These are the five cheapest beach destinations in the US, according to a new report

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Nothing beats the comfort and convenience of your summer trip home.

And that’s apparently a sentiment many of us share, with recent reports showing that for the first time in two years, international travel is taking a back seat and people are instead flocking to some of the country’s most beautiful hubs Pull.

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This upcoming season is no exception.

But what some travelers are quickly realizing is that while the comfort and convenience are still there, domestic travel isn’t nearly as affordable as it used to be.

So, if you’re trying to save as much as possible this summer, where can you go in the US for some budget-friendly fun?

The answer can be found thanks to Yahoo Finance’s latest report on the cheapest domestic beach destinations, in which these beautiful cities were crowned among the top 5:

5. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Typical summer day in Myrtle BeachTypical summer day in Myrtle Beach

Let’s start with an old favorite among budget-conscious travelers: Myrtle Beach.

The average visitor here can expect to spend just over $190 per day, but if you make a conscious effort to limit costs, you can reduce that total significantly.

That’s why so many people, especially those traveling with family or in large groups, can’t get enough of South Carolina’s gem, whose vibrant blue waters look like something straight out of the Caribbean.

And even beyond the beautiful beaches, being able to enjoy so many affordable shops, arcades, and live entertainment venues in one place (Broadway at the Beach is incredible) makes Myrtle Beach one of the best value destinations. you can choose this summer.

4. Cannon Beach, Oregon

View of Cannon Beach, OregonView of Cannon Beach, Oregon

Tucked into Oregon’s rugged coastline, this criminally underrated city is the perfect relaxing getaway.

Cannon Beach is a haven for quieter but more adventurous souls looking to escape the hustle and bustle of better-known summer destinations (including Myrtle Beach) – daily costs are about the same, so the choice comes down to personal preference.

What I will note is that what the city lacks in major tourist attractions and all-inclusive resorts, it more than makes up for in cozy seaside cottages and sweet little streets full of art galleries, boutiques and cafes. Definitely make sure you add it to your travel bucket list.

3. Huntington Beach, California

Huntington Beach at sunsetHuntington Beach at sunset

Are you longing for the laid-back atmosphere of Cannon Beach, but want to go somewhere livelier? Or are you a surfer who would like to catch some waves?

Either way, the perfect place to go this summer is Huntington Beach, one of the few places in California that offers you its iconic entertainment scene and golden sandy beaches at a reasonable price.

If you come to a place known as ‘Surf City USA’ you already know the energy will be second to none.

Those who are not into surfing can always play beach volleyball or cycle.

Better yet, do what I do and just relax and enjoy the California sun, knowing full well that for less than $190 a day you are getting the experience of a lifetime.

2. Gulf Shores, AL

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Gulf Shores is home to pristine beaches, budget-friendly hotels, RV parks, plenty of hiking trails, a golf course, and even a zipline that goes over the dunes. It’s the ultimate escape for travelers (especially families) who want to cut down on travel costs.

Between sunbathing and exploring the many local attractions such as Gulf State Park, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge and the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, your days here will be filled with unforgettable experiences that will last a lifetime.

1. Virginia Beach, Virginia

Aerial view of Virginia BeachAerial view of Virginia Beach

And the cheapest beach destination in the entire US is… drum rollPlease!

Virginia beach.

The miles of golden, almost pink-looking sand look straight out of a movie, and when you combine that with all the lively promenades, cute little cafes and fascinating aquariums, you get the perfect budget-friendly summer. hub where you can spend an entire week for just over $1000 (including travel and accommodation).

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