The Cheapest 10 Places to Visit This Summer for your Vacation.[With Prices]


Are you having trouble deciding where to spend your summer holiday? A place where you don’t get to incur much expenses, A place that millions of Individuals visits every year just to have a glimpse of those fascinating views in the World.

Then this is for you! We gathered just for you 10 places that are worth visiting this summer as you are on vacation with the cheapest spendings.

The Maine coast

Maine coast

Maine

Chosen By: Meredith Perdue, co-creator of the lifestyle travel and food website, Map & Menu

Why: The coast of Maine is a quintessential American summer getaway destination, and for good reason: Who can resist the idea of sampling overstuffed lobster rolls while exploring mile after mile of the storied rocky coastline? When planning a summer trip to Maine during the height of the season, the cost may seem a little daunting at first. We’ve found that if you’re able to venture a little further off the beaten path, good deals — even during peak travel season — are still to be had. Although destinations like Camden, Mount Desert Island and Kennebunkport should rightfully be on any Maine travel bucket list, broadening your search beyond some of these more popular tourist destinations will end up costing a lot less in the long run. Some of our favorite getaways can be found in the Midcoast region of Maine. The Lincolnville Motel is a recently updated, midcentury roadside find located just north of the much more popular Camden, while the charming Nebo Lodge is nearly 13 miles off the mainland on the island of North Haven. Both are affordable yet stylish options that still provide the perfect Maine Midcoast experience. While visiting the area, grab a quick bite to eat at Dot’s in Lincolnville or head to Rockland for hot dogs at Wasses. And make sure to keep an eye out for any of the numerous lobster pounds surrounding many of the coastal coves, where fresh-off-the-boat seafood is often available at pre-market prices.

A stunning scene on Hvar Island in Croatia.

Hvar Island CroatiaCroatia –Photo courtesy of @mylifesatravelmovie/Instagram

Chosen By: Alyssa Ramos of My Life’s a Movie is a solo female travel blogger, content creator, entrepreneur and social media influencer who travels the world full time. She aims to inspire the idea of “If I can do it, you can do it,” and seeks to showcase unique destinations through her unique photography style and honest, detailed travel tips.

Why: There seems to be this thought that Croatia is expensive — especially because of the increasingly popular Yacht Week, which requires a full-on yacht rental to sail around — but I can assure you that is not the case. If island hopping on Croatia’s famous coastline is what you’re interested in, you’ll be happy to hear that you can opt for a cheap ferry to get around. Renting a car is also extremely affordable in Croatia, which means you can head to some of the lesser-known (and less expensive) coastal towns like Rovinj and up to popular attractions like Plitvice Lakes. Finding affordable accommodations is possible, as well. In Rovinj, I loved the beachfront resort, Amarin, where I recently got a last-minute room for under $100 (they’re a bit more in summer). I also loved Le Meridien in Split, where rooms start at 100 Euros. Airbnb is also popular and affordable throughout Croatia.

 

A picture-perfect view of Lake Powell.

Lake Powell ArizonaLake Powell, Arizona — Photo courtesy of @damesly/Instagram

Chosen By: Kelly Lewis specializes in women’s travel: She’s the founder of Go! Girl Guides (travel guidebooks for women), the Women’s Travel Fest and Damesly, a tour company for creative and professional women. Follow her on Instagram at @damesly.

Why: Northern Arizona is the home of red rocks and stone formations, but Lake Powell is where things start to get really interesting. It’s like visiting the Grand Canyon, if the Grand Canyon were underwater. Stretching the Utah/Arizona border, this 186-mile lake houses 96 canyons, many of which you can drive down and have all to yourself. You’ll also find Antelope Canyon and the Rainbow Bridge (the world’s largest natural bridge) on the water, as well as free-flowing waterfalls, if you’re lucky enough to catch some rain. Spend a week on the lake with your friends and family, driving through slot canyons, anchoring on deserted beaches and camping under the stars. Most houseboats come with waterslides attached to the back of them, and many have BBQs and hot tubs on the roof, too. Pick up your boat from Antelope Point Marina where the cost per person works out to roughly $100/per day, depending on the size of the boat. You’ll be saving on food, too — grocery shop before you leave and plan to cook out most nights. Don’t miss Horseshoe Bend, just outside of the town of Page, on your way in or out.

View of Cannon Beach in Oregon with Haystack Rock in the background.

 Cannon Beach in OregonCannon Beach, Oregon–(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

Chosen By: With nearly 30 years of travel, Beth Whitman is known as a women’s travel expert. She’s the Chief Wanderer at Wanderlust and Lipstick and leads tours through its sister company, WanderTours.

