hostels let you stay for free .
Are you a fan of sushi or ramen? Good. Eating in Japan will be easy and cheap. And Japan’s version of dollar stores are the famous “100-yen” shops, where you can also pick up meals.
Getting around Japan is a bit trickier on a budget. Avoid taxis and high-speed trains, unless saving time is more important than saving money. You can buy a Japan Rail Pass for about $275 per week, which will grant you access to some, but not all, of the country’s high-speed trains.
A Grutt Pass —less than $20—buys you affordable access to many of Tokyo’s museums and temples. Many of Japan’s other museums are free or almost free.
(More interested in traveling to Southeast Asia? Use frequent flyer miles to get there. “Once your tickets are taken care of,” says Gary Leff, who cofounded InsideFlyer and runs the popular View From the Wing blog, “you want to fly far away to where costs are low. That way you can stretch your dollars without feeling like you’re stretching your dollars. Indulgences like spa treatments can cost around $35 an hour if you go to the better local places in Bangkok, and meals, lodging, and transportation are comparatively cheap.”)
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If it’s a quieter vacation you’re after, take a trip to Finland—a country that has “silence, please” as one of its slogans. Flights from New York to Helsinki were $320 in mid-September, a lovely time of year to visit, though airfare is often even cheaper in January, if the cold never bothered you anyway.
Finland is famous for its natural attractions, so if that’s your thing, you’ll find campgrounds around the country, offering accommodations that cost less than $30 per night. Otherwise, stick to hostels or Airbnb rentals , where you can book a night’s sleep for as little as $20 per night.
Buy a Helsinki Card (less than $80 for a three-day card), which covers all your public transportation needs, entrance fees to popular attractions, and bus and boat sightseeing tours. Buffets are a great way to get a lot of food for not a lot of money in Finland—for about $15 you can load up on traditional all-you-can-eat fare, helping you stick to your goal of keeping your trip under $1,000.
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Portugal is one of Europe’s most affordable countries for travelers. Lisbon’s hotels and restaurants are markedly less expensive than those in other iconic European cities—and you can slash your travel expenses even more by staying at a hostel or family-run inn called pensão .
Those looking to keep their vacations under $1,000 should keep in mind that the most affordable time to visit Portugal is outside of its summer high season. These months are also less crowded, though the weather remains lovely through much of spring and fall. And even winter offers warm-ish days; January is the cheapest time to fly into Lisbon, though it’s not a stretch to find mid-September flights there from New York for around $325 round-trip.
Portugal offers plenty of worthwhile free attractions, including churches. Many of the country’s museums are free on Sundays and occasionally at other times as well; check in advance to find out when. The country has 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, with generally affordable admission fees.
Portuguese transportation options, including buses and trains, are efficient and budget-friendly. It’s also easy to get around on foot or by rental bike as well. Add all this up, and you’ve got a European slam dunk for those who refuse to let their strict $1,000 budget interfere with having an amazing vacation.
(Tip: Whenever you’re in Europe, EasyJet is a fantastic way to get from city to city or country to country—the company offers flights from $40 all over the continent.)
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Fly into Cancun—round-trip fall fares from Houston were less than $180 in a recent search—and head 15 minutes south to Puerto Morelos, where great beaches and affordable food await.
Velas Condos offers accommodations for two starting around $60 per night, or stay at Posada Amor from just $43 per night. You’ll be close to one of the world’s great dive sites, so pack bring your own snorkeling equipment or rent a set for $8 , then prepare yourself for the dazzling underwater sights.
While you’re here, go ahead and skip the touristy restaurants. Instead, walk or take a cab to where the locals eat and enjoy full meals of tacos, burritos, and pizzas for less than $10.
(If you prefer the Baja California side of Mexico, the Black Bass Lodge in Punta Abreojos rents rooms for less than $150 a night. The property is known for offering legendary surfing and fishing adventures.)
