The summer is the perfect time of year to travel the United States. Flights are cheap, and places are plenty. Here are the top seven most affordable cities to fly to in the United States this summer. The prices of each of these flights will fluctuate based on where you live. The closer you live, the cheaper the flight.
Dallas is a beautiful city and tickets to visit are under $300 round trip depending on where you live. Some places, such as if you’re flying out of Cleveland, can be as low as $88. There are so many things to do in this city that you’ll want to stay for months. The Dallas World Aquarium is absolutely stunning, the parks are bathed in southern sunlight, and the Zero Gravity Amusement Park is perfect for people looking for a more extreme vacation.
Ohio may not be the first place you think of when you hear “summer vacation,” but Cleveland is a great city to visit. For less than $350 round trip in most places, you can visit the lush Cleveland Botanical Garden, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.
Have you ever wanted to visit Chicago? This summer is the perfect time to go! Wrigley Field, Lincoln Park Zoo, Shedd Aquarium, and the Art Institute of Chicago are all waiting for you. The summer isn’t enough time to visit all that everything, but you can sure try! This city is also home to one of the best 12 chocolatiers in America—Vosges Haute Chocolate. Flying to the Windy City will cost you $400 or less round trip. If you’re flying from a major city like Houston, it could be even cheaper at around $200.
While it’s a little more on the expensive side, Atlanta is a perfect place to visit. For less than $450 round trip, you can catch a flight from most major cities to this giant metropolis. Buying the CityPass in Atlanta allows you to see five impressive attractions: Georgia Aquarium, World of Coca-Cola, CNN Studio, Atlanta Zoo or the Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the Fernbank Museum of Natural History or College Football Hall of Fame. With all of these sights, you’ll be glad you picked Atlanta this summer season.
Depending on where you fly out, visiting Seattle can cost as little as $450 round trip. Have you always wanted to see the Space Needle or the Pike Place Market? Flight places make it easier to see these fantastic sights. Plus, for $74, you can get a Seattle CityPass that allows you to see the Space Needle, Seattle Aquarium, Argosy Cruise, EMP Museum or Woodland Park Zoo, and Chihuly Garden and Glass or the Pacific Science Center.
California is the dream state for many people. The weather is always sunny and beautiful, which makes it a great place to visit this summer. For under $400 round trip, you can get a dose of history, culture, and entertainment all in one place. The Crest Theater, California Museum, Raging Waters, and Crocker Art Museum are just a few of the fun places you can visit in the capital of Cali.
New York, NY
For around $300 round trip, you can visit the city of America—New York, New York. Everyone wants to visit, and there are over a dozen songs written about this busy, bustling metropolis. It’s home to America’s most recognizable landmarks like The Met, the Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and the Rockefeller Center. The amount of things to do will keep your journey fast-paced and fun.