First of all we do not believe in spending hundreds of dollars for a few days of vacation. We first look on the internet around our state for places which we can visit on a day trip so that we will save money on a hotel.We found that we have petting zoos , and a regular zoo which has animals and a rainforest exhibit to walk through at the Beardsley Zoo in Connecticut. We also have The Butterfly Place in nearby Massachusetts. We then look for places to eat nearby and see if we have any coupons . It has been very helpful to use our local Entertainment Book which is usually sold by schools, boy and girl scouts and more as fundraisers. In it they have many coupons buy one entry get one free, or buy one menu item get one free. We also have a local pool like many other towns which are cheaper for town residents to attend. What ideas do you have to save on vacation?