Many of us have waited until the very last minute to make summer vacation plans. If not properly researched and budgeted, this can often turn into a costly and unnecessarily stressful experience. But, last-minute trips don’t have to be that way. While reasonably priced big cities like Las Vegas and Orlando, Florida, are always in the cards when it comes to travel, you can just as easily book an affordable summer trip right now by looking at smaller, non-touristy destinations in the U.S. On top of reducing travel costs, you’ll avoid the large crowds and long lines that often come with the busy summer travel season.
GOBankingRates analyzed data from 85 cities across the U.S. to determine the 30 most affordable last-minute summer vacation destinations. For each city, the study looked at the average hotel price per night, meal costs and round-trip local transportation costs for two people over the course of a seven-night stay. It turns out these are the best vacation cities for your wallet. Read more>