Though many of us flock to other countries to travel, many of us forget how much the U.S. has to offer.
Visiting a city in the U.S. ends up being a lot cheaper than going abroad because you don’t need a passport, there are no visa fees, flights are a lot cheaper, and you know your way around better.
Not only that, but the U.S. has 59 national parks, gas is pretty affordable (at the moment) to take long road trips, there are 35,000 museums to explore, and hidden gems sprawled out across the entire country.
How to save:
- I’ll be listing which hotels to stay in Gatlinburg, but I highly recommend always checking out Airbnb first. You get the option of an entire apartment or house to yourself with amenities that a hotel will never have. You can get $40 off your first Airbnb trip with my code here.
- If you rather stay at a hotel, make sure to check out Groupon first. They’ll always have great deals in most cities. We use Groupon when smaller cities don’t have Airbnb’s.
- Use Ibotta to save on groceries (even produce), clothes, travel items, and hundreds of other items at any major store. Get $10 for signing up here.
- Lonely Planet’s USA’s Best Trips Travel Guide to help you plan your trips around the USA
Below I’ll be listing mostly free or cheap things to do and where to stay on a budget. I’ll also be listing hotels that have 4+ ratings on Google and average around $70 or less a night.
I’ll also be listing vegan or vegetarian restaurants that are either 100% plant based or have vegan options.
Here are 10 affordable cities to visit in the USA.
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