7 surprisingly cheap vacation destinations

A trip to Mexico, New Orleans or the Bahamas may be more affordable than you think.

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Mar 7, 2014 9:27PM
I'd love to visit Mexico but I won't. I want to live a few more years.
Mar 7, 2014 7:49PM
I went to Vegas a few years ago, and the cheapest mixed drink was $10.......McDs was expensive.....Heck everything was expensive!!! Lost about $500 at the tables too
Mar 7, 2014 8:30PM
Didn't this article just ran last week?
Mar 8, 2014 12:33AM
I think I would choose Slovakia and the Bahamas.   Mexico City is polluted and traffic is terrible.  Thailand too far away.  No thanks to New Orleans.    Vegas is not cheap anymore and the hordes are too much. 
Mar 7, 2014 11:48PM

I was just in Vegas last week and I had free drinks and won 500.00. The best thing tho was I met the nicest people, whether they be sno  bunnies  or locals they were the best, Had a total hoot of a time!!!

Mar 7, 2014 11:45PM
Take all of that money you would spend on vacations and put a man cave in the basement and pool in the yard. Staycations are the way to go....
Mar 10, 2014 8:50AM
I found Vegas to be very expensive.  The hotel was reasonable but everything else was expensive from food to drinks.  And I didn't even gamble. 
Mar 10, 2014 10:47AM
Are the gang rapes and kidnappings in Mexico still affordable?  When is the busy season?

Mar 10, 2014 11:30AM
Nobody seems to be counting how much it costs to fly to most of these destinations.  It is one thing if you live in Florida or somewhere close, but if you don't start multiplying the fare to and from by number of people.  It adds up really fast.
Mar 7, 2014 8:41PM
Yea, right, I bet the Bahamas and Vegas are super cheap destinations.  Just like everywhere else that has been designated for tourism, the lower price airfare and hotel room costs are just the bait and switch tactic the industry uses to get you there...once you're there, it's too late, and the food, drinks, tourist-y activities, public transportation, and all else, will do a full force **** on the spending cash you have brought with you, until you leave back for home penniless and exhausted!  I worked in Myrtle Beach for a year, and if you've never  been there, I love it and would move back if the opportunity arises, but for sure, that is one money hungry honkey-tonk yankee playground of epic proportions.
Mar 7, 2014 10:27PM
A beer on Burbon street, New Orleans, is $8.50.  Ya pretty cheap.
Mar 10, 2014 9:08AM
The airfare alone would kill any chance I would have of going to most of these places.  And to answer someone else's question: yes, this looks to be the same article that was already posted recently.
Mar 10, 2014 9:40AM
I am originally from upstate New York..... moved the here in Daytona 8 years ago.... wife one day asked about us going to the Bahamas...... I was sure any cruise to the curribean would be in the thousands..... we got a couple of tickets for $350 a piece but there are hidden charges such as port fees and such. However in the end it was a nice cruise, we spent time at Nassau and a little island for 3 days and it was quite affordable. My wife is originally from Indiana and when she came to Upstate NY she so wanted to go see one of the 8 wonders of the world, "Niagara Falls" it was a couple hour ride from my place and she got to see both the US and Canadian side of the Falls and all it cost was the gas to get there and a hotel room with a meal out. Spo yes you can go to some wonderful places very reasonably.
Mar 7, 2014 9:09PM
We got a real cool underwater base,  that you can watch us fly out of at night, in the Bahamas..
Mar 10, 2014 12:50PM
The airfare has become the killer for our vacations.   East Coast to West Coast was just $ 400.00 a few years ago- now the same flights are double that and packed to the hilt.   The airlines will be the ruination of many resort areas and vacation spots.  The tourists of the future will be the ones who can jump in their 8 year old car and drive to the destination.  Beyond that, forget it.
Mar 10, 2014 11:18AM
Those foreign destinations are cheap because the employers take advantage of workers so badly.
As for the "cheap" U.S. locations,  the hotel might be relatively low,  but they have other ways to get your money while you're there.

Mar 10, 2014 10:17AM
Been to -Tulum - most beautiful place &  very reasonable . dont miss & waters =excellent!!  Dont miss= Xel-xha  for swimming  (where the sea meets the River!!
Mar 10, 2014 12:07PM
Find a good Travel Agent ! They will save you time and money.
Mar 7, 2014 11:21PM
well if you cant afford to go on a trip that includes las vegas which you know that las vegas is all about gambling and drinking of course you are gonna spend a lot of money , if you cant afford to go on a trip let alone leave a tip on the dam table then just stay home because if you have to watch every pnny you spend you might as well watch that penny at HOME.....
Mar 10, 2014 11:09AM
Thailand? Really...they prey on tourists there and pulled someone out of a taxi last year and beat him to death..oh yeah....there is a reason it is cheap not to mention the country is headed to anarchy or civil war. Oh boy! But at least it is cheap!!
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