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Sun, surf and sand - beaches and water activities are the best and cheapest vacations you can take in the summer making great cheap getaways in July.
Jersey Shore, New Jersey
Whether or not you watch MTV's Jersey Shore, you have probably heard of this infamous beach by now. Beautiful blue skies and ocean are just a short train ride away for New Yorkers as well. For mini golf and surfing, check out Bradley Beach. Otherwise, soak up some sun and do a little swimming at Manasquan. See all Jersey Shore vacation rentals
Miami Beach, Florida
Because of excessive heat and potential rain, summer is the perfect time to find cheap flights to Miami. For beautiful white sand and warm blue waters, South Beach is a must visit. Afterwards, take a bike ride with DecoBike and take a few self-guided bike tours as well. See all Miami Beach vacation rentals
South Padre Island, Texas
A small resort town off of the coast of Texas, this island provides a number of activities that will keep visitors busy daily. Take lessons in kiteboarding, wakeboarding, or surfing. Finally, after a long day at the beach, stroll down to the Port Isabel lighthouse for an amazing view of the sea. See all South Padre Island vacation rentals
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Maine, Kennebunkport is famous for a number of free public beaches, including Kennebunk Beach and Parson's Beach. Make sure to check out Dock Square, the center of Kennebunkport shopping and art district. Accessibility, a great atmosphere, and beautiful beaches make Kennebunkport one of the best cheap getaways in July. See all Kennebunkport vacation rentals
Long Island, New York
Long Island is huge, but it also houses some of the nicest beaches in New York. Take a swim at Jones Beach or, if you want to see a celebrity, head to the Hamptons. Driving is necessary in this area, but it allows for a cheap beach getaway in July if you get a rental a little further from the beaches. See all Long Island vacation rentals
Santa Monica, California
Santa Monica Beach is a beautiful beach that is on either side of the Santa Monica Pier. After a long day in the sun, check out the Pier's boardwalk for games and entertainment as well as a terrific view of Malibu's coastline. Afterwards, head towards Third Street Promenade for street performances, shopping, and other entertainment for a breezy summer night. See all Long Island vacation rentals
Daytona Beach, Florida
If you are not afraid of a little humidity, then book a cheap flight to Daytona Beach in July. Aside from beaches, visitors have the option of visiting the Daytona International Speedway, home of the Daytona 500. Golf is also a popular sport in the area, so be sure to check out the Daytona Beach City Golf Course. See all Daytona Beach vacation rentals
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
What makes Cape Cod an attractive yet cheap getaway is the relaxing and charming personality of this small town. Cape Cod is full of beautiful beaches and a number of bike trails, including the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway. Visitors must try the seafood there; areas such as Wellfleet are especially known for their shellfish, particularly oysters. See all Cape Cod vacation rentals
Hilton Head, South Carolina
A beautiful, semi-tropical barrier island, Hilton Head Island is the perfect cheap getaway in July with its famous beaches and amazing golf courses. South Beach and the Disney Resort Beach Club are recommended. Finally, enjoy life music and weekly fireworks on the island's largest deepwater marina, Shelter Cove. See all Hilton Head vacation rentals
Pebble Beach, California
The beach itself is just two hours south of San Francisco and known for their golf courses, such as the Pebble Beach Golf Links. The trip is beautiful and affordable, making it perfect for great cheap getaways in July. See all Pebble Beach vacation rentals
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Independence Day brings families together to eat, play, and watch fireworks. Make the celebration last by getting out of town for a few days to celebrate the 4th in one of these family-friendly destinations.