Best Southwestern City For Budget Travel In America 

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Phoenix offers budget travelers sun, desert beauty, & culture. As a top Southwestern city for affordability, it appeals to wallet-conscious sightseers.

Wonders of the outdoors surround Phoenix. Hike Camelback Mountain and see unreal city views for free. The Desert Botanical Garden shows unique cacti.

Phoenix boasts world-class museums like the Musical Instrument Museum and the Heard Museum with Native art. Also explore performing arts venues.

Sleep cheaply at an eco-friendly hostel or camp for less than $30 a night at Lost Dutchman State Park, with saguaros right next to your tent.

The light rail makes getting around easy. Fuel up on local, inexpensive Sonoran-style Mexican food everywhere you go in this sunny southwestern mecca.

Don't miss the eclectic art galleries, indie music scenes, and charming Old Town Scottsdale area for a dash of culture with your cacti.

Drive out to the extra-terrestrial landscape of Superstition Mountains or red rocks of Sedona on a budget day trip - the views astonish for free.

With endless blue skies, quirky attractions, outdoor adventure, and bargains galore, Phoenix scores big as a top affordable vacation spot.