5 of the Best Outdoor Experiences Near Denver

Denver is a city made for avid outdoors-people. With beautiful mountain views, red rock formations, and a roaring river never more than a short drive away — some within city limits — the Mile High City has a lot to see and do.

How to Visit Los Angeles on a $30 a Day Budget

Los Angeles may be home to some of the best fine dining restaurants on the globe, but it’s also home to the best budget meals in the nation – which are arguably more satisfying than any white tablecloth, multi-course dinner could ever be.

Local Secrets: An Insider’s Guide to a Weekend in Chicago

Apologies to Ferris Bueller, but there’s more to do on a day off in Chicago than catching a Cubs game at Wrigley or visiting the Chicago Art Institute.

How to Visit Miami on a $30 a Day Budget

Despite its reputation as an expensive city, Miami offers plenty of options for the budget-minded.

About Dollar City Guides

Life is complicated. Travel shouldn’t be. The Dollar blog is full of easy, straightforward travel tips and guides to ensure your next trip is fun-filled and worry-free. Welcome to travel, simplified.

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Make the Most of a Short Philadelphia Visit

Whether you have 48 hours in Philly or just a long layover, the city of brotherly love is all about top-notch choices for fun and recharging. Consider these options for a part-tourist/part-local way to experience the city in small doses.


Philadelphia Art Tour: The City’s Best Visuals

Ready for the ultimate art tour? You’ll be in the right place if you’re heading to Philly.

New York CIty

Tour New York City’s Street Art

Museums can be pricey. Luckily, New York City has loads of exciting street and public art outside of the museums and galleries — all of which you can see for free, or for the price of a tour.

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A Visitor’s Guide to the Minneapolis Art Scene

Say “Minneapolis,” and you might think of Viking football and snowy winters, but this Minnesota city isn’t just about lakes and frozen tundra.


Affordable Family Activities in Minneapolis

Is there a faster way to kill a vacation buzz than gathering up the receipts to see how much you spent? Family vacations can be super-pricey, but they don’t have to be.


Local Secrets: An Insider’s Guide to a Weekend in Chicago

Apologies to Ferris Bueller, but there’s more to do on a day off in Chicago than catching a Cubs game at Wrigley or visiting the Chicago Art Institute.

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Family Fun in Dallas: 5 Outings for All Ages

Texas is a state with a larger-than-life heritage, making it a great escape for families looking for a few days of fun.


Tap into Houston’s Cultural Wealth

Houston may be smack in the middle of oil country, but you don’t have to drill down very far to find artistic and cultural riches in this vibrant city.


Kickin’ It with the Kids in Austin, Texas

Put smiles on little faces and save some big money when you visit these off-the-wall Austin attractions that kids are sure to love.

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Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City: A Cultural Oasis

Eager for artsy experiences you can’t get from binge-watching your favorite shows? Salt Lake City offers a thriving arts and cultural scene that spans centuries and interests.


Hawaii Travel: 48 Hours on Maui

With 48 hours in paradise, you won’t have enough time to become the next Kelly Slater surf legend, but two days on the island of Maui and in the town of Kahului are enough to check some serious fun off your bucket list.


How to Spend 48 Hours in Portland, Oregon

Let’s get a couple things straight. If you’re headed to Portland for the weekend, then you better start by calling your destination by its proper initials: PNW, or the Pacific Northwest.

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Where to Find the Best Southern Cooking in Raleigh

Sure, you can find thousands of restaurants across the U.S. with biscuits and gravy on the menu, but when you order traditional Southern food in the South, it’s bound to be authentic.

Fort Myers

The Top Performing Arts in Fort Myers

Fort Myers answers all your prayers for a chill vacation. It’s hard to believe the city could offer even more, but it certainly does.


Eat Like a Local at East End Market

The next time you’re hungry in Orlando, zip past the familiar restaurants, and head to East End Market, a woodsy food hall inside a converted church that’s popular with the locals. The two-floor destination is located in Orlando’s up-and-coming Audubon Park Garden District.