Now that we are "unofficially" into summer, folks will be going on summer vacations. For many, they'll stay here in Montana, however, others will look to venture out of the state for a little relaxation.

Growing up, summer vacations meant going wherever there were relatives. My parents were cheap and didn't want to spend money on a hotel, or anyplace that was fun

Vacations can be expensive, so for those looking to have a good time, and save a buck or two, we've come up with a list of the best places to vacation outside of Montana for those on a budget thanks to our friends at Expedia.

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We'll use the same statistics for each destination. Airfare for 4 and a week's stay in a moderately priced hotel. {the price will either decrease or increase depending on the number of individuals you include.}

Which destinations are the best value?

First up, Las Vegas.  According to Expedia, you can spend a week in Vegas including your plane tickets and hotel stay for the total price of 386 per person. Las Vegas has something for everyone including a lot of activities for families. Of course, if you want a "kid-free" vacation, Vegas has other activities you'll most likely enjoy.

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Next, Los Angeles. California has beaches, National Parks, and Disney Land. From a tour through Beverly Hills to a stroll down the Hollywood Walk of Fame, L.A. and the surrounding area could be a perfect vacation spot. A week's trip to The Golden State will cost around 450 per person for airfare and hotel.

Nashville is also a popular destination. Known for its southern hospitality and as the home of country music, Nashville has a vibrant social scene and excellent food. There are tons of things to do and see and a week's stay in Nashville with airfare and hotel will cost around 550 per person.

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They say everything is bigger in Texas, and a trip to Dallas is always an adventure. Dallas to the Cowboys, culture, and Texas charm. From the Texas State Fair to museums and much more, a trip to the Lone Star State will run you about 550 per person for airfare and a week's stay in a hotel.

Finally, Orlando. We mentioned Disney Land, but how about Disney World? Considered one of the most perfect places for a family vacation. Orlando puts you right in the hearts of The Sunshine State and airfare and a week's stay at a hotel will run you just under 500 dollars per person.

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There are several other spots worth visiting, Seattle isn't far and if you've never been to Banff in Alberta, that is certainly worth look. What is your favorite spot to vacation? Let us know by sending us a message on our station app.

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