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To help you narrow down your list of potential destinations, we’ve found 5 cheap vacations that the whole family will love.

1. Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
For those seeking cheap vacations that are tropical yet urban and not totally beach-centric, Santo Domingo is not to be missed. One of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, it’s loaded with history—the Colonial Zone is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can visit the Catedral Primada de América, the first cathedral in the Americas and Alcázar de Colón, where Christopher Columbus’ sone once lived. Santo Domingo is easy to explore on foot and if you do crave a little beach time it’s close enough to plan a day trip to one of the DR’s gorgeous seaside towns. Be sure to make time for an afternoon nap so you can take full advantage of Santo Domingo’s bustling nightlife.