Sunday, October 23, 2016 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

Travel for Less – The Best Value Destinations

Due to popular demand and increased attention on affordable vacationing, with the help of expert opinion and user votes, we have ranked some of the best value vacations spots around the world.
1. Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala is known as the best-preserved Spanish colonial city in Central America. Architectural landmarks include baroque La Merced church, noted for its ornate yellow-and-white facade. It’s integral to the city’s famous Semana Santa, a holy week with parades and rituals. There is a lot to do from from visiting the Acatenango and Fuego Volcanoes to artisan workshops and community tourism.
2. Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Typically called the “Country Music Capital of the World” or and often “Music City, USA” however, in recent years, Nashville transformed itself to expand its country music image and become a regional center of culture and commerce. With live music to be heard all across town, 24/7, 365 days a year, Music City lives up to its name. Amazing place for parks and recreation. Don’t forget to visit Centennial Park and Radnor Lake.

3. New Mexico, USA

New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment, is a state in the American Southwest. Albuquerque offers exciting attractions for all ages and interests, anytime of the year. Families will find plenty to do at the Albuquerque Biological Park. A rolling mesa at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos has a pristine quality. To experience the Native American culture here, explore Taos Pueblo.

4. Udaipur, India

Udaipur is a small city in the western Indian state of Rajasthan, formerly the capital of the Rajput kingdom of Mewar. Famous palaces include the magical Lake Palace, now a luxurious five-star hotel, and the massive City Palace on Pichola’s east bank, featuring epic courtyards and stunning paintings.

5. Western Australia

Perth is one of the world’s most isolated cities, yet still delivers an active beach scene and amazing nightlife. Fremantle is also an elegant and energetic spot. Head south and enjoy patio dining on the Cappuccino Strip, famous for its great beaches and spirited nightlife. The beaches of tropical Broome aren’t just beautiful—they’re historic. Make sure to check them out. Also, don’t miss on Staircase to the Moon located in Broome Australia.

6. Bosnia and Hercegovina

Bosnia and Hercegovina is a nice lively, diverse, museum-rich city. Kravica waterfall, often erroneously called Kravice, is a large tufa cascade on the Trebižat River, in the karstic heartland of Herzegovina in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Jahorina is a mountain in Bosnia and Herzegovina, located near Pale in the Dinaric Alps. It borders Mount Trebević, another Olympic mountain.

7. Estonia

Estonia, a country in Northern Europe, faces the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Finland. Including more than 1,500 islands, its diverse terrain spans rocky beaches, old-growth forest and many lakes. Tallinn’s atmospheric Old Town is an enthralling hodgepodge of medieval streets and spires. Pärnu is a popular summer holiday resort with many hotels, restaurants, and large beaches. Another great destination is Tartu, the second largest city of Estonia, following Estonia’s political and financial capital Tallinn.

8. East Africa

East Africa or Eastern Africa is the easterly region of the African continent, variably defined by geography or geopolitics. Mount Kilimanjaro, with its three volcanic cones, “Kibo”, “Mawenzi”, and “Shira”, is a dormant volcano in Tanzania. Another place to condsider is the The Serengeti National Park, a Tanzanian national park in the Serengeti ecosystem in the Mara and Simiyu regions. Another place to visit is the famous Mount Kenya, the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. The highest peaks of the mountain are Batian, Nelion and Point Lenana.

9. Galicia, Spain

A Coruña contains some must visit Beaches, museums, monuments, lighthouses, and is full of culture. Santiago de Compostela is a medieval city & catholic pilgrimage site worth of visiting. Be sure to stop by Lugo and explore monuments, ancient rome, culture, museums, churches and more. Foodies and boozehounds will delight in a guided gastronomy tour, while modernists will enjoy the Galician Center of Contemporary Art.

10. Thessaloniki, Greece

Thessaloniki is a Greek port city on the Thermaic Gulf of the Aegean Sea. The Castles are one of the most popular sights of Thessaloniki. Macedonia’s major prehistoric and ancient Macedonian and Hellenistic finds are housed in this museum, bar Vergina’s gold tomb finds, which are exhibited in Vergina. Another must is Agios Dimitrios, the most popular church in Thessaloniki. Most restaurants in the city closed about 12 -12.:0 in the night. So if you need a restaurant later, perhaps you will find one or two fast food restaurants, in the city center.
Treat yourself to one of these destinations as a kind of stimulus package for your wallet. You will not regret it.

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