Five cheap holiday destinations

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Getting away for the winter holidays provides a break from family tradition -- and tension. Who stresses about gifts while taking in a new museum or exploring an unknown city? So instead of spending on gifts, consider traveling to one of these five cheap holiday destinations. For the biggest bargains, travel Nov. 21-27 and Dec. 19-27, according to Gabe Saglie, a senior travel editor at Travelzoo who shared these holiday deals.

Atlanta -- Where can you sleep in a four-star hotel for less than $100 per night? Atlanta. If you visit in November, tickets to two NBA Hawks basketball games are 35% off. Through December, venture two hours outside of Atlanta to a spa resort in the mountains for $155 per night, including a $15 food credit and either a free round of golf or an hour horseback riding.