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Have you got gasoline in your veins but dust bunnies in your wallet? Never fear, there are plenty of quirky (and free) roadside attractions to tickle your fancy and keep your road trip cheap. The low price of gas doesn’t hurt, either. Cadillac Ranch — Amarillo, Texas. This is art, allegedly.   Jolly Green Giant [read more…]

Cheap of the Month gives a snapshot of a cheap weekend getaway each month.   It’s warming up in the Midwest (finally) and it’s time to get outside. Madison, Wisconsin is a great place to get outdoors for cheap. Named for James Madison and nestled between Lakes Mendota and Monona, Madison is small but mighty. A population of [read more…]

An Orlando vacation can have parents seeing dollar signs, what with theme park ticket prices creeping into the triple digits. But vacationing in a big city also means big opportunities for cheap fun, and O-town is no exception. Here are some kid-friendly activities in Orlando, all of which cost less than $15 per person. Watering hole: Spend a [read more…]

From free museum days to lakeside parks, diversions in the Brewers hometown fit any taste or budget.

When mother nature gives you heavy rain or high winds, airports get flight delays and cancellations. This could be a blessing or a curse for the casual traveler who was just trying to escape to some warmth over the weekend. When you get that notification from your airline saying your flight home has been canceled, you are either celebrating because you [read more…]

Beaches should be free. That’s all there is too it. Beachgoers work hard for that blissful feeling that comes when the sun hits their face and their toes hit the sand, and the dues have been paid. Yet at many of the hottest public beaches, a fee stands between the beachgoer and the waves. Sometimes [read more…]

With approximately 800 miles of beaches, Florida offers plenty of free fun in the sun. But when you’ve gotten your fill of vitamins D and “sea,” consider these other amusements that don’t cost a dime. Catch a free concert: Year-round warm weather means perennial outdoor concert season, so pack a picnic basket and a blanket. [read more…]

Pack your bikinis, trunks, sunscreen, flip flops, and don’t you dare forget that smartphone. It’s your selfie soulmate; the only way your can prove to your social following that you’re having the best spring break ever. Spring break trelfies (as in, travel selfies) are your time to shine. Enter our CheapTickets Spring Break Trelfie Contest [read more…]

Cheap City, USA is a CheapTickets blog series where we show you that any city can be enjoyed on a budget if you know where to look. In this breakdown of Cheap City, USA, we take a look at Miami. Miami’s most prized possession: the beach Sun-worshipers flock to Miami’s picture-perfect white sand beaches and [read more…]

The Big Easy might be “it” when it comes to Mardi Gras. But it definitely isn’t the only. Colorful celebrations happen across the U.S. — and they come with a lot of the same bells and whistles you get in the French Quarter. We’re talking Zydeco bands, great Cajun food and parades that seem to [read more…]