Cheap summer getaways
No money, no problem: Here are dozens of great vacations that cost $100 or less.
© Beth Gauper
In summer, you don't have to spend very much to have a great vacation.
You don't even have to know much. Sign up for one of Minnesota's I Can Camp! programs, and a family of six pays just $40 for one night in a state park and $60 for two nights — instruction, tents and gear included.
Wisconsin has a lot of music festivals where families can camp on the grounds. Tickets include performances and more — corn feeds, kickball, canoeing, even fireworks.
This year, we found so many cheap trips that we had to split them into separate stories.
They're all $100 or less for a weekend. Many give you a roof over your head, and the trips that require tent camping also include guides, meals and/or fun things to do.
For 20 Wisconsin trips, see Cheap summer getaways in Wisconsin.
For 20 Minnesota trips, see Cheap summer getaways in Minnesota.
Next week: Cheap vacations in Iowa, Illinois and Michigan.
Last updated on May 14, 2014