5 Cheap Summer Destinations for Students

Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

dallasss2With average summer temperatures in the high 90’s, the Dallas area boasts many activities to partake in, including the Lone Star Park Horse Races, rock climbing gyms, local festivals which run concurrently throughout the year, fruit picking at local farms and orchards.

One can also enjoy grabbing a bargain or two at Trader’s Village located in Grand Prairie.

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Charlotte, North Carolina

charlotte1 Another great southern destination, Charlotte is a growing city that offers up plenty to do including major attractions such as Pops in the park, a free evening of fun, food and music from the Gaston Symphonic Band.

Take a trip down to the Mint Museum or enjoy spoken word at the Summer Love Open Mic series presented by The Artist’s Den at Mugs Coffee.

If you want to have more fun in the sun, make a day of it and go to Paramount Carowind’s Amusement Park which borders both North and South Carolina.

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San Juan, Puerto Rico

prr The great thing about this tropical destination is that you don’t need a passport if you’re a U.S. resident. Along with basking in the sun with crystal clear water take a trip to El Yunque a tropical forest, which boasts waterfalls, a river pool and a walking trail.

Plaza Mercado has free Salsa music throughout the week and the neighborhood of Santurce has some of the best restaurants in the country.

The streets of San Juan are filled with local vendors so finding a bargain should be relatively easy.

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Amsterdam, Holland

amsterdammmm One of the more popular destinations in Europe among students, there is plenty to see and do. Zandvoort beach located outside of the city limits is easily accessible by train ride from Central Station.

If you’re looking to go sightseeing or seeking out entertainment Leidseplein is the perfect neighborhood. Clubs, shops, restaurants, casinos, theatres are all located in this area where you can chat it up with other tourists or locals.

The Anne Frank House is a must see monumental tourist attraction.

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Denver, Colorado

denverr Probably one of the cheapest attractions on the list, there is plenty to do in the mile high city. Lakeside Amusement Park has many rides including old school roller coasters, arcades and bumper cars.

Admission is $2.50 with rides averaging a $1 per ride. Or how about taking a free self-guided tour of the Coors Brewery complete with samples of beer?

Take a trip down to Aurora to Arapahoe Park to catch the horse races for only $3 admission.

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