As Spring Break approaches, many El Paso families will be searching for budget-friendly places to take a vacation.

According to an online survey, more Americans are opting for budget-friendly staycations closer to home because… inflation, but where are the best destinations to get away without emptying your wallet?

SumUp, the leading global fintech company, has just released its latest report ranking the top staycation spots across the US for 2024 and there are a few Texas cities on the list, including El Paso!

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Taking into account factors like meal prices, entertainment expenses, safety scores, and cultural attractions, SumUp's findings offer valuable insights for savvy travelers seeking affordable adventures. And the results might surprise you!

Topping the list is El Paso, Texas, with its unbeatable blend of affordability and charm. Yassssss!! 

With inexpensive meals averaging at just $11 and a three-course dinner for two priced at a wallet-friendly $65, El Paso promises a budget-friendly escape without sacrificing on experience. (Ok, I need to know where they’re having fancy date nights at cause that’s a number I’m new to.)

Plus, with a safety score of 68.82 and an impressive average WiFi speed of 185 Mbps, staying connected and secure is a breeze.

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Not far behind is Fort Worth, Texas, offering equally enticing options for frugal travelers. With a diverse array of cultural attractions and green spaces, Fort Worth provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable staycation without breaking the bank.

But the Lone Star State isn't the only budget-friendly destination on the list. From the vibrant streets of Oklahoma City to the musical vibes of Nashville, there's no shortage of affordable adventures waiting to be discovered across the US.

So, why splurge on a far-flung getaway when you can experience the best staycation right at home?

Take a look at the full list of budget-friendly Staycation Destinations of 2024:

Rank

City

State

Total Score

1

El Paso

Texas

16.11

2

Fort Worth

Texas

14.48

3

Oklahoma City

Oklahoma

13.39

4

Nashville

Tennessee

13.15

5

Las Vegas

Nevada

12.13

6

Austin

Texas

12.03

7

San Antonio

Texas

11.59

8

Indianapolis

Indiana

11.12

9

Jacksonville

Florida

10.70

10

Columbus

Ohio

10.68

11

Charlotte

North Carolina

9.20

12

San Francisco

California

8.77

13

Denver

Colorado

8.60

14

Philadelphia

Pennsylvania

8.57

15

San Diego

California

8.39

16

Boston

Massachusetts

7.70

17

New York City

New York

7.00

18

Chicago

Illinois

6.92

19

Dallas

Texas

6.89

20

Phoenix

Arizona

6.70

21

Seattle

Washington

6.16

22

Washington

District of Columbia

5.97

23

Houston

Texas

5.84

24

Los Angeles

California

5.78

25

San Jose

California

5.34

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