15 Affordable Destinations to Visit in August

August is one of the most popular travel months, but that doesn’t mean your trip has to cost a small fortune. By knowing where to go, you can have an affordable getaway to some fantastic destinations in the US. To help you plan your trip, we have gathered information on 15 of the most affordable places to travel in the US this August.

1. Orlando, Florida
– Average cost (including round-trip flights and a one-night hotel stay): $519
– Orlando is always a good idea, especially in August when the weather is hot but the crowds are fewer. Explore the theme parks, enjoy free activities and attractions, and indulge in the city’s food and drink scene.
– Where to stay: Check out Disney’s Pop Century Resort or Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort for great value options.

2. New Orleans, Louisiana
– Average cost: $520
– Dive into the vibrant culture and cuisine of New Orleans, with free and fun-filled events happening throughout August. Visit museums, gardens, and enjoy a refreshing daiquiri.
– Where to stay: Consider the upscale Omni Royal Orleans hotel for a convenient and luxurious stay.

3. Miami, Florida
– Average cost: $538
– Enjoy the beautiful beaches, nightlife, architecture, and arts and culture scene of Miami without breaking the bank. Explore free beaches and parks, take a self-guided tour of the city, and indulge in the Miami Spice Restaurant Month.
– Where to stay: Find great deals on Miami hotels in August and choose from a range of options from five-star resorts to charming boutique properties.

4. Fort Lauderdale, Florida
– Average cost: $540
– Escape to the golden-sand shores of Fort Lauderdale and explore the vibrant city with its beaches, shopping, and museums. Enjoy Dine Out Lauderdale 2024 and take advantage of the city’s culinary scene.
– Where to stay: Consider a chic stay at Kimpton Shorebreak Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort for a comfortable and value-packed experience.

5. Denver, Colorado
– Average cost: $553
– Discover outdoor adventures in Denver, from scenic hiking to brewery hopping. Visit Mount Galbraith Park, enjoy the Denver Beer Trail, and catch a concert at Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre.
– Where to stay: Book a room at the Acoma House for a unique experience in Denver’s Golden Triangle District.

6. Washington, D.C.
– Average cost: $565
– Immerse yourself in the history and attractions of the nation’s capital, from the National Mall to the Smithsonian museums. Enjoy free walking tours, explore picturesque Georgetown, and visit the trendy Yours Truly D.C. hotel for a stylish stay.

7. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
– Average cost: $586
– Enjoy fun in the sun at Myrtle Beach with its wide sandy beaches and family-friendly attractions. Explore Brookgreen Gardens, enjoy mini golf, and catch free performances and fireworks shows.
– Where to stay: Look for chain hotel options like Marriott Myrtle Beach Resort and Spa at Grand Dunes for a comfortable and budget-friendly stay.

8. Atlanta, Georgia
– Average cost: $614
– Escape to urban Atlanta to enjoy discounted hotel rates, outdoor events, and cultural attractions. Explore nature trails, visit museums and historical sites, bar-hop along Broadway, and attend the Piedmont Park Arts Festival.
– Where to stay: Stay at The Starling in Midtown for a convenient location close to Piedmont Park and other attractions.

9. Las Vegas, Nevada
– Average cost: $621
– Explore the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas on a budget with free attractions and happy hour specials. Watch water shows, circus acts, and live music, and enjoy great deals on some of the city’s best eats.
– Where to stay: Consider a stay at Marriott’s Grand Chateau, a Las Vegas property without resort fees located less than a mile from The Strip.

10. San Francisco, California
– Average cost: $621
– Discover vibrant neighborhoods, historic sites, and top-notch dining in San Francisco. Visit Golden Gate Park, The Painted Ladies, Alcatraz, and enjoy Outside Lands music festival.
– Where to stay: Book a room at The Marker for a stylish and sophisticated stay near top attractions like Union Square.

11. Chicago, Illinois
– Average cost: $628
– Experience warm weather and outdoor events in Chicago in August, from music festivals to beach activities. Explore the city’s neighborhoods, enjoy free performances, and watch movies under the stars.
– Where to stay: Stay at Aloft Chicago Mag Mile for a convenient and affordable home base for exploring the city.

12. Nashville, Tennessee
– Average cost: $646
– Immerse yourself in the music scene of Nashville with live performances, historic sites, and vibrant neighborhoods. Enjoy hot chicken, live music venues, and explore Centennial Park.
– Where to stay: Check out the new Tempo by Hilton Nashville Downtown for a sleek and stylish stay close to Broadway.

13. New York, New York
– Average cost: $674
– Soak up the sun in New York’s parks, from Central Park to Bryant Park. Explore the city’s five boroughs, hit

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