Revealed: 5 Best Value US Cities For Budget Travellers

by Jules on August 27, 2012

The cheapest cities in the USA have just been revealed and there are a few surprises here! Based on the average cost for one night in a four star hotel, cocktails and dinner for two and a return taxi fare, the TripIndex found these cities the cheapest in the US, in reverse order;

5th Cheapest city is Orlando, Florida
Without a doubt, Orlando (pictured above overlooking Eola Lake) is best known for one thing: Disney World. With exciting package deals that include days of rides, shows, and meals, Disney is one of the most popular family destinations in the country. However, Orlando has much more to offer than just Disney World. With exciting attractions such as SeaWorld, Wet and Wild, and Universal Studios, visitors and residents of all ages can enjoy thrilling outings all across the metro area. Orlando also offers exciting shopping opportunities with its many outlets and the Millenia Mall. Watersports and hot air balloon rides are available at various locations. Art galleries and historical museums abound, and fabulous spas and gourmet restaurants are available in Orlando’s bustling downtown. Many cruises also leave from Orlando’s port, allowing travelers to get away for days or weeks at a time. With theme parks, fine cuisine, and extensive shopping, Orlando is certainly one of the best value cities in America today.

4th Cheapest city is Atlanta, Georgia
Atlanta is also known as “Hot-Lanta” thanks to its year-round warm temperatures and exciting night life, is one of the most affordable and exciting locales in the U.S. With a big city vibe akin to its northern neighbors, Atlanta offers affordable stays and a multitude of attractions. Natives and visitors alike can enjoy watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball on hot summer evenings, visiting Six Flags Over Georgia theme park, and eating at some of the cities 700 Zagat rated restaurants. Visitors can also tour CNN’s worldwide headquarters, taste products from around the world at the World of Coca-Cola Factory, and visit Centennial Olympic Park, home of the 1996 Olympic Games. Historical tours and artistic performances abound in this fabulous city. No matter what time of year it is, Atlanta will certainly not disappoint anyone looking for a great time!
3rd cheapest city is New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is a true conglomerate of everything the south has to offer. New Orleans is not only a product southern living, but of French-Creole, African and Caribbean influences. Travelers can take in an exciting New Orleans Saints football game, or experience a night of Cajun dancing at The Maison downtown. There is something for almost everyone in “The Big Easy,” from country music concerts to symphonies and museums, to the world-renowned Mardi Gras celebration. New Orleans also offers a variety of ethnic restaurants and even the opportunity to cook new foods at The New Orleans Cooking Experience. If you are searching for excitement and variety, look no further than south Louisiana!

2nd cheapest city is Dallas, Texas
With a rustic southern charm and exciting city amenities, Dallas is one Texan town that absolutely has it all. The Dallas/Fort Worth metro area offers a number of attractions such as the Six Flags Over Texas theme park, the Dallas World Aquarium and the Dallas Zoo. Art lovers can enjoy one of the many public art walks that take place throughout the year. Sports fans can attend games all year long as the Dallas Cowboys play football, the Mavericks play basketball, and the Rangers play baseball. Shopping opportunities are endless in the mile-long Grapevine Mills Mall and the new Allen Premium outlets. Restaurants range from the four-star Mediterranean cuisine of Arcodoro and Pomodoro to the family-style fried chicken offered at Babe’s Chicken Dinner House. With reasonable prices and a plethora of activities, Dallas is an all-inclusive city that never sleeps.
Cheapest city in the US is Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas, Nevada, is considered one of the most exciting places in the United States. Located in the middle of the desert, Las Vegas began as a stopping point for pioneers traveling west. Today, it offers attractions for visitors of all ages. Its wide variety of adult entertainment venues and casinos earned it the nickname “Sin City” in the mid-20th century. However, Las Vegas also has an extensive list of activities the whole family can enjoy. Visitors can attend shows such as the Blue Man Group and Spirit of the Dance, see off-Broadway plays like Phantom of the Opera, and take in live music shows. Las Vegas also offers extensive shopping venues, as well as spas, golf courses and night life. Las Vegas hotels such as the Bellagio and Caesar’s Palace tend to be extremely ornate and offer fantastic deals in order to draw travelers into their casinos and restaurants. They often provide free breakfast and extensive buffets where children can eat for cheap or free. With affordable hotels and endless entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas definitely tops America’s list of best value cities.

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