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Is anywhere cheap to visit anymore?

Anywhere worth visiting that is. Once I start looking at flights and hotels it’s depressing.

by Anonymousreply 60May 26, 2023 5:53 PM

Atlantic City is cheap! In Niagara Falls NY you can buy a house for $1

by Anonymousreply 1May 21, 2023 1:41 PM

Yes, dirt cheap.

by Anonymousreply 2May 21, 2023 1:43 PM

Where is you gurl?

this thread is useless if you dont say where you are

by Anonymousreply 3May 21, 2023 1:45 PM

It isn't even cheap to stay home.

by Anonymousreply 4May 21, 2023 1:46 PM

A lot of US cities are pretty cheap in terms of flights… hotels are a pain in the ass though and Airbnb has so many fees nowadays.

by Anonymousreply 5May 21, 2023 1:50 PM

You could probably get a good deal at the four seasons or the St Regis in Moscow.

by Anonymousreply 6May 21, 2023 1:58 PM

Atlantic City is NOT cheap. After they closed a bunch of casinos, room rates went way up.

by Anonymousreply 7May 21, 2023 2:00 PM

I thought your no-no place was hurting, OP

by Anonymousreply 8May 21, 2023 2:01 PM

So nowhere?

by Anonymousreply 9May 21, 2023 5:54 PM

OP you are only going to get good deals if you go in the off-season

Everything is overpriced now because travel is a priority post-pandemic and social media encourages it

I was looking to go up Northeast and couldn’t believe Boston hotels were more expensive than Manhattan

Consider going somewhere in the sunbelt as the off season is approaching

Yes the weather will probably be miserable but you can rent a car

by Anonymousreply 10May 21, 2023 5:59 PM

Wait until the prices go down next year. Book 3 or 4 months in advance. This summer travel will be very expensive and crowded and a nightmare.they are all trying to make up for over 2 years lost time.

by Anonymousreply 11May 21, 2023 6:04 PM

r7 I just checked online. AC has one of their nicest resorts selling for $6 a night.

by Anonymousreply 12May 21, 2023 6:07 PM

Define cheap. Short answer is no. Expect to spend $3k for a week's vacation anywhere decent. If you're young maybe you can save money sleeping at a hostel and food shopping at a grocery store. Pack light as anything more than a carry-on will make your plane ticket more expensive.

by Anonymousreply 13May 21, 2023 6:09 PM

I really don't understand this year's craziness. Didn't everyone do "revenge travel" last year?

by Anonymousreply 14May 21, 2023 6:10 PM

Travel is more important to millennials than buying things their boomer parents did, like China sets and grandfather clocks.

by Anonymousreply 15May 21, 2023 6:48 PM

R14 I thought so too. I used to get amazing hotel rooms for $500/night but now that ship has sailed. More like $1k-$2k/night with bad service which I cannot justify (and afford). I don’t know know how people are finding the money to pay up to 3x more than in 2019.

by Anonymousreply 16May 21, 2023 6:50 PM

Oh wait OP is a spoiled cunt who thinks 500 a night rooms are cheap. Ignore this thread people.

by Anonymousreply 17May 21, 2023 6:52 PM

For reference, a King Tower Suite at Wynn Las Vegas is 500/night mid-week but apparently that’s not good enough for OP.

by Anonymousreply 18May 21, 2023 6:55 PM

R17 I didn’t say it was cheap. Those were splurges at luxury hotels.

by Anonymousreply 19May 21, 2023 6:56 PM

This isn’t good enough for the OP

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by Anonymousreply 20May 21, 2023 6:56 PM

I just booked a hotel in New Orleans (in the French Quarter) for $115/night. Wish me luck on not getting murdered!

by Anonymousreply 21May 21, 2023 6:57 PM

New Orleans should be cheaper now b/c it’s heading into off season. You should be able to get good deals.

by Anonymousreply 22May 21, 2023 6:58 PM

R20 Vegas has always had the cheapest luxury accommodation. Hint: they make money at the tables/machines.

by Anonymousreply 23May 21, 2023 6:59 PM

Drop by an A&E unit and it's so liberating and thrilling to see death personified. And it's almost free.

by Anonymousreply 24May 21, 2023 7:08 PM

An executive suite at the Four Seasons New Orleans is 500/night but that’s not good enough for OP

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by Anonymousreply 25May 21, 2023 7:09 PM

R25 I see $800 BEFORE taxes for that room. So easily $1k. Stop spreading lies. I work full time and cannot plan my vacations around mid week “specials”.

by Anonymousreply 26May 21, 2023 7:12 PM

Chicago downtown is beautiful. Took a tour on the river and the guide pointed all the wonderful skyscrapers and who designed them.