Why: While Cannon Beach may not be the least expensive option on the Oregon coast, there are ways to make this an affordable summer getaway. And there’s something for everyone — families, friends, solo travelers — in this special small town. With nature at your back door, there’s plenty of free entertainment. First stop: Haystack Rock, the iconic outcropping that juts from the water. Here you can walk out to the rocks during low tide and search for starfish and other sea creatures. Nearby Ecola State Park not only offers some wonderful hiking trails that hug the coastline but it has camping spots as well. For a treat, stop in at the Pig ‘n Pancake, where you can fill up on a hearty and affordable breakfast. Consider renting a beach house with a kitchen. A tip: Many accommodations in town offer special rates if you book Sunday through Thursday. I’m also a fan of McBee Cottages. Because it’s a mere block from the beach, it’s a little less expensive than places right on the water.

Jupiter — Florida’s best kept secret.

Jupiter FloridaJupiter, Florida–Photo courtesy of @mylifesatravelmovie/Instagram

Chosen By: Alyssa Ramos of My Life’s a Movie is a solo female travel blogger, content creator, entrepreneur and social media influencer who travels the world full time. She aims to inspire the idea of “If I can do it, you can do it,” and seeks to showcase unique destinations through her unique photography style and honest, detailed travel tips.

Why: Jupiter is a small, but quickly growing coastal town just 15 minutes north of Palm Beach. It used to be a sleepy, unknown beach town when I was growing up here, and is fast becoming a tropical hot spot. But there’s a big perk — it’s super affordable since it’s still super local. Jupiter’s key attraction is its miles and miles of clean beach shores, which are uncorrupted by expensive tourist restaurants and souvenir shops. You’ll find plenty of delicious local restaurants nearby, most of which have awesome happy hours, like Guanabanas and the Thirsty Turtle. There are a lot of well-priced chain properties here (Courtyward by Marriott, Comfort Inn & Suites), as well as a lot of nice Airbnbs, which is a super affordable option. It also goes without saying that the weather tends to be perfect in Jupiter.

A view of Clear Lake, Iowa.

Clear Lake, IowaClear Lake, Iowa– Photo courtesy of @thewalkingtourists/Instagram

Chosen By: Whether it’s across the world or in her own backyard in Omaha, Nebraska, Lisa Trudell — co-founder of The Walking Tourists, with husband, Tim — seeks to expose treasures in the Midwest. Together with Mason City, Iowa -based Sara Broers, she also runs Midwest Travel Bloggers. They are lovers of all things food, travel, and adventure and have been on the road to discovery for the last 11 years combined.

Why: A jewel in the Midwest is Clear Lake, Iowa, which was named  one of the country’s great American beaches by USA Today. Clear Lake — a small town with a population of just under 8,000 — is two hours north of Des Moines and two hours south of Minneapolis. On the huge lake, you’ll find boating rentals and a charming paddleboat called Lady of the Lake. Clear Lake is also known as the last place that Buddy Holly played (at the iconic Surf Ballroom) before his fateful plane crash only miles away in a cornfield. Great affordable places to stay abound — including camping in a yurt in McIntosh State Park for just $35 a night to sleeping in themed rooms at the Hilltop Motel right across from the Surf Ballroom. Looking for great meals with a view? Don’t miss eating the unique creation of Billy Gail’s French Cakes(a combination of French toast and pancakes) at PM Park. Or grab the delicious bourbon burger at The Landing. To top it off, grab a delicious sweet treat at Cookie’s Etc, where the mantra is “Life is Short, Eat Cookies.” Fun fact: Clear Lake has the longest running consecutive July 4thcelebration in the state of Iowa, welcoming 50,000 visitors each year for the week-long event.

Brooklyn — an alternative to Manhattan.

affordable BrooklynBrooklyn, New York–Photo courtesy of @recesscity/Instagram

Who: Anna Lisa is a travel and ethical style blogger, who runs the popular Instagram account @recesscity with her partner Porter. This September they’re packing their bags to circle the globe, a trip you can read more about here.

