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The Best US Vacations If You're On A Budget
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has an epic art scene with Magic Gardens, late night visits to museums and galleries on First Fridays, and over 3,000 city murals that are absolutely free to view. The city is home to many landmarks that date back to the founding of the country, like the Liberty Bell, which is among the many free or pay-what-you-can attractions.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The culture-rich neighborhoods of Miami, Florida, boast some of the most budget-friendly and tasty eateries, and foodies wanting some of the best Cuban food they'll likely ever eat should spend some time in Little Havana. For affordable entertainment, try Microtheater Miami, which puts on 15-minute plays in vibrantly painted shipping containers downtown.
Miami, Florida
Trip Savvy's budget-friendly guide to visiting the Grand Canyon in Arizona advises visiting during the off-season, and on one of the National Parks Services' free admission days. It also has some hacks on actually getting to the canyon and snagging affordable accommodations, as well as tips and warnings about self-guided hikes.
Grand Canyon National Park
For about $35 for a full week of access, Glacier National Park in Montana boasts over 700 miles of trails to travelerblog, with the most expensive part of the trip likely being the gear needed to get around the beautiful reserve. With its own airport just 30 miles from the entrance, and a free shuttle to Going-To-The-Sun Road, it's an accessible, can’t-miss experience.
Glacier National Park
Surrounded by the Appalachian Mountains from all sides, two National Parks, and the Shenandoah River running through it, Shenandoah Valley in Western Virginia has a variety of beautiful views and affordable activities. Hiking, camping, tubing, kayaking, and canoeing are all options, and it’s close enough to Charlottesville for a city excursion, too.
Shenandoah Valley