Top 10 value travel destinations for 2012
Hotwire.com's 2012 Travel Value Index -- destinations that give you the most for vacation dollars based on prices and discounts for airefare, rental cars, hotels and options for affordable entertainment:
10. Miami, Fla.
Pictured: South Beach in Miami Florida - the Ritz Carlton (undated)
9. Albuquerque, N.M.
Pictured: Skyline of Albuquerque , New Mexico (undated)
8. Charlotte, N.C.
Pictured: The skyline of Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 29, 2009)
7. Denver, Colorado
Pictured: An early-morning sun bathes the skyline of the city of Denver. (Nov. 26, 2008)
6. Tampa, Fla.
Pictured: The Tampa skyline seen from the top of the Raymond James Stadium. (Jan. 23, 2001)
5. Phoenix, Ariz.
Pictured: The dusk skyline of downtown Phoenix. (April 29, 2004)
4. Houston, Texas
Pictured: An lone auto makes its way south on Interstate 45 past downtown Houston, Texas. (Sept. 23, 2005)
3. Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas
Pictured: The dusk-lit Dallas skyline and a swollen Trinity River in North Richland Hills, Texas. (Sept. 9, 2010)
2. Atlanta, Ga.
Pictured: The Atlanta skyline sits beyond Turner Field before the start of the New York Mets versus Atlanta Braves during the Braves home season opening game at Turner Field. (April 6, 2007)
1. Orlando, Fla.
Pictured: At Universal Orlando Florida in Orlando, a view at night of the parks, Universal Studios and Island Adventure. (undated)