Travelling abroad can be a load of fun. But it’s also expensive, often requires a flight or two, and you generally need to stay a week or two to make the trip worth it. For those reasons and many more, a staycation may be a better choice for you or your family this year. But you don’t have to stay in your own city – there are great places to visit all around the country.
Whatever you reasons are for not wanting to go international, there are a ton of affordable and fun options for a staycation. The USA has some incredible destinations that can give you the much needed getaway that you need. To help you choose where to head to next, we’ve compiled the 12 cheapest cities for a staycation, based on a 2020 study.
12. Columbus, Ohio
The capital city of Ohio serves as the first location on our list. Just because it makes the cheap list for staycations doesn’t mean there isn’t much to do. Columbus is a big city with a small-town charm. Be sure to visit Ohio’s only public market at North Market, where you can find an abundance of fresh produce, cheese, meats, and much more. Take a stroll through the picturesque German Village, go for a jog down the Scioto Mile, and get your shopping fix at the Easton Town Center.