After raising your family, watching your children grow up and welcoming your grandchildren into the world, you definitely deserve a getaway. But couples vacationing in their golden years often find that their trips are more expensive than they planned. Staying at a luxury hotel sounds nice, but it's impossible to relax when you're worrying about your bank account.
If you want to plan a vacation that won't break the bank, we have a list of incredible destinations - near and far - that you can visit on a budget.
Whether you're planning a family trip or a romantic getaway, there's something for everyone is this exciting list of vacation spots.
1. Nashville, Tennessee
Country fans already know that you can't go wrong with "Music City." Nashville is famous for its affordable hotels, which will leave you more cash for the world-renowned barbecue, night life and (of course) live music. Plus there are lots of totally free events happening all the time.
Must see: The Grand Ole Opry (of course). Since 1925 this weekly concert has thrilled audiences across the country, and you can see it live for as low as $40.
2. Washington, D.C.
The nation's capital can be a little pricey when it comes to finding a hotel room, but there are RV stops nearby and even in the heart of the city. Once you find a place to lay your head, you can tour dozens of free museums and sightseeing destinations. This city is a great place to bring your grandchildren, or just the history buff in your life.
Must see: The Museum of National History has something to interest everyone, from the Star Spangled Banner to the original Kermit the Frog puppet. With the seniors discount, tickets are only $17.
3. Tecate, Mexico
If you live near the border, this hidden gem is only a short drive away. Unlike its neighbor Tijuana, this city is a very relaxed destination, with spas, horseback riding and lots of the famous local beer to sample. You can relax with a herbal mud bath and forget your troubles before enjoying the exchange rate at the nearby malls.
Must see: Adventure-seekers can tour the historic El Vallecito archaeological site and see incredible cave paintings for less than $10 US.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
We know "N'awlins" is America's party city during Mardi Gras, but the fun keeps going year round (without the crowds of college kids). You can learn a little local history on the Free Tours by Foot, then sample the city's famous Cajun cuisine.
Must See: Bourbon Street, the city's lively entertainment district, where you can't walk 10 feet without hearing a live Jazz band or seeing an incredible street performer.
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