Your travel plans don’t have to run your budget into a deficit this summer. You can make unforgettable memories, find nice restaurants, visit attractions, and catch some entertainment for less in these great areas.

Phoenix, Arizona: Phoenix is a great city for travelers because you can get beautiful hotel and lodging experiences at affordable prices.  This town has sports, spas, and museums within a comfortable distance from the scenic desert landscape.

Chincoteague, VA: Northern Virginia gets all the attention for the history, food, and festivals nearby in the nation’s capital, but families that want a nature getaway go to the Chesapeake Bay. Chincoteague, Virginia is a well-known summer beach town, but it is also home to the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Bicycles and binoculars are both a good idea, as they help kids explore the abundant wildlife on the island. Just outside Chincoteague, the NASA Visitor Center at Wallops Island Flight Facility is a great place to learn about space! If you have time for a day or weekend trip while you’re in Chincoteague, there are nearly 50 wineries within 100 miles of Chincoteague. Chincoteague is also three hours away from your eSmart Tax Team!

Asheville, North Carolina: About two hours east of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Asheville is a fresh and hip hidden treasure with a thriving arts and food scene. Downtown Asheville is full of galleries, shops, restaurants, and bookstores.

The Biltmore Estate is not too far from Asheville. Gather the family and take a tour of the house itself.  The surrounding “resort” area offers everything from bike and Segway rentals to horseback riding and fly-fishing lessons. The pristine mountains surrounding Asheville also offer numerous outdoor activities including zip-lining, hiking, and rock climbing as well as steam engine rides on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

Austin, Texas: The live music, theater, art galleries, museums, fine dining, and variety of attractions make Austin, Texas a fun destination for self-discovery and to satisfy your craving to travel.

Fort Myers Beach, Florida: The warm water draws us to this destination. Spend your entire vacation in the sun with the beach, bicycles, sailing, and boating nearby.