11 Cheapest Last-Minute Vacation Ideas

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4) Washington D.C.

The nation’s capital is a super budget-friendly place thanks to great last-minute hotel deals and lots of free attractions. History lovers will flip for all the interesting stuff they can do without once opening their wallet. Washington D.C. boasts the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, the National World War II Memorial, the U.S. Capitol and Library of Congress, the National Zoo, and the Smithsonian Museums – all free of charge. You can even sign up (21 days in advance) for a self-guided White House tour! One thing that’s not free but said to be worth the $25 entrance fee is the Newseum, D.C.’s successful and popular attempt to present the history of the news in the U.S. As if you needed another reason to get yourself to the Capital, Hotwire offers some excellent deals on 4-star hotels starting at just $60 a night.