Travel is more exciting when your money goes further. With a little planning and some forethought, you can have a memorable trip without breaking the bank. Some people save for years to go on their dream vacation; others prefer more frequent escapes, exploring uncharted territory closer to home. Here are some wallet-friendly USA destinations for stress-free getaways you won’t soon forget. After all, saving a buck is the American way.
1) Washington, D.C.
Our nation’s capital is a favorite destination for foreign tourists, but can be equally interesting and educational for those born in the U.S. as well. Of its many famous parks, museums and monuments, the iconic Lincoln Memorial is free to the general public and open 24 hours a day. A 19-foot statue of iconic US president Abraham Lincoln has been described as surreal and strikingly powerful. Capitol Hill, an immaculate neighborhood at the city center, houses the Capitol Building and Washington Monument, where you can partake in any public activities held on the lawn while enjoying the views. The can’t-miss, of course, is a tour of the White House, including the Oval Blue Room and State Dining Room, where many of the presidential receptions, galas and weddings take place. In the spring, D.C.’s Cherry Blossom Festival is a must-see, where blooming cherry trees, the city’s best food, and cultural events offer an incredible experience.
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