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Even if you’re not driving in from elsewhere on the West Coast, Los Angeles can make for an affordable vacation. The City of Angels offers an official list of 100 free things to in Los Angeles , which includes some truly rich cultural experiences, like the Getty , the Broad , the California Science Center , and the Griffith Observatory (yes, of La La Land fame), as well as some more fun touristy things, like the Hollywood Walk of Fame .
It’s not difficult to find round-trip flights from New York City to LAX for less than $270; pair that with a two-night stay at a property like the Westin Los Angeles Airport , the Westin Pasadena , or the Westin Long Beach (all around $170 per night), and you’ve got yourself a dynamic couples’ vacation under $1,000, especially if you stick to cheap eats and the aforementioned free activities. At prices like these, even a family vacation is more affordable.
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You may have never considered taking a trip to West Virginia—but you should. Especially if you’re on the hunt for the best vacations under $1,000. And especially if you’re a fan of riding rivers.
A resort called Adventures on the Gorge offers the chance to raft Class IV rapids during an all-inclusive vacation under $1,000. Less than $600 gets you two nights in a cabin, plus most meals, a half-day of stand-up paddleboarding, a zip-line canopy adventure, and a full day of rafting Lower New River’s wild rapids.
In early June, American Airlines flies from Washington Dulles to Charleston, West Virginia, for around $340. But nearly half of the United States population is within driving distance of the Mountain State, so it’s a great option for a budget-friendly road trip—especially when the trees turn vivid colors in the fall and the waterfalls roar.
Along the gorgeous 180-mile Route 60 Midland Trail is a beachy, laid-back restaurant called Tricky Fish , serving up tasty seafood entrees for less than $15. On Interstate 64, Kenova’s Famous Griffith Pumpkin House is a vintage attraction that gets decked out with more than 3,000 jack-o-lanterns come October, and admission is free.
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When you think of all-inclusive vacations under $1,000, Hawaii probably doesn’t come to mind first. But a round-trip flight from LAX to Honolulu or Kahului can actually cost as little as $350, while high-quality hotels like Honolulu’s centrally located Aqua Skyline at Island Colony —housed in Waikiki’s tallest building—offer sweeping ocean views, not to mention nightly rates starting as low as $109. Add up the flight and a two-night stay, and Hawaii starts to reveal itself as one of the most attractive vacations under $1,000 for couples.
More interested in staying on the Valley Isle? The Aston at Maui Banyan has rates starting around $170 per night, plus a swimmable beach within easy walking distance, two pools, a tennis court, and guest rooms with kitchens and laundry machines, helping to keep their guests’ trips under $1,000.
Tip: Both hotels listed above offer Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals that make it even easier to keep vacations under $1,000. Book on either of those days of the year and get 30 percent off the properties’ best available room rates.
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When you’re looking for vacation packages under $1,000, don’t rule out cruises. There are plenty of ocean journeys that fit the bill, especially if your embarkation port is within driving distance of your home, allowing you to avoid shelling out for airfare. As a result, you can turn any cruise deal that you find into an all-inclusive vacation under $1,000.
At press time Princess Cruises was offering Caribbean sailings from Fort Lauderdale starting at just $299 per person, as well as autumn trips to Canada and New England from New York City starting at $537 per person. These prices include all meals, select beverages, and a wide range of entertainment from theater productions to Zumba classes.
Or you can consider a cruise aboard one of the Maine Windjammer Association ’s ships, which are perfect for solo travelers and start at $675 per person, a rate that includes lodging, all meals (including a lobster dinner), a daily hors d’oeuvres-packed happy hour, and the chance to steer the vessel.
To find great prices on cruises, and for your best chance at booking all-inclusive vacations under $1,000, plan to sail when kids are in school, or wait for last-minute deals when cruise lines are looking to fill empty cabins.
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Your travels shouldn’t just be about you. Ideally, your explorations should leave the places you visit—and the planet as a whole—better, not worse.
Enter International Volunteer HQ, a volunteer organization that has helped more than 100,000 travelers improve more than 50 places around the world , including Colombia, Croatia, Morocco, Ghana, Kenya, Fiji, and Nepal.
