Coastal Living

With kids out of school and the sun shining more often than usual, summertime calls for a vacation. While most people want to take some time to relax and unwind, the price tag on planning a vacation can turn vacation-goers away from taking that trip that has long occupied their daydreams. But, not all vacations have to give you sticker shock. To stay within budget, but still get away, consider these five budget-friendly vacation spots.

Delray Beach, Florida

Nestled between West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale in Florida, Delray Beach is one of the best and cheapest spots for vacationers looking for a mix of beach and city.

The accommodation options in Delray are a bit less expensive than its neighboring beaches, which allows for more room to spend on the food, art galleries and activities Delray has to offer.

Cudjoe Key, Florida

As one of the most affordable locations in the Florida Keys, Cudjoe Key offers a ton of access to the clear blue water and wildlife. A family of four can snag a rental home for $1,145 per week on average, about $800 less than the average stay elsewhere in the Keys.

While all areas of the Keys are known for access to amazing water, Cudjoe Key is known to have the best snorkeling and diving around.

Dennis, Massachusetts

For those who live further north than Florida, Cape Cod is a beautiful and relaxing option for a summer getaway. Dennis, which sits right in the middle of Cape Cod, simultaneously offers access to nearby beaches and the New England culture.

The Cape Playhouse and the Cape Cod Museum of Art have a variety of summer events for both adults and children.

Boulder, Colorado

For thrill-seekers and outdoor-adventurers, Boulder, Colorado, makes for a fantastic summer escape. There’s hiking, rivers, and breathtaking views to take in during the day, and live music and great food for a great nightlife.

Not to mention, Colorado has some of the best local craft breweries to visit and the famous Red Rocks Amphitheater less than 30 miles away.

Williamsburg, Virginia

For families, Williamsburg, Virginia, is one of the best vacation spots on the East Coast. Filled with history, Colonial Williamsburg gives kids a chance to see their textbooks come to life. In addition, Great Wolf Lodge and Busch Gardens offer rides, water parks and tons of summer fun. Kayak tours in the nearby Chesapeake Bay gives the adults a chance to get in the water, making Williamsburg a great spot for vacationers of all ages.