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Sure, the Mile High City has been known to act as a convenient stopover to Rockies explorers, but students looking for an exciting, budget-friendly summer vacation should give Denver its dues. From riding roller coasters at the Lakeside Amusement Park to catching a baseball game at Coors Field, this city boasts plenty of ways to satisfy younger travelers. And with round-trip domestic flights from many major U.S. cities averaging $270, Denver is just as pleasing to the wallet.
- Average Hotel Rate: $52 per night
- When to Go This Summer: June
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