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20 Incredible Free Tourist Attractions in the West

From the beautiful Pacific Coast beaches of California, to the stunning Saguaro desert of Arizona, to the mesmerizing red rock formations of Colorado, Arizona, and Utah, natural wonders are abundant throughout every Western state. Fortunately for those on a budget, free tourist attractions in the ...

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5 Free National Parks to Visit

Yellowstone (est. 1872) was America’s First National Park, while New River Gorge National Park in West Virginia is the newest addition (est. 2020). Planning your annual vacation around one of the 63 national parks (424 national park sites) makes for a great budget friendly trip. Vacations ...

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The 10 Best Free Museums in the US

While exploring any new city can be pricey, thankfully, there are a number of great free attractions to enjoy in pretty much every major metro area in the country. If you are someone who loves exploring ancient history and incredible artwork, you are in luck as there are so many wonderful free ...

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6 Not-So-Scary Halloween Attractions

From ghost tours, to haunted houses, to terrifying corn mazes, there are no shortage of extreme Halloween attractions across the country. In fact, the Halloween scare factor seems to grow by the year with every haunted house trying to outdo the next. Some of these places are so intense that guests ...

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5 Free Things to do in Long Beach, CA

While beautiful Orange County to the south and L.A. beach towns to the north tend to get all the attention, there is plenty of fun to be found in Long Beach. The coastal city is known for its’ many waterfront attractions, most notably The Queen Mary, The Aquarium of the Pacific, The Catalina ...

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5 Beautiful Nature Escapes in L.A.

While most L.A. tourists head over to the theme parks, the museums, TV show tapings, and Hollywood attractions, there are tons of wonderful natural attractions that most people are sadly missing out on. Of course, visiting some of the best beaches in the country will likely be on your itinerary. ...

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8 Easy Bike Paths with Incredible Mountain Views

It’s easy today to find a great bike path pretty much anywhere you travel. Former rail trails are often converted into recreational paths. Today, there are hundreds of these rail trails, with at least one in nearly every state. Additionally, beach front paths, preserves, and parks provide ...

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The Best Roadtrips from Phoenix

One of the prime benefits of living in Phoenix is the quick access to top notch vacation destinations. From national parks, to world-class beaches, to the best skiing in the Southwest, you basically have access to a little bit of everything from the Valley of the Sun. Each weekend brings forth a ...

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Nostalgic 80’s & 90’s movie filming locations

The early 80’s-mid 90’s was by far the decade of awesome movies & music. Almost every movie during this time period also had a totally rad soundtrack. From John Hughes classics like Ferris Bueller (my personal favorite), Sixteen Candles & The Breakfast Club, to big action ...

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Unique Things to Do: A Guide to Unusual, Fascinating, & Off the Beaten Path Attractions

I love seeking out strange and unusual places as much as I love visiting well known national parks and tourist attractions. After several visits to the same old, same old, it’s fun to seek out some new and interesting sights. No matter where you travel throughout the US, unusual ...

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