If you’re simply tired of your local area and want to explore new places, you might be considering a flight somewhere. Outdoor adventures do not have to break the bank, especially if there are areas you want to explore outside of your home town. Knowing flights can save vacation time, there are ways you can maximize the savings by still taking a flight to start your adventures.
Not all airports are created equal. Some airports are major hubs and have high seasons as well as low seasons. Some airports have a suite of specific airlines that fly into them, which can mean cost savings for your travel budget or set you over the top. One of the best ways to stay on budget is to know how to save on the largest expenses, such as a flight.
Here are some airports that have affordable flights to pursue your outdoor adventures.
1. Las Vegas
Even better, Vegas is close to the Grand Canyon, which is possibly one of the greatest places in the country for an outdoor adventure. If you’ve never been there, all you need to know is that pictures cannot do it justice. Also, Red Rock Canyon is right outside the city, and Death Valley is only a couple hours away.
From high elevation desert to amazing canyons carved out by water, starting your journey in Phoenix will serve you well.
3. Salt Lake City
Those mountains hold many possibilities for outdoor adventures. You could go skiing, rock climbing, backpacking, or get a cheap rental car and take some scenic drives. If you want to fly in, grab a rental car and take a road trip, Moab, Canyonlands National Park, and Arches National Park are worth your time.
In additioin, there’s a lot of national forest between it and Salt Lake City.
These two words are all the reason you need: Rocky Mountains. I-70 through the west half of Colorado reaches the highest elevation of any interstate in the country at well over 11,000 feet. Pike’s Peak is close by and the cog railway to the summit is a fun and beautiful trip. There are endless options for hiking and exploring.
Starting your outdoor journey, away from your home town, does not have to break your budget. You also do not have to be restricted to where you explore. With some savvy research and flexibility, your outdoor journeys can expand however far you need them to be. Go out and explore.