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12 Summer Airfare Deals For Your Next Epic Travel Adventure

No matter where you live, it's time to get outta town.

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To help with that, we asked the crew at Airfare Watchdog to round up some of the best flight deals being offered around the country right now.

They combed through their fare data for major cities and identified the routes that are unusually low, especially for summer travel. Here are 12 of the top flight deals this season.

1. New York to Miami: $170 round trip

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To do: Stay at the Freehand Miami, a chic and upscale hostel where rooms start at $36 per night. The main attraction — soaking up the sun on South Beach — won't cost you a cent. Then head to the Wynwood neighborhood to snap some pics in front of the colorful mural walls, painted by artists from around the world. When you get hungry, a legendary cuban sandwich from Las Olas Café or Enriqueta's Sandwich Shop, two local favorites, will set you back only a few bucks. Find more info on flights here.

2. Chicago to San Francisco: $179 round trip

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To do: Living in San Francisco is expensive, but traveling there doesn't have to break the bank. For the outdoor lover, there are tons of free hiking and biking trails to take advantage of like Land's End Trail and Muir Beach. You can also see the Painted Ladies, which you'll recognize from Full House, relax in Dolores Park, and browse the enormous farmers market at Ferry Plaza. When you need to refuel, grab an enormous Mission-style burrito at La Taqueria or a banh mi at Saigon Sandwich. Find more info on flights here.


3. Los Angeles to New Orleans: $213 round trip

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To do: You could go to NOLA during Mardi Gras or Jazz Fest with all the other tourists, or you could go this summer for just over $200 from the West Coast. Wandering around the Garden District, the French Quarter, and lively Bourbon Street surrounded by street music performers and Creole architecture won't cost you a penny. The Big Easy also happens to be a hot spot for budget bites: The world famous beignets at Café du Monde will cost you about a dollar a pop; the chicken sliders at District: Donuts. Sliders. Brew. will blow your mind, and Melba's Old School Po Boys is the place to find amazing soul food. Find more info on flights here.

4. Atlanta to Las Vegas: $187 round trip

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To do: If you've always had Sin City on your travel bucket list, now's the time to check it off. And you don't have to be a high roller to experience the best of Vegas. July and August is the off-season, so you'll find the best hotel rates of the year like a room at The Palms Casino Resort for as low as $50 per night. But to really save some cash, get off the Strip. The Fremont Street Experience is five blocks of light shows, free outdoor entertainment, and even a giant zip line. And keep an eye on Tix 4 Tonight where you can snag hugely discounted tickets to the hottest Vegas shows. Skip the hundred-dollar tasting menus in favor of the $7 personal pie at Blaze Pizza or $2 tacos at Tacos El Gordo. Find more info on flights here.

5. Austin to New York City: $217 round trip

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To do: Hey, even the concrete jungle of NYC is cooler than the Texas heat come August. You can find affordable lodging options on Airbnb, like a convenient Lower East Side loft for $100 per night. Then explore the boutique-filled streets of SoHo, admire the tree-lined blocks of the West Village, and picnic in Central Park. The affordable food options are endless: Sit and chow down on Arepas at Caracas Arepa Bar; or a heaping order of potstickers at Vanessa's Dumplings. Then cool down with a heaping scoop of ice cream from Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. Find more info on flights here.

6. San Francisco to Dublin, Ireland: $440 round trip

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To do: This Labor Day weekend low fare will get you across the Atlantic and back. There are tons of free or low-cost things to do in the city: Picnic in St. Stephen's Green or visit Dublin Castle, Trinity College, and the Natural Museum, all free of charge. You can even sign up for a free walking tour of the city. About $3 will get you a train ticket to Howth, a quaint seaside town with gorgeous cliffs you can explore. Then grab cheap eats like burgers and crepes at the Temple Bar Food Market. At night, head to one Whelan's of one of the city's many bustling bars to catch free live music for the price of a pint of Guinness. Find more info on flights here.


