By Scott Hartbeck | Travel Pulse

Big Fun Without Budget Worries

As we turn the page to a new year, the bills from the holiday season come rolling in, leading many travel lovers to start dreaming about the best places to go on a budget. Because regardless of what that bank account says, we’re not giving up on traveling, right? Luckily, the USA is full of destinations that are affordable, and no matter where you live there is sure to be one nearby. All of the following places offer significant savings by way of affordable accommodation or a wealth of free attractions.

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Birmingham, Alabama

Birmingham won’t break the bank but you might leave this hub of Alabama culture with your expectations shattered. For instance, take City Walk BHAM, a colorful new urban park that has breathed new life into an otherwise drab space under a highway overpass. Then there’s the renowned Civil Rights District and Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark (both free to enjoy) and the city’s famous icon Vulcan—the world’s biggest cast iron statue—which is free to admire from afar, with a visit to the museum costing in the single digits.

Other Affordable Destinations:

  • Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Fargo, North Dakota
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Buffalo, New York
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Fort Worth, Texas
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Rapid City, South Dakota
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Kansas City, Missouri
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Tucson, Arizona
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Sacramento, California
  • Richmond, Virginia

Photo Credit: Art Meripol