There are iconic sights and bucket-list destinations across America that attract millions of visitors a year. But these high-traffic places also mean high prices.[slideshow:104209]
If you or your travel companions are on a tight budget for your vacation, you can still experience world-class art, culture and natural wonders if you visit select U.S. cities this summer.
Whether they are inherently affordable, have plenty of free activities, or offer deals and discounts to summer travelers, these cities will be easy on your wallet without lacking stunning sights.
Click here for the 40 cheapest places to travel this summer.