The Top Wallet-Friendly Trips of 2020


Have no money, will still travel. If your motto is seeing the world without emptying your wallet, these destinations let you travel for less. The cost of a flight and hotel is considerably less than most other places.

#1 Orlando, Florida

Head to the Wekiwa Springs State Park just minutes from downtown to hike, picnic and swim in 72-degree water year-round. BYO float.
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#2 Guadalajara, Mexico

All aboard the tequila train! We’re not joking. When in Guadalajara there are multiple trains that'll whisk you away on magical day trips to the birthplace of everyone’s favorite agave-based liquor.
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#3 Las Vegas, Nevada

When it comes to the Strip, hotels may be farther than they appear. While they can all appear quite close, you’ll learn the hard way if you try to walk from MGM Grand to the Venetian. Instead take the monorail - you’ll find stops along the Strip.
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#4 Raleigh, North Carolina

You may have visited for the Southern charm, but Raleigh also has a thriving museum scene. From the Museum of Natural Science to the Museum of Art, you could spend an entire trip museum-hopping – and many offer free admission.
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#5 Dallas, Texas

Start your trip downtown, where you’ll find tons of the main attractions (including plenty for kids). From snapping pics from the observation deck of Reunion Tower to exploring the 19-block arts district, there’s plenty to keep you busy.
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#6 Tampa, Florida

With so much to see and miles of beaches to explore – including some gorgeous options in nearby Clearwater and St. Pete, you’ll likely want a car to get around. Rent your own wheels if you don’t want to rely on ride-share.
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#7 Albuquerque, New Mexico

Visit in October for the iconic Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, where 500+ colorful hot air balloons take to the skies over the course of the 9-day event. Tickets are only $10 per session (there are 2 sessions per day).
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#8 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Head to El Malecon, a photogenic seaside boardwalk that’s closed to vehicle traffic. Wander by scuptures, shops, galleries and restaurants. If you come later in the day, you’ll also find plenty of nightlife options.
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#9 Denver, Colorado

The Mile-High State was one of the first to allow recreational dispensaries, and the cannabis culture is thriving in Denver. There are even tours that include a trip to a growing facility, two dispensary visits and a stop at a pot-friendly lounge.
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#10 Salt Lake City, Utah

For an easy, kid-friendly hike, head to Ensign Peak. It starts behind the Capitol building and takes you up 350 feet of well-marked trail. At the top you’ll be rewarded with a spectacular city view.
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