The Popular U.S. Destinations Where Airfare Hasn't Soared This Summer

The start of summer is right around the corner but there's still time to plan an affordable vacation.

Even though airfare is up compared to last summer, some of us are skipping going out to restaurants and even cutting back on groceries in order to afford traveling this summer. And while planning a cheap trip isn't the easiest thing to do late into the game, there are still a few locations where you can visit that have lower-than-average ticket prices.

According to new data from Expedia, the following five US destinations are still offering some affordable flights for summer travel. Specifically, their average flight prices are currently below summer 2022 flights, which isn't the case for most destinations right now.

  • Orange County, California
  • Fort Myers, Florida
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Las Vegas, Nevada

Some good news is that while is reporting a 240% increase in searches for summer stays in the US this year, domestic hotels are still running an average of 15% cheaper than hotel prices abroad. The following locations are all offering hotels for less than an average of $150 a night.

  • Little Rock, Arkansas
  • Greenville, South Carolina
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Twin Cities, Minnesota

Still itching to head abroad? According to Expedia data, the cheapest European destinations that have an average ticket price of less than $1,000 are:

  • Barcelona
  • Lisbon
  • Reykjavik
  • Amsterdam

Even with summer travel reaching epic proportions this summer, if you are flexible with where you plan on traveling, you should be able to find a fairly affordable getaway.

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Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.