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.

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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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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.


Chicago: A Cultural Tour of the Windy City

The bubbling cheese on Chicago’s famous deep-dish pizza and the bright green relish on the signature hot dogs may inspire you to go back for seconds, but the city offers much more than tasty bites worth a plane ride.

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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.


48-Hour Guide to Dallas on a Dime

If you believe what you see on TV, Dallas is all about big hair, big money, and the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders.

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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.


Spam, Squid, and More: Maui’s Local Restaurants

Maui is famous for its pretty beaches and a vibe that’s perfect for chillin’ for hours on end.

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48 Hour Guide to Fort Lauderdale Fun

When you’ve only got a couple of days to get away, look no further than the sunny skies, palm trees, and warm breezes of Fort Lauderdale.


Taste Tampa’s Local Flavor

It may be known as “Cigar City,” but Tampa isn’t all smoke and sunshine.


Spend Time in Charlotte’s NoDa Neighborhood

The charming Southern city of Charlotte has a ton of shops, restaurants, and entertainment options to keep you busy, and many of them can be found in the edgy North Davidson (NoDa) neighborhood.