Today, with travel bloggers quitting their job to follow their dream and travel the world, we’ve all seen people travel without spending much money.
It’s never been easier with budget travel options and sharing services designed specifically for cheap travel. That’s why you can do it too.
Even though the US is home to expensive cities like New York and San Francisco, there are many more cheap places to travel in the US.
Travelling solo or in a group, here are 19 cheap places to travel in the US now.
19 Cheap Places to Travel in the US Now
#1 – Atlanta, GA
Atlanta is best known for it’s rich Southern history, Antebellum architecture and free activities. With inexpensive access to public transportation on the MARTA, getting around the city is cheap and easy. Budget hotel options begin at $36.
#2 – Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque is home to the International Balloon Fiesta and many other museums and fun activities. You must try their green chili burgers to get the city’s full experience. Many activities offer free admissions and budget hotel rates start at $33.
#3 – Pittsburgh, PA
Pittsburgh offers travelers shopping, dining and activities to stay entertained. You can ice skate or visit the Andy Warhol Museum or Carnegie Museum of Art for low cost. This city is easy to access, nestled right in between Washington, DC and New York City. Budget hotel rates begin at $40.
#4 – Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix offers an outdoor extravaganza for tourists with hiking, pool and botanical garden activities. Extreme summer heat makes more moderate temperatures during spring, fall and winter the best time to visit. Budget hotels begin at $56.
#5 – Grand Canyon, AZ
A trip to the Grand Canyon gives you the opportunity to see one of the world’s most majestic canyons and hike until your feet hurt. All activities at the canyon center around hiking and enjoying the Canyon. Budget hotel rates begin as low as $24!
#6 = Glacier National Park, MT
Glacier National Park is located in Northwest Montana. Travelers can hike, camp, tour the park or enjoy other back country activities perfect for adventurers and families. This gorgeous scenery is sure to awe, as a 7-day permit to the park costs only $35. Budget hotels start at $42.
#7 – Gatlinburg, TN
Offering an experience in the Great Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg has breweries, museums, shopping and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for travelers to explore. This is an excellent place to enjoy a little peace and quiet in the woods. Budget hotels begin at $34.
#8 – Outer Banks, NC
The Outer Banks are barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina. Open beaches, state parks, shipwreck diving sites and lighthouses draw tourists from everywhere to enjoy the beaches. The nearby cities – Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head – offer budget hotels beginning at $42.
#9 – Sequoia National Park, CA
Majestic trees keep Sequoia National Park lush all year long. Whether driving through the park, exploring a cave or viewing a scenic overlook, this national park is full of awe and beauty. Hotels in nearby Three Rivers, CA begin at $59.
#10 – Portland, OR
Portland is an eclectic community full of food trucks, environmentalists and local artists. Visiting the food trucks downtown, the rose garden and viewing the Oregon Coast are must-do, inexpensive activities on this trip. Budget hotels begin at $46.
#11 – San Antonio, TX
Historic sites, Tex Mex cuisine and shopping will draw you to San Antonio. While in the city, visiting the FREE River walk area and Alamo are a must, though you’ll also find shopping, city tours and many museums to visit on the trip. Hotel rates begin at $34.
#12 – Savannah, GA
Savannah offers travelers a taste of the past with moss hanging from trees, historical homes and horse drawn carriages. You can even see where the famous “Box of Chocolates” scene from Forest Gump was filmed and enjoy delicious southern food. Budget hotel rates begin at $38.
#13 – Virginia Beach, VA
Virginia Beach is an off-the-beaten-path stop for beach lovers. The city has many historical sites, swimming beaches, nature parks and outdoor activities for adventure seekers. A quick trip to Williamsburg is a fun way to learn about early US history also. Hotel rates begin at $35.
#14 – Myrtle Beach, SC
As a vacation resort on the South Carolina coast, this 60-mile string of beaches offers boardwalk arcades, restaurants and one of the country’s tallest Ferris wheels. Take a visit to the Family Kingdom Amusement park or just enjoy the beach. Hotel rates begin at $30.
#15 – Salt Lake City, UT
Home to many hiking trails, parks and the saltiest lake in the Western Hemisphere, this city is perfect for avid outdoorsmen. Visit the Great Salt Lake, hike in the nearby mountains or enjoy breweries in town. Hotels begin at $26.
#16 – Biloxi, MS
For gamblers, Biloxi offers the Beau Rivage Casino for a fun, quick vacation. Light houses, beaches and historical sites also draw travelers to the small Mississippi city. Budget hotel rates begin at $39.
#17 – Dallas, TX
Dallas is a fun place to visit for nightlife activities. With many shows and concerts, you’ll stay entertained at night. During the day, plenty of shopping and historical sites will keep you curious and busy. Budget hotels close to the city center begin at $40.
#18 – Raleigh, NC
More moderate weather and beautiful views of nature are some of the best reasons to visit Raleigh, NC. City scavenger hunts, parks and nature exhibits will keep you busy alongside historical sites and museums. Hotel rates begin at $48.
#19 – Jacksonville, FL
Jacksonville is a great tourist destination for sports lovers, golfers and beach goers. Budget travelers can enjoy a range of fun activities here including swimming, surfing, state parks, breweries, the zoo and shopping, Budget hotel rates begin at $40.