PHOENIX - For many, planning a vacation full of excitement and fun while staying within a comfortable budget can create anxiety.
So in case you're looking for an exciting vacation without high costs, this week, AAA Arizona compiled a list of some of their favorite spots:
Armada-By-The-Sea, Wildwood Crest, N.J., AAA Two Diamond Motel
The beachfront motel is well maintained, as the owners spend their time in the off season keeping it in top condition. The beach in this area is exceptionally wide, and the motel also offers a sparkling pool and large sundecks for lounging. Rates for a oceanfront, two-room kitchenette suite are available from $85 per night.
Snowmass Mountain Chalet, Snowmass Village, Colo., AAA Two Diamond Hotel
Near the Village Mall, the well-known Aspen Snowmass Jazz Festival is held each summer directly across from the outdoor deck of this popular ski-in/ski-out slope-side chalet. Standard rooms are available from $109 per night. AAA members receive a 10 percent discount.
Strawberry Creek Bunkhouse, Idyllwild, Calif., AAA One Diamond Motel
There aren’t any phones here, but Wi-Fi is available at this quaint establishment just north of the Village, where shops and restaurants abound in this mountain hamlet in Southern California. Hiking in the nearby woods is a popular pastime at this quiet yet memorable get-away-from-it-all lodging. Insider tip: Enjoy the free organic continental breakfast delivered to your door in a replica fishing basket, or opt for the Hike-to-Breakfast option for a hot gourmet breakfast at the nearby B & B. Forest-view rooms are available from $89 per night, while private cabins are available from $169 per night. Select rooms are pet-friendly.
The Woodsman Country Lodge, Crescent, Ore., AAA Two Diamond Motel
Located on US 97 between Bend and Klamath Falls in the heart of Central Oregon’s recreation playland, this motel is close to hiking, boating, skiing, and the great outdoors in general. Insider tip: Try to get a different room on each visit to see all the interesting decorative touches and artifacts. Standard rooms are available from $125 per night. AAA members receive a 10 percent discount.
Yuma Cabana Motel, Yuma, Ariz., AAA Two Diamond Motel
Serving weary travelers at the halfway point between San Diego and Phoenix since 1965, this retro cute motel can be spotted from far away by its massive ‘60s neon sign. Independently owned and operated, this affordable option offers something different than standard lodgings. Insider tip: If staying for a few days, ask for the larger corner rooms with kitchenettes. Discounted AAA rates for a standard room are available from $45.99 per night.
Visit AAA.com/travel for more information or to book your trip.
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