|Tis the season for travel...|
PRACTICAL SAVINGS TIPS FOR SUMMERS ON THE GO
Summer is here! With the great warm weather and kids out of school, the need to get away seems inevitable and saving smartly can seem like a daunting task. So we wanted to give you a few helpful tips to save during the summer wherever you choose to travel.
|5 Important Travel Tips|
1. Peak Times.
July is one of the busiest travel months,
making bargains a scarce commodity. Opt instead for a late-- summer
trip. And remember, summer includes 21 days in September -- and plenty
2. Big City Travelers.
Cities across the United States and Europe offer special passes that
allow you to pay a reduced fee for entrance to tourist attractions.
Theme Park Goers.
If opting for
a theme park visit, stop at a grocery store nearest the park, and head
to the soft drink aisle first, then the bread aisle and yogurt section.
Look for specially marked labels that give deals on theme park tickets
when you buy the product.
Most museums in major cities have at least one day a
month when you can take in the sites for nary a penny.
5. Road Warriors
. Before hopping into the
car, check GasPriceWatch.com
and GasBuddy.com. They post prices for
thousands of stations, so you can find the best deal in your
neighborhood, or for wherever you're headed.
Find more saving
tips from Readers Digest here....
|Just a Tank of Gas Travel|
LOCALIZE YOUR FUN & SAVE
A great way to save money is visiting and getting to know great travel destinations close to home. Rome News Tribune has featured several lesser-known but great destinations that are only one gas tank away or less...|
The Georgia Agrirama is the state's living history center. You will find restored and preserved farm communities, an industrial area and a rural town of the late 1800s on this 95-acre complex. The cost for a family of four is about $25. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 800-767-1875 or visit www.agrirama.com for more information.
The Southeastern Railway Museum has been in operation since 1970 and is "Georgia's Official Transportation History Museum". The museum has more than 80 other pieces of retired railway rolling stock including vintage steam and diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, private business cars, a World War II army troop kitchen, wooden freight cars, railway post office car and maintenance of way equipment. For more information phone: 1-770-476-2013 or check the museum's Web site at www.srmduluth.org online.
The Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum will take passengers on the popular Hiwassee River Rail Adventure. Enjoy a 50-mile round trip up the beautiful lower Hiwassee River gorge. This 3-1/2 hour trip will take you to the top of the famous "Hiwassee Loop" where the tracks cross over themselves as they corkscrew up the mountain near Farner, Tenn. Visit www.tvrail.com or call 423-894-8028 for scheduling and ticket prices.
The High Museum of Art - Atlanta, This midtown museum is a marvel for anyone with an art appreciation. Their current featured exhibition until the end of June is a car show of extremely rare luxury cars from the past century. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for students/seniors, $11 for
children 6-17, and free for ages 5 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the museum, online at www.high.org or by phone ($3 surcharge) at 404-733-5000.
Lake Winnepesaukah, an amusement park in Chattanooga, Tenn., has two roller coasters, a natural setting, family rides, water and kids' rides and food. Now open weekends. Gate admission to the park is $5. Parking is free, and an unlimited ride pass is $20. Individual ride tickets are available. Visit www.lakewinnie.com or call 877-LAKEWIN for more information.
Of course there are many other great things close to home that provide plenty of fun times for the whole family like Callaway Gardens, Georgia Aquarium, Zoo Atlanta, Stone Mountain, and a host of national parks and campsites a few short miles from Rome.
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