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PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class vacation spots is the price tag!

  1. Cape Town Stadium, South Africa.

    (Andrea Willmore/Dreamstime)
  2. Colourful beach dwellings at Muizenberg, Cape Town.

    (Dorinda450/Dreamstime)
  3. Penguins walk on the beach at the Boulders Beach Nature Reserve, near Cape Town.

    (Photosky/Dreamstime)
  4. An evening panorama of Old Town in Warsaw, Poland.

    (Jacek Kadaj/Dreamstime)
  5. Castle Square in Warsaw, Poland.

    (Badahos/Dreamstime)
  6. Monument to the Warsaw uprising in Krasinski square in Warsaw, Poland.

    (Danielc1998/Dreamstime)
  7. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

    (Alicia Dauksis/Dreamstime)
  8. Locals in the Dominican Republic, dressed in traditional costumes.

    (Dikoz2009/Dreamstime)
  9. Knight's Caribbean paradise, by the beautiful Macao beach in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

    (Paulo Rainho/Dreamstime)
  10. Gyeongbokgung palace in Seoul, South Korea.

    (Phattana/Dreamstime)
  11. Area west of Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea.

    (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)
  12. The entrance to Bukchon Hanok Village in Seoul, South Korea.

    (Michelleliaw/Dreamstime)
  13. Near the Blue Rocks outside of historic Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

    (Mike Clime/Dreamstime)
  14. The Picton Castle at anchor in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia.

    (Greg Banks/Dreamstime)
  15. Fisherman at work in Nova Scotia.

    (Americanspirit/Dreamstime)
  16. The town hall area of Riga, Latvia.

    (Vladimirs Koskins/Dreamstime)
  17. Aerial view of Riga, Latvia, taken from Academy of Science.

    (Nadezhda1906/Dreamstime)
  18. Riga is an inviting place to relax, right on the Baltic Sea.

    (Janis Smits/Dreamstime)
  19. The Simpsons' "Springfield," at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida.

    (Courtesy Universal Studios Orlando)
  20. Orcas performing at SeaWorld Orlando.

    (James Elliott/Dreamstime)
  21. A theater production in the Magic Kingdom, Disney World, Orlando.

    (Puppie2008/Dreamstime)
  22. The beautiful canals of Venice.

    (Javarman/Dreamstime)
  23. Venetian gondolas on the Grand Canal.

    (Mariematata/Dreamstime)
  24. A small cafe on the streets of Venice.

    (Artjazz/Dreamstime)
  25. A caminito (little walkway) in La Boca, a neighborhood of Buenos Aires.

    (Zaramira/Dreamstime)
  26. The Recoleta neighborhood, Buenos Aires.

    (Breakers/Dreamstime)
  27. Couple dancing the tango in the street in Buenos Aires.

    (Kobby Dagan/Dreamstime)
  28. The magnificent skyline of downtown Philadelphia.

    (Sean Pavone/Dreamstime)
  29. Dentzel Carousel at the kid-friendly Please Touch Museum in Philadelphia.

    (Courtesy Smallbones/Wikimedia Commons)
  30. Philadelphia's Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed in July, 1776.

    (Jorge Villalba/Dreamstime)

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