Planning a summer vacation doesn’t have to cost a fortune — if you know where to go. Some U.S. vacation cities have surprisingly affordable accommodations and activities, but others are not so budget-friendly.
To help you pinpoint affordable vacation destinations, GOBankingRates looked at five factors in the most popular U.S. cities to visit: safety, airfare, hotel price, and food and drink costs. Based on those criteria, Gobankingrates.com identified the 15 worst and best vacation spots for your wallet in America.
Click through to see which U.S. city you can visit on a shoestring budget, starting with the most expensive destinations. Or if you’re looking for the cheapest of options (in other words, free), take a look at free things to do in every state: