2. Valletta, Malta
The tiny capital of this island nation was established in the 1500s and has the ancient art and architecture to prove it. With museums, palaces, and ancient churches, Malta is a surprisingly affordable vacation for budget-savvy retirees. Flights are generally less than $1,000 and hotel prices are often less than $100 per night.
Plus, Valletta is the official 2018 European Capital of Culture, a title which reflects the rich culture of the place.
Next: This vacation is exotic yet affordable.