7 Cheap Summer Vacations for Travelers on a Budget

Billy Rogers

Glacier National Park

Situated in northwest Montana, Glacier National Park offers breathtaking scenery ideal for budget-conscious travelers. One of its highlights is the iconic Going-to-the-Sun Road, renowned for its stunning vistas and perfect for summer drives.

Cannon Beach

Nestled along the Oregon coast, Cannon Beach stretches nearly 4 miles and is celebrated for its natural beauty. Budget-conscious travelers will appreciate its diverse tide pools, ample birdwatching opportunities, and iconic Haystack Rock.

Grand Canyon National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Grand Canyon in Arizona offers an unparalleled experience for budget travelers, especially through camping. 

Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs presents abundant opportunities for budget-friendly exploration amidst spectacular natural scenery

San Diego

Enjoy beaches and attractions like San Diego Zoo affordably with a Go San Diego Card. Avoid high hotel prices during Comic-Con.

Niagara Falls

Affordable summer destination with bundled passes for attractions. Book in advance to save costs during peak season.

Vancouver, Canada

Explore Stanley Park and Kitsilano Beach for free. Enjoy diverse culinary options from sushi to fish and chips.


Bordering Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Moab offers affordable accommodations from campgrounds to motels.


Located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with affordable $5 daily parking. Plenty of outdoor and family-friendly activities.

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