Need a vacation? Top 10 value destinations

Taking an exciting trip doesn't have to break your budget... if you know where to go.

Hotwire has compiled a list of the top 10 "value destinations" around the country that will have you enjoying all the perks of a high-end vacation without the high-end price.

According to Hotwire, the cities are "ranked for their low rates, discounts, affordable entertainment, and overall appeal."

Number one on their list for best getaway bang for your buck? Dallas-Fort Worth.

Hotwire recommends the popular Texas destination based on bountiful shopping choices, affordable entertainment and discounts galore. also cites family-friendly festivals and countless nightlife options for older crowds as great reasons to visit the bustling city.

Hotwire ranks another city in the south as a great travel value for eager visitors.

Atlanta scores high on the list thanks to unbeatable travel deals and numerous cultural institutions good for entertaining the family or enriching a solo traveler.

The City of Atlanta website offers plenty of ideas for potential visitors, including the city's 34th Annual Jazz Festival and a list of attractions sure to please all year long.

Want to escape to the California coast?

San Diego also makes the cut on Hotwire's list, boasting near-perfect weather, beautiful beaches and fun attractions.

Families can stay busy at Sea World, Disneyland or Universal Studios, all just a short distance away. The City of San Diego also recommends travelers take advantage of free activities like strolling in the Gaslamp Quarter, taking a dip in the pristine Pacific or relaxing at one of the city's picturesque parks.

Looking for more of the best values around the country? Check out the rest of Hotwire's rankings.





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