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Top 10 Affordable Bus Trips to Take Before Summer is Over

Looking for a summer getaway at a low price? Jefferson Lines offers affordable transportation to over 1000 locations, making it a great way to get your summer adventure started on a budget. Here are Jefferson Lines’ top bus travel destinations:

10. Spokane, Washington

If you’re seeking an outdoor adventure, Spokane is the perfect destination to enjoy the summer weather. The Cascade and Rocky Mountains give Spokane spectacular hiking views and incredible bike trails. To tap into your adventurous side, try white water rafting or kayaking. Take in the spectacular Spokane Falls by trail or by sky ride, which takes you up 200 feet over the falls. There’s lots of excitement and fun in Spokane including a treetop adventure course including zip lining!

9. Twin Cities, MN

Minneapolis and St. Paul are beautiful cities to explore in the summertime. Venture across the spectacular Stone Arch Bridge, sunbathe on the shore of one of the 10,000 lakes or relax with a hot dog and beer at a Twins game. If you’re looking for some amazing shopping, check out the massive Mall of America with over 500 stores, an indoor amusement park, Lego Land and more. Stroll through the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden to see the iconic Cherry & Spoon or head to the Minnesota Zoo to see a huge variety of amazing rescue animals.

8. Rapid City, SD

Looking for some history? Head to Rapid City to see Mount Rushmore, Wall Drug, Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse. Rapid City is packed full of fun things to do including gold mining, jeep safari adventures, horseback riding, and bear country! Zoom through the Black Hills on the Mountain Coaster then enjoy dinner and a show, Chuck wagon style! Rapid City is the perfect destination to take in some pretty awesome American history and have a ton of fun.

7. Chicago, IL

Between the awesome skyscrapers and beautiful coast of Lake Michigan, Chicago is an amazing city to explore. There is truly something for everyone. Walk through Millennium Park and pose for a photo by Cloud Gate, explore Navy Pier with its gorgeous lake view, and splurge by shopping the Magnificent Mile. Enjoy a baseball game at the famous Wrigley Field, experience Chicago’s delicious deep dish pizza, or see a show at the Chicago Theatre. Chicago has a lively mix of nightlife, sports, amazing food and lakeside views making it the perfect destination for a summer getaway.

6. Duluth, MN

Explore the shores Lake Superior, the largest freshwater lake in the world! Duluth is a beautiful city built into steep, rocky cliffs and set right along Lake Superior. Take an adventure to one of the many gorgeous waterfalls around Duluth or hike out to one of the many famous lighthouses. Sit down for a picnic along the scenic North Shore while hiking around the magnificent cliffs and falls that make up Duluth. Explore the adorable shops of downtown, go to an outdoor concert, or even choose to stay at an awesome indoor water park!

5. Bozeman, MT

Bozeman is an outdoor adventurer’s dream! Home to the beautiful Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is a perfect destination to hike and mountain bike. If you want to try something new, Bozeman is known for their spectacular fly fishing. If you’re seeking an adrenaline rush, try white water rafting! Bozeman is located right between two entrances to Yellowstone National Park where you can explore geysers, wildlife and so much more. To wrap up a wonderful day filled with exploring the great outdoors, relax in a natural hot spring.

4. Madison, WI

Located on a peninsula right in between Lake Monona and Lake Mendota, Madison is the perfect city for a summer trip. Visit the Dane County Farmers Market around capitol square, explore the vibrant shops and restaurants of State Street, or relax on the terrace with some delicious homemade ice cream from Babcock Dairy. Madison is a beloved college town with so much going on! You can almost always find live music somewhere in Madison, and nightlife is always lively.

3. Dallas, TX

Explore the pristine golf courses, serene gardens, fascinating aquariums and beautiful parks of Dallas! Dallas is a vibrant city including awesome sports teams and unique dining. There is so much to do from taking a stroll through one of the gorgeous gardens, to experiencing zero gravity at Zero Gravity Thrill amusement park! Dallas has something for everyone, making it an amazing destination for a summer trip with family and friends.

2. Seattle, WA

Looking to explore the west coast? Head to Seattle for some fresh fish, cozy coffee shops, and a completely unique vacation! Surrounded by mountains, water, and evergreen forests, Seattle is a beautiful summer destination. Explore the famous Pike Place Market, catch an amazing view from the top of the Space Needle or spend some time on the water with a kayak, paddle board or boat rental. Relax with a cup of coffee from the first ever Starbucks or enjoy some delicious Seattle cuisine. If you’re looking for some adventure, go up in a helicopter and explore the mountains from above!

1. Denver, CO

Are you looking for a trip with absolutely breathtaking views and endless activities? Look no further than Denver. Home to Rocky Mountain National Park, Denver has some of the most exquisite hiking and mountain biking trails in the USA. Visit the Red Rocks Amphitheater for an outdoor concert in the most unique venue. Visit a craft brewery and enjoy some delicious cuisine. You can even stand exactly one mile high at the State Capitol building where the elevation is exactly 5,280 feet. Denver is a beautiful city with so much to explore, making it the number one place for an affordable summer getaway.