Is a budget-friendly trip possible for you in 2020? You may be wondering if there's a way to reconcile a resolution to be smart with your money this year with a desire to see more of the world! It turns out that some really fun destinations actually offer great value when you're planning a getaway. Kayak just released its list of the best wallet-friendly destinations for the year ahead. Take a look at the results:

  • 10. Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • 9. Denver, Colorado.
  • 8. Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
  • 7. Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • 6. Tampa, Florida.
  • 5. Dallas, Texas.
  • 4. Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • 3. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • 2. Guadalajara, Mexico.
  • 1. Orlando, Florida.

A quick glance at the list reveals that many of the most affordable destinations are conveniently located in warm, sunny regions. That means that getting away to soak up some sun is actually pretty easy to do if you're on a budget this year.

What's more, you may find it surprising that so many popular and in-demand cities actually offer cheap travel options. Kayak used a combination of factors to determine which cities offer the best value for wallet-conscious travelers. All 10 cities on 2020's list offer flights and hotel rooms that cost quite a bit less than what you'll book in other destinations. The fact that there are so many domestic destinations on the list is promising for anyone who would like to take a quick getaway that doesn't require a passport!

Scott Dylan is a contributing writer at and has been to (almost) every country in North, Central and South America with nothing more than a backpack, a laptop and the desire to explore. He speaks Spanish fluently and has logged enough time in planes, trains, rideshares, buses, taxis and rickshaws to know how to rack up rewards and points to get anywhere his heart desires for pennies on the dollar. Email: