8 Affordable Places to Visit This Holiday

By Ann Henson, Staff WriterNov. 28, 2012
By Ann Henson, Staff WriterNov. 28, 2012, at 8:47 a.m.
U.S. News & World Report

8 Affordable Places to Visit This Holiday

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London

London

With the "Olympics hangover" still lingering, empty hotel rooms abound in London. According to Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group, London is currently offering some of the best hotel deals the city has seen in years. As of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, Hotwire.com spotlights a four-star hotel in the Queen's Park area (about 5 miles northwest of London) for as low as $69 per night. Couple discounted room rates with a wide selection of free things to do, and you'll find plenty of ways to save in foggy Londontown this year.
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Hawaii

Hawaii

According to Hotwire.com, travelers flocking to the Hawaiian Islands are seeing reduced airfare compared to this time in 2011. In November 2012, Hotwire.com customers looking to fly to Oahu, Kauai, and Maui saw an average roundtrip airfare price of $452. Plus, Hawaiian hotels are offering discounted holiday rates. Hotwire.com highlights a four-star Kauai hotel for as low as $109 a night for stays between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, 2012.
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London

With the "Olympics hangover" still lingering, empty hotel rooms abound in London. According to Clem Bason, president of the Hotwire Group, London is currently offering some of the best hotel deals the city has seen in years. As of Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, Hotwire.com spotlights a four-star hotel in the Queen's Park area (about 5 miles northwest of London) for as low as $69 per night. Couple discounted room rates with a wide selection of free things to do, and you'll find plenty of ways to save in foggy Londontown this year.
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Hawaii

According to Hotwire.com, travelers flocking to the Hawaiian Islands are seeing reduced airfare compared to this time in 2011. In November 2012, Hotwire.com customers looking to fly to Oahu, Kauai, and Maui saw an average roundtrip airfare price of $452. Plus, Hawaiian hotels are offering discounted holiday rates. Hotwire.com highlights a four-star Kauai hotel for as low as $109 a night for stays between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, 2012.
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Las Vegas

You'll find plenty of deals in Sin City, which means more chances to win big at the tables (if Lady Luck is on your side). Hotwire.com currently lists a four-star hotel on the southern end of the Strip for a nightly rate of $53. If you're not a high roller, catch a Cirque du Soleil show, or escape the kitschy spectacle and retreat back to nature at the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
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Orlando

Looking for a budget and kid-friendly winter getaway? Orlando's got you covered. According to Hotwire.com, you can book a four-star hotel in the Lake Buena Vista-Downtown Disney area between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, 2012 for an average nightly rate of $80. This means you'll have more dough to spend on fun at Walt Disney World and the Universal Orlando Resort.
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Cancún

According to Bason, Cancún is a less-congested and budget-friendlier winter getaway compared to its Mexico and Caribbean counterparts. Hotwire.com spotlights four-star lodgings in the South Hotel Zone for roughly $133 a night between Nov. 28 and Dec. 2, 2012. This coveted area boasts popular beaches, like Playa Tortugas and Playa Delfines, that are ideally situated along the Boulevard Kukulcán strip.
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Toronto

While tourists flock to New York City for the iconic shopping and holiday celebrations, savvy travelers head north to Toronto. Compared to winter 2011, airfare rates have dropped 9 percent, with passengers paying an average of $358 USD roundtrip, according to Hotwire.com. And four-star hotels in Toronto's bustling downtown district currently list nightly rates under $100 USD.
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Miami

Right now, Miami's flight deals are as sizzling as its vibrant cultural scene. Round-trip tickets from East Coast cities, like New York City, can be found for as low as $175. And Hotwire.com reports an 18-percent drop in car rental prices compared to 2011, with a set of wheels costing roughly $32 a day. Four- and five-star hotels on chic Collins Avenue can still run pretty high, but you can often save extra coin by flying into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
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Madrid

London isn't the only European city to visit this winter: Hotwire.com spotlights a four-star hotel in Madrid's Chamartin Train Station area for an average nightly rate of $59 between Nov. 28 and Dec.2, 2012. What's more, flights to Madrid are often significantly cheaper than airfare to more frequented European hubs, like London and Paris.
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Ann Henson, Staff Writer

Ann Henson is a Senior Editor for the Travel section at U.S. News. Since joining the Travel ...  Read more

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