Travelling does not always mean that you have to drain our entire life’s savings. In fact, there are a lot of things that you can do on a foreign place that will cost you no money at all. Interested? Below is a list of free things that you can do in every city you decide to go to.When you’re at a beach, it’s easy to find interesting things to do. You can go swimming, sunbathing, strolling, diving, reading and more. But when your destination is a city, it’s not so easy, plus the fact that it’s easier for your budget to go out of control when you’re in a city.
With city destinations, you’ll find that there are so many things you can blow your money on. So many places where you can eat, so many activities and so many places to go to that come with entrance fees. But they say that the best things in this life are free, and that especially holds true when it comes to travelling. So if you find yourself touring a city, here are some things that are fun to do yet are also free of charge.
1. Go on a walking tour.
Most major cities offer a free walking tour. Get on the internet and find a company that hosts one. Walking tours give you the opportunity to explore some of the city’s best attractions along with the very informative guidance provided by the local tour host.
2. Explore the local markets.
The atmosphere of a city is best soaked up by going to local markets. From sniffing the aromas of fresh food, and finding different stalls for arts, crafts and souvenirs, markets are a great source of entertainment and a good way to get insights into the lives of the locals.
3. Visiting free galleries and museums.
Get yourself cultured and immersed into what the entire city has to offer.
4. Hang out with the locals.
Sometimes you’ll realize that there’s not even a need to head to that gallery or museum to know more about the city you’re in; simply engaging a willing and knowledgeable local can do the part for you and you’ll be able to paint a picture of the city in your mind. Locals are often keen on giving tourists some tips on some of their city’s best-kept secrets. So the next time you’re out of town, try chatting up a local—they can be a far better source of information than the guidebook you’re reading.
5. Stroll at the park.
6. Head to libraries.
7. Visit churches and cathedrals.
This is where real architecture happens. Marvelling at some of the world’s most iconic and impressively-built churches can be such a treat to a lot of travellers.
8. Go window shopping.
Oh yes, and try to resist the temptations of actually purchasing anything, especially if you’re out on a budget.
9. Attend free performances, carnivals, and festivals.
Every city is unique in its own ways, and finding free performances can sure sweeten up the deal. Try to coordinate your trip with a carnival or festival to maximize your touring agenda.
10. Get active.
One of the best ways to tour around the city is by jogging or biking through it. Find some great jogging or biking routes that will let you pass some famous landmarks and nice parks.