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.

3 Days in Los Angeles: A Couples Getaway Guide

Excitement, romance and adventure await couples of all ages in The City of Angels. Use this getaway guide to plan your next long weekend in L.A.

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.

5 Miami Destinations That Locals Keep to Themselves

If you’re looking for the best of Miami without the high prices and throngs of tourists, consider some of these top local hangouts.

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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Washington D.C.

Fewer Crowds, More Fun: 48 Hour Guide to Washington D.C.

Washington, D.C. is home to a lot of national monuments and historic landmarks. But if you want to see unique attractions in D.C. or are looking to avoid the crowds, use this guide to some of this city’s lesser-known spots.

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.’s Best Outdoor Attractions

There’s more to Washington, D.C. than monuments and memorials. Use this guide to check out some of the best outdoor activities the nation’s capital has to offer.

Philadelphia

5 Fun Family Attractions in Philadelphia

You may notice that many places have the name Franklin in Philly. In addition to being a founding father, Benjamin Franklin played a prominent role in the City of Brotherly Love.

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Theme Parks

Theme Parks

These theme parks have it all for families. From thrilling rides and live entertainment to outstanding dining, shopping and more.

Beaches & Water Activites

Beaches & Water Activites

Family fun in the sun! These beautiful beaches are the perfect way to enjoy your perfect getaway. Enjoy boating, scuba diving and much more.

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities

Discover spectacular locales with hiking, kayak and bike tours, zip lining and more. Ideal for sporty adventurers and anyone who loves fresh air.

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St. Louis

Fun and Free: St. Louis, Missouri Art and Music Finds

Looking for art and culture in St. Louis, Missouri that won’t break the bank? Find it at places like the Laumeier Sculpture Park, the Paint Louis Graffiti Wall, the Jungle Boogie Concert series, and more.

Minneapolis

48 Hour Guide to Minneapolis

Minnesota isn’t glitzy like South Beach, Miami, or Honolulu, but you know what else Minneapolis isn’t? Ridiculously expensive and super far away.

St. Louis

Budget-Friendly Family Dining in St. Louis

If you’re visiting St. Louis on a budget, you’re in luck. The city is chock-full of free family-friendly activities and attractions that you could expect to pay a pretty penny for in most other places.

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Houston

4 Houston Adventures that Satisfy a Need for Speed

Heading to Houston, Texas, and fancy yourself a thrill-seeker? Use this guide for tips on 4 adrenaline-pumping activities for you to explore in this Texan city. From horse races to wakeboarding, adventure awaits.

Austin

Adventure in the Great Outdoors of Austin, TX

Austin, Texas has something for everyone, including unique outdoor adventures. Check out this Austin outdoor guide to some of the best outdoor activities this Texas city has to offer.

Austin

48 Hour Guide to Austin, Texas

Austin, Texas is a haven for culture, outdoor activities, great food and more. If you only have 48 hours in this state’s capital, check out our guide to unique activities and delicious food to help make the most out of your time in Austin.

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Maui

Make Maui Your Next Stop for Family Fun and Adventure

A great getaway for memorable family fun, Maui has volcanoes, tropical sunshine, coral reefs, and historic culture. Plan your trip with this guide!

San Francisco

Top Five Things to do in San Francisco with Kids

If you’re traveling to San Francisco with your kids in tow, add these 5 off-the-beaten-path activities to your weekend itinerary.

San Jose

4 Adventures in San Jose for Adrenaline Junkies

Skydiving, fencing, and snorkeling are just a few of the adventures worth trying in San Jose, California. If you’re a thrill seeker headed to San Jose, throw caution to the wind and tackle these four adventures.

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Miami

5 Miami Destinations That Locals Keep to Themselves

If you’re looking for the best of Miami without the high prices and throngs of tourists, consider some of these top local hangouts.

Miami

Couples Retreat: 3 Romantic Days in Miami

From Little Havana to Coconut Grove, there are all kinds of romantic things to do and see in Miami. Here’s a guide to your next long-weekend couple’s retreat.

Raleigh

Getting Cultured in Raleigh, North Carolina

Heading to Raleigh, North Carolina on your next trip and want to immerse yourself in the local arts scene? Check out this guide to Raleigh’s must-see museums, galleries, and theatre venues.