Posts about ‘California’

It’s that time again. The music, the scene, the nonstop partying: The music festival. The great and glorious Lollapalooza kicks off tomorrow at 4 p.m., one day earlier than ever before. Which means only one thing for Chicago: One extra day of massive blow-out parties, must-see after shows, concerts, food, new friends, art and anything-goes after parties. And this [read more…]

When you’re in a new city and hungry for a way to explore and snack on a budget, there’s no beating the humble (or not-so-humble!) American hot dog. Grab one of these tasty sausage sandwiches, which are undoubtedly among the best hot dogs in the country, and fill yourself up without breaking the bank. Portillo’s [read more…]

Been fantasizing about a European getaway? Daydreaming about walking cobbled streets with gelato in-hand? You don’t need to smash your piggy bank—these closer-to-home North American destinations look like quaint European villages. Another bonus: no 14-hour flight across the ocean required. Experience Bavaria in Leavenworth, WA You could go to Germany…or you could take a quick [read more…]

Museums don’t have to be a snoozefest. And they’re not all littered with ‘please don’t touch’ signs. Here are some great museums for kids that your little ones will actually want to return to. Children’s Museum Indianapolis; Indianapolis, IN This place regularly shows up on lists of the country’s best children’s museums, and for good reason. Believed to be the [read more…]

It’s the all-American vacation: a trip to one of our national parks. And with the National Park Service marking its 100th anniversary this year, there’s no better time to explore the great outdoors. But after you’ve Instagrammed nature from every possible angle, what can you actually do? The big, open sky is the limit. Take [read more…]

If we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s the long weekend getaways that make life worth living. And lucky for us, there’s a small town around nearly every corner, welcoming us with its quaint bed and breakfasts and friendly local joints. Here’s a list of some of the best small towns to pass a long weekend in, [read more…]

When you’re far from home, nothing hits the spot quite like comfort food at a comforting price. Try one of these grilled cheese sandwiches, which are truly a meal in themselves, and all at a price worth melting for. Ms. Cheezious – Miami, FL Eats like the Frito Pie Melt ($7) and Southern Fried Chicken & Waffle Melt ($10) won’t exactly put [read more…]

CheapTickets’ CheapCash rewards program has hit one million members, and counting! Meaning that one million of you out there are racking up CheapCash on every flight you book, making your hotel stays even cheaper. But enough about us, let’s talk about Haley A, our millionth customer and winner! As a reward for being our one-millionth [read more…]

Tasty, portable, and oh-so trendy, tacos are pretty much the ultimate cheap eats. And we know where to find the good stuff, all over these great United States. These are the best tacos in America, in no particular order. L’patron — Chicago, IL Yes, this foodie paradise is known for flashier establishments like Antique Taco and Big [read more…]

Think flying can’t be cheap? We beg to differ, and we’ve got proof. You can find roundtrip airfare under $200 on the CheapTickets site, any day of the week. Here’s a sampling of the good stuff: Cheap flights for June Travel Dates Departure & Destination Starting Price June 3–7 Chicago to LA $161 June 4–7 Chicago to [read more…]