If you’re trying to plan trips under $1,000, this is a wonderfully meaningful way to do it. IVHQ’s journeys start from just $180 for a full week (plus a registration fee of $299). A weeklong program in Lima, Peru, for example, costs around $480, while a similar setup in the Philippines costs around $560.
The price includes lodging, food, airport transfers, and an orientation event to help you succeed in your volunteer work, which might involve teaching kindergarten, childcare, animal care, or construction work. Participants have the weekends free to explore their host countries at leisure.
The trick here is to get affordable airfare to wherever you’ll be headed, so don’t hesitate to call the airlines or a travel agency to help you find the best deal. To keep your vacation under $1,000, research the high and low seasons for travel in your desired destination; you’ll find cheaper fares if you fly at a time when most tourists aren’t visiting. See The 10 Best Flight Search Sites for Booking Cheap Airfare for guidance on where to search for flights.
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Escape to the vibrant, historic, seaside city of Lisbon. Relax at a luxurious accommodation, enjoy an included private sightseeing tour, then have fun freely exploring this magnificent city. Experience mouthwatering Portuguese cuisine, gawk at amazing architecture, and watch unforgettable sunsets over the bright blue sea.
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Explore the Emerald Isle while staying in your choice of Irish Bed & Breakfasts throughout all of Ireland with this 6, 7, 8 or 9-night vacation. You'll also enjoy two nights in Dublin so you can experience all the capital city has to offer.
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Enjoy 3, 4, or 5 nights exploring Edinburgh with this Scotland getaway! You'll enjoy private airport transfers as well as an included hop-on/hop-off bus pass so you can see the sights and learn their secrets.
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Imagine escaping to a tropical paradise filled with palm trees and turquoise water, where drinks are flowing all day long and you can eat until you're stuffed. That, my friends, is what all-inclusive beach vacations are all about. Think you can't afford such luxury? Here are seven incredible all-inclusive vacations with starting rates under $1000.
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1. Cancun: 4 Nights at All-Inclusive Flamingo Cancun Resort - $693+
Fly into Cancun and spend four days eating, drinking and relaxing poolside at the Flamingo Cancun Resort . The beach is just steps from the resort. Should you feel like venturing outside of the property, you'll be in the middle of the action of the Zona Hotelera.
Learn more about this Cancun all-inclusive vacation under $1000 .
2. Dominican Republic: 3 Nights at Sunscape Puerto Plata All-Inclusive Beach Resort - $649+
With this all-inclusive resort on the outskirts on Puerto Plata , you'll hop between eight restaurants and seven bars — that is, when you're not enjoying beautiful Dorada Beach, just a two-minute walk away, or the swim-up bar at the outdoor pool.
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3. Bahamas: 3 Nights at 4-Star All-Inclusive Warwick Paradise Island Hotel - $840+
The new 4-star Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas is the perfect place to spend three luxurious nights in the Bahamas — without little ones. This adults-only, all-inclusive property boasts a 10,000-square-foot terrace overlooking Nassau Harbor, not to mention a poolside pizzeria and direct access to a white-sand beach.
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4. Riviera Maya: 3 Nights at All-Inclusive Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort - $931+
This amazing Mexico deal is priced for a three-night stay at the Iberostar Paraiso Beach Resort , home to one of the largest swimming pools in the Riviera Maya . For those with endless appetites, the resort offers twelve dining options, plus seven bars serving your favorite drinks.
Learn more about this Riviera Maya all-inclusive vacation for under $1000 .
5. Mazatlan: 4 Nights at 4.5-Star Guest Rated Pueblo Bonito All-Inclusive Resort - $850+
Ever considered a trip to Mazatlan ? It doesn't get as much attention as other Pacific Mexican towns, but as you'll see on this three-night all-inclusive vacation at the Pueblo Bonito , the town has much to offer. There are miles of beachfront to explore along the famous Malecón promenade, and Old Mazatlan is filled with colorful architecture and fascinating historical sites, including the Immaculate Conception Cathedral.
