There are plenty of awesome telescopes on the market. Not all of them are suitable for beginners. The Celestron Astromaster is designed with beginners in mind. You can use Astromaster telescopes to watch the moon and other objects in the sky. You can use the free companion app to look up objects in the sky. The AstroMaster 130EQ-MD comes with a rugged pre-assembled tripod with 1.25″ steel tube legs. The below video shows what you get:
These telescopes cost from $109.95 to under $300. They are cheap and easy to use. If you have never owned a telescope before, you should consider giving these telescopes a look.