It’s that time of year. School will be out soon, and we’re all dreaming of a great summer vacation. But, when it comes to finances, we also need somewhere affordable. Between the rising cost of everything, gas included, summer vacations may need to be pared down this year.
But, U.S. News & World Report has done some compiling and put together a list of the 20 Best Cheap Vacations in the United States. Their list includes a wide range of vacation spots with many activities, no matter what your interests are. Whether you’re looking for a beach getaway, national park adventures or small town exploration, you’ll find some great options that are a little more budget-friendly!
U.S. News & World Report’s methodology and rankings are based on expert analysis, along with user opinions. Their travel destinations are ranked against each other in various categories (for example, this list is Best Cheap Vacation Spots). The scores are calculated and weighted, with 50% from users and 50% from the editors. For more on their methods, click here.
While perusing the U.S. News’ list, we found 5 cheap vacation spots that are all within 6 hours drive time from Augusta! The locations range from historical, small towns to beaches and mountains.
We’ve listed those 5 Cheap Vacation Spots close to Augusta from the closest to farthest away. We’ve also included the other locations that made the list below!
When you’re done, don’t forget to check out which South Carolina town made the list of Best Weekend Getaways.