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Saturday July 22nd 2017

Affordable Getaways for Summer

If you are looking for a getaway but you don’t have much time to plan, then you came to the right place!  Whether you will be traveling with family or you have a romantic vacation in mind, there are plenty of places to go and fun things to do that won’t put a dent in your wallet.

10 Affordable Summer Getaways

Caribbean

Pick and choose a destination in the Caribbean and enjoy the festivals, world-class casinos and street markets.  Wherever you decide to go, whether it is to the Bahamas or St. Lucia, you will feel right at home.

Daytona Beach, FL

There are lots of attractions at Daytona Beach and they include the Florida Tennis Center, Daytona Beach Gymnastics, Halifax Historical Museum and Seaside Music Theater.  If you are the adventurous type, then explore the world-famous Daytona International Speedway and drive a nitro-powered dragster.  Enjoy waterslides, surf lessons or a deep sea fishing trip.  At Daytona Beach, there is a calendar of events full of everything to make your stay action-packed.  The only dilemma will be deciding what to do.

Martha’s Vineyard

If you like the outdoors and are not prone to boat sickness, then this destination may be perfect for you.  Unwind at the year-round Martha’s Vineyard located at Olive Branch, Mississippi and discover a new you.  Among numerous activities, you can go horseback riding, look for sunken ships and lost schooners on a scuba expedition and ride the surf on a boogie board.  There is also a nightlife scene that may get your waves going!

Atlantic City, NJ

At Atlantic City you will find a vibrant nightlife and plenty more.  Are you a gamer?  Then show what you’ve got at an Atlantic City casino or if you want to play it safe, then take a stroll down the boardwalk; relax at a spa, or play golf.  Whatever you decide to do, you will enjoy what Atlantic City’s got!

Las Vegas, NV

Having emerged from the desert just over 100 years ago, Las Vegas has seen tremendous growth.  Each year, 39.2 million people visit Las Vegas so why not join them?  Families can enjoy a stay at Las Vegas just as much as couples can; there is something to do for every one of all ages.

Austin, TX

Named the country’s number one golf destination, Texas offers relaxing resorts and plenty of shopping boutiques as well as museums.  Texas is also known for its music and is even coined The Live Music Capital of the World®.  On any given day, at almost any time, you can catch a live show at one of nearly 200 live music venues around town.

Denver, CO

There are 30 attractions and activities within 90 minutes of Denver.  Colorado features plenty of museums including Byers-Evans House, Colorado History Museum, El Pueblo History Museum, and Trinidad History Museum.  Enjoy the Summer Music Festival, now in its 24th season; the Colorado College Summer Music Festival is an intensive three-and-a-half-week program for 47 advanced student musicians.  An acclaimed series of chamber music performances by festival faculty and three festival orchestra concerts are vital to the Festival.

Arkansas

Arkansas boasts 600,000 acres of lakes so water-related activities are a must and so is camping.  Spread across the state, Arkansas recreational parks offer overnight accommodations.  Many of the recreational parks also offer restaurants, snack bars, hiking trails, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

Myrtle Beach, SC

At Myrtle Beach ‘America’s Beach Playground’, you can swim, surf and play volleyball as well as golf and fish.  You can also shop at nearby area malls and bargain warehouses, visit museums and catch dinner shows.

Washington, D.C.

Will summer be complete without traveling to Washington, D.C. for at least one weekend?  We thought not.  Besides the upbeat Ethiopian nightlife you will find at Washington DC, there are historic monuments that everyone should visit such as the White House and the Capitol, the International Spy Museum and Newseum.

Before you know it, summer will have come and gone, so don’t hesitate to book a trip.  To make the most out of your trip, do a bit of research on where you will be going and plan the activities you want to do ahead of time.

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