The Cheapest Places to Travel for Last-Minute Vacations

No money, but the vacation bug bit you? Don't fret—taking a spontaneous trip doesn't have to break the bank.

So, if you've been on the fence about setting up a weekend trip, consider this your sign. Ahead, we've found five locations to travel this summer that have super cheap flight tickets.

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Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas is one of the cheapest places we've found to visit. You can fly from Los Angeles, Chicago or New York to Las Vegas for less than $150, and if you're flying from a smaller metropolitan area, chances are it'll be even cheaper. The possibilities in Las Vegas are endless: you can party or embark on a more lowkey adventure visiting museums and landmarks.

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Miami, Florida

Miami is another location you can fly into from multiple cities for less than $200. It's a great alternative for those who dream of an island vacation—you'll get all the beaches and warm weather without leaving the United States.

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Also read about: 4 Ways to Spend Summer Vacation On a Budget


Nashville, Tennessee

Music fanatics, Nashville is the perfect vacation spot, and you can purchase a flight ticket for roughly $200. You can visit the esteemed Country Music Hall of Fame or take a trip to the Johnny Cash Museum. And, Nashville's known for its stellar cuisine, so make sure to restaurant-hop if you go.

Shutterstock: Nashville, TN, USA - April 2nd, 2023: Honky-tonks on Lower Broadway at night with its neon signs. The Country Music District is famous for its entertainment establishments and vibrant nightlife.

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New Orleans, Louisiana

Like Las Vegas, New Orleans has plenty of options for both thrill-seekers and those who want to take it slow. Of course, you can make the most of its bustling nightlife, but there are plenty of restaurants and tours you can enjoy too. As of May 12, you can get a roundtrip ticket for $200, and it's a perfect location for anyone who loves hot weather but hates beaches.

Shutterstock: NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA USA- FEB 2 2016: An unidentified local jazz band performs in the New Orleans French Quarter, to the delight of visitors and music lovers in town.

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Cancún, Mexico

If you're passport-ready, Cancún is a viable choice for a tropical summer vacation. You can fly from New York City to Cancún in July for only $300. Instead of opting for an all-inclusive resort, build your own itinerary and hit the beach.

Shutterstock: Playa del Carmen, Mexico - December 15 2021 - People on the beach in Playa del Carmen. The city boasts a wide array of tourist activities due to its geographical location in the Riviera Maya.

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