When it comes to cost, everything’s really relative depending on where you reside.
For those who live in North America and Western Europe, these are seven of the most affordable cities to visit in 2012 based on hotel and restaurant prices.
1. Vienna, Austria
Vienna, also known as the City of Music, has been the home to more famous composers over the years than anywhere else in the world. You’ll be able to visit the historic Vienna State Opera as well as classical concert halls such as the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Vienna Musikverein.
Every Friday in May and June you’ll be able to see the Vienna Boys’ Choir perform at the Musikverein’s Brahms Hall. If you’d like to see one of the homes where Mozart lived, then check out Mozarthaus Vienna.
2. Florida, USA
The Fort Lauderdale and Key West areas of Florida are ideal for heat seekers who love to try out activities such as backcountry kayaking, boat tours, and swimming with dolphins.
If you’re in a romantic mood you can try out a sunset cruise as well as explore the numerous antique shops and art galleries. When in Fort Lauderdale, you’ll quickly realize why the city’s known as the Venice of America.
3. Milano, Italy
Milan is well known around the world as being one of its top fashion centers. You’ll be able to shop for items here by Armani, Miu Miu, Missoni, Chanel, Versace, and Prada among others.
If you’re not really into shopping, you can head over to the famous Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie to view da Vinci’s last supper.
If you visit the Duomo, you’ll see its 135 spires and 3,500 statues. If it’s a clear day you should be able to see the Alps from the roof.
4. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
One of the best things about Canada’s largest city is its unique neighborhoods, which can all be explored by foot. Some of the most popular include: the Beaches in the trendy east end, where you can visit the pubs and boutiques; Greektown, which is famous for its food;
Queen Street West, where you can enjoy shopping and people-watching; Kensington Market, Chinatown, and Yorkville. Toronto also has a vibrant harbor front on the shores of Lake Ontario and is home to many gardens, parks, art galleries, museums, and restaurants.
5. Munich, Germany
The Bavarian capital of Munich has a rich history which dates back to the 1100s. One of the most popular attractions here is the Deutsches Museum, which is the largest in the world when it comes to technology and science. The main part of the museum sits on a tiny island in the Isar River.
The building was erected in 1899, but the original, which was ruined by a flood, dates back to 1772 building. There are 50 different exhibition areas which deal in ,any types of interesting topics such as aerospace, ceramics, astronomy, chemistry, mining, glass-making, metallurgy, paper, music, printing, telecommunications, and physics.
6. San Diego, California, USA
San Diego is a great location for those who love animals. You’ll be able to visit the Birch Aquarium, the San Diego Zoo, and Sea World here. Also a visit to Balboa Park will bring you to over 25 different attractions and museums, including the Model Railroad Museum and the Old Globe Theater.
Old San Diego also features charming shops and restaurants and the Oceanside city also has a popular Legoland for visitors who are young at heart.