Gas Tank Getaways: Have Fun Without Spending Much or Going Far
Come with Patch and explore 22 ways to get out and enjoy the summer without breaking the bank.
Has $4 gas got you down? Perhaps you're canceling that road trip or just need a change of pace for a family weekend bike ride.
If you're looking for more options close to home, keep coming back to Patch. Starting June 20 we're featuring 22 places where you can beat summer boredom on a tank of gas or less.
What makes a Gas Tank Getaway?
It's close, roughly 100 miles or less away from where you live.
It's cheap, with minimal spending required once you get to your destination.
It's fun, and offers something a bit out of the ordinary, whether that's the chance to get close to nature, learn something new or find something special.
Here's a quick guide to our three weeks of Gas Tank Getaways.
Atwater Park, Shorewood
Bender Park, Oak Creek
Big Bay Park, Whitefish Bay
Dane County Farmers Market, Madison
Historic Downtown Waukesha
Horicon Marsh, near Waupun
Kohler-Andrae State Park, near Sheboygan
Konkel Park, Greenfield
Menomonee Park, Menomonee Falls
The natural side of Muskego
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle
Richard Bong State Recreational Area, western Kenosha County
River Bend Nature Center, Caledonia
Sanders Park, Mount Pleasant
Schlitz Audubon Nature Center, Fox Point/Bayside
Tosa Pool, Wauwatosa
Upper Lake Park, Port Washington-Saukville
Weyer Park, Sussex
Wirth Park and Aquatic Center, Brookfield
*Please note: The original version of this story incorrectly identified the city near Horicon Marsh. It has been corrected.