12 Places to Travel on Your Tax Refund

From Charleston to the Dominican Republic , Iceland to Washington, DC , here are our top picks for where to go with your tax refund.
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Looking for a warm weather cityscape to enjoy that nice tax refund? Heath south to charming Charleston for mouthwatering cuisine, perfect weather, beautiful beaches and hospitality that can't be beat.

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree National Park

Take a trip to a desert oasis with Uncle Sam’s generous refund. A popular resort town, Palm Springs is also a short driving distance from the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Mount San Jacinto State Park and Joshua Tree National Park.


Iceland is the place to be this summer to see incredible displays of nature and to take advantage of the mild weather and the longer days of sunlight.

Washington, DC's Free Museums

Make your refund go far and tour Washington, DC's free museums, like the fascinating Smithsonian Air and Space Museum.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

Feel good about using your tax refund to support the New Orleans economy at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, April 24-May 3, 2015.


Shedding its shady reputation of the past, Panama is quickly becoming the next "it" destination that's close and still has amazing beaches.

Montana Dude Ranch

Work off the stress of doing your taxes by unleashing your inner cowboy or cowgirl. Take a break from your cubicle, and stay on a dude ranch in Montana.


Spring is the best time to visit Ireland, and you won't break the bank with the cheapest hotels in Western Europe and the short flight from the East Coast.

Alaska Whale Watching

Avoid the crowds and take advantage of lower prices by booking an Alaska cruise for May or June. This is also a great time to see the humpback whales.

Dominican Republic

The Dominican Republic is almost always the cheapest destination in the Caribbean. A family of 4 can stay for a bargain price, and a little taste of sunshine will carry you over to summer.


The tulips in bloom in the Dutch countryside (an easy daytrip from Amsterdam) make spring in Holland the most colorful time of year.

Las Vegas

Feeling lucky this year? Try to double your tax refund at the casinos in Vegas.