Just want to focus on food? Thanks to exchange privileges with a sister resort and a free shuttle to get you there, you'll have your pick of a total of 19 restaurants and 7 bars.
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6. Jamaica: 5 Nights at All-Inclusive Royal Decameron Montego Beach - $847+
Want to experience Montego Bay 's Hip Strip — a string of shops, restaurants and bars — firsthand? This five-night all-inclusive Jamaica stay puts you right in the heart of the action. And not only will you have the beach within steps, you'll also have two swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar) ready to ease you into vacation bliss.
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7. Los Cabos: 5 Nights at 4-Star Barcelo Gran Faro - $730+
Three nights in Cabo , plus all meals, drinks and snacks for under $1000? Sounds too good to be true, but this 4-star Mexico all-inclusive escape is indeed the real deal. You'll have it all — beach access, swimming pools (including an infinity pool), a Kids Club and the on-site Deep Blue Spa, for starters.
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5 Best Places To Travel on a $1,000 Budget
Despite the challenges posed by inflation and other factors, travel remains a top priority for many individuals. As summer approaches, Americans are eagerly booking their dream vacations , seeking to discover new destinations and reunite with family and friends. However, the surge in demand is resulting in a rapid increase in prices, leaving airlines and hotels scrambling to keep pace.
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If you’re traveling on a budget , know that most of it will probably be eaten up by airfare, which was up 18% over last year’s fares. But that doesn’t mean you have to spend thousands to go on vacation. We reached out to travel experts for their top recommendations for cost-effective destinations. Below are a few ideas for where to travel on a budget of $1,000.
Joshua Tree National Park, California
With a budget of $1,000, you can find some great spots at Joshua Tree National Park to go glamping, said Heath Hammett, CEO of VacationRenter . You can even rent an RV for up to six guests for as little as $99 a night. “Make the most of your outing by going hiking or checking out Joshua Tree Lake,” he said. Fishing is just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12, but guests must bring their own poles due to COVID-19 restrictions.
To save more money, Hammett suggested making campfire food. “Of course, s’mores are the all-time favorite. But grilled corn on the cob and veggie and meat skewers are a great option before dessert rolls around.” For those with more wiggle room in their budgets, visit Crossroads Café or drive along Twentynine Palms Highway to discover restaurant options.
Branson is considered one of the premier destinations for live music. So if you’re hoping your vacation includes plenty of concerts and dancing, Branson is the place to visit.
However, if you’re traveling with kids, they may not be as enthusiastic about seeing the hottest bluegrass bands. Fortunately, Branson is home to another one-of-a-kind attraction: Silver Dollar City. Greg Wilson, co-owner of the personal finance blog ChaChingQueen.com, recently took his family of five there on a vacation for under $1,000. “There was something to do for all ages, including our two-year-old twins,” he said. “Lodging was very affordable and only a few miles away.”
You’re also allowed to bring your own food into the park, which can save a considerable amount. Parking is free, and there’s a free trolley that can drive you to the park’s entrance.
If you’re more interested in an international vacation, Alika Barnsley, a travel blogger at Alika in Wanderlust , recommends Bali.
“Bali is one of the cheapest islands in the entire world,” she said. “Not only is it incredibly cheap, but it’s also a beautiful destination with plenty of things to do and see on a budget.”
Barnsley said you can find hostels that cost around $8 to $15 per night, while hotels are about $20 per night and up. Eating street food will run you $2 to $4 per meal, and restaurants aren’t much more.Transportation options are also cost-effective. You can hire a scooter to get around Bali for around $3 to $8 per day, or you can get GoJek (like Uber) for around $2 to $10 per ride, depending on the distance. “To see waterfalls, rice terraces and beaches, there are entry fees,” she noted. “But they are small — usually only $1 to $5.”
For those craving a somewhat European feeling with Latin American flair, Carlos Grider, of the travel site A Brother Abroad , said Argentina is a perfect destination. “The economy is still recovering from the effects of the pandemic, leaving insanely cheap prices,” he said. “But the country, the people and all its beauty are just as amazing as before.”
