11 Cheapest Last-Minute Vacation Ideas

10) Phoenix, Arizona

Some people may raise their eyebrows at the mention of a vacation in Phoenix. They’ll soon change their minds, however, when they realize the variety of entertaining activities in the city. Phoenix offers a pristine desert landscape that isn’t easily found anywhere else. Camelback Mountain is free and as one of the highest peaks in the city, offers the best panoramic views of the city. The hiking trails to the top are short and steep, but there are more beginner-friendly trails, too. Phoenix dining is top-notch, boasting hundreds of international and fusion restaurants in atmospheric venues. Out-of-towners should hit Roosevelt Row, locally renowned for its impressive collection of street art. Don’t forget the local wineries and breweries. Finding last-minute accommodation that’s cheap but quality in an ideal location is easy in Phoenix. There are 3-star boutique hotels starting around $70/night.