Summer Trips To Take On A Budget


Everyone wants to travel every now and then. COVID-19 has gotten in the way of many travel plans over the last year, and the pandemic has affected many bank accounts. With restrictions slowly lifting across the country and people getting vaccinated, many are anxious to get out of their homes. To help in this matter, here are a few ideas for low budget trips to take this summer:

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
While the name is Myrtle Beach, this destination is far more than just a beachfront. There are restaurants of all kinds, multiple small theme parks with various rides, an aquarium, an upside down house museum, and more. Myrtle Beach is perfect for groups that are split on tastes. There really is something for everyone here, including a multitude of hotels along the beach, with prices starting at around the $90 range.

St. Augustine, Florida
The oldest city in North America holds many treats for travelers. Take long walks through historic market districts. Tour the nearby Spanish fort or the various ghost tours available throughout the city. Of course, it is summer and St. Augustine is in Florida, so the nearby white sand beaches are always a hot spot. Throughout all these activities you will be able to experience one of the most beautiful cities in America. You will find hotels ranging from $90 to $150 a night throughout the city. It is also recommended that you plan to bring plenty of spare change as you will find yourself wanting to try all kinds of products as you walk by various novelty shops.

Blue Ridge, Georgia
If you are looking for a more nature focused trip, then look no further than the beautiful Blue Ridge, Georgia. The town itself and surrounding towns are all rather nice, small town experiences with plenty of good local restaurants and attractions–but the main draw of Blue Ridge is the mountain range. Located at the southern end of the Appalachian Mountains, Blue Ridge is most known for the phenomenon that causes the mountain range to take on a blue color when viewed from a distance. Blue Ridge boasts beautiful views as far as the eye can see and has no shortage of national parks either. The price range is similar to the others, looking at $90 to $180 a night, or you can spend a little more to rent a cabin.

Nashville, Tennessee
Returning to the city with Nashville, Tennessee–and boy is it a big one. As it is one of the bigger cities, you will find much more options for hotels. You’re looking at a range of $70 to $200 a night. COVID-19 may have shut down the major cities of America for a time, but as the country recovers, so does the city life. Nashville isn’t called the music city for nothing. It is home to many up and coming songwriters, local bands, and celebrities. You’ll be hard pressed to find a place in town without any music. It is also home to many city parks, music museums, and the Music City Walk of Fame. There’s never a dull moment in Nashville, so if you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city with a focus on music, look no further.

At the end of the day, all that matters is that you take time for yourself. After the year we’ve had, it’s time to take a much needed break. Treat yourself. There’s no better time to go on vacation than now.