10 Inexpensive Summer Vacation Spots in the United States

Summer is finally here which means it is time for a much-need vacation. However, you do not have much money to spend on a vacation this year. You should not worry because there are several places where you can take a summer vacation that will not cost you a fortune.  

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park is the perfect place to go for a summer vacation with your family on a budget. You only have to pay $25 entrance fee for a seven-day pass into a park. Instead of blowing over a hundred dollars on a cabin or hotel room, spend the night under the stars in one of the twelve campgrounds in the park. You are required to reserve a campsite in advance and to pay a small fee of $20.50 per night. While you are visiting Yellowstone, check out the world renowned geyser, Old Faithful and United States’ largest hot spring, the Grand Prismatic Spring which is wildly colorful and beautiful. Also, you can learn about the park’s bears and wolves at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center.

New York City, New York

If you have no interest in going to the beach this summer, go to the city that never sleeps. Take a stroll in the Central Park. Skate and shop at Rockefeller Center. Admire the beautiful architecture of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Empire State Building. Also, you can take a free tour of NBC Studios. While you are in New York, enjoy a Broadway show. To save money for the hotel bill, walk the streets of New York instead of taking a cab and eat meals at vendors. New York City can be an expensive place to vacation if you spend most of your time shopping.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Ninety miles from Portland, Cannon Beach is an inexpensive place to spend the summer at the beach. Enjoy the small town charm while you shop at the quaint bookstores and boutiques. Take a romantic stroll along the shore and comb for seashells on the beach. Check out popular tourist attraction, Haystack Rock while you are in town. For a $140 per night, you can stay in a beautiful hotel room or cottage.

Washington D.C.

Visit our nation’s capital. Hotels in Washington D.C. can be expensive, but you can find great deals online. Soak up history by checking out the memorials and monuments. If you book a tour in advance, you can take a tour of the White House. While you are touring, make sure to bring your own drink and snack because these items are overpriced at street vendors.

New Orleans, Louisiana

Filled with culture and eccentric characters, New Orleans, also known as the Big Easy, is one of the most interesting places to go for a summer vacation. During the summer, you can find excellent deals on hotel rooms and airfare. However, you should be prepared for the blistering heat. Check out the French Quarter, but do not get a hotel in that area because it can cost you a fortune. Take in the beauty of the Garden District located southwest along the river from the French Quarter. If you are history buff, you must visit the Chalmette Battlefield where the gory Battle of New Orleans took place in 1815. Plus, New Orleans is the only city in the United States where the cemeteries are a must-see attraction. St. Louis Cemetery is the largest cemetery in the city and serves as the final resting place of New Orleans’ most infamous people, such as Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau and notorious pirate, Dominique You. The cost of a room is as low as $65 per night at a bed and breakfast.

Savannah, Georgia

Take a trip to the Deep South to Savannah, Georgia to check the historical sites. Book your hotel online and near an airport to save money. Bring your camera to Forsyth Park located in the heart of the Historic District. Stroll along the cobblestone street of River Street.

Nashville, Tennessee

Do you love country music? Go to the country music capital of the world. If you want to hear great country music by up and coming artists, chill out at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge which has no cover charge and stays open into the wee hours of the morning. Your trip to Nashville would not be complete unless you see the Grand Ole Opry.  Buy the Music City Total Action, so you can pick four attractions for $50 saving you up to half the cost on your attraction expenses. For travel coupons, get on Nashville tourism bureau.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Leave the kids at home and go to sin city to gamble the night away at one of Vegas’ many casinos. However, remember to quit while you are head. Stop by PURE, one of the best nightclubs in Vegas located in Caesar’s Palace. Take in a show of lights, water, and music called Fountains of Bellagio in the evening. Admire the beauty of nature at the Botanical Gardens. Go on a roller coaster ride at New York, New York. Are you fascinated by the sunken ship, Titanic? The Luxor has a Titanic artifact exhibit. Enjoy the wild entertainment that Vegas has to offer. In order to save some cash, ditch the car and walk instead because traffic is horrible. When you are planning your trip to sin city, look online to find deals on hotels and airfare.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Go to the Myrtle Beach tourism board for coupons. Instead of renting a hotel room, rent a vacation home. Have some fun in the sun at the Myrtle Beach Beachfront. Ripley Aquarium, one of the most popular aquariums in the United States, contains a variety of marine life.  Take a hike in the Myrtle Beach State Park. Get soaked on a water ride at the Family Kingdom Amusement Park.

If you pick one of these budget-friendly vacation spots, you can focus on having fun without draining your bank account.