Local travel guides – cheap ideas for local trips and events

My wife, Diana and I are adventurers at heart. Every weekend we look for cheap local trips. We have never "stayed home" or "sat down and watch the game" people. We always had the feeling that the adventure was always outside our door. This is probably a big reason why we like to relocate and experience different places every few years.

Every time we think about the next place, we ensure that there is much to do in the area. That's why we currently live in Rockville, Maryland. We are approximately 20 miles from downtown DC, which means we have a full range of museums and other tourist activities. We also enjoy walking, cycling or visiting nearby historic cities, which offers a great balance between urban sophistication and rural donuts (mmm … donuts).

Unfortunately, traveling can be expensive, and by sharing a list of cheap sources that we use, you might find ways to enjoy new and interesting places.

Ideas for places to go

* Frommer & # 39; s

* Virtual tourist

* Fodor & # 39; s

* National Park Service

Special events in the city

* Zvents

* Museums VS.

* Your local newspaper or city site

* Here are some local sources for events: South Florida, SF Area, Boston, Washington Post, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, NYC, Chicago. Houston

Other ideas for finding places and events

* View the library for great local travel guides such as Off the Beaten Path, Insider's Guide, Moon, Mobil, Frommer's, Fodor's, Falcon and others.

* AAA members can use their website for discounts on attraction tickets and FREE tickets.

* Every state has a Ministry of Tourism, where they can mail literature directly to you

* Local visitors' desks and kiosks can provide ideas when you arrive there

* Local Chamber of Commerce – local tourism companies are looking for the room to become known

* Tour America & # 39; s Factories (most free) – I went to the Jelly Belly plant in Northern California – delicious!

* If you like a specific activity, there is probably a specific national association that can offer local and regional ideas such as American Hiking or American Sportfishing

* Meetup – local meetings for special interest groups, or make your own (I went back to a Dodge Ball Meetup for a while)

* Craigslist

Let me know if there are great resources and I will add them to the list.

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