10 Cheap Vacations for a Last-Minute Summer Getaway

Guess what: Taking an impromptu trip will barely make a dent in your bank account.

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It's that time of year — when the midsummer crises sets in.

What is this, you ask? It's that brief moment of shock that occurs in mid-July, typically because you thought Memorial Day was just last weekend. Once you realize is half over, travel bug questions arise: Why haven't I yet? Have I missed my chance to explore the world before I'm snowed in again?

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Fear not, travel lovers. Although last-minute trips are notoriously expensive (woah, those hotel prices), a few unexpected cities may make for a completely feasible trip during the remaining weeks of summer.

has compiled its annual, super handy study and found that cities like New Orleans and even Las Vegas are surprisingly affordable summer destinations.

To determine the least expensive — and most expensive — summer destinations this year, the company tracked the cost of a three-night vacation in 39 key tourist cities around the world from June to September. Such expenses include a four-star hotel for three nights, lunch each day, transportation to and from dinner each day and the cost of dinner for two people.

The cheapest destination? Drum roll, please. New Orleans comes out on top with a price of just $1,148 for two people for three days. It was followed by Houston ($1,190) and Las Vegas ($1,195).

If you're craving a taste of international , the study also noted the cheapest global cities, such as Hanoi, Mumbai and Cape Town.

Meanwhile, the most expensive American cities included Orlando, Honolulu and Seattle, and the most expensive global cities included New York City, Tokyo and London.

Scroll down to see the low prices for a vacation for two in the cheapest American cities — and then sit down with a glass of wine, pull up a travel website and get goin' on booking.

1. New Orleans: $1,148

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2. Houston: $1,190

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3. Las Vegas: $1,195

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4. Atlanta: $1,296

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5. Dallas: $1,315

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6. Miami: $1,359

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7. Washington, D.C.: $1,406

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8. Philadelphia: $1,483

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9. San Diego: $1,491

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10. Minneapolis: $1,516

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