Travel too often seems a luxury perennially out of reach. Infinity pools on tropical islands grace glitzy magazine covers and shame us into thinking heading to the Maldives or Bora Bora is the only real vacation. Fortunately that’s a load of hogwash. Modern travel need not be exorbitantly expensive. The conterminous United States is full of travel destinations offering world-class attractions. Best of all you don’t need pricy visas or complicated air connections to reach them. In this article we’re profiling 20 US cities offering great experiences at a fraction of the expense. These are our recommendations for the best US budget destinations to consider in 2020.