Summer 2014 is almost here and while travelers book their vacations, they should know that they don't have to break the bank on their getaway.
"Our goal is to help consumers get the most for their money on hotels and throughout their travels, so they have more to spend on their vacation must-do's," said Mark Novak, vice president and general manager, Travel Media Group, parent company of HotelCoupons.com.
HotelCoupons.com determined the Top 10 Budget Summer Travel Destinations by looking at how many searches each location had last summer. The website then came up with a list of the top fun and free things to do in each location.
HotelCoupons.com Top 10 High-Value Summer Hot Spots
#1 Orlando, Fla.
Downtown Disney® offers free admission and parking, plus family-friendly live music and entertainment.
Harry P. Leu Gardens is free on the first Monday of each month. Explore 50 acres of beautiful gardens in the heart of Orlando.
#2 Bangor, Maine
Take a quick drive to Acadia National Park and marvel at the great outdoors:
Breathtaking ocean views atop Otter Cliff
Picnics beside crystal-clear Jordan Pond
Hikes up Cadillac Mountain, the tallest mountain on the Eastern Seaboard
#3 Virginia Beach, Va.
Between mid-June and Labor Day, Atlantic Avenue transforms into BeachStreetUSA with live music and street performers nightly.
#4 San Francisco, Calif.
Walk or bike across the Golden Gate Bridge and take in the spectacular views.
Visit a museum; many waive admission the first Tuesday of the month.
#5 New York, N.Y.
See iconic attractions for free:
Bronx Zoo - Wednesdays
Guggenheim Museum - Saturday evenings
NY Botanical Gardens - Saturday mornings
Rounding out the Hotelcoupons.com Top 10 Summer Hot Spots for Budget Travelers are San Diego, Calif.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; North Conway, N.H.; San Antonio, Texas; and Miami, Fla.