10 Best Cheap Vacations in the U.S.

By Manish Choudhary

1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee/North Carolina

Explore beautiful mountains, trails, and wildlife. Stay in nearby towns like Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for cheap lodging. 

2. New Orleans, Louisiana

Enjoy lively music, tasty food, and historic sights. Look for affordable places to stay in areas like the Marigny or Mid-City. 

3. Austin, Texas 

Have fun with music, food, and outdoor activities. Stay in places like South Congress or East Austin for cheaper accommodation. 

4. Sedona, Arizona

See stunning red rocks and art galleries. Find cheaper places to stay in nearby towns like Cottonwood. 

5. Asheville, North Carolina

Experience artsy vibes and outdoor adventures. Look for budget options like hostels or budget hotels. 

6. Portland, Oregon

Enjoy food carts, breweries, and parks. Find budget stays in hostels or cheap hotels. 

7. San Antonio, Texas

Visit historic sites and enjoy Tex-Mex food. Look for affordable lodging in downtown or near the airport.