Kick off summer with an affordably impromptu trip.
It might be the end of May, but it’s not too late to start thinking about a last-minute vacation. Summer travel isn’t cheap, and the month of June is heating up both the seas and the prices. However, we’ve got some affordable destination ideas for you without spending more than $1,500 per person.
Those residing in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles or New York City/Newark can take advantage of a Living Social travel package to Italy this June. The price of $1,499 per person (based on double occupancy) includes round-trip airfare, six nights of accommodations in Naples and Rome, and a rental car with manual transmission. You have no excuse not to make your dream of seeing the Sistine Chapel, taking a photo of the Trevi Fountain, and eating authentic pizza come true. Make sure to purchase the voucher (one per person) and redeem it with Great Value Vacations no later than June 21. Departure dates fall between June 1 and June 30, but you must contact the tour operator for more details. A vacation like this typically would cost more than $2,200, and this deal offers you a chance to pay less.
Got Mexico on your mind? Then look no further than Los Cabos located on the tip of Baja California peninsula. The Holiday Inn Resort in San Jose del Cabo is an all-inclusive resort right on the beachfront, and you won’t break the bank vacationing here. King Garden View rooms start at about $160 per night (based on double occupancy) if you’re an IHG Rewards program member, and your five-night stay will set you back around $850—with all food, drinks, poolside activities, and service charges included. Flights from the western United States cities, such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and San Diego, will run about $371 to $451 per person on Southwest Airlines, and you’re looking at about $825 each if traveling with a companion. Make sure to check Google Flights for a potential last-minute deal with another airline from an alternative departure city.
JetBlue Vacations is offering Long Beach residents a Las Vegas package that includes round-trip flights and two nights at one of the hotels on the Strip, including Caesars Palace, Bellagio, ARIA, Wynn, and Paris, among others. Three-day, two-night packages start at $148 per person, but the more popular hotels start at $305 per traveler. Eligible dates are June 23 to June 25, so it’s not as flexible as one might like, but it’s still a good deal. Use the rest of the cash allowance to see one of the fantastic Cirque de Soleil shows such as KÀ, Mystère, or O. Each ticket to one of these Vegas shows costs anywhere from $69 to $250 apiece, depending on the seats, and you want to choose your location in the venue wisely. Vegas is one of those vacations where $1,500 will cover a trip for two people.
Now that the show is over and you’re dying to visit King’s Landing from Game of Thrones, here’s your chance. Groupon Getaways and Fleetway Travel are selling a four-night travel package to Dubrovnik, Croatia, with an option to add two more nights in Rome. Even if you have no interest in visiting the filming locales but are a history buff instead, this trip won’t disappoint. The deal includes round-trip flights from Boston, Chicago, New York City/Newark, and Seattle, and all hotel nights with June dates going for $1,399 to $1,599 per person (based on double occupancy). Single supplements are available for another $299 to $399, depending on the trip you choose. Make sure to purchase the Groupon voucher by June 14 to take advantage of the deal.
United Airlines is selling nonstop flights from its Newark hub to Madrid. For just $444 you can fly to the capital of Spain and back on select dates in June. Even Google Flights consider these flights lower than usual by $357—that’s almost 50% off regular fares! Keep in mind that these flights are in basic economy, and you will have to pay another $120 on top of the ticket to check a bag if you plan on wearing many different outfits. Still, $564 is a great fare to Madrid. To stay under budget, find an Airbnb for nine nights that costs no more than $100 per night with the inclusion of all the taxes and fees, and you’ve got yourself an affordable trip to Spain with flamenco shows, tapas, cheap wine, and pleasant weather.