Travelling in North America can be a costly experience, but the cheapest cities to visit in the US offer a great alternative for the low-budget wanderer looking for some fun. In fact, if you’re looking to get away for a weekend and explore the diverse city-culture, these destinations might prove more than worthy of your time and money. From the East Coast to the Deep South, each city on this list balances interesting attractions, with cheap accommodations and accessible travel routes.
If you’re planning on switching your living arrangements this year, you might find our previous published article of the 10 cheapest places to live in the world somewhat useful. However, in this case we’ll be staying within national borders, so let’s take a look at the cheapest cities to visit in the US and how much you’ll need to travel there.
6. San Antonio, TX
A popular destination amongst history buffs, San Antonio is home to the Alamo and the Missions National Historic Park, but also harbours several other attractions, like the recently extended River Walk and the King William Historic Area. However, this city also hosts the Tex-Mex Mardi Gras Fiesta in April, where young travellers can go to party and enjoy delicious food. You can reach San Antonio by plane, car, and train, but the cheapest option is a Greyhound bus. The VIA Metropolitan Transit will also allow you cheap travel within the city and for accommodations you can find splendid hotel rooms for $115 and hostels for $20.00 per night.