While spring break might just be winding down, summer will be here before you know it, bringing along with it ample opportunity for some fun in the sun. If you're aiming for an affordable summer getaway, U.S. News & World Report announced its Best Cheap Summer Vacations ranking on Thursday.
To determine the list, U.S. News & World Report analyzed over 700 destinations by combining travelers' opinions with expert and editor analysis. Each destination was scored in 10 categories like sights, culture, food, nightlife, adventure and romance.
Check out 10 of the magazine's top budget-friendly summer destinations, and get busy booking.
1. Grand Canyon, Arizona