While some luxe vacations are worth their extravagant price tags, it's possible to plan a memorable trip without blowing through your entire savings account.
To compile the list of the top affordable vacation spots in America, U.S. News considered several factors, including sights, culture, food, shopping and nightlife. The rankings took into account both editors' opinions and votes from readers, as well as average year-round prices. You can read the full methodology here.
Read on to see which U.S. destinations are worth a visit but won't break the bank.