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Top 5 Affordable Vacations in the United States

Summertime means you’re itching to go on vacation. But where can you go on vacation that won’t leave your wallet in flames?

Check out these great-value destinations for affordable vacations.

Washington, DC

When it comes to history and things to see, there’s no better place to go than the nation’s capital.

Walking around the National Mall and seeing the United States’ most iconic buildings is an experience worth the trip to DC itself. And of course, sightseeing is free.

On top of that, the various Smithsonian museums – including the Museum of Natural History, the Air and Space Museum, and the National Archives – are all free and open to the public.

With so many things for tourists to do in DC, it makes sense that there are many great campgrounds in and around the District.

Tampa Bay, FL

If you want a Florida vacation without the outrageous prices at Disney World in Orlando, the Tampa Bay is a great destination.

One of the top attractions in Tampa is Busch Gardens, an amusement park full of animals, roller coasters, and free beer. Other attractions include the Adventure Islands water park, the Museum of Science and Industry, and the Florida Aquarium. And of course, there’s plenty of top-ranked beaches in Tampa Bay.

Tampa Bay is also a great place to go camping; be sure to check out the campgrounds of Hillsborough River State Park.

St. Augustine, FL

Another cheap Florida alternative is St. Augustine, one of the most historic cities in the nation. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the continental United States.

The must-see site in St. Augustine is the Castillo de San Marcos. Originally built by Spanish settlers starting in 1672, it’s one of the oldest forts in the US.

After touring the castle, take a walk down St. George Street and check out the many shops there, visit the iconic St. Augustine lighthouse, or grab your bathing suit and head to the beach.

For setting up your camping headquarters near St. Augustine, check out Anastasia State Park.

New Orleans, LA

You don’t need to wait until Mardi Gras to see fantastic things in New Orleans.

One of the most unique cultural hubs in the US, New Orleans is a city that’s always prepared to entertain you. From the street performers and works of art lining every corner to the frequent parades and festivals, something exciting (and cheap) is always happening in NOLA.

When you take a break from partying, take some time to enjoy the local Cajun cuisine or take a ferry along the Mississippi River.

The weather in New Orleans means it’s a great place to go camping year-round.

Memphis, TN

Nashville is a popular tourist spot. But nearby Memphis offers its own great experiences with a slightly different flavor and a more affordable price tag.

Memphis is home of blues, soul, and rock music. One landmark is Graceland, the home of beloved music sensation Elvis Presley. There’s also the historic Sun Studio where Presley, Johnny Cash, and other music legends recorded.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park is right next to Memphis and borders the Mississippi River. For a once-in-a-lifetime camping experience (although a bit more expensive), campers can stay at the Graceland campgrounds in the backyard of the king of rock ‘n’ roll.

Plan Affordable Vacations Now

One of the best and most budget-friendly ways to go on vacations is through camping.

Contact us today to purchase a campground membership and start planning some affordable vacations. Campfires and memories included!