Rick Seaney loves to share travel tips – in a weekly column for ABC News and bi-weekly reports for USA Today and Fox News. He recently began contributing to Good Life Family magazine where the following column first appeared in the May/June 2015 issue.
Looking for something a little different this year? Check out these cities and regions. All of them offer an irresistible combination of year-round fun and excellent airfare value plus they’re fun for solo travelers, couples, families and yes – even teenagers.
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Cities Near Mountains
Boston: This perennially cheap destination is conveniently located near New England ski resorts and summer fun at Cape Cod. And of course, Boston itself is a town steeped in history not to mention all those great seafood restaurants. Learn more here.
Denver: Another great value thanks to loads of airline competition. You know about the world-class skiing but Denver has outdoor adventures for every season. The Mile High City is no slouch when it comes to fun nightlife, either. Learn more here.
Charleston, S.C.: JetBlue has been offering some great deals to this charming coastal city in recent months. Stroll the Battery, enjoy the graceful architecture and don’t forget to try the seafood. Learn more here.
Savannah, Ga.: One of the most beautiful cities in the South also fetures deals from discounter JetBlue from New York. Walk the historic squares, catch a music festival or dine at an elegant restaurant. Learn more here.
Channel Islands: You have to hop a boat to get to these islands but once you do, you’ll revel in gorgeous views and playful sea lions. You might even spy a whale or two. Just 70 miles north of the glitz of Hollywood. Learn more here.
Portland, Ore.: There’s a reason Portland is called the City of Roses but it’s so much more; visitors say this eclectic community is like nowhere else. Even better, we’ve been seeing some good airfare deals to Portland in recent months. Learn more here.
Ireland: I’ve heard it said that a single glimpse is all it takes to fall in love with Ireland. You’ll fall in love with the airfare deals to Dublin, too; it’s usually the best value of Europe. Learn more here.
Scandinavia: We’ve been seeing good fares to Denmark, Norway and Sweden in the past year or so. Not as cheap as Ireland, but if you’ve ever had a yen to visit vibrant Copenhagen, Oslo or Stockholm, now might be the time. Learn more here.