New year, new travel plans. It's time to start planning your next trip whether it is just a weekend getaway or an extended vacation. There are cheap North American destinations to visit in 2020 ranging from mountains to deserts to sandy beaches. You don't have to cross the ocean to have a good time!

International getaways like a trip to trending destinations like Osaka and Rome or even a trip to under-the-radar spots like Santa Marta, Colombia and Zadar, Croatia might be a fun adventure but can get pricey. 

However, if you're not looking to spend a lot of money on travel in 2020 while still having a great vacation, destinations in North America are the way to go for Canadians.

According to Kayak's 2020 travel hacker guide, there are amazing cities to visit in North America that are also easy on the wallet.

The travel search engine suggests staying in Canada to save money, checking out top U.S. destinations, or jetting off to Mexico. 

Since the natural landscapes vary so much between the three countries, there are a lot of options when it comes to picking a place to go.

You could get away to the mountains in Canada or roam the desert in the U.S. or lay on sandy beaches in Mexico.

Here are nine budget-friendly North American destinations to visit in 2020.

Happy travelling!

Calgary, Alberta

Alberta's largest city is one of the best places to go in 2020 to save some money. Kayak suggests using Calgary as a jumping-off point to travel to Banff or staying in the city and checking out Prince's Island Park and Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Median price: $406
Savings: 38% lower than the average airfare for North America

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta has a lot to offer for travellers besides just lying on the beach. Though that's not a terrible thing to do. Kayak's hacker tip suggests visiting El Malecon, a seaside boardwalk that's closed to vehicles. There you can stroll by sculptures, galleries, shops and restaurants. 

Median price: $590
Savings: 34% lower than the average airfare for North America

Ft. Myers, Florida

One of the best times to visit this Florida destination is from October to May when it's stone crab season. Since it's the only time they can be harvested, they're local favourites. Kayak suggests getting a table at Blue Point Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill for some amazing eats.

Median price: $429
Savings: 31% lower than the average airfare for North America

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Staying in Canada has its perks. Not only is it cheaper but there are some really great things to discover. Spending time at The Forks is Kayak's top hacker tip for Winnipeg. Whether it's in the winter for skating or the summer a picnic, this meeting place is open all year long.

Median price: $343
Savings: 43% lower than the average airfare for North America

Cancun, Mexico

If you're all about trying new things and having off the beaten path experiences, Kayak suggests heading to the Cancun Underwater Museum while in the city. You can snorkel or scuba while checking out beautiful underwater works of art.

Median price: $502
Savings: 36% lower than the average airfare for North America

Orlando, Florida

Although a trip to Disney or other theme parks can be fun, there's so much more to do in Orlando. Kayak's hacker tip is to head to Wekiwa Springs State Park which is only minutes from downtown. You can hike, picnic, swim and bring your own float to enjoy that beautiful Florida weather.

Median price: $432
Savings: 35% lower than the average airfare for North America

Las Vegas, Nevada

There is so much to do in Las Vegas whether it's trying amazing foods or trying your luck in the casino. To make travelling easier while you're in the city, Kayak suggests taking the monorail which has lots of stops along the Strip.

Median price: $432
Savings: 35% lower than the average airfare for North America

Edmonton, Alberta

If you're looking for a great arts and culture scene, Kayak suggests staying in Old Strathcona when in Edmonton. The neighbourhood has boutiques, vintage shops, antique stores and even an antique mall with lots of vendors and a cozy cafe.

Median price: $297
Savings: 48% lower than the average airfare for North America

Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix has almost 300 days of sunshine each year. If you're looking to have an outdoor adventure, this is the place for you. A hike up Camelback Mountain, which is close to downtown, is Kayak's hacker tip for Phoenix. There are amazing views of the city from the mountain's summit.

Median price: $424
Savings: 32% lower than the average airfare for North America


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