Here are a few of some free things to do in almost every city around the world:
VISIT THE LOCAL MARKET
There’s no better way to soak up the atmosphere of a city than at the local market. From the aromas and flavors of fresh food to the fabrics and awesome souvenirs of arts and crafts stands, markets are a great source of entertainment and an insight into how the locals live. Remember to look out for the free food samples on offer. Whether it is sliced and unseeded local fruits at a stand in or tasty cheese at a dairy stand, you’ll get a great flavor for the city you’re visiting. Be sure to be aware of your allergies.
VISIT ART GALLERIES
If your budget is tight and you would love to visit museums or any artistic place, the skip the museum and visit Art Galleries. They are top on the list for a good photography background. Most of the Art Galleries are free for you to explore. Though there are some free museums in every country, you just have to ask from the locals or rather research online to know which ones are just a stone throw.
Try to co-ordinate your trip with a carnival or festival and the city would be bubbling with free performances. Sometimes larger festivals can push up the prices for hotels and flights so you need to find the right sized festival to financially gain! Whether it’s the colour and chaos of Chinese New Year in Beijing, Holi in Delhi or Eyo Festival in Lagos,Nigeria. get involved with the vibrancy and culture of a festival or carnival. Meanwhile, simply meandering along a tourist street or through a pretty park will see you land at the feet of a free theatre performance, lunchtime orchestra concert or spontaneous poetry reading.
While it can be tempting to splash the cash in beautiful boutiques and alluring shopping malls, shopping abroad can be one of the most costly aspects of a holiday. Opt for window shopping instead if you think you can resist the temptation to buy. The shopping malls can also serve as an attraction for you. Ask locals or your tor guide for affordable shopping spots to visit, Don’t forget to get yourself and your loved ones those memorable souvenirs.
VISIT RELIGIOUS PLACES
Marvel at some of the world’s most impressive and iconic churches, mosques and temples for some awe-inspiring history lessons. These religious places are not just free but they are favorites for lifetime memories and they are one of the things most tourists cannot do without. Learning about the paintings and murals, stories, designs and sacredness of these places is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Most of these religious places of worship have free and easy access, so get yourself inside to check them out. Remember to dress appropriate.