No doubt, you're familiar with the "staycation" phenomenon. In case you've been out of the loop, it's the budget-savvy, stay-local version of the old-fashioned vacation. Many travelers are embracing the concept of saving thousands on airfare and lodging by spending time off near home and enjoying inexpensive activities in their area. Here are a few ways to get the most out of yours.
Read reviews of local restaurants, museums, spas and more - www.yelp.com/
Search for unique spots in your area that you may have never thought to visit - www.roadsideamerica.com/
A good resource for scoping out nearby tourist attractions - www.usatourist.com/
Browse upcoming events near you - www.eventful.com/