Published On: Fri, May 2nd, 2014

Top 10 summer hot spots for budget travelers announced

Orlando-Florida_intro_345x225MAITLAND, FL – Just in time for Memorial Day weekend, Top 10 Summer Hot Spots for Budget Travelers with fun and free activities in each location were announced today.

“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

The following high-value hot spots were ranked by a number of searches conducted last summer, then combined with the website’s top picks for fun, free things to do. 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 Top 10 Summer Hot Spots for Budget Travelers: San Diego, Calif.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; North Conway, N.H.; San Antonio, Texas; and Miami, Fla.