When it comes to traveling across the US as a retiree, a little bit of effort can go a long way to help you save hundreds of dollars on your next trip. Whether you plan to travel with your partner or just want to explore this beautiful nation solo, it is not hard to find the most affordable way to commute, eat and stay.

Here Are the Most Affordable Travel Destinations in the US for Retirees

1) Branson, Missouri

Branson in Missouri is one of the cheapest and best family vacation destinations in the US. This city is known for its theaters and other live events. If you are a fan of stand-up comedy and want to experience it live with your partner, this is the place for you. A cup of coffee in Branson will cost you around $ 3.25, and you can have a nice meal with your partner for as little as $ 22.

Total estimated expense for a week (one person): $ 250

2) Burlington, Vermont

Burlington is a city surrounded by lush green trees and free public parks. This border town near Lake Champlain will feel like you’re in heaven if you are a liberal thinker and prefer to live your life on your terms. Plus, a pint of beer in Burlington will cost you just $ 5.75.

Total estimated expense for a week (one person): $ 400

3) Atlanta, Georgia

Looking for a place cheaper and also has a lot of interesting people to meet? Atalanta, Georgia is one of the most populous cities in the US. Here you will get to explore the most dynamic Southern culture while also experiencing the lives of immigrants from all over the world. Atalanta is truly an affordable and interesting destination for a retiree who wishes to travel solo.

Total estimated expense for a week (one person): $300

4) San Luis Obispo, California

San Luis Obispo also called SOLO or SLO is located on the West Coast of the United States. Enjoy a week of a cool Mediterranean climate no matter what time of the year you travel to San Luis Obispo. Being a west coast city, there is hardly any snowfall here. Moreover, lodging and food are also quite affordable. A simple meal in an inexpensive restaurant will cost you $ 15.50. And a one-way ticket for public transport is just $ 1.50.

Total estimated expense for a week (one person): $ 350

5) Plymouth, Massachusetts

Plymouth, also known as “America’s Hometown” was the first place to celebrate the Thanksgiving feast. This is the town where New England was first established by the mayflower pilgrims. 

Plymouth might be your preferred destination if you are a history buff and want to explore and understand how this nation was formed. And, the city is quite affordable as most of the public places you will visit are free.

Total estimated expense for a week (one person): $ 300


These are the affordable travel destination in the US for retirees you can visit. Some of the data–particularly charges for beer and food– are taken from a trusted site called Numbeo. And estimated expenses for a week are also based on my experience as a traveler.

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