Staycations Across the Nation: 85 U.S. cities to enjoy on a budget!

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Yesterday I shared all sorts of great things to do this summer in Phoenix and Omaha–on a budget. However, many of you don’t live in those areas (and aren’t planning a visit anytime soon). So, I teamed up with over 75 bloggers from across the nation to bring you a fabulous list, with inexpensive and fun things to do in cities all over the USA! We’ve got something from the majority of the states, so whether you’re planning a staycation in your own backyard, taking a trip someplace fun, or just want a little virtual vacation, you should find some good budget-friendly ideas here!

New England

Western Maine – Bubblegum and Lollipops
Connecticut – Parenting Miracles
Boston, Massachusetts – ‎ Maven of Savin’
Manchester, New Hampshire – Common Sense with Money


Erie, Pennsylvania – Growing Kids Ministry
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – Somewhat Crunchy
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – Family Balance Sheet
Buffalo/Niagara Falls, New York – Coupons, Deals and More
New Jersey – Oh! Diane
Washington, DC – The WiC Project
Baltimore, Maryland – The Happy Housewife

South Atlantic

Virginia Beach, Virginia – The Singley Fam Blog
Richmond, Virginia – Daily Dwelling
Hampton Roads, Virginia – A Home Made by Kiki
Charlottesville, Virginia – How to Have it All
Blackwater Falls State Park/Davis, West Virginia – Holy Spirit Led Homeschooling
Ft. Bragg, North Carolina – Military Wives Saving
Charlotte, North Carolina – The Carolina Clipper
Greensboro, North Carolina – Mrs. Happy Homemaker
Lake Norman, North Carolina – Stretching Pennies Saving Dollars
Charleston, South Carolina – The Tween & Me
Alpharetta, Georgia – Cuponeando
Atlanta, Georgia – See Jamie Blog
Augusta, Georgia – Hyperactive Lu
Athens, Georgia and Mississippi– Tractors and Tire Swings

Brunswick & the Golden Isles, Georgia – Teri Lynne Underwood

Jacksonville, Florida – Saving The Family Money
Orlando, Florida – Orlando’s Best Deals
Treasure Coast, Florida – The Cardamom’s Pod
Saint Augustine, Florida – Jypsie Visions


Mansfield, Ohio – Live the Adventure
Cincinnati, Ohio – Savings Lifestyle~Cincinnati
Mount Vernon, Ohio – Living Better One Day at a Time
Dayton, Ohio – Savings Lifestyle~Dayton
Grand Rapids, Michigan – Kitchen Stewardship
Metro Detroit, Michigan – “Cents”able Momma
Oakland County, Michigan – Bargain Shopper Mom
Warren, Michigan – Saving Dollars and Sense
Indianapolis, Indiana – Bargain Briana
South Bend, Indiana – Excuse The Mess
Chicago, Illinois – Chicagoland Homeschool Network
Champaign, Illinois – Chambanamoms
Rochester, Minnesota – Everyday Notions
Madison, Wisconsin – Many Little Blessings
Oshkosh, Wisconsin – A Little Bit of This and That
Grand Forks, North Dakota – Frugal Front Porch
Black Hills, South Dakota – Little House on the Prairie Living
Cedar Rapids, Iowa – Indoor Garden Musings
York, Nebraska – Heavenly Homemakers
Omaha, Nebraska – Mom Endeavors (Yours Truly) 😉
Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri – Kansas City Mamas
St. Louis, Missouri – The Pickledpigsfeet
Branson, Missouri – Getting Freedom from Debt
Springfield, Missouri – I Think I Can

South Central

Checotah, Oklahoma – Blessed With One Income
Tulsa, Oklahoma – Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures
Dallas, Texas – Funky Faith Girl
Dallas, Texas – Grocery Shop For FREE
East Dallas, Texas – Surviving The Stores
Fort Worth, Texas – Smockity Frocks
Austin, Texas – Stetted
Houston, Texas – Moms Travel Tales
McKinney, Texas – Wisdom Begun
East Texas – The Full Pantry
Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Life in a Barn
Nashville, Tennessee – The Country Chic Cottage
Gadsden, Alabama – Aint Mimi
Mobile, Alabama – A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
Birmingham, Alabama – iGoBOGO
Little Rock, Arkansas – It’s Real Life


Phoenix, Arizona – Mom Endeavors (Your truly again) 😉
Tucson, Arizona – Saving with Pam
Albuquerque, New Mexico – The Chou Life
Salt Lake City, Utah – Just the 2 of Us
Denver, Colorado – Denver Bargains
Colorado Springs, Colorado – Colorado Springs Bargains
Thermopolis, Wyoming – The McDonald Family
Kalispell, Montana – Our Family Adventures


San Diego, California – Life As Mom
Yosemite National Park, California – Handbook of Nature Study
Portland, Oregon – Frugal Living NW
Willamette Valley, Oregon – An Oregon Cottage
Seattle, Washington – Queen Bee Coupons & Savings
Whidbey Island, Washington – Manning the Homefront
Olympia, Washington – The Coupon Savant

Frugal Vacation Tips

Vacation or Stay-cation: Eating without Busting the Budget – Eat at Home

*Special thanks to Carrie of Springs Bargains and Toni of The Happy Housewife for organizing everything!

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I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!


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3 Responses

  1. WOW! One of my readers informed me of this series…so fun…I'm doing something very similar this month! Staycation had not even crossed my mind 🙂 but what a genius idea!

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