Chosen By: Ah, New York City in summer, when heat radiates off the sidewalks, tourists flock at a record pace and the sun beats down with an intensity that can make even the most level-headed New Yorkers, well, irritable. Want to get a taste of the city, but not quite thrilled about the cost? Brooklyn offers the perfect go-between. The streets are wider, the mornings quieter and the pace dialed down just a notch. This is a place where noontime July strolls can still be enjoyable, where there’s no need to sacrifice on culture and food (try the cornbread ice cream at OddFellows or jump in on the flash-frozen fad at -321º Ice Cream Shop) and where hotels, restaurants, bars and cafes express an individuality that could keep you entertained for weeks, let alone a weekend. Rent one of literally hundreds of flats available on Airbnb to really stretch your dollar. Or check out a reasonably priced spot like the Urban Cowboy. For a little more, there’s The Box House, with an enviable interior design worthy of Instagram. New York is so often viewed as the epicenter of American culture, and for good reason: It’s where everything and anything can happen. We think Brooklyn is well worth the trip (and the subsequent trips back that you’ll find impossible to resist).

Toronto’s Sugar Beach.

Toronto's Sugar BeachToronto, Canada–Photo courtesy of @nataliediscala/Instagram

Chosen By: Natalie DiScala, editor of the travel and style blog, Oh! Travelissima, which celebrates the beauty of travel.

Why: If you’re looking for a bargain this summer, consider Toronto. Not only is this vibrant and dynamic city my hometown (which means I have a major soft spot for it), but the strong U.S. dollar means it offers American travelers great value for their money (think: 25-30% off). Plus, Canada is celebrating its sesquicentennial this year, making it an extra special time to visit. Celebrations will be happening across the country and in Toronto all year long — but on Canada Day (July 1), Toronto will be lit up in parks and squares all over the city to commemorate this milestone anniversary. While you’re there, take advantage of all the free outdoor things to do in the city, like visiting the Distillery Historic District, exploring St. Lawrence Market and strolling The Beach, a popular neighborhood that stretches along the shores of Lake Ontario. Looking for a cultural experience? Toronto’s got lots on offer that won’t cost a thing, like the free events at Harbourfront Centre; free events, films and concerts at Yonge-Dundas Square and the Canadian Opera Company’s free concert series.

 

On the beach in Bathsheba, on the eastern coast of Barbados.

Barbados

Barbados–(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

Chosen By:Shnieka Johnson is a freelance writer specializing in family travel. You can follow her on Twitter.

Why: Because the exchange rate in Barbados is favorable for those using U.S dollars (US$1 = BBD$2), it is an affordable Caribbean destination — especially in summer. The weather is quite favorable as well: tropical year-round, with average temperatures between 75 and 85 degrees. If you plan your trip during an off-peak time, such as late summer, you can land a stay at one of the numerous upscale accommodations on the island at deep discounts. By planning a trip during an off-peak time, you will miss some of the most popular times to be in Barbados –including the popular summer festival, Crop Over – but you will not only avoid crowds, you will also save dollars. Barbados is, of course, known for its beaches. There is nothing better than strolling on a white, sandy beach and looking out on the clear blue water. My favorite is Crane Beach, which is next to the luxurious Crane Hotel. You can find great deals for this property on the ocean side of the island. Delicious – and affordable – food and drink are in abundance as well on the island. The rum drinks at the Mount Gay Rum Barbados distillery cannot be beat. You’ll learn the history of Mount Gay Rum, see how the rum is made and have opportunity to taste the selections. Barbados is known for its Bajan cuisine (which includes dishes influenced by a number of cultures) and the Friday night fish fry at Oistins, which was once a major seaport in the Caribbean. At Oistins, you will be immersed in the local flavors of Barbados as you navigate the food stations, listen to live music and find craft items for sale. One of the best meals I’ve had in Barbados was a fish plate from “Uncle George” in Oistins Fish Market.

The Denver skyline

DenverDenver–(Photo courtesy of Shutterstock)

Chosen By: With nearly 30 years of travel, Beth Whitman is known as a women’s travel expert. She’s the Chief Wanderer at Wanderlust and Lipstick and leads tours through its sister company, WanderTours.

Why: Because of its central location, Denver is an excellent destination city in the U.S. It has matured tremendously in recent years, making it a draw for those seeking culture, cuisine and the outdoors. You can take a free tour of the Coors Brewery or, if you’d prefer something a bit healthier, check out the Celestial Seasonings production plant. Throughout the summer, City Park has free jazz concerts. If you don’t mind spending a bit of money, one of the best treats you can give yourself is a trip to Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater where a wide variety of artists perform all summer long. Pretty much pick any direction and you can drive to the mountains for a day of hiking. Leave early in the morning, however, because during the summer parking lots fill quickly. Carry lots of water due to the altitude and bring your own snacks as many of the parks don’t have amenities other than bathrooms. Looking for a cheap place to stay? Check out Hostel Fish, which is a more upscale take on a hostel, with private rooms, a restaurant, a music venue and amenities like free WiFi.

We wish you the best choice and a wonderful Summer.

-Forbes

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