Top 10 Things to Do for Free in 2015

Top 10 Things to Do for Free in 2015

Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences. Even with a limited budget! Find out where you can spend nothing and still have fun. We wish you to visit exciting places, learn about new cultures and meet new friends in 2015.

10. A Headbangers Ball at Rock al Parque

An exciting rock festival in Bogota, Colombia has been held since 1995. You can hear punk, metal, hardcore, ska and more alternative genres. Everything is free! The festival features local as well as international artists. Bands who performed include Dead Kennedys, Manu Chao, Fear Factory, Haggard, Bloc Party and other. In 2004 the fest attracted a crowd of 400 000 people!

When to go there?

The date is not yet confirmed, but it may take place around 30 July – 2 June. It is a three day festival.

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9. Star Gaze Nevada

The night sky over a desert – you do not know how startling that is until you see it. Far away from the city lights, from dazzling Las Vegas, where people never sleep, one finds herself in the middle of nowhere. The place where civilization ends and universe opens. Thousands of stars and part of our own galaxy – the Milky Way – unfolds in front of ones eyes. As well as wonder, admiration, beauty and eternity. Go for an unforgettable and different experience this year!

Where to go?

There are a lot of small towns and hotels around in the Great Basin Desert. There are desert trails from these towns, that will lead to and from the desert.

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8. Surf in Sydney

It sounds quite strange, but the biggest Australian metropolis attracts surfers from around the continent and abroad. It seems like the city has it all: urban facilities, greenery and perfect beaches! It has already been a century since the sport was introduced in Sydney. Ever since its popularity has only grown bigger. Surf beaches attract beginners and professionals alike. Moreover – there are stacks of cheap used boards, if you are a student or just visiting shortly. Grab one and hit the waves.

Why to go there?

Surfing schools are open all year round. Various beaches provide surfing sites for various levels. Also there are pools and baths on the beaches, so if you are not an adventurous type you can simply have a nice and relaxing day outdoors.

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7. Free Tours in Bath

The English city is one of the few that are protected by UNESCO. It is easily accessed – only 90 minutes by train from London. Therefore it is a popular tourist attraction indeed. Its name is derived from the hot springs, discovered and exploited by the Romans. Later it has become a retreat for the aristocrats. The city has the finest examples of glorious architectural styles from various eras. Moreover – the visitors can explore them and find out more about the history on free tours!

Where to find them?

Two hour tours take off from the Abbey Church Yard, at 10:30 AM and 2 PM from Sunday to Friday and at 10:30 AM on Saturday. Additional tours at 7 PM are offered from May to September.

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6. Go to Prague

The historic city is proud of its versatile architecture and very well preserved Gothic architecture. The entire center is included in the UNESCO list! Besides all these architectural wonders being on display for anyone who visits, free tours are offered for the guests. “Prague Royal Walk” features best guides, telling interesting Czech history on a two and a half hour walk around the town. In the evening walk along the Vltava River – it provides a nice sunset view.

When to go there?

The free tours are offered twice daily at 11 AM and 2 PM (in addition at 10 AM on Friday and Saturday). The guides are waiting at the Old Town Square, in front of the famous Astronomical Clock. Recognize them from the Yellow Umbrellas.

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5. Get on the Staten Island Ferry

Once in New York, do like the New Yorkers do. And go on a boat ride. This ferry will provide you with the most iconic sites: the first immigrants who came to America must have seen the exact same views you see on this trip, minus the skyscrapers of course. Also it provides the best glimpse of the Statue of Liberty. The ferry runs between St George on Staten Island and Whitehall in Lower Manhattan. A lot of fun, zero expenses!

Why to go there?

Big Apple is the greatest metropolis in the world. The ferry features the famous cityscape of Manhattan from water – do not miss it!

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4. Visit Italy

Once you are there, you can relax. Consider the entire country as a museum and an object of fascination. Historic cities provide plenty of architectural wonders, that you can visit for free: see numerous beautiful fountains, statues, churches and castles. Also there is a variety of festivals, that attract curious tourists: from Venice Carnival to Pisa Medieval Procession – something is happening all year round. And finally the impeccable nature – mountains, coastal views, lakes – you will need an entire life to discover the country.

Where to go?

Cities like Rome, Florence, Venice are a must see. Amalfi coast provides gorgeous views to the blue sea. Visit the Castello Sforzesco palace in Milan for free.

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3. Go to the Museums and Art Classes in Baltimore

The American city is very well located between Washigton D.C. and Philadelphia, however it can often be overlooked by the travelers. One of the most famous free attractions is the Walters Art Museum. Its impressive collection covers the period from Ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome, to the Medieval Ages and modern Europe as well as America. There are also a variety of events, classes and programs – just check availability before going. If you want something more active go to Talara Restaurant – every Monday at 9 PM you can participate in a free Salsa lesson!

When to go there?

Go there all year round. There is a diversity of cultural events, a lot of them being free.

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2. Free Admissions to The Kensington Museums

Considering that London is one of the most expensive cities in the world, this treat is beyond all expectations! Think about the Natural History Museum, where dinosaur fossils and rare specimens, hand-picked by Charles Darwin himself, are on display. Think about the Science Museum and what Britain has given to us all. Think about the impeccable pieces from Persian to nowadays fashion on the pedestal in Victoria and Albert Museum. And all these irreplaceable treasures for free.

When to go there?

Go there all year round. Of course it is a good idea to have a few spare days, dedicated to the museum tour, as there is indeed plenty to see and absorb.

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1. See Hong Kong from Above

The most important city in the region leaves visitors breathless. If you want to experience the world in one place – go there. And recently Hong Kong has reminded about itself through Alexander Remnev’s breathtaking photography. He and his friends climb the highest skyscrapers in the city, balance dangerously on the viewpoints and make these striking selfies. There is a variety of tall buildings that offer free entrance to the viewpoints, including International Financial Centre Tower 2 and The Peak Tower.

Why to go there?

Because you can. Alexander and his friends put all of us, sitting in front of a computer and mind-traveling, to shame. Let it be different in 2015!