Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways

Affordable hotel rates, free museums, and plentiful barbecue and beer make these cities a bargain for travelers.

No. 13 Portland, OR

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The Northwest city’s No. 1 ranking for mass transit makes it easy to cut the cost of a car rental. The new Eastside Extension of the Portland Streetcar costs $1 for two hours, and passes through the buzz-filled Central Eastside Industrial District, where you’ll find Boke Bowl (with creative ramen dishes) and sandwich shop Bunk Bar. Portland also ranked near the top for its groovy, bargain-filled flea markets.

Best U.S. Cities for Affordable Getaways

No. 13 Portland, OR

The Northwest city’s No. 1 ranking for mass transit makes it easy to cut the cost of a car rental. The new Eastside Extension of the Portland Streetcar costs $1 for two hours, and passes through the buzz-filled Central Eastside Industrial District, where you’ll find Boke Bowl (with creative ramen dishes) and sandwich shop Bunk Bar. Portland also ranked near the top for its groovy, bargain-filled flea markets.

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