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New River Gorge: America’s Newest National Park

America’s First National Park, Yellowstone, opened back in 1872. Today, a total of 63 national parks (and 424 total National Park Sites) can be enjoyed. America’s newest national park, New River Gorge in West Virginia, just opened in 2020. This makes it the newest addition to the National Park System. This is a gorgeous park […]

15 Amazing Free Tourist Attractions in the Midwest

From photographing one of the best skylines in the country, to exploring amazing cultural institutions, to hiking at one of the country’s only free national parks, there is plenty of free fun to be had in the Midwest. Below are a few highlighted attractions throughout the Midwest states. Note that all attractions featured here are […]

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, most of the best wonders of nature cost absolutely nothing to visit. Assuming you find a cheap flight and hotel, […]

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 today can be super costly with the high price […]

20 Incredible & Free Tourist Attractions in the Northeast

The Northeast is a beautiful and exciting region of the United States. Both New England and the Mid Atlantic states are typically included, and thus, there is an abundance of geographically diverse recreational areas, as well as historic cities to explore. From America’s most populated city, to the nation’s capital, to gorgeous national and state […]

15 Hikes with Scenic Water Views

Hiking is a wonderful way to explore the natural flora and fauna of a new area, birdwatch, get in some exercise and sunshine, and enjoy some fantastic scenery. Featured below are 15 wonderful easy-moderate hikes, each featuring a beautiful vista of a creek, lake, the coast, or any other body of water. A scenic water […]

20 Spectacular & Free Tourist Attractions in the Southwest

The Southwestern US is home to some of the most amazing natural wonders in the country. From beautiful underrated national parks, to the Saguaro studded Sonoran desert, to ancient million year old red rock formations, to beautiful high altitude pine and aspen forests, there is a gorgeous place to hike, bike, photograph, camp, drive through, […]

20 Spectacular Free Tourist Attractions in the Southeast

From the enchanting Appalachian mountains, to the white sand Florida Gulf Coast beaches, to rich historical cities, there is something interesting to see and do in the Southeast no matter your travel destination. Below I have featured 20 spectacular Southeastern tourist attractions, all free to visit! Of course, there is much more to see and […]

Top 10 Free Things to do on any Vacation

Traveling is exciting, however, it can also be very expensive. When you factor in flying, hotels, and costly meals, oftentimes, there is not much left over for fun. Fortunately, for those on a tight budget, there are plenty of free attractions available pretty much everywhere, whether it be a beautiful park, a rustic hiking trail, […]

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 history and art […]