Hundreds of Ways to Enjoy Your City on a Budget

Yesterday I shared an Ultimate Atlanta Staycation with you. Today I have the pleasure of sharing hundreds of ways to enjoy your city on a budget with the fabulous bloggers below. So pin this post for always. And enjoy your STAYcation!

staycation-image-wide Mid Atlantic

NW (or all), Connecticut :: Parenting Miracles
Boston (or all), Massachusetts :: Maven of Savin
Central, New Jersey :: Our Good LIfe
Adirondak Mountains and Central, New York :: For This Season
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York :: Ann’s Entitled Life
Syracuse, New York :: I am THAT lady
Erie, Pennsylvania :: Growing Kids Ministry
Greater Harrisburg, Pennsylvania :: Family Balance Sheet
Hershey, Pennsylvania :: Good Deal Mama
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania :: Beyond the Cover
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania :: The Coupon “High”
Poconos, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains
Scranton, Pennsylvania :: Bucktown Bargains


Des Moines, Iowa :: Make the best of everything
Aurora, Illinois :: A Savings WOW!
Central, Illinois :: The Homeschool Scientist
Chicago, Illinois :: Chicagoland Homeschool Network
Naperville, Illinois :: The Sensible Mom
Schaumburg, Illinois :: Ravings By Rae
Fort Wayne, Indiana :: Simplified Saving
Indianapolis, Indiana (Metro Area) :: In Good Cents
Muncie, Indiana (Central IN) :: the daisyhead
Northern Indiana :: So Dough Savvy
Kansas City Area :: Kansas City Mamas
Metro Detroit, Michigan :: Saving Dollars and Sense
Grand Rapids, Michigan :: Give Me Neither
Oakland County, Michigan :: Bargain Shopper Mom
Minneapolis, Minnesota :: Creative Couponing
Rural Minnesota (either Southern our Lake Country) ::
St. Cloud, Minnesota :: Frugal Finders
Kansas City, Missouri/Kansas :: Kosher on a Budget
Springfield, Missouri :: Getting Freedom
Cincinnati, Ohio :: Family Friendly Cincinnati
Columbus, Ohio :: Cleverly Simple
Dayton, Ohio :: Savings Lifestyle: Dayton
Mansfield, Ohio :: The Traveling Praters
NE Ohio :: Raising Lifelong Learners
Northeast Ohio (Canton, Akron, Cleveland) :: Sisters Shopping on a Shoestring
Black Hills, South Dakota :: Little House Living
South Dakota :: Moms Mustard Seeds
Oshkosh, Wisconsin :: Adventures of a Stay at Home Mom


Phoenix, Arizona :: Mom Endeavors
Scottsdale, Arizona :: Saving For Someday
Tucson, Arizona :: Desert Chica Ramblings
Colorado Springs, Colorado :: The Greenbacks Gal
Denver, Colorado :: Bargain Blessings
Helena, Montana :: The WiC Project
Omaha, Nebraska :: Mom Endeavors
Reno, Nevada – Lake Tahoe (Northern Nevada) :: Saving in Nevada


Fresno, California (Central Valley) :: NerdFamily Blog
Los Angeles, California ::
San Diego, California :: Good Cheap Eats
San Diego, California :: Life as MOM
Portland, Oregon :: Frugal Living NW
Seattle, Washington :: Thrifty NW Mom

South Atlantic

Arkansas :: Discovering Arkansas
Washington, DC :: Kidventurous
Clearwater Beach, Florida :: Bargain Briana
Jacksonville, Florida :: Saving The Family Money
Southwest Florida (Ft. Myers area) :: Chaos Is Bliss
St. Augustine, Florida :: Simply St. Augustine
Tallahassee, Florida :: SwagGrabber
Atlanta, Georgia (metro area) :: Hodgepodge
Atlanta, Georgia (metro area) :: The Couponing Couple
Annapolis, Maryland :: The Happy Housewife
Hagerstown, Maryland :: Cheryl Pitt
Asheville, North Carolina :: Paradise Praises
Charlotte, North Carolina :: from our front porch lookin’ in…
Raleigh/Southeastern, North Carolina :: Upside Down Homeschooling
Upstate South Carolina :: The Tween & Me
Charlottesville, Virginia :: How to Have it All
Richmond, Virginia :: Teachers of Good Things
Smithfield, Virginia :: Walking in High Cotton
Virginia Beach, Virginia :: The Coupon Challenge

