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Sometimes the best and cheapest (re: free) way to enjoy a nice day in a new city is via its public spaces. Here are some of the best city parks around these great United States. Central Park, New York City Of course Central Park makes our list! Not only is Manhattan’s Central Park arguably the most famous [read more…]

You can never have enough free. So here are more things to do in each BBQ Smackdown city that cost exactly $0. Find more, as well as where to stay and eat in each city, here.   Austin, TX See the world’s largest urban bat colony: Specifically, see all 1.5 million of them take flight [read more…]

Dads totally luck out—Father’s Day falls in June, when the weather is warm and the outdoor activities are plentiful. And not only does dear old Dad deserves nothing but the best for Father’s Day, but experiential gifts trump traditional presents any day. So treat your dad to the best gift you can give him, without bankrupting [read more…]

Steeped in German heritage and drenched in beer, Milwaukee is probably one of the best places to hang out with your dad on Father’s Day. There’s cheese and sausage, beer and fishing, and whole boatload of history. The city’s industrial past still seems to seep from its pores, and you can sense it the second you see [read more…]

There’s a reason we suffered through all those April showers. Flowers are blooming all over the place, wild and curated, on trees and from the ground. And what better place to learn about and see some of those gorgeous little bursts of color than a botanical garden? If you live in the city, it’s a wonderful escape, [read more…]

As we celebrate Earth Day, we should all be more cognizant of Mother Earth and how we treat her. There’s no better way to do that than reconnecting with nature. That becomes pretty easy while seeing the first rays of the sun from atop a mountain, or watching shooting stars dance between the silhouettes of [read more…]

The South in the springtime is pure bliss. It’s easy to think it’d be a little more blissful if you waited a month for the Derby and filled up on mint juleps, but you can avoid the crowds—and steep prices—by visiting Louisville in April instead. Right now the magnolias are in bloom, and it’s surprisingly warmer than most northern [read more…]

Nothing tops a good summer concert. But sometimes jumbo shows at sports stadiums just don’t provide the ambiance you’re craving. Luckily, America has been graced with the glory of multiple breathtaking outdoor concert venues. Whether they’re built right into their surroundings or have been turned into works of art, these venues are sure to satiate that [read more…]

Although winter will likely still have its icy grip on Boston throughout March, there aren’t many better places to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the weekends leading up to it. So brave the chill for a trip to Boston in March and soak yourself in some true Irish heritage. And while you’re at it, you can [read more…]

Celebrating Mardi Gras in New Orleans is definitely an event for the bucket list, but party-goers have to be all in. Plane tickets are more expensive, hotels are hard to find, and there certainly aren’t a lot of deals going on during the festivities. Luckily for the cash-strapped imbibers, New Orleans isn’t the only Mardi [read more…]