America’s Free Attractions

Free: the one word everyone loves to hear. If you’re looking to travel in the U.S. but don’t want to spend a ton of money, here are some awesome free attractions you can do!

1. Smithsonian Museums, Washington D.C.:

The National Museum of Natural History, National Zoo, and National Air and Space Museum are a few of the biggest museums that most people tend to enjoy out of the 18 Smithsonian Institutions in D.C.

2. Conservatory at Bellagio, Las Vegas:

You can take a break from gambling and partying in Vegas to visit the Bellagio’s 13,000 square foot Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. There is a free live musical performance at the gardens daily, and once you’ve seen the show, you can go out onto the Strip to see the light and music show of the Bellagio fountains.

3. The Alamo, San Antonio, Texas:

The Alamo chapel is an official Texas State Shrine, and the state’s most popular attraction. More than 2.5 million people visit the site each year. After you’ve visited The Alamo, you can go to the nearby River Walk, which is lined with shops and restaurants.

4. Staten Island Ferry, New York:

New York is typically known as being the most expensive city in America, but you can find great deals even in the Big Apple. There are free admission nights at the MoMA, discounted Broadway tickets, and certain restaurants that aren’t too expensive. But one thing that’s free in NYC is the Staten Island Ferry. Tons of tourists ride the ferry, which is free 24/7, to see the beautiful views of the city. You’ll pass the Statue of Liberty and get a great view of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Jersey City!

5. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park:

Why not celebrate jazz in its own birthplace, New Orleans? There is live music at the visitor center in the French Quarter and the Old U.S. Mint six days a week. The visitor center also hosts free talks, video documentaries and exhibits on local jazz history.