10 Summer Travel Destinations Under $700

[ 3 ] June 16, 2011 |

Ah, June. Time to drag the AC out of storage, make room in the freezer for ice cube trays and seethe with jealousy over your BFF’s vacation album on Facebook. Well, seethe no longer! We’ve compiled a list of the 10 breeziest and most affordable vacations for the summer.

Based on Orbitz’s findings, all these dreamy destinations average under $700. Plus, our free Orbitz coupons save you an extra 5% off your hotel stay. Intrigued? Keep reading:

1. Orlando

Avg. Airfare: $290, Avg. Hotel Rate: $94

If you’re a beach or Disney lover, this is really such a no-brainer. But if you ask us, the REAL reason to visit Orlando is Hogwarts. We’re still bitter over never getting our acceptance letters.

2. Las Vegas

Avg. Airfare: $369, Avg. Hotel Rate: $89

Don’t let The Hangover fool you, Vegas isn’t all scary tigers, missing teeth and Mike Tyson. If you can’t get enough bright lights, big games and gaudy ambience, Las Vegas is for you.

3. Seattle

Av. Airfare: $430, Avg. Hotel Rate: $132

How about a change of pace? Seattle’s summer is sunny enough, but for a west coast town, it has a laidback east coast vibe. Perfect for those seeking a bohemian getaway.

4. New York

Avg. Airfare: $436, Avg. Hotel Rate: $215

Hey, there’s a reason why Jay-Z and Alicia Keys think these streets will make you feel brand new. It’s one of the slightly more expensive destinations on this list, but there’s a good reason for that. It’s NEW YORK! Go at least once in your life!

5. San Francisco

Avg. Airfare: $504, Avg. Hotel Rate: $157

On the other coast we have New York’s sunnier alternative. California’s colorful urban mecca attracts some of the most diverse citizens in the state. But the real reason to visit is to check out the street where they filmed the opening credits of Full House.

6. Chicago

Avg. Airfare: $464, Avg. Hotel Rate: $160

Known to the world as the Windy City (and to geeks as Gotham City), Chicago is a great urban escape for city lovers. Plus, culture buffs owe it to themselves to check out the historic Chicago Theatre.

7. Los Angeles

Avg. Airfare $481, Avg. Hotel Rate $106

Ah, the home of the stars. Believe it or not, there’s more to do in LA than run into Megan Fox or strike up a conversation with Ryan Reynolds. Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Knott’s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, Disney Concert Hall… the list goes on and on.

8. Denver

Avg. Airfare: $385, Avg. Hotel Rate: $115

Okay, get this: it’s a city near mountains. It has fresh air. A city with fresh air! How… refreshing. It also has a bustling nightlife and cultural scene, so there’s something to do in-between those hikes and morning jogs.

9. Boston

Avg. Airfare: $360, Avg. Hotel Rate: $204

Go Bruins! We here at FS have a special love for Boston, from its vibrant history to its legendary sports scene.

10. Cancun

Avg. Airfare: $488, Avg. Hotel Rate: $196

Saved the best for last. If city trips aren’t doing it for you, bust out the sunscreen, beach towels and snorkel masks. Describing Cancun as ‘paradise’ would be short-changing it. Risk the sunburn and get going!

What is your most desired destination for the summer?


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  2. abitnerdy says:

    Oohh yayy Two places I’ve been wanting to visit this Summer is on the list! Chicago and Seattle!

    • Shannon says:

      That’s awesome! If you’re able to go to either, make sure you tell us how you enjoyed your visit! :)

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