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Three Exciting Yet Cheap US Vacation Destinations

Updated on August 7, 2013

Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park, California

If you want to look at beautiful scenery on your vacation and reconnect with Mother Nature, then one of the top national parks in the US would be a perfect spot for you to relax for a week. Often touted as the most beautiful of all the state parks, Yosemite spans 800 miles (that’s larger than that state of Rhode Island).

You can spend your time hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, roasting marshmallows around a campfire or any number of other fun outdoor activities. Some of the lakes even have scenic beaches for those that want to lounge on the beach with a good summer book!

If you drive to the park the cost is just $20 per car load of people for a whole 7 days of admission. You can camp or rent a cabin at very low rates, but if you’d rather not rough it there are hotels too.

Washington, D. C.

Visit the nation’s capital on your next vacation and learn something valuable! If education is your thing then you can’t go wrong with this vacation destination full of monuments and museums. I bet you didn’t even know that most of these exhibits, including all 19 of the museums that make up the Smithsonian, offer free admission.

You can use the metro system for transportation and during the summer there are many free concerts in the parks. It’s fun for all ages and a great “bucket list” trip for viewing many famous attractions.

Washington D.C. - History, Politics, Nightlife

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Are you looking for a relaxing beach getaway but shudder to think of the high costs of travel and hotel stays at the big resorts? Many people don’t think of beautiful beaches when they think of Alabama because they forget that its coastline is an extension of the FL panhandle. There are, in fact, over 30 miles of gorgeous beach front in Alabama.

The fact that many people don’t think to go there means much lower prices for travel and hospitality. It also isn’t nearly as crowded as say, Ft. Lauderdale. The restaurants are divine, offering fresh seafood with a southern twist.

Cancun, or Alabama?

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