Traveling is like a therapy for most of us. Are you planning a trip with your family this SUMMER? But, worried how much it would cost? Then, don’t! Check out some really awesome affordable places in the country to enjoy the summers.
1. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada
Finally, Las Vegas has able to change its name from Sin City to a place where you can enjoy and have fun with your family. Unlike the past, it’s all safe and sound now. If you’re willing to take a road trip, you can drive southeast of Vegas to visit the Hoover Dam, situated between the Arizona and Nevada border. Visit the Discovery Children’s Museum as your kids would love it. Are you planning a stopover? But, can’t stretch your wallet too much? Don’t worry! You’d find plenty of affordable hotels here. And indeed, you can try your luck at the casinos.
2. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida
This place is all known for its theme parks from Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort to SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida. If you’re not much into the theme parks, then visit the Kennedy Space Center or enjoy a budget-friendly family fun at Gatorland. Do you love speed? Yes? Then rev up for the annual Coke Zero 400 at the Daytona International Speedway on 2nd July 2016. Want to take a boat ride? Visit the Shingle Creek where you can do so by using rentable canoes, kayaks or paddleboards.
3. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia
Atlanta Metropolitan area has plenty of attractions, starting from the birthplace of civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. to the hometown of Coca-cola. Also, Atlanta’s Centennial Olympic Park is a must watch. Buy an Atlanta CityPass and get entrance to the:
- Georgia Aquarium
- World of Coca-Cola
- Inside CNN Studio tour
- Atlanta Zoo or Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Fernbank Museum of Natural History or College Football Hall of Fame.
4. Salt Lake City, Utah
Apart from some amazing skiing places like the Park City, this place has more to offer you in the summertime. To indulge yourself into some historical charm you can visit the city’s historic Temple Square and Marmalade Hill Historical District. If you love mountains and adventure, then hiking and biking at Big Cottonwood Canyon, Ensign Peak, Little Cottonwood Canyon, Silver Lake, Lake Solitude will rev up your soul.
5. Austin-Round Rock, Texas
This city is known as the “live music capital of the world” has plenty of fun activities and gastronomic delights for you. For music lovers, it’s a treat to visit this city as you would find more than 250 music venues here. Check out the Bremond Block Historic District for some historical experience. You can satisfy your taste buds with lip-smacking foods at the Franklin BBQ.
6. Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque is one of the best city for a low-cost vacation. Your trip is incomplete without the joyride in a hot air balloon over the Rio Grande Valley. Or if you want to stay close to the ground, then you’d find an avalanche of well-established hiking trails in the Sandia mountains.
Want to have more fun in Albuquerque? Then, check out some of the top-rated tourist attractions like:
- Albuquerque Museum of Art and History
- Old Town
- Albuquerque Biological Park
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- KiMo Theatre
- Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
- Church of San Felipe de Neri
- Sandia Peak Tramway
- New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
- Explora! Science Center and Children’s Museum
7. Boston, Massachusetts
You can stir up your summer timetable with a vacation to Boston. Summer is the ideal time to enjoy the harbor and outdoor parks in Boston. You can arrange a picnic on Boston Commons or take a stroll along the Freedom Trail. You can enjoy free concerts of The Landmark Orchestra on Wednesday nights at Hatch Memorial Shell. The Go Boston card can save you more money with free and discounted entries to over 70 tourist attractions in the city. Don’t forget to catch a baseball game at the Fenway park.
8. Morro Bay, California
Before you head toward somewhere else, take a halt to the beautiful waterfront city of Morro Bay in San Luis Obispo County, California. Also, there are plenty of affordable hotels available for your stay. You can enjoy a gala time with your family at these awesome places here:
- Morro Rock
- Morro Bay State Park
- Museum of Natural History
- Morro Strand State Beach
- Bay Theatre
- Anchor Memorial Park
- Hearst Castle
- Morro Bay Aquarium
9. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The Myrtle Beach has a lot to offer you while you enjoy the sunshine. You can satisfy your glutton with great foods at the world-class eateries here. Check out some free things to do in the Myrtle Beach:
- Spend your day and enjoy the sound of the waves at the Beach.
- Enjoy free firework shows and nighttime entertainment at Broadway at the Beach.
- Satisfy your taste buds with free samples at Pepper Palace and the Fudgery.
- Take a tour around the arcades at the Barefoot Landing and enjoy free trick-or-treating and car shows.
- Enjoy some rich artistical works at the Myrtle Beach Art Museum.
10. Chicago, Illinois
This is another affordable American city that has more in store for you. The Go Chicago Card and Go Select Pass Chicago would help you save more of your paycheck while you’re on a vacation. Chicago has ample of free tourist attractions like:
- Chicago Cultural Center
- Chicago Parks and Beaches
- Cambodian American Heritage Museum
- Hyde Park Art Center
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- Chicago Botanic Garden
You don’t always need to dig too deep in your savings account to enjoy a vacation. Summer is on its way! Plan in advance so that you get good discounts on flight tickets and hotel bookings.