This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday, therefore, it's the perfect opportunity to plan a romantic four-day weekend getaway. A new study by lastminute.com has revealed the five most affordable cities to visit on Valentine's Day weekend. The study also takes into account the additional costs travelers will find at their destinations.
The study also found that 50% of the top 10 most expensive destinations are located in North America, with three cities inside the USA and the remaining two in Canada. These include Las Vegas, Toronto, New York City, Orlando and Vancouver.
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The Giza Pyramids, built to endure an eternity, have done just that. The monumental tombs are relics of Egypt's Old Kingdom era and were constructed some 4,500 years ago. Egypt's pharaohs expected to become gods in the afterlife. To prepare for the next world they erected temples to the gods and massive pyramid tombs for themselves—filled with all the things each ruler would need to guide and sustain himself in the next world. Pharaoh Khufu began the first Giza pyramid project, circa 2550 B.C. His Great Pyramid is the largest in Giza and towers some 481 feet (147 meters) above the plateau. Its estimated 2.3 million stone blocks each weigh an average of 2.5 to 15 tons. | Photography by © Jonas Hornehøj (@thefreedomcomplex) #earthofficial Caption by (@natgeo)
Among the cities that are affordable in February, you’ll find the following:
Cairo, Egypt, is listed first on the Worldwide Saver Cities list with low costs for food and drinks, accommodations, and admission to top tourist attractions in and around the city, including the Giza Pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza, the city of Memphis and the ancient burial ground of Saqqara. The Egyptian capital also offers the renowned Khan El-Khalili marketplace, and the Egyptian Museum, which houses artifacts dating back 5,000 years. An average day out and about in Cairo will cost you approximately $59, which includes the cost of a full day tour and additional transport, as well food, beverages and museum admissions.
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Mexico City, Mexico, which sits at 2,250m above sea level, is known for its 13th-century Aztec temple, Templo Mayor, the main temple of the Mexica peoples in their capital city of Tenochtitlan. Mexico City comes in at second place on the Saver Cities list due to its affordability. The total price of food for a day in the city is $20.50, which includes the price of a single meal, a beer, coffee and the price of a bottle of wine. In total, you can expect to pay around $82.50 per day.
Finally, Antalya, Turkey, a resort city famous for its yacht-filled harbor and beautiful beaches lined with luxury hotels, offers visitors spectacular sites like the breathtaking Düden Waterfalls and Hadrian’s Gate, a triumphal arch built in the name of the Roman Emperor Hadrian in 130 AD. A day in Antalya will typically cost $87, which includes accommodation at $14 per night.
For more information, visit lastminute.com and plan an unforgettable romantic escape this Valentine’s Day.