Popular destinations to fly to for under $99

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15 hot spots to fly to for less than $99:

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AUSTIN, TEXAS

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $95.80

If you're bored of the film-making machine in the City of Angels, get a taste of the indie darlings in Austin. The cutting-edge SXSW festival covers movies, tech, games and more from March 9-18. And the vibrant barbecue, craft beer and music scenes rattle on all year long.

BOSTON

Departing City: New York

Hotwire Price: $66.20

Boston is the perfect place to slow down without sacrificing everything you want from a metropolitan city. And, it's easier than you think to stay on budget when visiting this expensive city.

Steeped in history, Boston has as many museums and poetry slams as it does baseball games and dive bars. Don't miss the Emerald Necklace, a 1,100-acre chain of picturesque parks and waterways that are totally free to enjoy.

CHICAGO

Departing City: New York

Hotwire Price: $72.30

Speaking of free, back-to-nature experiences, it's hard to beat the Lincoln Park Zoo or the Cloud Gate in Millennium Park, especially if you're traveling with kids.

On the grown-up side of things, you'll have plenty to spare for $10 to $15 tickets to the late February Pancakes and Booze Art Show at Reggie's on State Street since the Hotwire flight runs less than $75.

DALLAS

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $89.20

Sure, you could go to Dallas for line dancing, cattle roping and meat smoking, and you definitely won't fly home disappointed. But why not embrace the city's progressive side?

Plan a budget-friendly museum outing by visiting the diverse Dallas Museum of Art, Meadows Museum and Crow Collection of Asian Art in one swoop with this $89 Hotwire deal.

DENVER

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $41.20

There's no place like Denver early in the year. The holiday crowds clear out of the Mile High City, but the surrounding powder's still there for grown-up kids who once had dreams of competing in the Winter X Games.

For those who aren't into snow sports, Denver's a low-key cultural hub with opportunities for shopping and dining at Union Station, browsing the 16th Street Mall and sampling breweries aplenty.

LAS VEGAS

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $39.20

Need we say much about hopping a last-minute flight to Las Vegas? From the glitzy, hypnotic neon to the allure of penny slots and endless buffets, Vegas is known for indulging impulse buys. However, Sin City has plenty of fun and free activities to keep your budget in check.

MIAMI

Departing City: New York

Hotwire Price: $91.20

In terms of value-priced getaways that offer a huge change of scenery, jetting from chilly New York City to the tropical climes of Florida makes for a perennially cost-friendly flight.

If you want to keep your Miami trip on the down-low in terms of price, check out the free beaches, free trips to downtown on the Metromover and self-guided graffiti tours through the wild murals of Wynwood.

MONTREAL

Departing City: New York

Hotwire Price: $77.63

If you can't afford Paris, a one-way ticket to Montreal for $77 is the next best thing.

The Montreal Botanical Gardens and the Museum of Fine Arts will fill you up on fresh air and arts, while Old Montreal and the Jean-Talon Market will fill up your reusable shopping bags. When you're done, stock up on history at St. Joseph's Oratory and the Notre-Dame Basilica.

ORLANDO

Departing City: New York

Hotwire Price: $68.20

What makes Orlando different from Miami? Aside from the undeniable presence of the Disney World monolith, the $25 or so you'll save on your Hotwire ticket will come in handy when you decide to hit up Universal Studios or any number of extreme sports attractions.

Or, save your cash and check out cheap sites such as the Bok Tower Gardens for $14 or the Kennedy Space Center, which clocks in well under Mickey's domain at $50 per adult, per day.

PORTLAND, ORE.

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $73.20

For under $75, you can get a one-way ticket to hipster paradise. The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry keeps the kids edu-tained, the nightlife keeps grown-ups dancing, and the shopping goes easy on the debit card, as everything you buy in Portland — including that bespoke, handmade, free-trade, organic fanny pack — is free of sales tax.

SALT LAKE CITY

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $58.20

The iconic Sundance Film Festival runs from Jan. 18-28 in nearby Park City, but that's not the only reason to jet off to Salt Lake City.

The Great Salt Lake — the biggest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere — and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest host acres upon acres of postcard-worthy hiking, swimming, sunbathing, biking and more. Once you see a Utah sunset, it's hard to get back on the plane home.

SAN FRANCISCO

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $39.20

Hopping a plane from LAX to San Francisco International Airport is one of Hotwire's hottest deals. And fortunately, there are plenty of affordable things to do in this Bay Area city.

Apart from the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz Island, the Ferry Building Marketplace will scratch your shopping and dining itches. Meanwhile, all 1,017 acres of Golden Gate Park will shower you with flowers, green fields, bicycling and plentiful vibes from San Fran's bygone hippie days.

SEATTLE

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $77.20

Sure, you could grab some Starbucks in L.A., but the $77 is almost worth it to say you experienced that single-origin pour-over from the home of craft coffee itself as you bundled up in flannel, walked through the rain and passed by Pioneer Square.

Coffee fiends will love the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, while the Space Needle, Seattle Center Monorail and Museum of Pop Culture are enduring (and cheap) attractions for the non-caffeinated.

VANCOUVER

Departing City: Los Angeles

Hotwire Price: $81.93

Who says you can't fly internationally for under $99? Your impromptu Vancouver vacation combines waterline views, winter sports and green parks that seem endless with a chic and modern urban community.

Whether you're looking for shopping, fine dining, live theater and music performances, or galleries, Vancouver has you covered. Europe who?

WASHINGTON, D.C.

Departing City: New York

Hotwire Price: $63.20

Everyone knows a trip to D.C. is a voyage into the fabric of American democracy, but not everyone knows you can wrap yourself in that fabric for free. For just a sampling of cost-free attractions that'll enrich your mind and soul, visit the National Museum of African Art, the historic Congressional Cemetery, the Korean War Veterans Memorial, the National Mall or the National Air and Space Museum at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

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GOBankingRates sourced Hotwire.com one-way airfare prices for the airports listed here, with rates confirmed in 2018 from Jan. 29 through March 1. All rates reflect economy-class airfare and are subject to change.

Find out when to fly this year:

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January

Domestic: Jan. 31

International: Jan. 19

February

Domestic: Feb. 7

International: Feb. 3, 21

March

Domestic: March 7

International: March 19

April

Domestic: April 29

International: April 27

May

Domestic: May 2

International: May 4

June

Domestic: June 3

International: June 2

July

Domestic: July 4, 18

International: July 31

August

Domestic: Aug. 29

International: Aug. 21

September

Domestic: Sept. 26

International: Sept. 25

October

Domestic: Oct. 31

International: Oct. 29

November

Domestic: Nov. 30

International: Nov. 11

December

Domestic: Dec. 10

International: Dec. 2

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