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By Kate Schwartz

The key to finding a cheap vacation is knowing when and where to find the best deals. The CheapTickets 2009 Value Travel Forecast offers a month-by-month guide to cheap vacations. May 2009’s best deals can be found in Lake Tahoe, Denver and Atlanta. With up to 38% in average savings on hotels as compared to peak rates, a cheap vacation in May is the perfect time shake the winter blues and get ready for summer.

Lake Tahoe: Spring in Lake Tahoe is a sight to be seen and a popular cheap vacation spot for travelers who love the outdoors. Miles of hiking, kayaking and water sports are the main draw to the area, and with average hotel savings of 38% compared to peak rates, a cheap vacation is affordable on any budget.

Denver: A cheap vacation to the Mile High City offers the perfect mix of outdoor adventure and urban sophistication. You can hike in the mountains and take advantage of the city's breweries, restaurants and cultural attractions. Visit Denver in May and save an average of 28% on your hotel.

Atlanta: With average spring temperatures in the high 60’s, Atlanta is a great location for a cheap vacation. Atlanta comes to life in May as residents and tourists alike flock to Piedmont Park to enjoy the azaleas, ride bikes or rollerblade. Bars and restaurants open their outdoor seating, and nearby hiking trails become popular spots for weekend excursions. Rates on Atlanta hotels are an average of 12% cheaper in May compared to peak season.

Whether you are looking to take a dip in Lake Tahoe, check out the Rockies, or lounge in Piedmont Park, CheapTickets can help you find the cheap vacation that is right for you and your budget.

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Kate Schwartz is a marketing coordinator for CheapTickets. When
she’s not searching for the best travel deals, she’s out taking
advantage of them!  From hiking the Rockies to lounging on the beaches
of Barcelona, Kate is always looking for adventure.

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