Travelling is a fun and rewarding experience, but it can be expensive. However, at a time when it appears that air fares and hotel rates are just going up, there are a few cities where the price of a room has actually decreased. If you’re looking for a quick getaway, but are a little strapped for cash – really, who isn’t these days? – why not check out the cities below, which Hotwire.com reports are offering 4 star accommodations for less than $100 per night.
San Diego, California
Escape the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and instead plan a trip to San Diego. The city is well known for its wildlife conservation movement, and is home to both Sea World and the world famous San Diego Zoo. If relaxation is more your style, take advantage of the beautiful California sunshine and relax on the beach, try scuba diving, or play a round of golf. The city boasts a variety of public courses to fit every budget.
Richmond is one of the oldest American cities, and actually served as the capital of the Confederacy during the civil war. As such there are many museums and sites that give visitors a firsthand look at what America was like during the Civil War. Visit the house Robert E. Lee lived in, the Museum of the Confederacy, the original Confederate White House, and Hollywood Cemetery in the heart of the city where more than 18,000 confederate soldiers have been laid to rest.
Did you know that Omaha has the highest number of millionaires per capita in the nation? The city is also home to the highest number of restaurants per capita – so eat lots, and take advantage of Omaha’s reputation for hospitality. Omaha has many unique tourist landmarks and outdoor festivals throughout the year, including the birth site of Malcom X, and Jazz on the Green, which takes place every Thursday night in the summer. Don’t forget your dancin’ shoes!
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Dubbed, “Venice of America” for its expansive canal system, Fort Lauderdale is famous for its beaches and boats. As the beach is the city’s main draw, snorkelling, scuba diving and deep sea fishing are Fort Lauderdale’s most popular sports. But if you’re easily bored after a few hours on the beach, play a round of golf at one of the many courses in the city, or visit the Galleria Mall – conveniently only about a 10 minute walk from the beach – which boasts more than 200 stores, including Neiman Marcus, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. (Since you’re saving so much on hotels, you might as well indulge, right?)
Las Vegas, Nevada
The entertainment capital of the world, and appropriately nicknamed, “Sin City” Las Vegas is home to giant mega-casino hotels, decorated with lavish care and attention to detail to create a real life fantasy-like atmosphere. The larger than life casinos and shows are obviously not to be missed. But if you can pull yourself away from the black jack tables for a few hours, there are more than a few non-gambling related activities to experience in Vegas as well. Go rock climbing – Las Vegas has some of the best sites in America – try indoor sky diving, ride the New York New York roller coaster, or go skiing or snowboarding at the Las Vegas ski resort (about 45 minutes from the strip).
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