Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Some of the best attractions in the United States are completely free, and it’s possible to find an inexpensive hotel room while still staying in style. Rental car? Skip it by visiting a walkable city.
10Best editors enlisted a panel of travel experts to help us select 20 nominees in the budget travel categories of Best Free Attraction, Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand, Best Buffet Restaurant, Best International Destination on a Budget, Best U.S. Destination on a Budget and Most Walkable City in the United States.
Now, it’s your turn to vote. Voting ends on Monday, May 8 at noon ET, and you can vote once per day, per category.
Click on each category below to vote:
Best Budget-Friendly Hotel Brand
Which budget-friendly hotel brand do you keep returning to? — Photo courtesy of iStock / georgeclerk
Lodging can easily become one of the biggest expenses when it comes to travel, but you shouldn’t have to blow through your budget or stay in a drab, personality-less room in order to save. These 20 hotel brands combine affordable rates, lots of amenities and frequent freebies to set the scene for a comfortable and wallet-friendly stay – whether for business or pleasure.
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Best Buffet Restaurant
These buffet restaurants offer quality food at great prices — Photo courtesy of iStock / pawopa3336
Buffet restaurants are popular across the United States for good reason. They’re affordable, convenient and offer a variety of dishes and cuisines to suit different tastes and preferences. That makes them a great option for a group outing on a budget. These 20 buffet restaurants have been selected by 10Best editors and an expert panel for their quality offerings at an affordable fixed price. Now, we need your help in crowning the 10 winners.
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Best Free Attraction
Phenomenal free attractions can be found across the country — Photo courtesy of E+ / Ivan Pantic
When you visit one of these 20 attractions – chosen by a panel of travel experts – you can save big travel budget bucks for other things. They’re all free and, in each case, you get way, way more than you pay for. Vote for your favorite free attraction until voting ends on Monday, May 8.
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Best International Destination on a Budget
International travel doesn’t have to be expensive — Photo courtesy of E+ / MesquitaFMS
Traveling to international destinations can be really expensive, especially when you factor in the cost of flights. However, these 20 destinations around the globe – chosen by 10Best editors and a panel of travel experts for their affordability – have an average daily cost between $15 to $100 per day. You’ll still have to figure out how to get there on a budget, but you can rest easy knowing your wallet will enjoy a break once you arrive.
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Best U.S. Destination on a Budget
These U.S. destinations are friendly to the wallet — Photo courtesy of iStock / MargaretW
Traveling around the United States doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, there are plenty of affordable destinations to choose from, offering a wealth of attractions, places to stay and places to eat. These 20 destinations across the country, chosen by a panel of travel experts, may help you skimp on the budget, but they certainly don’t skimp on things to do. Help us crown the best U.S. destinations to visit on a budget by voting for your favorite once per day.
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Most Walkable City in the U.S.
No need to rent a car in these walkable cities — Photo courtesy of E+ / andresr
Visiting a walkable city in the United States offers a lot of benefits for travelers who want to explore different attractions, enjoy the local culture, stay healthy and especially save some money. Not to mention, you’ll be doing the environment a favor by reducing your carbon footprint. These 20 cities – chosen by a panel of travel experts for their walkability – offer lots of things to do, places to eat and places to stay, all connected by pedestrian-friendly streets.
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Remember, you can vote once per day in each category. The 10 nominees with the most votes in each category will be announced on 10Best.com on Friday, May 19.