Save Money By Taking A ‘Staycation’

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Korky Vann, the Hartford Courant’s “savvy shopper,” talks about ways you can save money on your vacation by staying close to home.

Here are some tips:

  • Check out museums, parks, farms, tours and public pools. has a list of free and low-cost family activities.
  • Many movie theaters offer discounted or free films for kids on weekday mornings.
  • Public libraries offer free passes to state museums, parks and attractions.
  • Free parking passes to state park beaches through the state No Child Left Inside program can also be found at the library.
  • Use a website like to find the cheapest gas to save money on transportation costs.

To find more deals visit Vann’s blog at

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