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12 Affordable Destinations for 2018

With the end of 2017 in the near future, it’s time to start thinking about your travel goals for next year. Have you always wanted to travel abroad? Or maybe you’ve never been to the other side of the country. If you’re in need of some ideas, our Newark Airport parking company has a few suggestions that are both exciting and budget-friendly:

Montreal, Canada

When to go: March-May or September-November

What’s there:

  • A great American dollar-to-Canadian dollar exchange rate
  • A dose of French culture without having to travel to France
  • High-end shopping and restaurants

Houston, Texas

When to go: February-April or September-November (we suggest avoiding the summer heat)

What’s there:

  • An up-and-coming food scene
  • A wide variety of art
  • Great hotel rates because of Hurricane Harvey

Barcelona, Spain

When to go: The first half of the year (prices are down 20% compared to the same time in 2017)

What’s there:

  • Incredible architecture
  • Your choice of several golden, sandy beaches
  • A comfortable, mild climate

Rio de Janiero, Brazil

When to go: Booking a trip in August can save you up to 40% on several activities

What’s there: 

  • Stunning coastlines along beautiful beaches
  • Delicious local cuisine
  • All-night-long nightlife

Morocco

When to go: March-May or October

What’s there:

  • Budget-friendly food, lodging, transportation, and more
  • Rich, colorful culture
  • Mountain trekking opportunities

Port Salut, Haiti

When to go: November-March

What’s there:

  • Affordable lodging and food costs
  • Coconut palm tree-lined white sand beaches
  • Less tourism than other destinations

New Zealand

When to go: March-May (during the country’s autumn season)

What’s there:

  • A great American dollar-to-New Zealand dollar exchange rate
  • Beautiful, diverse scenery
  • Welcoming locals (also known as “kiwis”)

Yelapa, Mexico

When to go: October-December

What’s there:

  • Secluded lodging tucked away in the jungle
  • Plenty of hiking opportunities (complete with waterfalls)
  • A primitive, no-frills experience

Moab, Utah

When to go: Early spring, late fall, or summer (if you can stand the heat)

What’s there:

  • Easy access to both Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park
  • Plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities
  • Main Street – lined with art shops, boutiques, clothing shops, cafes, and more

Santiago, Chile

When to go: March-May or late September-November

What’s there:

  • Hip restaurants and start-up businesses
  • A rich history
  • The towering Andes Mountains

Amsterdam, the Netherlands

When to go: Beat the prices of peak-season and head to Amsterdam in December

What’s there:

  • Lots of cultural diversity
  • Cuisine from around the world
  • Bicycle-friendly streets and pathways

Xian, China

When to go: March-May or September-October

What’s there:

  • A pedestrian-friendly atmosphere (it’s easy to get around on foot)
  • Dramatic ancient monuments
  • A rich Chinese history

Which destination are you thinking about traveling to? No matter where you choose, start your trip at NALTP for affordable Newark Airport parking.