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CityPASS

One pass for your city's most popular attractions at up to 50% off. Skip the ticket queues and go straight to the door at most locations. The more you do, the more you save.

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You need one for each person in your group.

Smart Destinations Go City Card

One pass for your city's most popular attractions at up to 50% off. Skip the ticket queues and go straight to the door at most locations. The more you do, the more you save.

Shereen Rayle
You'll need one for each member of your group.

Food Trucks

Food trucks and food carts have become a worldwide phenomenon. Many offer restaurant-quality dishes at a fraction of the cost. The summer is the best time to try them out, as it's easier to sit outside and enjoy the weather AND your food.

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Great for groups who can't decide on a kind of food, as many food trucks congregate in one area.

Road Trip

Pack a bag and some snacks and head over to a nearby city. Either stay overnight or just go for the day to get away from home.

Bring Your Camera

Act like a tourist and pretend like you've not seen things many times over. You might find you see them from a new perspective and enjoy it more.

Stay in a Vacation Rental

Instead of spending time in your own home or a hotel room, get a vacation rental and explore a new neighborhood in your city or a nearby one You'll have a kitchen, so you can make your own food if you like and a little more comforts of home than a traditional hotel.

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Try Airbnb or HomeAway for great deals wherever you decide to go.

Visit All the Tourist Attractions

You know those places you tell visitors to check out when they're in town? Make a list and check them off as you do them yourself. Don't discount the obscure ones either - like the world's largest thermometer in Barstow, Ca. They can turn out to be the most fun.

Free Museum Days

A lot of museums offer free admission on certain days of the month/week. Save money and get a little bit of culture by visiting on those days. The crowds may be thicker, but it's a great way to introduce the kids to art of all kinds without spending full price for tickets and wasting money when they get bored and want to leave soon after entering.

Shereen Rayle
Check your local museum schedule for free times/days.
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