Go to Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV is a great place to travel to when you're looking for a budget vacation. First and foremost, local resorts are often priced as low as $ 25 a night! Where else in the world can you stay, and pay that low and still get clean sheets. Las Vegas is also notorious for having extremely cheap food. Not cheap in quality, but in price. Where else can you find dozens of buffets, and $ 4.99 lobster tail. Last but not least for Las Vegas also features world class entertainment that can often be given as “comps” if you do well enough in the casinos.
Book a last minute cruise.
When a cruise line sails with too few rooms filled, they lose money, and run the risk of not being profitable on that particular trip. In order to fill these rooms, Cruise Lines will often slash these fares as low as 40% of the original price. Just visit any major travel site such as Last Minute Cruise.com, and you could be sipping a cool Margarita at a fraction of the cost of your fellow cruisers.
Stay at a Hostel.
Hostels often provide minimal accommodations for the fraction of the price of a hotel. What you usually get is a bed, and the rights to share common area (such as bathrooms) with other travelers. If you're comfortable with this and need to travel on a budget, then visit http://www.hihostels.com .
Take an Amusement Park trip.
Amusement Parks are part of the American Experience, and are in part to their affordability. Many parks especially family parks offer campgrounds eliminating the need for a costy hotel. While the vast major offer “pay one price”, allowing you to experience many attractions for one low price.
For those willing to “tough it out”, camping is a great way to see America on a budget. What sleeping in the great outdoors lacks in indoor plumbing, warm showers, tv, etc; it makes up for in the majesty of nature that you would not get to see if you were staying at a 5 star resort. Also many of America's favorite travel destinations have campgrounds as a cheaper alternative to staying in a resort. (Cedar Point, and various Hotel-Casinos as well.)
Take a “Staycation”.
Visit the local attractions unique to your hometown.Why bother booking hotels, flights, etc ,; when you can instead save money and visit you local zoo, regional theme park, beaches, or national park?