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10 budget summer vacations

It's not too late to plan a summer vacation.

TripAdvisor, the travel booking and review site, recently revealed the top 10 value summer vacation destinations, along with the least expensive week to visit, highly-rated value hotels, inexpensive places to eat and free attractions.

"Ninety percent of U.S. respondents are planning a getaway this summer according to a recent survey, said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications for TripAdvisor. Travelers appear eager to take advantage of the strong U.S. dollar by planning trips abroad, as six of the 10 most-searched destinations on TripAdvisor for summer travel are located outside the United States."

Take a look at the 10 budget summer vacation ideas.

Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, NevadaWhen to visit: early JuneValue hotel:
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Las Vegas, Nevada

When to visit: early June

Value hotel: Desert Rose Resort average nightly summer rate of $128

Value restaurant: Grand Lux Cafe entrees $10 to $15

Free attraction: Conservatory & Botanical Gardens at Bellagio

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaWhen to visit: Aug. 24-30Value
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

When to visit: Aug. 24-30

Value hotel: Best Western Plus Grand Strand Inn & Suites average nightly summer rate of $163

Value restaurant: Simply Southern Smokehouse Dinner buffet $10

Free attraction: Grand Strand

Orlando, Florida

Orlando, FloridaWhen to visit: Aug. 17-23Value hotel: The
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Orlando, Florida

When to visit: Aug. 17-23

Value hotel: The Point Orlando Resort average nightly summer rate of $118

Value restaurant: Yellow Dog Eats entrees $9 to $13

Free attraction: Lake Eola Park

Cancun, Mexico

Cancun, MexicoWhen to visit: Aug. 24-30Value hotel: Mallorca
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Cancun, Mexico

When to visit: Aug. 24-30

Value hotel: Mallorca Hotel & Suites average nightly summer rate of $89

Value restaurant: Pik Nik entrees $5 to $10

Free attraction: Playa Delfines

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Punta Cana, Dominican RepublicWhen to visit: Aug. 24-30Value
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Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

When to visit: Aug. 24-30

Value hotel: The MT Hotel average nightly summer rate of $94

Value restaurant: Balicana entrees $8.50 to $11

Free attraction: Bavaro Beach

Paris, France

Paris, FranceWhen to visit: Aug. 3-10Value hotel: New
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Paris, France

When to visit: Aug. 3-10

Value hotel: New Orient Hotel average nightly summer rate of $163

Value restaurant: Au Forum entrees $7.50 to $12

Free attraction: Luxembourg Gardens

New York City, New York

New York City, New YorkWhen to visit: June
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New York City, New York

When to visit: June 29-July 5

Value hotel: Chelsea Lodge average nightly summer rate of $184

Value restaurant: Hummus Place entrees $9 to $14

Free attraction: The High Line

London, England

London, EnglandWhen to visit: Aug. 17-23Value hotel: The
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London, England

When to visit: Aug. 17-23

Value hotel: The Hide London average nightly summer rate of $157

Value restaurant: Bunnychow snack-sized entrees $6 to $7.50

Free attraction: St. James' Park

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Playa del Carmen, MexicoWhen to visit: Aug. 24-30Value
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Playa del Carmen, Mexico

When to visit: Aug. 24-30

Value hotel: Luna Blue Hotel average nightly summer rate of $83

Value restaurant: Kaxapa Factory entrees $4.50 to $5.50

Free attraction: Boca Paila

Rome, Italy

Rome, ItalyWhen to visit: Aug. 24-30Value hotel: Hotel
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Rome, Italy

When to visit: Aug. 24-30

Value hotel: Hotel Re di Roma average nightly summer rate of $92

Value restaurant: NOI Nuova Osteria Italiana entrees $11 to $16

Free attraction: Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano

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