Here’s The Most Affordable Trip You Can Take This Summer In The U.S.

What if we told you that one of the most spectacular summer trips you can take in America is also one of the most affordable?

U.S. News just ranked the most affordable summer getaways in the country, and an adventure to the Grand Canyon actually came out on top in terms of the best combination of fun and economy.

Of course, there are definitely some tips and tricks involved in making sure your drip to one of America’s most magnificent natural wonders doesn’t leave a deep chasm in your bank account.

U.S. News recommends a B.Y.O.B strategy – bring your own bed. Hotel rooms inside the park can really put a dent in your budget, so opt for camping to reduce your costs dramatically. They also suggest visiting towards the end of the summer for the best savings on activities, accommodations, and even dining. If you can swing a trip at the end of August or early September, you’ll be primed for huge savings.

Other tips include ditching the car (you can easily get around using the Grand Canyon’s free shuttle bus service) and opting for dinner at one of the on-site cafeterias in the South Rim rather than splurging on over-priced restaurant meals in the park.

For more information about visiting the Grand Canyon without spending your entire salary, click here. For more awesome summer travel inspiration, check out some of the coolest places to visit in America here.