New York is the populous city in the United States, and one of the most visited cities in the world. Tourist come to The Big Apple from all over the world come to experience the city that never sleeps. Of course, such a popular city needs the infrastructure to support it. Along with the many trains, subways, and buses, the New York area has two of the country’s busiest airports: John F. Kennedy International Airport, and Newark Liberty International Airport.
These two airports offer great opportunities for those in the area to get away without breaking the bank. So escape the cold month of January on one of these flights under $150 out of New York.
1. New Orleans - $106
At the heart of New Orleans, you’ll find the French Quarter. This bustling area is full of restaurants, street performers, night life, and world renowned jazz music. New Orleans is famous for their annual Mardi Gras carnival, with the main event taking place on Fat Tuesday. However, the parades for the carnival begin well before March.; the first weekend of parades take place January 6th.
2. Miami - $97
Only about 40 miles away, the Everglades is an easy drive from Miami. The Everglades National Park consists of 1.5 million acres of freshwater marshland. Take the day to go on an air boat ride and see the alligators.
February is an ideal time to visit Miami; the heat isn’t too extreme and you won’t be bothered by the insane amount of bugs you’ll find in Florida in the summer months. If the outdoors aren’t really your thing, then South Beach offers plenty of restaurants, shopping, and art galleries to check out.
3. Houston - $141
America’s 4th largest city, Houston has plenty to see and do for everyone. One of the most well known attractions is Space Center Houston, where you can learn about the history of space travel and see capsules that were actually in space.
One of the most visited museums in the country, The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a great way to spend an afternoon for both kids and adults. Explore the long list of exhibits ranging from the Cockrell Butterfly Center, to fossils in the Moran Paleontology Hall, to the Hall of Ancient Egypt.
4. Savannah - $147
The picturesque city of Savannah offers a mixture of history, entertainment, and culture. The cobblestone streets of the historic district, are filled with restaurants, museums, shopping, and art galleries.
River Street is a perfect place to take advantage of Savannah’s open container policy. You can grab a drink at one of the many bars, restaurants, or breweries and enjoy it while walking along the Savannah River.
5. Asheville - $90
This booming mountain town has gained a lot of popularity in recent years. While it is more like a city now, Asheville maintains it’s cozy vibe and historic architecture. With a very walk-able downtown area and an abundance of great breweries, this city is a beer lovers’ dream.
One of the most well-known attractions in Asheville is the Biltmore Estate. The largest private home in America, George Washington Vanderbilt’s home is surrounded by 125,000 acres of gardens and park land.
6. Atlanta - $122
Despite being a major city, Atlanta is actually a great option for a family trip. The Georgia Aquarium, one of the largest aquariums in the world, is located right in the heart of Atlanta. It is the home of over 100,000 animals and offer many different animal encounter opportunities.
Right across the way from the aquarium, is the World of Coca-Cola museum. Learn about the history of Coca-Cola and even learn about the secret recipe.