Traveling can be expensive, especially for a family. Often, after paying for airfare, lodging, and food, little is left for attractions. Did you know that many countries offer tours and attractions for little to no cost? Here is my list of intriguing free attractions around the world.
Europe is chocked full of amazing history and architecture. Millions of tourists enjoy visiting the various monuments each year. Having a guide to free attractions in Europe is a must when visiting.
One of my favorites is the National Gallery which presents both Czech and foreign art throughout its six buildings located in the center of Prague. The gallery is free to children and adolescences up to 18 years and students up to 26.
Singapore has been voted the most expensive city in the world to live and visiting the small Southeast Asian country can be quite expensive as well. Although worth the trip, the costs can add up fast. However, there are attractions in and around Singapore that are free. A favorite is the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple.
Inspired by the Tang dynasty, the design of the temple is majestic. Housing the tooth of Siddharta Gautama, the founder of Buddhism, the temple attracts thousands of followers every year. Be mindful of the monks as they carry on with their daily processions and, although it is free to everyone, it’s still nice to offer a donation.
With its massive size come some amazing free attractions scattered across America. From museums to concerts, gardens to fish markets tourists to the 50 states will find a plethora of free things to do. One of my favorites is the National Museum of Natural History and National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D. C.
Both museums are part of the 18 Smithsonian Institutes’ attractions and all are free to the public, which is probably why thousands visit it each year. With over 161 thousand square feet of floor space, the museum holds the world’s largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft.
Many Caribbean islands offer free admission to cultural museums, parks, Botanical Gardens, and historical forts. One of the best for me is the El Unque National Forest in Puerto Rico.
Located in the northeastern region of Puerto Rico, El Unque spans over 113 km (28,000 acres). It is home to wonderful hiking trails where visitors can experience amazing waterfalls, lush flora and fauna, and if you’re lucky a glance of the Puerto Rican Amazon, an endangered parrot endemic only to Puerto Rico.
Have you visited any of these free attractions? Share your experiences with us!