2. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Budget: Starting at $75 per day
- Flights: From $47
- Best for: Off-the-beaten-path travellers
- Cheap eats: Tootie’s, YinzBurgh BBQ
Pittsburgh might not be an obvious choice for a travel destination for travellers looking for a group tour, but it’s got its share of memorable attractions—from a museum dedicated to Andy Warhol to bridge-peppered panoramas seen from lofty perches.
You’ll score some lower rates, especially if you stay in or around the airport area, and you’ll save even more with the city’s long list of free and inexpensive sights.
3. Savannah, Georgia
- Budget: Starting at $60 per day
- Flights: From $88
- Best for: History hounds
- Cheap eats: Fire Street Food, Sly’s Sliders and Fries
Charming Savannah is one of the prettiest cities in the United States, but it’s also one of the cheapest places to visit. You can score a hotel room for $36 a night with complimentary breakfast even in the busy summertime if you’re willing to stay outside the city proper.
Moreover, many of its main sights are free – Forsyth Park, River Street, the City Market and its historic centre, for example. Value eats are on hand as well.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
- Budget: Starting at $50 per day
- Flights: From $58
- Best for: Jazz and Creole/Cajun culture fans
- Cheap eats: Killer PoBoys, The Camellia Grill
In June, you can score $18 per night at a nice hostel and $45 at an inn as well as cheap but amazingly delicious eats that will set you back as low as $3 per meal. And this being New Orleans, there are many entertaining things to do without spending a dime.
The key to saving some money is to mix and mingle with the locals, listen to music at a venue without cover—just buy a beer or two, and if you’re lucky, join a Second Line Parade.
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