These days, it seems that almost everyone is looking for ways to save a little bit of money. However, being budget conscious does not mean that you have to sacrifice fun when you choose the destination for your summer vacation. When you travel in the month of July, there are several options that will ensure a great time is had by all without breaking the bank.
The home of Elvis Presley's Graceland is a front runner for the best vacation bargains for the month of July. This is primarily due to the fact that most people assume that it will be too crowded during peak vacation months. The mid-summer Memphis heat also plays a role in the steep discounts.
Memphis is famous for their barbecue, so be sure to check out some of their tasty dishes before heading over to tour Sun Studios, where Elvis got his big break. Another family friendly point of interest is the Children’s Museum of Memphis. According to the museum's website, referenced below, the museum features hands-on experiments and art projects that are fun for the whole family.
Graceland 3734 Elvis Presley Blvd Memphis, TN 38116 901- 332-3322 elvis.com
Sun Studios 706 Union Avenue Memphis, TN 38103-3218 800-441-6249 sunstudio.com
Children's Museum of Memphis 2525 Central Avenue Memphis, TN 38104-5926 901-458-2678 cmom.com
The added heat in Tucson's summer months can lead to steep discounts for those who are looking for budget destinations. Tucson is famous for their breathtaking scenery including enchanting forests and some of the most dramatic mountain peaks in the south western United States. Due to the clarity of their southern skies, Tucson is also the home of some of the world's most widely respected astronomy observatories. In fact, according to the city's official website,Tucson was named the "Astronomy Capital of the World". Whether touring one of these amazing scientific observatories such as the Kitt Peak National Observatory, or going horse back riding through some of Tucson's scenic trails, there is fun for the whole family in Tucson.
Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center 950 North Cherry Avenue Tucson, AZ 85719 520-318-8726 noao.edu
El Paso, Texas
El Paso, located in the western most tip of Texas, is full of excitement during July. From Fourth of July celebrations and fireworks displays to their world famous zoo or visiting some of the area's attractions that are rich in history, El Paso is sure to provide a vacation to remember.
When there, be sure to visit the famous Cattleman's Steakhouse at the Indian Cliffs Ranch. According to the Indian Cliff's website, referenced below, visitors can tour the movie set from the Universal Studio's film "Resurrection". Children can also have fun playing in the unique Fort Apache Playground and authentic Indian Maze. After a day of examining all that the ranch has to offer, head on over to their genuine Texas steak house featuring hand cut steaks.
Cattleman's Steakhouse P.O. Box 1056 Fabens, TX 79838 915-544-3200 cattlemansranch.com
Fort Apache Playground at Indian Cliffs Ranch P.O. Box 1056 Fabens, TX 79838 915-544-3200 cattlemansranch.com