Top Ten Cheap Vacations

With money being an ever rare commodity these days, travelers are on a tight budget. But you don't have to spend tons to see new places; just choose your destinations wisely and you can worry less about scrimping while on vacation.
Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest, Hungary
The castle-like Fisherman's Bastion provides great views of our number one pick: Budapest, Hungary. (Martin Child/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty)
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It's pretty impossible to ignore all the signs of economic woe around us—bailouts, high unemployment, and bankruptcies. It's enough to make anyone want to take a vacation. But even though the impulse is to save, don't feel guilty about wanting to hop on the next plane out of town. For every dream destination, you can find an alternative that will help you pinch pennies but give you the same qualities you were looking for, all without feeling like you took the budget option.

10. Berlin, Germany
9. New Bedford, Massachusetts
8. Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
7. Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
6. Zambia, Africa
5. Panama, Central America
4. Aegean Coast, Turkey
3. Willamette Valley, Oregon
2. Cambodia, South East Asia
1. Budapest, Hungary

Published: 5 May 2009 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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