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Free and affordable things to do around the world

Do you love to travel but have a tight budget once you're in your destination? Thanks to the rising costs of living around the world, it feels like it's getting a bit trickier to simply hop off on yet another holiday. Fortunately, every destination out there has a whole range of free or affordable things to do, helping you keep costs down on your next holiday. And we absolutely love writing about them! Find all our guides for free and affordable things to do below.

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How to find free and affordable things to do

Firstly, you're already in the right place, as you'll find all our own destination guides below, highlighting some of the best and free things to do in popular travel destinations.

If there's a destination we haven't covered (yet), there are some common free things to do you can keep an eye out for when you're planning your next holiday.

  • Free walking tours: most cities around the world will offer free walking tours, usually around key landmarks/sightseeing neighbourhoods. Tips are appreciated but not mandatory.

  • Free museum/gallery entry: While some museums are free all year round, others offer free admission on a particular day(s) during the month. Check whether you can take advantage of this during your holiday.

  • Get some fresh air: Most parks/nature reserves are free to visit - this is especially great if you're after an active holiday.

  • Visit a market: Most food/farmers' markets have free entry, allowing you to peruse the stalls without any pressure to buy.

  • Look for free events: Use social media or pop into a tourist information office to find out if there are any free events on the go. If it's summer, chances are you might be able to check out a free festival or even some free live music.

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