One thousand dollars can go very far in Argentina right now, according to Grider. Ten days is typical, though you can stretch that budget a month if you’re frugal. He explained that in Buenos Aires, a good hotel will cost $30 per night, while a hostel will run closer to $15. Meals cost around $10, and a bus ticket between Buenos Aires and Mendoza will cost roughly $30.
He added that the capital has a well-connected metro system, allowing you to explore for 25 cents per ride. There are also inexpensive long-haul and “sleeper” buses that allow you to travel to the highlights of Iguazu, Mendoza, San Carlos de Bariloche and El Chalten on the edge of Los Glaciares National Park. “Throughout the rest of the country, prices are roughly 25% to 50% cheaper than in Buenos Aires, meaning as travelers adventure, their money will go even further.”
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If all-you-can-eat buffets, nightly entertainment and the gentle rocking of the ocean are your thing, a cruise can be an excellent way to travel internationally for less. “Because of the limited time they have left to fill cabins for the summer season, pricing is quite competitive,” says Colleen McDaniel, editor-in-chief of Cruise Critic . “Add to that the savings you get from not having to fly to your final destination, and cruising is an incredibly budget-friendly option for travelers this summer.”
In the Caribbean, for example, McDaniel said the average fare for a five-night cruise starts at less than $500 per person for peak July cruises.
“While those are entry prices and you’ll still have add-on costs to pay like taxes and gratuities, they do include things like lodging, meals and entertainment,” she explained. “If you can snag a deal that includes things like complimentary drinks or onboard credit, you’ll be able to save even more.”
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8 Weekend Getaways for Under $1,000
by Joe Miragliotta | Sep 26, 2018 | 1 comment
True story: sometimes you really need to get away but you just don’t have the time or money for an all-out vacation. Fortunately, there’s always the option of a weekend getaway to save the day. We’ve asked men’s lifestyle and travel expert Joe Miragliotta from Joe’s Daily to share a few perfect short trips —no matter what you’re into—for under $1,000* for you and a partner. Use the suggestions as-is, or as inspirational jumping-off points for a proper staycation. Either way, here’s to getting the break you really need !
1. Wine Lovers – Walla Walla, WA
Despite it being no secret that Washington has been making quite a mark on the US winery scene over the last couple of decades, the default idea for a wine-related vacation is still Napa Valley. While you’ll never catch me complaining about a trip to the California town, might I suggest you give Walla Walla, WA a chance next time you’re looking for a quick, relaxing getaway? From homey B&Bs to the more affordable go-tos, there are places to stay there perfect for any budget. As far as what to do, it’s exactly what you would want: winery tours (of course), food tours, great local shopping, and serene laid-back atmosphere. Not a bad way to recharge over a weekend.
Editor’s Note: While in Walla Walla stop into my pal Charles Smith’s winery and try my favorite Merlot: The Velvet Devil.
While touring Charles Smith vineyards in Walla Walla, WA I stopped to try the Cabernet Sauvignon grape. Credit: @JoesDaily
2. Music Lovers – Nashville, TN
Whether you’re into jazz, country, pop, or rock and roll, Nashville has got you covered on entertainment. In the span of a long weekend visit, a person would have no issue at all filling their time bouncing from one amazing venue to the next, even if they all feature the same genre. Admittedly, the hotels that are where you want to be can be a bit steep (though gorgeous). However, if you know where to look there are some awesome economical options out there. Of course, I’d be doing something wrong if I mentioned a visit to Nashville and didn’t include the food. When you’re planning your itinerary for the weekend, try to add in a food tour or distillery tour of some kind. Trust me, you’ll be happy you did.
Editor’s Note: Nashville is famous for their hot chicken. Pretty much every place you end up with will have a hot spot. It’s a must-try!
