Is it possible to find a budget-friendly to hang out during summer?

Summer is the best time of the year to travel for most of people, especially for those have kids. Yet, it is not a great option for budget tourists as there are nearly not any attractions not crowded. Though it may be tough to choose a nice destination, it is not impossible. You can consider some of the places mentioned below.

North America, Caribbean, Central America

The rest of Canada

Although Canada in the summer are always close to the over-tourism level in some famous cities like Quebec or Banff, don’t forget that it is the second largest countries of the whole wide word. In other words, you still can have a great deal by travel to many other areas in this countries. 

One of Canadian National Park
One of Canadian National Park

Going to Canadian National Parks may be one of those choices as they are unlikely to be such crowded like the Americans. Moreover, just book a hotel rooms in less-known places or lake houses unless you are ok with paying a huge amount of money for a night spent in the most famous spots in Canada.

Well, it is undeniable that prices for a flight to Canada is never considered as cheapie. However, there are always some beneficial discount for flights from several U.S cities making the prices falling down to the same as that of domestic.

Small Town in USA

Many people spend their summer in some far far away places without have any ideas about interesting things they can experience in various small and hardly-known town nearby by their house. If you have time, go on a research and try to have fun in neighbor town, eat their unique cuisines, etc at once.

A typical small town in the US
A typical small town in the US

The Caribbean and Mexican destinations

Despite of the fact that islands and beaches in Caribbean are really well-known, summer is not its high season as at this time of the year, Caribbean coasts are often hit by tropical storms. However, it may not be a big deal because those are really worth a worry not coming in August but in the period from September to November annually.

A picture taken in a Caribbean beach in August
A picture taken in a Caribbean beach in August

If you are planning a trip here, take a look at places in Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cancun/Riviera Maya or Bahamas,etc. The more empty rooms are available, the more money you would save.

Cheap Central America

Summer is the rainy season of Central America when it rains constantly most of the time. Yet, the same is not true for several spots here such as Guatemala, Nicaragua. You can also have fun in Honduras, the best-known place for scuba diving on Earth.

Scene of Guatemala
Scene of Guatemala

Some inner areas like Lake Atitlan, Tikal, Copan, Grenada, etc or some beaches in Nicaragua, the Roatan’s island in Honduras are also worth a try.

South America

While a lot of places on Earth are experiencing the summer heat, countries in South America are all going through cold season. You can run away from the burning temperature of the summer and pack for your ski when going to Argentina and Chile in late July.

It is not only such an unique experiences but also a great chance of a lifetime when you don’t have to share your journey with thousands of families with kids, even the locals.

Las Lenas, Argentina in July
Las Lenas, Argentina in July

There are numerous places to explore in South America such as Easter Island in Galapagos, Buenos Aires in Cartagena,etc. At the same time cities like Ecuador, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru, etc will not charge you much as usual.

If you still wanna hang out in the sunshine here, visiting Colombia and the North part of Brazil are some nice ideas.

Asia countries

Mentioning about the all-year-round bargain in Asia would be a huge mistake if skipping the Southeast clusters. Although nowadays they are becoming more and more popular, they are filled up with millions of tourists not only in the summer. Yet, beaches in Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam are still a great options for those are backpackers unless they can handle well with the crowds as the cheap and usually discounted hotel prices as well as most of other costs. However, beware of the boiling temperature here in June which can be up to 100F degrees.

The famous Kamala beach in Phukhet, Thailand
The famous Kamala beach in Phukhet, Thailand

During the summer time, India and Nepal are also not in their high season of tourism. However, taking a trip to India is not a smart choice as it is can be crazy hot at this time. yet, you can plan to visit the Himalayas or Nepal.

Europe

Unfortunately, European cities also have to tackle with jam-packed-tourist problems whenever summer comes. It is even worse than what happening in the USA. Yet, you still can find yourself some ideals spots by avoiding famous attractions and going to small and even deserted tourist destinations.

Instead of heading towards Dubrovnik, you can spend your time in Bosnia when traveling to Balkan countries. It is better to go to Ulsinj where you can get a $20-night than to travel in the Bay of Kotor these days. 

The beauty of Dubrovnik
The beauty of Dubrovnik

The key is doing the opposite to what people usually do like hiking mountains in Black Sea beaches of Bulgaria, spending a night in an apartment which is nearby a lake or a vineyard other than staying in a cruise ship on the Danube of Budapest.

In conclusion, it seems to be a big problem to find a cheap hanging-out place to save your budget during the summer. However it is not that hard if you know the way.

 

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