What do 115,000 hotel rooms mean to the budget-minded consumer? Competition and hotly competitive rates. America’s theme park capital has many enticing ways to separate you from your money — first and foremost Disney World. And although the land of Mickey isn’t a bargain, there are plenty of other places to play, stay and eat that don’t necessarily cost a fortune. Package deals are the smart way to save money on airfare, hotel and the sights. Once you’ve hit town, arm yourself with Visit Orlando’s free Orlando Magicard, which gets you discounts at restaurants, shops and attractions. — Photo by Photolibrary/Getty Images
En español | Even in these penny-pinching times, it’s easy to satisfy a case of wanderlust in the sprawling, diverse American landscape. The United States has plenty of lovely locations where the cost of living is low and the diversions are free or inexpensive. Here are some of America’s best-value cities.