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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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