Over the last year, airfare has skyrocketed due to high fuel prices and post-pandemic travel demand. Now, the tides may be finally turning– and it’s time to take to the sky for a long overdue vacation.
Whether you’re planning a holiday with the family or just a weekend trip, check out these flights out of Birmingham Shuttlesworth Airport for under $200.
1. Chicago, IL
One of the cheapest flights out of Birmingham across the board, you can take a trip to Chicago for around $138. Whether you want to explore its vibrant music scene, sporting events, top-tier restaurants, or maybe you just finished The Bear– there’s no shortage of things to do in the Windy City.
2. Denver, CO
Can’t decide whether you’d rather take a hike or explore the city? Denver, Colorado is the best of both worlds. Take a trip out to Rocky Mountain National Park for the day then hit Larimer Square for a night on the town– tickets from Birmingham are as cheap as $158.
Pro tip: check the Red Rocks Amphitheater concert schedule and catch some live music at Denver’s most scenic entertainment venue.
See deals on Cheapflights.
3. Daytona Beach, FL
Famous for the prestigious Daytona 500 NASCAR race, it may surprise you to learn there’s much more to do in Daytona Beach, Florida than race cars and bikes. One of the only beaches where driving and parking is allowed, find a spot on the sand and camp out all day without having to haul your things back and forth.
Take a walk on the boardwalk, go sailing or even ride horses on the beach– why not skip the 5-hour drive to Panama City and hop on a plane to Daytona Beach? Flights start at only $184.
See deals on Kayak.
4. Houston, TX
One of the most populous and diverse cities in the U.S., Houston is highly regarded for its thriving food scene, rich culture and unique art. From the Johnson Space Center to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo to the Bayou City Art Festival, there’s always something big going on in H-Town. Book your flight for as low as $158.
See deals on Google Flights.
5. Tampa, FL
Whether you’re looking for an activity-packed family vacation or a club-hopping girls weekend, you can fly from Birmingham to Tampa for just $177. While the bay city may not exactly be on your bucket list, it boasts major sports teams, a bustling top-rated nightlife district and colorful attractions like Busch Gardens and the Florida Zoo.
Its central location also puts you in close proximity to other Florida destinations– visit charming beach towns like St. Petersburg and Sarasota. Even Orlando is only an hour and a half away.
See deals on Expedia.
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