Budget-Friendly Fun Cheap Places to Visit in the USA

National Parks. 

For spectacular vistas and outdoor adventures, visit Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Zion, or Great Smoky Mountains.

City highlights

Attractions in many cities are free or cheap. Visit New York City's Central Park, Washington D.C.'s National Mall, or Las Vegas's Strip.


Enjoy free beach vacations in Myrtle Beach, Gulf Shores, and Outer Banks, South Carolina, Alabama, and North Carolina.

Historic Sites:

Colonial Williamsburg (Virginia), Independence National Historical Park (Philadelphia), and the Alamo

Public Parks:

Visit state and local parks, which are cheaper than national parks. Hiking, picnics, and nature are cheap.

Art museums:

Many cities have free or pay-what-you-wish museums. Visit museums like the Smithsonian in D.C., the Getty Center in LA, or MoMA in NYC.

Street Festival:

Participate in local street festivals and community activities. These usually include free food, entertainment, and an insight into the city's culture.

Road Trips:

Enjoy gas-only picturesque drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pacific Coast Highway, or Route 66.


Instead of costly restaurants, try food trucks and local eateries, which frequently offer a taste of the location at a reduced cost.


Camp instead of staying in hotels. Camping is economical in many national and state parks.

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