Ate lunch by the river. It was all quite lovely.

by Anonymousreply 27May 21, 2023 7:17 PM

Oh so you only want to travel on weekends but still want to bitch about the expensive prices. I see how it is.

by Anonymousreply 28May 21, 2023 7:22 PM

R28 I am bitching because I know what they were charging in 2019 vs now. I know we had a pandemic but to hike prices 2-3x is egregious.

by Anonymousreply 29May 21, 2023 7:27 PM

I go to San Diego every couple months (even though I live in Laguna Beach) and the Manchester Hyatt Grand is around $300 a night , with a water view. Walking distance to Little Italy and the Gaslamp District.

by Anonymousreply 30May 21, 2023 7:35 PM

Sri Lanka awaits, OP!

by Anonymousreply 31May 21, 2023 7:43 PM

Or, maybe, Argentina.

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by Anonymousreply 32May 21, 2023 7:45 PM

R32, good one!

by Anonymousreply 33May 21, 2023 8:06 PM

I love to travel but I loathe air travel now. If I can't get there by car I probably won't leave the country anymore. Good thing I got most of mine done in the nineties before 9-11. Canada her I come. Sadly, Mexico is too dangerous for car travel.

by Anonymousreply 34May 21, 2023 8:12 PM

Bangladesh will make all your hopes and dreams come true!

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by Anonymousreply 35May 21, 2023 10:53 PM

At those nightly prices you may as well eat the airfare and head to Europe. Eastern Europe and Turkey remain pretty reasonable. Plus you'll get some culture thrown in.

by Anonymousreply 36May 21, 2023 11:04 PM

Cemetery plot

by Anonymousreply 37May 21, 2023 11:07 PM

Some of us are working class. Nowhere is cheap any more. No one I know has gone away much farther than 60 or 70 miles for a vacation, since 20 years ago. The rest of you can talk about cheap 500 dollar rooms, or even 300 dollars.

by Anonymousreply 38May 21, 2023 11:30 PM

Spain, Portugal, Thailand, South Africa, Turkey, Vietnam, Ecuador

by Anonymousreply 39May 21, 2023 11:37 PM

Whatever you do, check the State department's travel advisories list before you go looking for a deal. It could be the last thing you do! Basically on the map linked below, countries in white, white with gray stripes, and yellow are safe enough for any responsible traveler.

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by Anonymousreply 40May 21, 2023 11:52 PM

OP telegraph me.

by Anonymousreply 41May 21, 2023 11:58 PM

Ski resorts are probably cheap in mud season

by Anonymousreply 42May 22, 2023 12:08 AM

only idiots spend over $200 /night on a hotel room when you should only be in it while you're sleeping.


by Anonymousreply 43May 22, 2023 12:31 AM

Come to West Virginia…. It’s absolutely gorgeous and cheap

by Anonymousreply 44May 22, 2023 12:34 AM

Leave the US. Sure, your flight may be more expensive but not by that much. You can find great hotels for less than $100 even Paris.

Don't buy into the American obsession with corporate chain hotels that are all cookie cutter experiences even if they are $1,000/night.

Don't buy into the American hysteria that anywhere the State Department flags with a travel advisory means guaranteed kidnapping and murder.

Don't buy into the American belief that it's work $2k to have a dish at Bubba Gump in Jacksonville/Atlantic City/Branson/Houston/San Diego.

Very cheap to travel to some amazing places all over the world.

by Anonymousreply 45May 22, 2023 12:41 AM

Spain was cheap when I went last year.

by Anonymousreply 46May 22, 2023 12:46 AM

R43, I prefer a nice hotel, and spend more time in it than just sleeping. A good room service breakfast is heaven.

by Anonymousreply 47May 22, 2023 12:46 AM

This was about 10 years ago, my two of my friends and I took a package trip to Atlantic City. It was only $350 per person and that included the bus trip there and back, plus two nights at a hotel. And they stopped midway each time for a break at one of the local casinos and gave us gambling vouchers. I live in NE Ohio btw.

