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No. 20 Phoenix/Scottsdale

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Voters wildly preferred coming to this desert area in the winter, including Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s. But if you want to make the cities more affordable, you may have to wait a few months. From June through August, you can save more than half off hotel rates, compared to the winter’s high season. If you can’t abide summer’s triple-digit temps, come in late spring or fall, when the shoulder season still offers some discounts.

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Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways 2012

No. 20 Phoenix/Scottsdale

Voters wildly preferred coming to this desert area in the winter, including Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s. But if you want to make the cities more affordable, you may have to wait a few months. From June through August, you can save more than half off hotel rates, compared to the winter’s high season. If you can’t abide summer’s triple-digit temps, come in late spring or fall, when the shoulder season still offers some discounts.

See all the America’s Favorite Cities survey results!

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Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways 2012

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