11 Cheapest Last-Minute Vacation Ideas

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6) Memphis, Tennessee

For the music-obsessed, there’s no better place than Memphis. This city raised Elvis and was loved by other big names like Johnny Cash and B.B. King. Needless to say, there’s a lot of music culture and history here. There are four must-see museums in the city – The Rock N’ Soul Museum, Graceland, Sun Studio, and Stax Museum. Buy a Backstage Pass and gain entrance to them all for $84. Wander down Beale Street, one of the many free entertainment districts, and experience the intense live music scene and the best BBQ you’ve ever tasted! The Mud Island River Park is an interesting way to spend a few hours learning all about the mighty Mississippi River. Paddle boats, kayaks, and bikes are also available to rent. Hotwire offers great deals on prime-location hotels starting just over $100 per night. If you don’t mind staying outside downtown, 3-star hotels start around $70.