Spring is in the air. You may be ready for your first getaway of the year, but you don't want to spend too much. In Fort Wayne, Indiana, you don't have to. Experience a fun getaway without breaking the bank by following these tips.

Money Saving Tips in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Dog at the Hilton at the Grand Wayne Center

Use the Fort Wayne Savings Pass

As you explore Fort Wayne, take the FREE Fort Wayne Savings Pass with you on your phone. Present the pass at participating restaurants, attractions, boutiques, and more to enjoy more than $200 in savings! Find all the participating locations and sign up for the pass here.

Take Advantage of Fort Wayne Discounts

Fort Wayne is already a city that's easy on your wallet, but you can make your dollar go even further by knowing about the discounts local businesses offer.

Family biking along Fort Wayne's downtown trails near the Old Fort

Free Fort Wayne

While Fort Wayne offers some great discounts, some things are free all of the time.

  • Trails: Fort Wayne has more than 120 miles of trails to explore by bike or foot, and there's no admission needed. Bring your bike for a weekend getaway or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the trails. 

  • Murals: Immerse yourself in Fort Wayne's booming public art scene. Use the interactive Mural Map to explore 30 murals around the city — more than a dozen of which can be found downtown!

  • The Old Fort: Visit The Old Fort for free fun all year long! They even offer free events throughout the summer with reenactments and demonstrations that provide history lessons and all-ages activities.

  • Promenade Park: Swing, paddle, and play at Promenade Park in downtown Fort Wayne. Located on the north and south banks of the St. Marys River, this can't-miss attraction features an accessible playground, giant swings for families, a kids' canal and splashpad, a taproom and beer garden, and much more to enjoy. You can even bring a kayak (or rent one here) and explore the rivers first-hand.

Find our full list of 40 FREE things to do in Fort Wayne.

Family enjoying the Kids' Canal at Promenade Park in Downtown Fort Wayne

Want to know the best part? Fort Wayne already offers you a fantastic deal - even without the coupons. Read more about Fort Wayne's incredible affordability, including how our attractions stack up compared to other cities. 

This blog was originally published in 2018 and has been updated. Last updated: April 2021