Your best vacation ever might be closer than you think. Sprinkled across each region of the United States, you'll find a whole host of vibrant cities. Each one with their own rich scene of must-see art, food and fun. And the best part is that a trip to one (or more) of these vivacious destinations won't cost you an arm and a leg—just a few tanks of gas and maybe a day or two of vacation time.
Throughout the years, Apartment Therapy has asked our contributors and house tour participants to act as travel guides to the cities they call home, giving us (and all of you) the kind of in-the-know tips you'd only get from a local. So to help you plan an affordable, off-the-cuff summer road trip, we've collected all of their amazing advice here in a series of Design Destination Road Trip Guides.