ICYMI: Checkout These Affordable Summer Vacation Destinations

If you are thinking of planning a summer vacation, that is budget friendly, then you might enjoy this article! Below you will find a list of affordable summer vacation destinations to consider for your upcoming vacation! These destinations listed below are wonderful vacation spots that won’t break the bank while visiting. Whether you hop on a plane or take a road trip, these vacation spots are sure to please. Think outside of the box on places to visit, and you will be amazed at the fun attractions to do, that is friendly on your budget.


Kansas City, Missouri: Home of the Kansas City Royals, is a great place for a getaway. Catch a ball game in Kauffman Stadium or even a Nascar race if it is the right season. You can find amazing food options (try their famous barbecue stops), amazing shopping centers and more. You can even visit the LEGOLAND for the kids to enjoy. They even have a National World War I Museum for anyone who enjoys history. You will for sure not get bored on a weekend stay!


Photo Credit: Jonathan Tesler

Denver, Colorado: This is another wonderful city to visit on a vacation. Go explore the Rocky Mountains, visit their famous Denver zoo, white water rafting in the summer is one of the most popular attractions. You can float down the river and splash around, getting to see beautiful countryside, and have a thrilling ride. Visit Eltich Gardens Theme and Waterpark for the day, or just go site seeing. The food is amazing, affordable hotels, and more. You can’t go wrong, staying in Colorado!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida: Fort Lauderdale is known as the “Venice of America”, and is ranked one of the five cheapest travel destinations in the U.S. They have great prices on rental cars, dining, and airfare. Great place to soak up some warm sunshine, hit the beach, shopping, and more! You could go visit museums, spend the day at the beach, attend the Everglades VIP tour – on an hour-long airboat tour, and more. You truly can find something fun for anyone!


Orlando, Florida: If you are looking for a family vacation, you might consider Orlando to visit one of many theme parks. You can find great deals on family packages for Disney World, LEGOLAND, SeaWorld and more. You could get a bundle deal, that will save you a good amount of money, and spend a lot of time enjoying the rides and tasty food.


Phoenix, Arizona: Did you know that Phoenix receives over 3,800 hours of sunshine per year? If you are looking for a warm vacation spot, this could be the place. It is ranked one of the ten cheapest travel destination spots for airfare and hotels! The Desert Botanical Garden covers around 140 acres, and contains tens of thousands of plants! You can walk through and see the beautiful blooms and array of colors, they have trails to make it easy for walking! It is a great way to see the wonders of the desert up close and personal. You can also visit one or more of their art or science museums! You can enjoy some awesome shopping, go on a tour, family fun activities, and more. You can find something for the whole family to enjoy.

Albuquerque, New Mexico: Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, and is known for being an affordable travel destination! You can get affordable hotel rates, dinners and more. One popular attraction is the Sandia Peak Tramway, it is an elevation of 10, 378 feet, and will give you a breathtaking view of Albuquerque! Check out the Canteen Brewery and try one of their award-winning crafts, visit the nature center, take a hot air balloon ride, and more, while you stay.

50 thoughts on “ICYMI: Checkout These Affordable Summer Vacation Destinations

  1. Ooh these are really nice! I am going to Orlando next week and I am so excited to take a look around. Thanks for sharing!


  2. Oh my… now you really have me wanting to pack the FAB Five up and hit the road when school is out… I have been to K.C. so many times because I live only 4 hours away… but I always find so much to do when I get there… well have a lot of family living there… and the food is wonderful! thanks for sharing Queen… stay blessed


  3. This is such a helpful list. I need to decide where we will go for a vacation this summer and this list will help. Thank you!


  4. Ahhh I’m trying to decide of somewhere I can go on vacation with my two young ladies. This is nice. I know for a fact Florida is definitely a wonderful place to visit.


  5. I’d be happy going to any of these places. They all look and sound wonderful. I have been to Arizona before and liked it. And Orlando.


  6. I love this list because they’re all places that I can fly in no time. I have a toddler and his attention span isn’t that high yet. I love Denver and would love to go back!


  7. I can agree 100% with Denver since I went to school there for 4 years. It is an amazing place with so many mountains to hike.


  8. you have the greatest photo ever!!! You make me wanna booked a flight to all the destinations you suggested.. ahhh i love to swim in that pool right now


  9. Phoenix is beautiful. I have no doubt. You have some unreal skies and weather there. My only problem is the heat. I remember getting up one morning thinking a nice dip in the pool at 6 am would be good. It was a sauna already. It was like I was in a hot tub without any jets. Ugh!


  10. Being in the UK, they may be a little pricier for me. But I used to live in Phx and can personally recommend it as a tourist destination. It’s absolutely breathtaking. Around May / June time It get overwhelmingly hot until around Oct, so I would recommend visiting May or Oct time.


  11. I actually would love to go to Denver this summer! I live in Albuquerque so Denver is not too far! I love that you included ABQ! There’s lots of outdoorsy things to do in nm (Carlsbad caverns, tent rocks, etc! ) plus… GREEN CHILE! 🙂


  12. As a family of seven, we don’t vacation very often. We’re considering a vacation after summer, though. Anything we do has to be affordable since we are such a large family and on one income. These are all doable options. Thanks!


  13. This is a great post as my husband and I are research summer vacation destinations now. I’ve visited Colorado Springs but Denver sounds like a lot of fun too with family friendly options!


  14. I’ve been to all but Denver & Kansas City and I would love to visit them again. I’ve also heard amazing things about Denver, so maybe this summer I can finally make that trip happen!


  15. I’ve been to every location you’ve listed and grew up in Orlando. I am looking forward to visiting Denver again really soon. Great post that I will definitely share with my Always Ready To Travel friends!


  16. THANK YOU! I have been dying to get somewhere this summer for a family vacation but we want it to be affordable and I cannot seem to find anything that is affordable. It’s so hard, but this def helped me!


  17. Hmmmm a lot of these are new to me and SOUND nice but…*cocks brow*..Fort Lauderdale is on this list. I used to live there..I’ve never been to Venice…but I’m doubtful. Haha, I think the part I lived in may have been especially horrible though, I have heard there are good parts. 😛


  18. It’s nice to be able to go on vacation without worrying about the money. I think these are definitely worth the trip! I’ve been wanting to go on vacation for some time now.


  19. Interesting post ! Beautifully Written & wonderful Clicks !

    As for summer vacations , We too visited a beautiful Hill station in North India recently !

    And Here ‘s a short write up from my recently updated Travel Diary :

    My ‘With Family’ story of a near perfect Hill Station !!(Photograph based short story )


    Hope you find it interesting ! 🙂


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  21. Adding Kansas City and Albuquerque + Phoenix to my Summer Travel List! ❤️ I’ve never went on a week long vacation that’s not the beach, but I will be in late July (Nashville!), so I’m excited. These places look so interesting. Thanks for sharing! Xo- Shea *PS: Just followed your blog! 😘


  22. Great tips and I love that you included Albuquerque! It’s a hidden treasure and close to Santa Fe where they do the balloon festival every year. One of our first posts for imready.blog was about a family trip to San Antonio, you should take a peek.


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