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Eight Places That are Still an Affordable Vacation Even in a Recession

by Betty Carew on 10/05/09 at 4:33 am

A list of places that can still be achievable in a recession.

The recession has hit hard in North America and it has put a bit of a damper on things but there are still places you can visit where you won’t need the bank behind you to go there. You can still find places that offer a fantastic deal and some spectacular attractions all you have to do is a little research.  So come with me and find out what is out there that will be a feasible vacation.

San Diego

San Diego is the place to be this summer where rates on places to stay are down approximately 34 percent from a year ago. That is great news in itself but the good news doesn’t stop there. Air fares have also dropped 15 percent from last year. San Diego offers many entertainment spots for the whole family such as Sea World for the famous marine mammals show, the Gas Lamp Quarter offers all the trendy nightclubs that you could imagine, Balboa Park offers fifteen museums as well as the san Diego Zoo with a new Elephant Odyssey that opens in May. So why sit home and stew about the recession? There are still very affordable places to visit.

Tampa Florida

Tampa, Florida is another hot spot for the summer of 2009. Here you will find a reduction in hotel rates that have dropped 32 percent since last summer and air fares once again have dropped 15 percent. Tampa Bay Area offers approximately twenty beaches for you to explore and enjoy. For nightlife in Tampa will be an experience all its own in Ybor City. If you enjoy sports take in a baseball game by the American League Champion the Tampa Bay Rays. Beaches are free to play all day long and the baseball game won’t cost you very much and will provide good entertainment.

Las Vegas

Las Vegas offers real good deals this summer and there is no other place where you can see parts of Venice, Paris, New York, ancient Rome and Egypt without having to do all that traveling and you can see it all in one day! Of course if you’re in Las Vegas there is entertainment everywhere and usually some pretty good deals when it comes to dining. The air fares to Las Vegas have dropped 14 percent since last year and hotels rates are at a very acceptable 30 percent.  There are many free attractions, in fact enough to keep you busy while you’re there.

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Christine Ramsay

May 10th, 2009

I wish I could visit these wonderful places, but the USA is a long way from here. A really good article.


Frances Stanford

May 10th, 2009

Once again, another excellent article.


May 10th, 2009

a very nice and informative article.

Ruby Hawk

May 10th, 2009

I enjoyed your article but honey, I can’t afford one of them.Wish I could though.

Anne McNew

May 10th, 2009

very well presented, nice post

Joe Dorish

May 11th, 2009

Great vacation spots for sure.

Kate Smedley

May 11th, 2009

Wish I was there! NYC in particular is one of my favourite places to visit … enjoyable article!

Lauren Axelrod

May 13th, 2009

Fantastic piece Betty. I have featured this on the Ancient Digger.



Jun 3rd, 2009

They sound like interesting places and the pics are beautiful.

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