The study considers the cost of the cheapest flight, the number of attractions in each summer vacation spot, and other costs once at the destination.
From these metrics, a list was compiled based off of a $2,788 budget, which is the average budget of an American traveler.
Click through our slideshow to see the top ten most affordable, fun summer getaways.
Click on each photo for a list of things to do in each city according to Tripadvisor.com.
To see the entire list, click through our interactive map at the top right hand corner of this webpage.
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