Flights are expensive. I often have enough points for hotels and cars to get free rooms and rentals, but I will still break the bank if I go on a trip just for the flight.
The thing is, I finally wanted to get out of driving. Who doesn’t want to see the world? Fortunately, there are some destinations that are routinely cheaper than others. If you can book in advance and get the right price, you can get a HUGE vacation.
1. Chicago: Constantly the cheapest price for flights from almost anywhere in the United States, Chicago is such a center in the middle of the country that airlines fortunately make it easy for almost anyone to get there. Although not the fastest or largest city, it has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing, especially if you’ve never been!
2. Orlando: Fortunately for all of us Disney fanatics, Orlando ranks second in flight prices. This varies greatly depending on the season, but overall your biggest expense here will be the Disney Park tickets themselves.
3. Washington DC: Another cheaper option year-round, Washington DC is always a solid choice to visit. There are many stories, but it is also a bouncy city if you are looking for something more relevant. It’s obviously a political world if you have any interest in it, but even architecture is fun to tour if you’re not. Cherry blossoms are also gorgeous in the spring!
4. New York: Oh, New York. If you’ve never been, get on a plane and check it at least once. Although tickets are not as cheap as the others on this list, they are not crazy either. Most flights have a stopover in New York, which makes it somewhat feasible to travel to. The city is amazing (though expensive) with almost endless things to do.
5. Austin, Texas: I’ve never been to Austin, I can’t give a personal recommendation, but I’m told it’s a fun but very spiritual city (do they even go together?). I also know that many flights here have intermediate landings here, which makes it cheaper; it’s also not a huge destination for leisure travel, so it will probably be cheaper than other tourist cities.
For extra discounts, try using apps that hide your browser location so that airlines don’t check where you’re looking from and increase prices (seriously, I saved over $ 50 this way). Cheers for travel discounts in the US!