As much as some people would love to go on a vacation and enjoy the sights and sounds of a new or foreign place, vacations can be very costly sometimes – well, most of the time. Aside from the temptations of exotic restaurants, you also need to have enough money for taxis or rental cars and hotel rooms. Fortunately, you don’t need to spend all your money on expensive places during your travels. Here are some free things you can do to have fun, whether alone or with the company.
1. Free museums
If you are lucky enough to find yourself at a location with a free museum nearby, then you should check it out. And don’t worry, museums don’t look like those stuffy and dusty old places people go to, with boring relics of the past. There are so many different kinds of museums that make use of the latest technologies to give you a unique museum experience. Just do a quick research about the area to find out what your options are and check them out.
2. Go camping or picnic in the park
If museums are not your thing, then you can try visiting a park nearby. The chances of finding one are usually very high, especially in areas that have a heavy tourist presence. If the weather does not have its own plans, why not take your family or that special someone out for a simple but fun picnic in the park. If you’re looking for something more adventurous, then you can go camping instead – that is if it’s something you love doing. Be sure to pick a safe area, though.
Most people do not realize just how therapeutic fishing can be for the mind – an effective stress reliever. If your vacation destination is anywhere close to the sea or a water body, then you should try going fishing. Depending on where you find yourself, you can opt for a simple fishing experience, or you can go put on your big boy pants and try bass fishing. Remember, though, as a beginner, bass fishing can be very overwhelming. But once you get the hang of it, you could actually become a pro with time.
4. Free local live music
If you are a lover of live music, then you can also look out for places that offer free local live music. During travels, you can find such local live music in bars, eateries, and even restaurants. Most of these are a way of boosting sales by the host. So most of them happen during weekends. All you need to do is show up, buy a drink or some food, and enjoy the live show. One advantage is that most of these live music performances are not in crowded places. So you can enjoy the music and your food or drink (or both) at the same time. One easy way to find such live shows is to Google “free live music show near me,” and you’ll receive a list of options.
What’s another free activity you’ve looked for during your travels?