Travel Agents: Here’s Where We’d Travel This Summer on a $1,000 Budget

June 11, 2024

Summer’s just around the corner, which means now’s the time to iron out those travel plans, buy plane tickets, reserve hotels and gear up for what should be an amazing trip. If you’re still on the fence about taking a trip this summer because of budgetary reasons, you might need to get a little creative. And that means choosing places you can visit without exhausting your savings account or taking on credit card debt. The good news is that there are quite a few such places — many of which are within the continental U.S. Depending on where you’re starting from and how much time you’ve got, you could very well have a wonderful vacation without spending more than around $1,000.

“If an affordable domestic getaway is what you are after, I suggest exploring one of the many U.S. beach towns that offer way more than the sun and sea,” said Maya Kapoor-Miller, travel agent and travel manager at Dreamport. “Oxnard in Southern California is an idyllic and somewhat underrated vacation spot on California’s southern coast with a small-town feel,” Kapoor-Miller continued. “Located only 60 miles northwest of LAX and near other central destinations, including Santa Barbara, Oxnard is one of Cali’s best-kept secrets. 

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