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Budget-Friendly Winter Vacation Destinations

With temperatures dropping, we’re starting to daydream about warmer weather. Or maybe you’re looking forward to taking a holiday vacation. But what if a winter vacation doesn’t seem financially feasible?

Whatever your budget, a winter vacation is definitely possible. Read on for the best places to go this winter, and ways to save even more money on your travels!


Spain, Portugal’s neighbor, gets a lot of attention, but Portugal is equally beautiful and less expensive. With colorful waterfront cities such as Lisbon and Porto, a growing food scene, coastline hikes and medieval castles galore, Portugal has everything you need for a fantastic European vacation. Temperatures average in the 60’s December through March, so while not tropical it certainly beats snowstorms.

Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Kids ski free and the resort offers a range of reasonable lodgings. You can book tickets and get ski passes in bundle packages. Save on all the equipment and apparel you’ll need by using these Backcountry.com coupons, offers and deals.


Can’t decide between bustling city life or a scenic tropical beach? You can find both in Vietnam. Embrace the exquisite local street food culture, and be sure to try rich Vietnamese coffee and pho noodles. If you’re feeling brave, hop on a motorbike and explore the limestone cities and ancient temples. Vietnam also has some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Book your flight now and save more money with these VRBO coupons and deals to book a vacation rental.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Not too many people think of Gatlinburg (or even Tennessee) when they think of skiing, music, food and winter festivities. But the city (which is also a national park area) makes for an unexpectedly festive and affordable winter Vacation destination. Atlanta and Nashville are within driving distance, and Gatlinburg has nine ski runs. The Hilton has rates starting under $100 in some cases and you can check out these Hilton coupons to save more money.


Definitely on this writer’s list of places to-go, Norway is a great alternative to the ever popular Iceland. You can take a scenic train ride from Oslo to Bergen, or see the jaw-dropping beauty of the Svalbard archipelago. Of course, you can’t miss the northern lights. If you’re looking for traditional winter Vacation weather, Norway is the place to go. Find a cheap flight using these Expedia coupons, offers and deals.

Do you have any travel plans this winter Vacation? Let us know where you’re heading or any tips you have to save money!