Five Budget-Friendly Summer Vacation Ideas


The season of summer is in full swing and is ideal for a family (or pals!) getaway. Despite what you might believe, there are many great locations that are reasonably priced to visit. So check out one of these fantastic possibilities for your upcoming summer trip!

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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A budget-friendly summer RV vacation is ideal from Colorado Springs. It’s the ideal location for a trip packed with outdoor excitement, being 60 miles south of Denver. Within a day’s drive, visitors can visit three separate national parks, as well as national monuments and state parks. Explore the sand dunes of Great Sand Dunes National Park, take a trip through Rocky Mountain National Park, or see the Pueblo cliff dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park. Additionally, Pikes Peak, the tallest peak in the Rocky Mountains, is directly underneath you. Leave your RV at the park and take a 19-mile scenic drive in your tow vehicle down Pikes Peak Highway. Of course, you shouldn’t overlook Garden of the Gods, a stunning National Natural Landmark that is close to the city.
Glacier National Park, Montana

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The greatest time to see Going-to-the-Sun Road in Glacier National Park is during the summer. With more than a million acres of untouched splendor and more than 700 miles of trails, there is enough to do here. You’re in need of suggestions. As a starter, consider going for a hike, mountain biking, rock climbing, fishing, or whitewater rafting. Both the park and neighborhood outfitters provide guided hikes and tours. To restock on supplies or to explore, head to the nearby town of Kalispell.

Black Hills and Badlands, South Dakota

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In this stunning region of South Dakota, you may learn about Native American history, tour many national parks, and see a number of national monuments. There is a ton great do in the Black Hills and Badlands region, whether you’re interested in history or adventure. View the Crazy Horse Memorial and Mount Rushmore, two enormous stone carvings. In Custer State Park, go hiking or swimming in the lake. There are many national parks to choose from, such as Wind Cave and Badlands. Or visit some of the communities, such as modern Rapid City or the old Deadwood. Additionally, the trip to Wyoming’s Devil’s Tower National Monument just takes two hours from Rapid City.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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It is no surprise that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America with its vast expanse of land to explore and breathtaking mountain views. Summer is a great season to travel, whether it’s to hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail, look for waterfalls on the footpaths, or take in the vista from Clingmans Dome. You may enter the park from a variety of points, and nearby Tennessee’s attractive cities like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are also worth exploring. The best part is that there are no entrance fees to the park!
Northern Michigan

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Summer is the ideal season to visit stunning locations like Michigan, which may go ignored in favor of the vast national parks in the west or the ocean. For an inexpensive summer vacation full of beauty, take a road trip across the state’s northern region. Visit Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to explore the 100 miles of trails, take in the splendor of the sand dunes and forest against the lake, and learn more about Lake Michigan. Then explore Traverse City’s adorable boutiques and eateries or stop by a few of the region’s wineries. You can park your RV there while taking a boat across Lake Huron to the car-free Mackinac Island after a brief but scenic drive to Mackinaw City.

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