Orlando hits the top spot again in 2013 by offering vacationers almost everything they could want. With its low prices (Low Price Rating: 89) and amazing entertainment options (Entertainment Rating: 85), it’s easy to see why this city is so popular with tourists. Orlando is the theme-park capital of the world, home to Disney World and more. Take a look:
Georgia on your mind? Well it should be because it's consistently rated highly in the Travel Value Index. Atlanta is not only home to some of the best travel discounts (Discount Rating: 91), but also some of the country's largest cultural institutions. Enjoy these great bargains:
From its vibrant waterfront and brilliant sunsets to the rollercoaster thrill rides of Busch Gardens, Tampa is a red-hot destination, especially for those seeking great travel deals (Low Price Rating: 85). With its unique blend of urban excitement and beautiful natural surroundings, Tampa's ranked as the 5th best outdoor city by Forbes. Popular attractions and theme parks include: Adventure Island, Lowry Park Zoo and the Florida Aquarium.
Say howdy to Dallas-Fort Worth... as it again gets high marks on this year's Travel Value Index. Dallas-Fort Worth consistently makes this list because of its amazing discounts (Discount Rating: 100) on a wide variety of quality hotels and affordable entertainment (Entertainment Rating: 65). The city known for big barbecuing and shopping also has plenty more to offer, like these great destinations:
Scoring high marks on our list again is the desert oasis of Phoenix. With low prices on world-class hotels and resorts (Low Price Rating: 73), Phoenix also offers outdoor adventures, golf courses, a wide selection of shopping, and nearly perfect year-round weather. Take a look:
One of the reasons that Raleigh, the "City of Oaks", makes our list is because of its many world-class museums, and their free admission. It’s got great travel deals (Low Price Rating: 100) that make this laid back metropolis a hit with visitors. With its great shopping, dinning, parks and historical sites, the Raleigh experience has something for everybody.
Southern charm and cosmopolitan character are just part of what helped put Charlotte on this list. This growing financial center is also a hit for travelers looking for bargains (Low Price Rating: 78). Close to both the Appalachian Mountains and the Atlantic Coast, the “Queen City” is rich in history and full of fun attractions like:
The nation's fourth-largest city offers something for everyone. With its impressive array of skyscrapers, parks, museums and shops, downtown Houston exudes both cosmopolitan vivacity and old-school Southern charm. This town ranks high on our list for offering big discounts on travel (Discount Rating: 94) and sunny year-round weather. Enjoy these activities:
Located on the banks of the Mississippi, this town, known for its barbeque ribs and soulful music scene, is a great destination for travel values (Discount Rating: 86). St. Louis also scores high marks for having more major free attractions than anyplace other than our nation’s capitol. You won’t get the "blues" with all the fun the "Gateway City" has to offer. Check it out:
Eureka, we’ve found a little nugget of a travel value in the heart of California’s gold country. Sacramento, the capitol of California, has great deals on travel (Discount Rating: 94) and plenty of culture, history and entertainment, at reasonable prices (Entertainment Rating: 70), to keep vacationers happy. Whether it’s checking out a museum or strolling through Old Town Sacramento visitors will think they hit the mother lode.