11 Cheapest Last-Minute Vacation Ideas

9) Denver, Colorado

The famous Mile High City boasts a free and easy vibe that’s not found anywhere else. Denver has carved out a special place for itself as a trendy yet down-to-earth city that offers some uber-unique experiences for visitors. Staying in Denver is affordable with 3-star hotels starting at under $100/night. Hotwire claims that people who booked last-minute hotels (7 days or less in advance) paid an average of around $50/night! Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater is a must visit for all the hiking trails, striking Rocky Mountain scenery, and glowing sandstone cliffs. The Amphitheater, which often hosts big name musicians, was naturally constructed by the landscape and the concerts are said to have amazing acoustics. Entrance is free to both the park and the amphitheater (when there isn’t a concert). Do you love Coors beer? Beer-enthusiasts can visit the Coors Brewery for a free self-guided tour and beer tasting.