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12 Awesome Summer Getaways to Book Now

Budget Travelers know it's possible to have an amazing summer vacation without breaking the bank. Here, we've rounded up some awesome alternatives to pricey hot spots plus deals in some of our favorite summer destinatinos.

By The Budget Travel Editors, Thursday, Mar 16, 2017, 8:00 AM

Source Article: 12 Awesome Summer Getaways to Book Now

St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

St. John's in Newfoundland, Canada

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Quiddi Viddi, Cove, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

Quiddi Viddi (or Quidi Vidi) Cove in St. Johns, Newfoundland.

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Peggys Point Lighthouse, sunset, Nova Scotia, Canada

Peggys Point Lighthouse at sunset, Nova Scotia.

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The Taos, native pueblo, Taos, New Mexico

The Taos native pueblo, Taos, New Mexico.

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The Taos, native pueblo, St.Jerome church, New Mexico

The Taos native pueblo seen from the St.Jerome church.

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Taos, New Mexico

The sky over the snow-covered Sangre de Christo Mountains lights up pink in the minutes after sunset. Taos Mountain is the symbol of the town of Taos in New Mexico, the gateway to the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

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Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France Eiffel Tower on a sunny day in Paris.

(Dan Breckwoldt/Dreamstime)

Big Ben, London, England, UK

Big Ben, London

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Amsterdam canal, dutch houses, Holland, Netherlands

Night city view of Amsterdam canal, typical dutch houses and boats, Holland, Netherlands.

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Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

–†anorama of the Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.

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Hot springs, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Hot springs in Yellowstone National Park.

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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, water fall

Yellowstone National Park, the sound of thunder echoed through the canyon walls.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, city skyline.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, Grand Strand

Myrtle Beach of South Carolina's Grand Strand.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Path to the wide sandy beaches of the Atlantic. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Oconaluftee Valley Cherokee, North Carolina

Sunrise on Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and Oconaluftee Valley Cherokee, North Carolina

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

A small cascade of water over lush green rocks along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail just outside of Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Amusement park, Dollywood, Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee

Amusement park ride at Dollywood in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee.

(Cynthia Mccrary/Dreamstime)

Chicago Loop skyline, Chicago River, Illinois

Chicago Loop skyline and Chicago River, Illinois.

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Chicago Bean, Millennium Park, Illinois

Chicago Bean at Millennium Park. 

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The Art Institute of Chicago, Grant Park, modern wing, Renzo Piano, Illinois

The Art Institute of Chicago is a renowned art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park. The Art Institute has one of the world's most notable collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art in its permanent collection. The modern wing of the museum, represented in this photo, was designed by Renzo Piano.

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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park is a U.S. National Park in central Kentucky, encompassing portions of Mammoth Cave, the longest cave system known in the world.

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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.

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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park overlook.

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Before you cross the California coast off your to-do list for this year, know that Morro Bay, on the central coast not far from the sprawling Hearst Castle, can be a surprising bargain for travelers. With a world-class natural history musem, iconic Morro Rock, a beautiful harbor, and, oh yeah, the world's largest ocean just down the street, Morro Bay remains one of the Golden State's "hidden gems."

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Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California.

Morro Rock in Morro Bay, California.

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Morro Bay, Hearst Castle, California

The amazing blue pool with sculptures and greek temple facades inside Hearst Castle, California.

(Alexandre Fagundes De Fagundes/Dreamstime)

Berkshire Mountains, Deerfield, Massachusetts

Berkshire Mountains, Deerfield, Massachusetts.

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Wahconah Falls, Dalton, Massachusetts, Berkshires

Wahconah Falls in Dalton, Massachusetts.

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Mass MoCA, Berkshires, Massachusetts

MASS MoCA has become one of the world's premier centers for making and showing the best art of our time. With annual attendance of 120,000, it ranks among the most visited institutions in the United States dedicated to new art. More than 80 major new works of art and more than 50 performances have been created through fabrication and rehearsal residencies in North Adams, making MASS MoCA perhaps the most fertile site in the country for new art. The museum thrives on making and presenting work that is fresh, surprising, and challenging.

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Mackinac Island harbor, Saint Anns Catholic Church, Michigan

Mackinac Island harbor sunrise, Saint Ann's Catholic Church. Taken during the Lilac Festival.

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Arch Rock, Mackinac Island, Michigan

Beautiful Arch Rock natural formation in Mackinac Island. It is a natural limestone arch.

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Bridge Lights, Michigans Mackinac Bridge, Mackinaw City, Michigan

Beautiful Bridge Lights on Michigan's Mackinac Bridge, taken just after sunset. Mackinaw City, Michigan.

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Bass Harbor Lighthouse, Acadia National Park, Maine

Bass Harbor Lighthouse at sunset, in Acadia National Park, Maine.

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Bubble Pond, Acadia National Park, Maine

Morning reflections at Bubble Pond, in Acadia National Park, Maine.

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The Sand Beach, Acadia National Park, Maine

The Sand Beach, at Acadia National Park, Maine.

(Jon Bilous/Dreamstime)

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