5 Affordable Trips from NYC to Try In 2020

Plane in the sky during sunset, packing tips for flights
Plane in the sky during sunset, packing tips for flights

If you need a break from your hectic work schedule or just from your day-to-day life, then there is no better remedy than flying to another country and exploring a new world.

New York is one of the most fast-paced cities in the world, and life in the streets of Manhattan can be exhausting and draining at times.

Don’t get me wrong; the facilities we have in NYC are matchless! But while there is nothing that the city does not offer you, it is nice to go and explore a quieter place. 

Also, if you are wondering that traveling outside the states is going to cost you a lot of money, then lighten up a little. You can visit a lot of remarkable places directly from NYC, even if you are on a budget.

In this article, I have mentioned a few trip destinations that are pretty affordable and for which you will be able to find cheap flights from NYC as well. Let’s have a look.

Canada

nature in Banff, Canada attractions

Well, if you are looking for a quick getaway, then there is no better place than the neighboring country Canada. The flights you can get from NYC for Canada are quite cheap, and the easy access to the northern part of Canada makes things even better.

You can get lost in the beautiful islands of Vancouver and Banff. Or if you want to experience the glamorous city life of Canada, then you can consider going to Montreal or Toronto

I recommend you to catch the elegant view of Niagara Falls and to embrace nature at Banff National Park. Also, if you want to explore a bit of French culture on a budget, Quebec City is the place to go. And if you love skiing, then you should go to Whistler or Mont Tremblant.

Needless to say, It does not matter what kind of traveler you are; you will find all sorts of things in Canada. The accommodation in Canada for the cities mentioned above can range from $50-$80 a night.

The best time to visit Canada is either peak summer or peak winter, depending on which region you are visiting. However, the flights are cheaper just before spring.

Nicaragua

volcano in Nicaragua, natural landmarks

If you are looking to go backpacking, then this option is for you. Nicaragua is a dream destination for a lot of travelers. From hiking and surfing to relaxing on the beaches, this place will transport you to another world. I will recommend you to go to the Bluefield and catch a boat to Pearl Lagoon.

Not only will you be able to enjoy the fresh breaths on this gorgeous beach, but you will be able to escape the crowds as well because not a lot of tourists know about this hidden gem.

Also, if you love diving and snorkeling, I will recommend you to go to this small place called Little Corn Island. The flights for Nicaragua are quite cheap, and the accommodation is even cheaper as you can find rooms there for as low as $10.

While you can visit Nicaragua at almost any time of the year, if you want that adventurous experience, you should consider going in the rainy days of October.

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Thailand 

Thailand city lights, things to do

If you want to get a whole new experience with an alien culture and new faces around on a budget, then Thailand is the perfect destination for you.

Located in Southeast Asia, Thailand has a lot to offer from its Phuket beaches and temple in Chiang Mai to the nightlife of Bangkok.

From NYC, you can find the flights for around $500. The best time to visit Thailand is between March and September, and you can find the accommodation for $20 a night or even less. 

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The Maldives 

Wooden huts in Maldives, blue ocean

Another beautiful getaway if you are looking to dive right into nature is Maldives Islands. Located in the Indian Ocean, the islands of this beautiful country are a romantic place just out of heaven and are a perfect getaway from the life of New York City.

One of the most beautiful places in the Maldives you should not miss out on is Como Cocoa Island. It offers you relaxing beaches and luxurious resorts which you can afford even on a budget because if you are looking to get away with your partner then this place is ideal for you.

And if you want to indulge in a bit of street shopping on the island, then you can head to Majidhee Magu where you can find everything from handcrafted goods and cosmetics to electronics and other accessories.

You can find direct flights for the islands from the NYC airport at around $1000. And if you are looking to visit the place then July, August, and September are the best months. The rent for the Maldives can be on the up due to the luxury resorts, but you can find rooms around $100 as well.

Morocco

Mosque Hassan, attractions in Morocco

If you are looking for something more than beaches and mountains, then one place that will fascinate you is Morocco. The country is located in North Africa, and it offers you breathtaking sceneries, deserts, and an Arabian experience.

If you are someone who loves shopping, then this place is ideal for you. Morocco is famous for its bargain shopping, and you can fill your bags even if you are on a budget.

You can visit the modern yet cultured city of Casablanca where you can enjoy a learning experience with all the facilities available. Or if you love trekking, you can go to the High Atlas mountain range to experience the greener side of the desert country.

Another place where you will find lesser crowds and more time to relax is Essaouria, where you can enjoy some of the best seafood dishes in the world. The flights for Morocco do not cost more than $700, and you can rent a place there for as low as $40.

And you can go there at any time of the year you like as the place is breathtaking.

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