Only catch, aside from the long ass bus ride, was it was all senior citizens on the bus fighting over the bathroom.

Back in the mid 2000's we booked a package trip to Vegas and stayed at The Stardust. It was only $39 per night and the rooms were huge. I'm still bitter they tore that place down.

by Anonymousreply 48May 22, 2023 1:03 AM

If you want to see ruins and mummies and do it cheaper than Egypt-- Peru, baby!

by Anonymousreply 49May 22, 2023 1:07 AM

Lexington KY. I was pleasantly surprised! Walkable, clean and plenty of history. Nothing too pricey.

by Anonymousreply 50May 22, 2023 1:28 AM

Genting Highlands Malaysia is the in place this season.

by Anonymousreply 51May 22, 2023 3:10 AM

An all-inclusive cruise along the Crimean coast is quite the steal this year!

by Anonymousreply 52May 22, 2023 3:35 AM

Although my employer has finally caught up with reality, from 2020-2022, they constantly balked at our in-state travel expenses, claiming they were too high and refusing reimbursement. We finally convened a meeting with the CEO, explaining in boring detail how a midrange hotel in Yuma, Arizona was now minimum $175 a night, often as much as $300/night; and rental car prices had increased over 500%.

At the time I had no idea what was going on until I talked to a crackhead I volunteer with. She explained, during the early months of the coviddening, many people were not working, but collecting those enhanced unemployment benefits. Many of them stopped paying their rent, and spent all their money partying in hotels. Moreover, in my state of AZ, which didn't do much locking down, we were the only state open in the region, and people flocked here to get away from their homestate restrictions. This explained why despite the high rates, I often could not find a room to rent, and would have to postpone work trips.

There's a Motel 6 a couple miles down the road from me, and the rates are still about $120/night, and have been for over 2 years.

by Anonymousreply 53May 22, 2023 3:45 AM

[quote]r9 So nowhere?

What about the library?

by Anonymousreply 54May 22, 2023 4:53 AM

Put a fucking sock in it R15.

by Anonymousreply 55May 22, 2023 5:46 AM

[quote]r15 Travel is more important to millennials than buying things their boomer parents did, like China sets and grandfather clocks.

Gdamn Millennials.

by Anonymousreply 56May 22, 2023 5:54 AM

In almost every destination there are relatively inexpensive airbnb options. You have to read them carefully though to figure out what the final charge will be. Also peruse the pictures with a jaundiced eye and read the reviews to make sure you're getting something you can tolerate. I used one in Phoenix over the New Years holiday, and it wasn't nearly as expensive as the cheapest motels, which, according to YELP reviews had bedbugs, meth dealers in the hallways, and homeless right outside. I stayed at a place in a large condo complex in west Phoenix/Glendale/Surprise area. It was a 2 bedroom place with fully stocked kitchen, TV, internet, etc. I think it was about $85-95/night all in. I only rent in independent units of airbnbs - I'm not interested in sharing a place with the owner and sharing his/her bathroom or kitchen.

Season is all-important. A person will pay a premium to visit Alaska in summer, and Florida or southern California in the winter. In most of the East and Midwest, fall is the most pleasant season, yet except in leaf-watching areas, people don't usually visit those areas based upon a season and October or early November would probably be the best time to score a good hotel price while still getting in on some pleasant weather.

by Anonymousreply 57May 22, 2023 5:58 AM

What about Gary Indiana?

by Anonymousreply 58May 22, 2023 6:10 AM

R50…I going to make the trip over to Lexington this summer. Your only a few hours from me and as far as the traffic goes, it’s nothing until you hit Huntington and compared to other places I’ve lived, it’s nothing,

by Anonymousreply 59May 26, 2023 2:33 AM

What about state parks in your area? Some states have cabin rentals and stuff like that. Plus, you can just drive there (no plane fare) and enjoy nature, bring some of your own food.

by Anonymousreply 60May 26, 2023 5:53 PM
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