5 Affordable Places to Get Away from the Holiday Blues
As the post-holiday blues set in and the temperatures get colder and colder, you might be thinking it’s a good time to get away. The coming months would be a good time to save money, but there are plenty of cheap getaways to keep the blue away and the green in your pocket.
Here is a list of the most affordable vacation spots to take this winter.
When it comes to winter getaways, you don’t even have to leave the country. Although Orlando might seem expensive, many affordable deals are offered throughout the winter. Through JetBlue and Southwest vacations, several hotels offer deals for three nights stay plus hotel. Universal’s Loews Portofino Bay Hotel starts its rates at $564 per person, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach offers room starting at $317 per person, and Sheraton’s Vistana Villages has the lowest rates starting at $308 per person.
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
In an area known for its beautiful but cheap resorts, it’s no wonder Punta Cana made the list. Many breathtaking resorts on the island offer all-inclusive deals, which covers airfare, hotel, food, and drinks. Through Expedia, Meliá Caribe Tropical offers a deluxe room with either two double beds or one king bed for $440 per person. This all-inclusive deal is good for a one week stay at the resort.
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Hilton Head Island is known for its beaches and golf courses, a.k.a. a vacationer’s dream. Through JetBlue, the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort and Spa offers three nights plus hotel from rates starting at $286 per person. The JetBlue vacation website even offers monthly payments as low as $52.
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Another hot spot in Florida is Fort Lauderdale, located on the state’s southeastern coast. From beaches to boating canals, Fort Lauderdale is relatively inexpensive when it comes to booking trips. Through JetBlue, The DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Hollywood Beach offers three nights plus hotel from rates starting at $489 per person. Besides the numerous outdoor restaurants, bars, and boutiques, Fort Lauderdale also has trails and a lagoon in the Hugh Taylor Birch State Park.
Last but not least …Chicago? While the “Windy City” might not be the first destination to come to mind when picturing a winter getaway, keep an open mind. Chicago is home to some incredible sights like the Cloud Gate, the John Hancock Center, Millennium Park, and Shedd Aquarium. Through CheapTickets, the Kinzie Hotel offers two roundtrip airplane tickets, and four nights in their hotel for about $700. Split between two people would come out to be about $350 per person.