Local Nashville band playing The Stage on Broadway. Credit: Joe Miragliotta
3. Sun and Water Lovers – Key West, FL
Truth be told, water lovers have plenty of choices at their disposal in the way of weekend vacations (though, that could probably be said for others on this list as well). Still, if this is you and you still haven’t marked Key West off of your bucket list, you’re definitely missing out. Though the island might be tiny, it’s still made a big name for itself in the way of water activities. Whether you choose to stay in a waterfront hotel or in the middle of the island, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, sunset cruises, and just lounging on the beach are going to be only a few minutes away.
4. Nature Lovers – Under Canvas Yellowstone , MT
While I would never suggest to anyone that they should try out glamping in place of a true camping trip, I would absolutely say that it can be an ideal choice for any nature lover looking for a comfortable weekend among the trees. As the trend continues to take off, so too does the list of potential amenities and corresponding price tags. Luckily, there are still plenty of wonderful options out there for people on a budget. If you aren’t quite sure about where to start looking, I would begin with these offered by Under Canvas in Yellowstone , MT. Starting at around $300 a night, you get a cabin-style tent with a wood stove and a view of either the mountains or the river. The site itself offers free breakfast and parking, has a bar and communal fire pit, and is conveniently located to several Yellowstone locations like Gallatin National Forest and Grand Prismatic Spring. If, however, the location is a bit out of the way for you, you can check out their other locations here .
Credit: Under Canvas
5. Animal Lovers – Black Beauty Ranch, TX
For those that love nature but prefer creatures to plants, a trip to an animal sanctuary might be just what you need on your next weekend getaway. Located about an hour and a half southeast of Dallas, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is the largest animal sanctuary in the United States. Currently, the 1,400-acre outfit is home to over 800 exotic and domestic animals including horses, tigers, and monkeys. While the ranch is (understandably) a bit out of the way, you still have your options for home base. Incorporate camping into your experience with a stay at Mill Creek Ranch Resort or enjoy the city vibes in Dallas somewhere like The Sto neleigh or The Adolphus .
6. Food Lovers – Philadelphia, PA
When it comes to lists of the best US cities for food, you’d be hard-pressed to find one that doesn’t include Philadelphia. From the iconic cheesesteak to Han Dynasty’s famous Dan Dan Noodles, Philly offers a wide array of cuisines with an interesting history. I would definitely recommend kicking off your visit with a food tour (or two) of some kind. However, as there’s probably no way to safely sample everything worth trying in just two to three days, consider making a list of the foods and shops that intrigue you most before you go.
Don’t visit Philly without your appetite in tow!
7. Relaxation Lovers – Scottsdale, AZ
If you’re looking for a little rejuvenation over the course of a weekend, Scottsdale, AZ is probably right where you want to be. You don’t have to be a believer in vortices to appreciate just how restoring a trip to The Copper State is (though, if you are, I’ll point you in the way of Sedona instead). Throw in a stay at any one of the area’s numerous resorts and spas and you’re basically guaranteed to return home feeling like a new person. While a visit to one of the area’s fantastic resorts can be a little pricey, it doesn’t take much digging to find something that will work for you. A word of advice: Don’t be afraid to book a place outside the city . Chances are you probably won’t need to leave (though many offer shuttles) and you’ll get to add stargazing to your list of nightly activities.
8. Fun Lovers – New Orleans, LA
Regardless of whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, New Orleans should have a priority spot on the bucket list of anyone that likes to have an enchantingly good time. Between the history, mystery, food, music, and general nightly rambunctiousness, it would be very difficult to fail if you came to have some fun. As for how to spend your time, the possibilities are endless, even if you wanted to stick to a specific theme. You can take a Jazz Cruise on a Steamboat , stay in a haunted hotel , enjoy a food history tour , see what the swamp’s got going on , and maybe find yourself in a parade through the French Quarter. I’m not sure if “random” is the right word to describe a general stay in New Orleans, but “eclectic” certainly isn’t the wrong one.
New Orleans’ French Quarter
*$1,000 does not include transportation to your destination. Apologies, I don’t know where you live.
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OMG! I LOVE ANIMALS! thanks for sharing about Black Beauty Ranch in Texas, can’t wait to visit them!
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