If you are still planning that summer vacation, and want the biggest bang for your buck, then our friends at TIME can help you with that. They have put together a list of 20 of the biggest, and best, tourist attractions in the USA, and tell us why it's worth it to spend money on visiting them. Sounds awesome to me, and their suggestions are below - happy travels, friends!

 

  • Street Car Ride - New Orleans - only $1.25 for one of the oldest working street car lines in the world
  • Woody Guthrie Center - Oklahoma - $8 to get in to see the handwritten lyrics to 'This Land is Your Land'
  • Ferry to the San Juan Islands - Washington - starting at $13.25 to see orcas, eagles, and an occasional humpback whale on the ride over
  • Jacob's Well -  just south of Austin - $9 to visit this off the beaten path swimming hole with shimmering waters
  • Japanese Garden - Portland, Oregon - $9.50 to step into a version of old world Japan
  • Wormsloe Historic Site - Georgia - $10 one of the most Instagrammed places in the south, with a drive thats 1.5 miles long
  • Fort Delaware - Delaware - $12 to go back in time with tour guides who are dressed as Civil War soldiers
  • Eastern State Penitentiary - Pennsylvania - $14 to see where mobster Al Capone was held
  • Frick Collection - New York - $20 to view this opulent 1914 museum of steel magnate Henry Clay Frick
  • National Baseball Hall of Fame - Cooperstown, New York - $20 - for the baseball fan in all of us, and they even have a program for kids to spend the night in the museum!
  • Monticello - Virginia - $25 to see the 244 year old home of Thomas Jefferson, and get a BIG history lesson at the same time, in the luscious grounds surrounding this historic home
  • Neon Museum - Las Vegas - $25, and well worth it, to see the restored signs from years past on the famous Las Vegas Strip
  • Hearst Castle - California - $25 to see the former 165 room home of William Randolph Hearst
  • Fallingwater - Pennsylvania - $25 to view the unbelievably awesome weekend home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Grand Canyon Mule Rides - $45 to ride into the belly of one of the most famous tourist attractions in the world
  • Cumberland Cavern - Tennessee - $45 for 32 miles of underground passageways, and location  of the Emmy winning tv series Bluegrass Underground Concerts
  • Monterery Bay Aquarium - California - $50 for the biggest aquarium exhibit in the world
  • Kennedy Space Center - Florida - $50 - who didn't want to grow up to be an astronaut?
  • Biltmore House - North Carolina - $50 to view the 175,000 square feet estate built in 1895, with 65 fireplaces
  • Warner Brothers Studio Tour - California - $62 to feel like a movie star for a day