Newspaper ranks Phoenix as cheapest vacation spot

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PHOENIX -- USA Today ranks Phoenix as the cheapest city to go to for vacation.

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Phoenix is cheapest vacation spot - USA Today ranks Phoenix as the cheapest city to go to for a vacation.

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The writers compared gas prices, hotel rates and interesting activities in 25 cities across the country.

Phoenix came in No. 1.

The reasons include having four major professional sports teams, tourist attractions like Desert Botanical Garden, and the weather.

Las Vegas is right behind Phoenix followed by New Orleans, Austin, Texas, and Orlando, Fla.