Looking for an affordable getaway this summer or perhaps a staycation? Why not get both right here in Washington? FamilyDestinationsGuide surveyed 3,000 families to find out which affordable destinations they would most like to visit in 2023. It turns out 5 of the 175 options are here in our state.

Rose Ackermann, of FamilyDestinationsGuide.com points out that “Affordable’ does not mean ‘inferior or ‘second-rate.” Rather, “The budget-friendly travel sphere is bursting with choices, offering everything from breathtaking outdoor experiences to cultural immersion, charming local accommodations, and gastronomical delights that won’t break the bank.”

What’s more, their findings suggested a turn away from more expensive resort locations like what’s in Hawaii or Florida.

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The top 10 affordable family vacation destinations are as follows:

  1. Long Beach, New York
  2. Coney Island, New York
  3. Surfside Beach, South Carolina
  4. Oak Island, North Carolina
  5. Galveston, Texas
  6. Asbury Park, New Jersey
  7. Prescott, Arizona
  8. Crystal Beach, Texas
  9. Topsail Beach, North Carolina
  10. Bell Buckle, Tennesse

While nothing in Washington made the top 10, several spots are still in the top 50. Let’s take a look at each spot and how it ranked.

Coming in 22nd place is Long Beach, one of Washington’s towns situated on the Pacific Coast. The coastal town offers a range of affordable accommodations, ranging from family-friendly hotels to cozy cottages, and more. It’s known for its expansive sandy beaches giving everyone plenty of space to explore.

In 35th place is Ocean Shores, another coastal town known for its beaches, beach combing spots, fishing, and other outdoor activities.

Farther back on the list is Lake Chelan in 115th place. Its highlights are the abundance of affordable water activities like swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. In 124th place is Birch Bay which got a shoutout for its State Park that allows visitors to swim, picnic, and explore nature trails at a reasonable price. Last but certainly not least is Westport in 142nd place. Westport’s highlight is its sandy beach and picturesque marina.

All in all, there are plenty of ways to explore the state this summer without breaking the bank and these are just a few of the spots worth visiting.