The Best Destinations in the USA

Sometimes you want to travel, and you want to experience something brand new. But when you've just paid for flights, it can look a little bit overwhelming to think of the cost associated with making a trip to the US for your holiday. Do a little digging, and you'll find it's a lot less expensive than you may think - try a few of these destinations on for size and see if you can save money by visiting them over other large or more popular tourist destinations.Detroit's the largest city in Michigan, and it's been around for over 300 years! With a long record like that, it's not a surprise that it's got plenty to see and do, and plenty of things to entertain yourself without hurting your wallet. Founded by French colonists in the early 1700s, it's one of the older cities in the region, starting as just a small fort. Since then it's grown to a city of over half a million people. The city boasts many micro-breweries for anyone who wants to try some new tipple, and plenty of amazing brunch food to try. There are a number of outdoor festivals and concerts which are held every year, and if you shop around you might find one that suits your budget.If you're up for something a little more cultural, then you can visit museums or self-tour places such as the Guardian Building. With local residents and artists making their own visual culture, you can hop onto one of the street art tours available, to show you all the new handiwork on show around the city.Albuquerque, near the Rio Grande of New Mexico, is a city of a half-million people. If you're willing to go out of the way, literally, to save some cash, you'll get amazing views as a reward. Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, bikers, and everyone else who likes the great outdoors. The Petroglyph National Monument provides a huge area to walk through, with some of the oldest historical features you'll find in the U.S. - petroglyphs carved by native populations many years ago.Albuquerque also boasts a number of museums, which will generally cost you less than ten dollars to visit. There’s also a zoo, a tramway, and plenty to eat. If you time your trip right and get there for the second week of October, you’ll be able to see the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta – an event unlike anywhere else, where hundreds of hot-air balloon enthusiasts float above the city.When you think of Texas, you might think immediately of Houston. San Antonio is another large city in the state, and it has no less to do than its better-known cousin. With transport around the city only costing you $2.75 for a day pass for the buses and streetcars, it won’t cost you much to get around. San Antonio is best-known for its most famous historical claim to fame – the Alamo. After you’ve visited this must-stop, you can always go and check the San Antonio Zoo, spend time in one of its many parks, or visit the Farmer’s Market in The Pearl District. And why not finish off your day by passing time next to the river? It passes through the city itself, and you can grab a quick bite to eat, or just relax and watch it flow by. Here is a great guide to a weekend in San Antonio.