10 top budget-friendly cities to visit this summer

Budget Vacation Planning Tips
Budget Vacation Planning Tips

It's cliche, but it's cheap — at least this summer: the Las Vegas vacation.

Sin City earned the No. 1 spot overall in WalletHub's recent ranking of the 80 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S.

The financial website analyzed the metros based on 30 metrics "to identify the most wallet-friendly and Instagram-worthy summer destinations."

The 10 metro areas that came out on top are:

  1. Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, Nevada

  2. Salt Lake City

  3. Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, Florida

  4. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, California

  5. Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, Georgia

  6. Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas

  7. Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, South Carolina

  8. Charleston-North Charleston, South Carolina

  9. Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, Texas

  10. Sacramento-Roseville-Arden-Arcade, California

The Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise area earned a total score of 73.56 out of 100. For comparison, the No. 80-ranked area of Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut, earned a total score of 36.62.

If price is paramount for you, though, consider the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington area, which ranked No. 6 overall but ranked No. 1 based on travel costs. Similarly, Oklahoma City ranked No. 15 overall but No. 1 based on local costs.

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For tips on planning he perfect trip, check out "13 Simple Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation."

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