When And Where To Take An Affordable Last-Minute, Summer Vacation

If you’ve been enviously scrolling through your friends’ vacation photos on Facebook, don’t worry. There’s still plenty of time left for you to take a vacation this summer. In fact, you haven’t even missed out on the best time to travel just yet.

According to a recent study Hotwire conducted looking at hotel prices across the nation, the last two weeks in August is the best time this summer to find great rates at 3-, 4- and 5-star hotels. September is showing decent rates, too, if you can swing a getaway after school/life are back in full swing.

Here are the top ten cities to travel to (at a fraction of the cost). In these cities, you’ll find rates as low as $67 a night for your stay in 3-5 star hotels. So, it’s looking as though you may be able to take a vacation, after all, huh?

Las Vegas

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Photo by Prayitno / Thank you for (10 millions +) views


houston photo
Photo by Katie Haugland
Atlanta photo
Photo by k1ng
Orlando photo
Photo by Ricardo’s Photography (Thanks to all the fans!!!)
Dallas photo
Photo by Michael Zanussi

San Diego

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Photo by peasap


Minneapolis photo
Photo by m01229

New Orleans

New Orleans photo
Photo by faungg’s photos

San Antonio

San Antonio photo
Photo by szeke

St. Louis

Saint Louis photo
Photo by jdnx

Hotwire’s research breaks down the best cities to travel to into even more categories including, “No crowds,” “Bring the kids,” and “Best with friends.” So, no matter how/where/why you’re looking to getaway, Hotwire’s got its eye on the continental destination for you.

See the full results here, and get to packing, why don’t you? The summer vacation you’ve been dreaming of is still within reach!

[h/t: Lifehacker]