Cheap Getaways in August

The end of August means cheap clearance flights, so why not take advantage and head to one of these exciting but cheap getaways in August?

carmel ca mission august vacationCarmel, California

Carmel is a great oceanside town on the California coast with stunning views, white beaches, and great food. Check out Point Lobos , a state park with hiking trails, kelp forests, and small coves great for swimming. At night, build a bonfire on the beach and watch the sunset.

Boston, Massachusetts

Cheap summer flights to Boston means community boating on the Charles and sunbathing in Boston Commons . For dining options, try out the New England Chowder at Boston Chowda Co. or try some dim sum at Windsor Cafe in Chinatown.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Flights to Las Vegas are low during the last two weeks of August, making it a perfect cheap getaway in August. While Las Vegas can get expensive, there is plenty to do there if you're on a budget. Check out the Fountain Show at the Bellagio or the Flamingo Garden for exotic birds. Play pinball games at the Pinball Hall of Fame or rent a dune buggy and ride in the desert.

San Francisco, California

San Francisco can be expensive, but there are also a lot of fun things to do for less. Explore Chinatown , one of the biggest in America, or drive up over the city for a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge . Stop by the Palace of Fine Arts , a beautiful building reminiscent of Greco-Roman architecture or take a ride on San Francisco's famous cable cars.

New York, New York

August is a great time to go because of summer outdoor performances and activities going on all over the city. Take a tour of the Metropolitan Museum or check out the United Nations Headquarters and stroll around Rockefeller Plaz a. Finally, head down to the West Village for a meal at the Meatball Shop .

Los Angeles, California

As long as you plan your trip around big award shows, L.A. flights in August can be reasonably priced. Visitors can visit the Getty Center to see a great art collection and architecture. Griffin Park is ideal for picnics, hiking, or just an afternoon of sunbathing. Finally, no visit to L.A. is complete without trying In-N- Out Burger , a burger chain that offers a special hidden menu.

Chicago, Illinois

Chicago is a big city with lots of greenery. Combined with amazing weather and cheap prices, Chicago is one of the top cheap getaways in August. Be sure take a walk through Millennium Park and check out the Bean . For a night out, head to The Second City , the comedy club that led to Saturday Night Live.

Seattle, Washington

August is off-season for Seattle, making it easy to find cheap plane tickets in August. Seattle is home to the renowned Seattle Art Museum and the Asian Art Museum , a must-see for all visitors. The Seafair festival also takes place in August, and features street parades as well as hydroplane races in Lake Washington , making it one of the best cheap getaways in August.

Buffalo, New York

For those who want to visit Niagara Falls, there is a direct bus from Buffalo. However, Buffalo itself has beautiful architecture from almost every decade of the city's existence, especially in the Allentown District . Buffalo is also home to the buffalo wings, so be sure to try some at the Anchor Bar .

Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

Known for their infamous Blue Crabs , this region is perfect for boating and crabbing. Aside from crabs, raw oysters and steamed mussels are also some of the delicious things you can find here. Make sure to bring your appetite when you visit!


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