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Three places to go in 2018, without breaking the bank

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Three places to go in 2018, without breaking the bank

Three places to go in 2018, without breaking the bank

Smoky Mountains

Gatlinburg, with entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a top destination.

There are still a few more months to go in 2017. But it’s definitely not too early to start planning your 2018 travel.

But not everyone is made of cash. With that in mind, Phoenix Insure checked out a few lists to find three great places to go within the United States, without breaking the bank. Because you should be able to have a great vacation without going broke. Here they are.

The Grand Canyon

If you haven’t seen this natural wonder, you need to. If you’ve been before, you must go back. The Grand Canyon ranks at the top of U.S. News & World Report‘s list of best affordable for a reason. Here’s the magazine:

It doesn’t get more affordable than camping, and the views from the North Rim are priceless…

“Grand” doesn’t begin to do this canyon justice. Measuring approximately 277 miles in length, up to 18 miles in width and a mile deep, this massive chasm in northern Arizona is truly a natural wonder. For six million years, the Grand Canyon has expanded with the help of the mighty Colorado River, and for centuries, people from all over the globe have traveled to gaze out over its red and orange grandeur.

Williamsburg, Va.

If you’re curious about how the Founding Fathers lived, Williamsburg’s a great place to find out. U.S. News & World Report points out:

This Virginia town is both affordable and educational. Step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg and then head to the Williamsburg Premium Outlets for a discounted shopping spree…

The area isn’t a novelty, though. Instead, Williamsburg and the nearby cities of Jamestown and Yorktown are breathing monuments to some of the best-known figures of our colonial history. Patrick Henry, George Washington, John Smith, Pocahontas and more – and they all receive their due.

Gatlinburg, Tenn.

Gatlinburg boasts three entrances to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, making it an ideal place to go if you’re looking for outdoor adventure. U.S. News & World Report writes:

With miles of trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding, as well as historical exhibits and cabins, and the opportunity to view black bears, elk, deer and other wildlife in their natural habitat, it’s easy to see why the park is such a hot spot. When you’re not in the park enjoying its natural wonders, you’ll likely spend time admiring it from several of Gatlinburg’s top attractions, including the Gatlinburg Space Needle and the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway.

But Gatlinburg isn’t just a gateway to the Smokies. This small mountain town is a destination in its own right, and one that’s particularly popular with families thanks to kid-friendly diversions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre.

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