10 Cheapest Last-Minute Getaways - Slideshow

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10 Cheapest Last-Minute Getaways - Slideshow

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C.

Our nation's capital bursts with free things to do, including monuments, memorials, museums and markets. And low last-minute rates make D.C. even more inviting.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $105
Savings: 50 percent
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Orlando, Fla.

Orlando, Fla.

Warm weather and low room rates? It's hard to say "no" to that! Invest your savings in tickets to Walt Disney World -- the kids will love it.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $71
Savings: 50 percent
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Washington, D.C.

Our nation's capital bursts with free things to do, including monuments, memorials, museums and markets. And low last-minute rates make D.C. even more inviting.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $105
Savings: 50 percent
Find out more about:
The Best Hotels in Washington, D.C.
The Best Things to Do in Washington, D.C.
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10 Cheapest Last-Minute Getaways

Orlando, Fla.

Warm weather and low room rates? It's hard to say "no" to that! Invest your savings in tickets to Walt Disney World -- the kids will love it.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $71
Savings: 50 percent
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The Best Hotels in Orlando - Walt Disney World
The Best Things to Do in Orlando - Walt Disney World
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Boston, Mass.

Beantown is a treasure-trove of historic sites, many of which -- like Boston Common and the Freedom Trail -- you can visit for free.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $157
Savings: 50 percent
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Chicago, Ill.

A former haven for crooked politicians and notorious mobsters, the Windy City is now a mecca for sightseers. Get to know the city on a free tour hosted by the Chicago Architecture Foundation.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $95
Savings: 51 percent
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St. Louis, Mo.

The Gateway to the West offers visitors a mixture of relaxed Midwestern flavor and cosmopolitan style. And there's no better way to drink it all in than on a free tour of the Anheuser-Busch Brewery.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $67
Savings: 53 percent
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Denver, Colo.

Denver is often used as a home-base for a getaway to the Rocky Mountains. But the Mile High City -- with its museums, shopping area and low-key nightlife -- is worth exploring.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $52
Savings: 53 percent
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Phoenix, Ariz.

With the unbearable summer heat on its way out and the winter tourists still packing, autumn is an enjoyable (and affordable) time to enjoy Phoenix's outdoor attractions like the Desert Botanical Garden.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $68
Savings: 54 percent
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Dallas - Fort Worth, Texas

Everything's bigger in Texas, especially the savings. With all that extra dough in your wallet, consider splurging on a night out at a traditional honky-tonk joint like Billy Bob's Texas.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $157
Savings: 55 percent
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Atlanta, Ga.

Hot-lanta differs from other Southern cities in that it boasts a lively, eclectic atmosphere. Experience it for yourself with an evening out in Midtown.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $63
Savings: 56 percent
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Pittsburgh, Pa.

Pittsburgh has come a long way since its days as an industrial hub; it's now home to a thriving art community. While in town, pay a visit to the Andy Warhol Museum, which pays tribute to this famous former resident.
Last-Minute Room Rate: $90
Savings: 59 percent
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