Looking for a vacation deal or nicely-priced getaway for June, July or August? Check out our list of cheapest destinations in the U.S., Europe and beyond; not only are these cities good values, they’re great fun and some have the additional virtue of being stunningly beautiful year-round.
Note: Some destinations won’t be cheapest for everyone; prices vary depending on departure city, travel days, even the route you take. Tip: See what’s cheapest from your hometown on the Getaway Map.
Cheapest U.S. and World Destinations
Click the city name to find the cheapest flight. The other link offers tips on attractions, restaurants, shopping and more.
- Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
This great American city is not just cheap, it’s a treasure trove of history. Take a walking tour to Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church then visit one of the many excellent museums, admire charming architecture and enjoy the terrific nightlife scene. Don’t forget to order seafood. More attractions.
- Dallas, Texas, U.S.
We’ve been seeing great deals to the Big D for months so now’s the perfect time to check out the Cowboys billion dollar stadium, see pioneer-era homes or views of skyscrapers from the Geo-Deck at Reunion Tower then dine on excellent chili con queso. More attractions.
- Denver, Colorado, U.S.
Denver is always high on our lists and not just because it’s a good value. Enjoy the beauty of the Rockies, then enjoy an art museum and trendy shops. The daring may want to sample a dish called Rocky Mountain Oysters. More attractions.
- Houston, Texas, U.S.
Another newcomer to the list, Houston is perfect for anyone who likes sports, shopping and fine dining. Don’t forget to try the crawfish. More attractions.
- Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Beautiful setting for a beautiful city. Join the shoppers at Pike Place Market, see the so-kitschy-it’s-cool Space Needle, ride on the Seattle-Bainbridge Island ferry and take in the view from the waterfront. More attractions.
- Washington, D.C., U.S.
We’re seeing more and more deals to the nation’s capital. See the White House, visit the monuments on the Mall and don’t miss the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum or the Newseum. More attractions.
- Dublin, Ireland
If you haven’t been to Ireland, what are you waiting for? Dublin is a lovely city with wonderful people. See Dublin Castle (dating from the 13th century), the Book of Kells (circa 800 A.D.) and decidedly modern nightlife. Head out of town for endless hills of green and an endless supply of inviting pubs in Dublin and beyond. More attractions.
- Paris, France
Prices have dropped significantly over the past year so this could be a great time to see the Eiffel Tower, visit the Louvre, float along the Seine, walk the Champs-Elysees and stand before the Arc de Triomphe before resting at an inviting sidewalk cafe to sip a cool drink. More attractions.
- Oslo, Norway
Cheap flights now available thanks to Norwegian Air and others, but Oslo is more than a deal. Its fjord is a beautiful setting for a town that also boast the Munch Museum, the Viking Ship Museum (with three longships) and the Nobel Peace Center. More attractions.
- Stockholm, Sweden
This city is said to have been settled since the Stone Age but it is a thoroughly modern metropolis, home to a vibrant arts scene, over 1,000 restaurants featuring cuisines of the world and headquarters to the popular clothing retailer H&M. But don’t miss Old Town or the Vasa Museum with its 17th century ship. More attractions.
These lovely destinations have become cheaper for some lucky travelers.
- Cancun, Mexico
We’re seeing declining prices for this magical beach destination, but this can vary widely depending on the departure city.
Increased competition (notably from Southwest) has been a boon to the coastal resort towns of Liberia and San Jose.
Since the two airports are only 25 miles apart, we didn’t want to separate them. Now, the good stuff: The beaches! And if that’s not enough, check out the clubs in South Beach. More attractions.
- New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
A wonderful city with even more wonderful things to eat. (try a po-boy, gumbo, jambalaya, the list goes on).
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
A cosmopolitan city surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery on earth.
Looking for even more inspiration? Check out the Getaway Map to find cheap destinations around the world from your home town.
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