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20 Best Budget Vacations for Fall

From New England leaf-peeping to big American cities you CAN afford, plus amazing national parks, European capitals, and Caribbean dreams, we've ...more

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  • 6 Wild & Beautiful Places in Europe You MUST See!

    There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and secluded beaches to gallop—including some of the world's premiere parks and wildlife habitats.

  • Vacation Lessons from the Griswolds!

    We suspect you'll never come close to the blunders committed by Clark Griswold and his family in the Vacation movies starring Chevy Chase. Here, some real-life lessons the Griswolds learned the hard way—so you don't have to!

  • Miami Beach

    Top Labor Day Escapes That Are TOTALLY Worth the Money

    Looking for the ultimate long-weekend escape? Relax! Budget Travel has done all the homework. Whether you're craving one more trip to the beach or are searching for the perfect end-of-summer festival, getting away has never been quicker, easier—or more affordable.

  • 5 Awesome & Affordable American Drives

    Every corner of the U.S.—including yours!—offers a bold, beautiful road trip that rolls out an unforgettable vacation at a reasonable price.

  • Yes, You CAN Afford SF, NYC, Orlando, Vegas, and Chicago!

    Think a big city vacation is off limits on a family budget? Think again. We gave ourselves a challenge: A world-class family vacation in one of America’s most popular cities for less than $125/night. Here, how to get “luxe for less” in San Francisco, New York City, Orlando, Las Vegas, and Chicago!

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  • Top 10 Indoor Water Parks in the U.S.

    The winter forecast may look dreary, but at these 10 indoor water parks, temperatures remain comfortably around 84 degrees.

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  • Escape from Gringotts 1

    Orlando, 4 Nights, Universal Tickets, From $479 (Budget Travel)

    Harry Potter fans, rejoice! Spend some extra time exploring Diagon Alley with this travel package to Orlando that includes early park admission to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure.

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  • Big Sur along California Highway 1.

    Ultimate California Road Trip

    From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home again.

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