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Best Cheap Vacations in the U.S.

By Emma Burne, Posted on 28 Jul, 2021 at 12:00 am

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Best Cheap Vacations in the U.S.

Whether you agree or not, the United States is home to thousands of accommodational sites that offer beautiful sunset views to various public activities and fun-filled events all year round. And besides all that, the USA has a never-ending list of places that are quite popular for their budget accommodations and well enough services in the budgets proposed. So go through our blog post to make the best budget-friendly choice with the best optimal services for your next trip to the USA. Ranging from the best to the lowest budget-friendly options, the following are the cheap places to travel in the US:

The Grand Canyon:

Grand Canyon

Considered as one of the best places for a long vacation, the Grand Canyon tops the list in providing the best cheap vacation destinations throughout the U.S. Located at the Colorado River, this place is known as one of the best for its stunning beauty. Visit Elves Chasm located at the Southern Rim of Colorado River for an Instagram photoshoot of your next vacation or you might wanna go on trekking canyon trails if you’re a peripatetic.

Glacier National Park:

Ranking as the 2nd best in terms of providing the best budget vacations in the USA, this place is a heaven for hikers. Providing unbelievable spots for its visitors that join the northern edges of Montana from Canada, you just have to pay a small entrance fee, and then you’re good to go for swimming, hiking, or climbing as much as your heart desires to. This park also provides some cost-free ranger activities which also include Logan Pass stargazing and daylong hikes.

Olympic National Park:

Olympic National Park

Providing around one million acres for hikers to explore, this place is popular in providing visitors the best snow-capped mountain views and temperate rainforests scenes. Ranking 3rd in the list of best cheap places to visit in the USA and ranking 14th in the list of best national parks in the world, this place is an International Biosphere Reserve and also acts as a natural heritage of the world.

St. Augustine:

St Augustine

Founded by Pedro Menéndez de Avilés in 1565, this place is one of the oldest places located in Florida City, United States. Being a wonderland to the history enthusiasts, as it has many traditional landmarks, beautiful cobblestone streets, and a treasure of well-known stories related to the history of the USA, this place is popular for its Spanish colonial artifacts and architecture alongside its vast history. Besides all the history, this place has some beautiful white sand beaches such as the Tranquil Crescent Beach which is quite popular for its views.

Sequoia National Park:

Sequoia National Park

Located in the center of California, this place is well-known for the variety of wildlife animals found here. A small park entrance fee would be required for your guided tour to begin and then you’ll observe some tallest species of wild trees, (precisely the General Sherman Tree) that are protected via the formation of this park in 1890. But there’s more to this place than observing the oddly tall wild trees and the varied wildlife. You can go hiking and exploring caves to snowshoeing and make the most of your fun-filled adventure.



A mountain town located on the eastern side of Tennessee is popularly known as the gateway to Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Gatlinburg Space Needle observation tower is a famous public place here that entertains guests all year round. This place is quite famous for families due to its child-friendly amusement spots such as the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre and the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. This place is rendered a budget-effective option for vacations in the U.S as it offers a wide variety of free activities such as bird-watching, biking, and fishing to the visitors.

Colorado Springs:

Colorado Springs

A place which is popularly known as one of the most famous tourist destinations that are interested in observing geological features such as the formations of rocks, beautiful red sandstone available in the Gods Park, and other sites such as Pikes Peak. Take a break and bike around the North Cheyenne Cañon Park of Colorado Springs or go on a road trip with your friends on the nearby roads.

Nags Head:

Nags Head

A beach town located at the outer banks of North Carolina, this place is known for its incredibly beautiful sunsets at the Jennette's Pier and is one of the best places for surfing, fishing, and swimming. The Nags Head lighthouse provides phenomenal views of the sweeping Cape Hatteras National Seashore.



Featuring 400 years of history in the USA, this place in the town of Virginia is an affordable place to visit. Ranking 5th in the list of best historical cities to visit in the USA, this place has some of the best-known people of colonial history such as George Washington and Pocahontas, etc. Williamsburg along with its neighboring areas of Yorktown and Jamestown are a popular place for discounted shopping.



This place holds one of the oldest universities in America i.e. the University of Georgia being established in 1875. This place is quite famous for its antebellum architecture and as a perfect picnicking spot. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia and Georgia Museum of Art located in the University of Georgia are some of the best tourist attractions in Athens and won’t cost you a single penny for visiting them.



Located in the city of Oregon, this place is popularly known for its top-rated tourist sites which comprises cycling paths, bridges, parks, and coffeehouses such as Washington Park, Pittock Mansion, Forest Park, Powell’s City of Books, Portland Art Museum, Portland Japanese Garden and much more to name! What makes this place an affordable place to visit is its budget-friendly amusements and free reading at Powell’s City of Books.

San Antonio:

San Antonio

A prime city in the central areas of Southern Texas comprising of rich colonial heritages and popularly known for the River Walk which is the pedestrian landmark lined with a wide variety of shops and café, and the historical Alamo Mission commonly addressed as the Alamo which is the San Antonio’s Franciscan Mission in 18th century. Six Flags Fiesta Texas' water park is one of the best tourist recreational spots in summer.

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