By: Anne Sandoval
Our partners at HotelCoupons.com just released the most popular cities to visit this summer. These destinations are perfect for travelers of all ages and interests, especially when traveling on a budget.
Check out a few of our ideas for keeping costs down when you explore these best cities for summer vacation:
You may think this theme park capital of the world is a pricey place to visit, but there are lots of fun free things to do in the Orlando area. You can get your own taste of the magic by visiting Downtown Disney®, which is completely free! Old Town USA also provides entertainment with no charge. We also recommend cultural attractions like Kraft Azalea Garden,Harry P. Leu Gardens, Florida Citrus Tower ($6/person) and the Kissimmee Sculpture Experience.
Not only will you find lots of free parks and trails in Bangor, Maine, you’ll also enjoy plenty of attractions with no admission fees. We love the Hudson Museum and Leonard’s Mills Historic Settlement. Don’t miss the famous Paul Bunyan Statue! Bangor is also a short drive from Acadia National Park, which features sights like Otter Cliff, Jordan Pond and Cadillac Mountain.
Of course, the top attraction in Virginia Beach is the beach! However, you’ll find other inexpensive and free things to do when you visit Virginia Beach. Stroll the Virginia Legends Walk, spend the day at Cape Henry Memorial Park, and tour the Cape Henry Lighthouse. This is also a prime location for water activities like fishing and boating. Over the summer, BeachStreetUSA events include live entertainment in Virginia Beach.
Begin your time in San Francisco with a visit to the Cable Car Museum, an ideal place to learn about the city’s iconic transportation system. Next, enjoy some of the free landmarks that make San Francisco popular, like walking the Golden Gate Bridge, seeing sea lions at Pier 39, driving down Lombard Street, and picnicking at Alamo Square Park.
Although there are tons of things to do and see in the Big Apple, there’s something about touring museums that enriches your travel experience. That’s why we’ve shared our list of free and pay-what-you-wish museums in NYC. Plus, popular attractions like the Bronx Zoo, Guggenheim Museum and NY Botanical Gardens are free select times of the week.
San Diego is one of the best cities to visit on a budget. Not only is the weather incredible year-round, many of the most well known areas of the city are free to visit. Balboa Park is a must-see in San Diego, featuring more than a dozen museums, plus beautiful green space with views of the city. We also love spending time in Old Town and Coronado Island. For the best views in San Diego, visit Cabrillo National Monument for free.
Myrtle Beach is a much-loved summer destination for Americans. This summer, save on your trip by enjoying free activities like fireworks every Tuesday at Broadway at the Beach, long days at the beach, plus free summer concerts at various city parks.
Visiting North Conway any time of year is about enjoying the incredible outdoors. You’ll love a visit to Echo Lake State Park for hiking and picnicking. Another great free thing to do in North Conway is to take the scenic drive up Mount Washington, just north of the city. You’ll enjoy views of rich forests, covered bridges and more.
Did you know it’s free to visit one of the coolest sights in the Southwest? The Alamo should be your first stop in San Antonio. Next, the best places to spend time in San Antonio are the awesome parks, including Mission Reach Linear Park and Missions National Historic Park.
When it comes to saving money on a vacation to Miami, there isn’t much you need to know. In South Florida, it’s all about the beaches, so save money by making the many gorgeous beaches of Miami your main attractions.
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