South Central

Coastal Alabama :: Meet Penny
Huntsville, Alabama :: The Traveling Praters
Northern Kentucky :: Simply Sherryl
Chattanooga, Tennessee :: Living Chic on the Cheap
East Tennessee (Smoky Mountains, Knoxville) :: Finding Joy on the Journey
Nashville, Tennessee :: Montessori Tidbits
Arlington, Texas :: Grocery Shop For FREE
Austin, Texas (Hill Country) :: Ponder the Path
College Station, Texas :: How to Homeschool My Child
Dallas, Texas :: Surviving The Stores
East Dallas, Texas :: Funky Faith Girl
Fort Worth, Texas :: Coupons & Freebies Mom
Houston, Texas :: MomsToolbox
Houston, Texas :: MyLitter
Katy, Texas :: Moms Confession
McAllen, Texas (Rio Grande Valley) :: iLoveMy5Kids
San Antonio, Texas :: Melissa’s Bargains

Super Summer Staycation - Atlanta Did you miss yesterday’s giveaway? You still have a chance to win tickets to the Atlanta Braves, World of Coca-Cola and Georgia Aquarium. You can find it here:  Ultimate Atlanta Summer Staycation Guide: Free and Frugal Family Fun

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Happy Summer y’all!


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    kelly says

    What a great list of cities. I have peeked at the Denver, CO links as well as NC. (visiting family cross country this year). I was bummed not to see my own city though, Albuquerque, NM. (sorry, I don’t have a blog. =0)

    Here are a couple links with sites of what to do:

    We have the world’s largest hot air balloon festival, with a museum on site.
    We have the longest tram in the USA going up to visit Sandia Peak.
    Carlsbad Caverns is only a few hours away to visit the underground caves.
    White sands is also a huge white sand dune area to visit a couple of hours away.
    Old historic route 66 (Cars the movie anyone?)
    Old Town and Santa Fe with its native American history.
    Our zoo is awesome. Just had the arrival of a baby rhino and giraffe.
    Our kids also love the hands on science museum Explora.
    One last bit, our natural science museum is hosting the Titanic Exhibit until the fall! You get to sign on as a passenger of the Titanic (one from of the documented list of passengers). At the end of the tour you get to see that passenger’s fate. It is a great way to really bring the Titanic voyage alive.

    Lovelovelove your blog and planning to venture more into chalk pastels this summer with my kids. =0)

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    What an AWESOME list. I live in the Charlotte,NC area, but have been to Stone Mnt. My daughter is a competative Irish dancer and attends a Feis (fesh) that is hosted at the Stone Mnt resort every year. Unfortunately it is always in January, but it is definitely a place I’d love to visit in the Summer or early Fall. We also attend about 4-5 other Feis’s in the ATL area every year. We are really hoping to make it to the Aquarium and or the Coca Cola museum on our next trip. I’d especially love to visit the Aquarium as I have NEVER been to an Aquarium before.
    I’d like to add a destination to your list. About 20-25 miles West of Syracuse,NY is Auburn. Auburn is famous for the William H. Seward house. He was on Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet and was responsible for the purchase of Alaska. His house is now a museum and is absolutely wonderful. Auburn is also where Harriet Tubman lived and died. Her house is a museum, and she is burried in the famous Fort Mill Cemetery. (I was born and raised in Auburn)
    As always I enjoyed your post. Hoping this finds you well. Have a great summer.
    Kim <3
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