Many Vancouverites look to escape the city during the dreary and wet month of January; however, not everyone can afford to get away during this time. Indeed, Christmas and New Years are costly affairs. As a result, many locals are strapped for cash.
We’ve complied a handy list of the cheapest options to fly to from Vancouver.
Cheap Places To Travel ToThis January
Costa Rica is one of the most ecologically diverse places in the world. With myriad species of colourful, exotic birds, and a diverse array of animals and plants, it is truly an amazing destination. While it still has beautiful beaches to explore, there are also volcanoes, cloud forests, and other amazing places to explore. What’s more, tickets to this exciting Central American country are just over $400 CAD total if they are booked in advance this January!
While it may not be the first destination that comes to mind when selecting a holiday, Colorado is a fantastic state to visit during the winter. In fact, this is one of the best places for snow enthusiasts. Home to spectacular ski and snowboard resorts in the rocky mountains, its a great getaway for those looking to experience new mountains. Denver is famously nicknamed the “Mile-High City.” Indeed, it sits exactly a mile high in altitude above sea level, and is one of the long history that dates back to the “wild west” days. The best part? Tickets are selling in January for just over $300 CAD return from Vancouver.
San Fransisco is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA. Beautiful, iconic and towering 65-stories high, San Francisco won’t be the same without the golden gate bridge. Known for dazzling escape stories, legendary convicts, and its daunting appearance, the Alcatraz prison is a must-see in the city. Union Square offers both department and boutique stores with some of the nation’s classic favourites in addition to some more eclectic local garments. A round-trip ticket from Vancouver sells for under $300 CAD including all tax.
Los Angeles is one of the cheapest warm destinations to visit from Vancouver. In addition, it’s home to a myriad of monumental landmarks, shopping, entertainment, beaches, and much more. You’ll be able to take a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, see the famous Hollywood Sign, check out Universal Studios, or head down to the Santa Monica Boulevard to catch a breathtaking sunset by the sea. What’s more, tickets from Vancouver are as little as $228 CAD with all tax included this January.
If you’re looking looking to escape the January cold while saving money there’s no better place to do it than Mexico. Indeed, this sunny destination is both extremely affordable and beautiful. While staying in resorts may cost more than other places, they are still extremely cost effective. All inclusive resorts factor all of your living expenses in for you, so you won’t have to work them out later. A round-trip ticket costs as little as $350 CAD return from Vancouver.
While Walt Disney World is certainly Orlando’s leading attraction, there are a multitude of other things to do in the incredible city. To start, there are over five major, breathtaking white-sand beaches that attract families, solo travellers, and couples alike for swimming, surfing, or just relaxing in the turquoise Atlantic waters. Furthermore, this iconic destination is extremely cheap to visit right now. Tickets used to be extremely expensive in this fun hotspot, but many seats in January are selling for under $300 CAD including all tax round-trip from Vancouver.
Hong Kong is one of the word’s most popular and innovative cities. With some of the most incredible dining and shopping on the planet, it is a great place to get lost in. Also, the city has an incredible nightlife, and a round-trip ticket from Vancouver is $550 CAD with all taxes included.
Not only are the parties legendary, but some of the best music to come out of the United States originated here. You’ll witness some of the most mesmerizing performances right on the street. The local clubs and theatres are home also hosting some amazing musical shows, as well. Add to the fact that tickets are as little as $350 CAD return including all taxes and fees, this is an affordable and fun escape from the January grind.