7. Seattle to Shanghai: $497 round trip

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To do: Finding a round-trip flight to Asia for less than $500 is easier said than done, but if you live in Seattle, take advantage this summer. Now through August is the shoulder season in Shanghai, when crowds die down and so do prices. Plus, most of the city's main attractions — like the busy waterfront area called the Bund, the main shopping street called Nanjing Road, People’s Square, and Shanghai Museum — are all free. Best of all, Shanghai is known for its street food, which is good news for budget travelers. Sample everything from xiao long bao (soup dumplings), da bing (savory scallion-filled pastries), and guo tie (fried pork dumplings). Find more info on flights here.

8. New York to Montreal: $196 round trip

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To do: For a taste of Paris without crossing the Atlantic, look no further than Montreal. The French-Canadian city comes alive during the summertime with farmer's markets, festivals and a bustling Old Port. Take a self-guided street art tour through the hipster neighborhood of Mile End. Then, stop for the best poutine in town at La Banquise or a famous smoked meat sandwich at Schwartz's Deli. Hike up Mont Royal to escape from the city and take in the panoramic view. The cobblestone streets of Old Montreal are bustling during the summer months with quaint cafés and people eating and drinking al fresco. Find more info on flights here.

9. Los Angeles to Reykjavik, Iceland: $300 (all summer); Baltimore to Reykjavik, Iceland: $390 (July only)

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To do: Reykjavik might be a chilly city in the Arctic, but the capital of Iceland is hotter than ever with tourists flocking to see the amazing natural landscapes such as geysers, waterfalls, volcanoes, and natural hot springs. Whether you live on the East or West Coast, snag a round-trip ticket for less than $400 from Baltimore or Los Angeles. Rent a cozy apartment for under $100 on Airbnb; then rent a car to take some amazing self-guided day trips to the Golden Circle and Southern Iceland. Rather than splurge on a ticket o the Blue Lagoon, you can visit Hrunalaug hot spring, another natural geothermal pool, without paying a thing. And whatever you do, don't miss out on trying a world-famous Icelandic hot dog at Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur. Find more info on flights from Los Angeles here and flights from Baltimore here.

10. Denver to Havana, Cuba: $277 round trip

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To do: Recently opened for travel from the US, now's the time to visit Havana before it completely changes. Airbnb is huge in Havana, and you can find an amazing place to stay (like this seaside bed and breakfast) for as little as $56 per night. Visit the Malecón, the long seawall that stretches the coast, to see a showcase of street performers, musicians, and, of course, colorful vintage cars, then hit the beach at Varadero or Guanabo. Café Mamainé is the spot to fill up on great cheap coffee and omelets, and El Chanchullero is one of the best and most affordable paladares (restaurants owned by people rather than the government). Find more info on flights here.

11. San Diego to Nagoya: $466 round trip

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To do: You may not have heard of Nagoya, the fourth largest city in Japan, but it's worth putting on your radar. Located between Tokyo and Kyoto, it's the perfect base point for exploring Japan's two most visited cities. From Nagoya, you can fly to Tokyo for less than $100, or hop on the train for even less. And once you're there, it's easy to find amazing ramen, tempura, and yakitori on the cheap. You'll also taste what's arguably the best sushi in the world among the stalls at Tsukiji Fish Market. Find more info on flights here.

12. Providence to Edinburgh, Scotland: $338 round trip

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To do: If you live near Providence, escape New England for the medieval cobblestone streets, stone castles, and rolling hills of Edinburgh. Start your day at The Edinburgh Larder for a full Scottish breakfast, a heaping plate of sausage, bacon, black pudding, beans, mushrooms, egg, and toast for about $10. Then wander the Royal Mile through the old town and hop around the city's many museums that are open to the public for free like the Museum of Scotland and the National Galleries. Don't miss checking out New Town where the streets are lined with pubs and seafood restaurants. Find more info on flights here.