Saving Money During Vacation: How to Maximize Those Days Off

A vacation is a highly coveted time of play and leisure for adults who work hard for their money. The most popular ways to spend a vacation usually include road trips or plane rides to exotic and far-off locations. While these exotic and far-off locations provide a well-deserved break, the usual tourist locations will have an admissions fee. Tack on concessions and taxes onto the admissions fee and pretty soon, you'll find you've spent your entire day's funds on one visit. Wouldn't it be nice if there were enjoyable tourist locations with free admission days? You're in luck. Those do exist.

  1. Cleveland Metroparks Zoo | Cleveland, Ohio Cleveland, Ohio is nestled in the northeast portion of the United States. It is located on the shore of Lake Erie and is home to one of the largest zoos in the state. If you're lucky enough to be a Cuyahoga County or Hinckley Township resident, you can receive free admission on Mondays. Since you're on a vacation, having Monday free shouldn't be an issue.
  2. The Anvil Centre | New Westminster, B.C. Canada If you've decided to travel abroad to the Canadian west coast of North America, consider giving Vancouver and New Westminster a visit. There is a gorgeously modern gallery on Columbia Street called the Anvil Centre. It boasts an art gallery, the Canadian Lacrosse Hall of Fame, a media gallery, and a museum dedicated to the history of New Westminster and its archives. What makes this place even better is that all days offer free admission.
  3. The Field Museum | Chicago, Illinois An impressive collection of history, science, and exhibitions await at the Field Museum. Even more enticing is that it's offering Illinois residents free admission on specific days during the rest of the 2017 calendar year. Admire dinosaur skeletons, a vast collection of gems, stuffed wild animals, and other amazing exhibits from all over the world and different eras of time.
  4. Multiple Museums | Stockholm, Sweden If you find yourself traveling far enough away from home to land in Stockholm, Sweden, you will be treated with a plethora of art, cultural, and science museums that have completely free admission. These include the Swedish History Museum, the Army Museum, the Medieval Museum, Skokloster Castle, and many other impressive attractions.
  5. National Parks | United States of America Taking just a few steps into any of the national parks located in the United States of America will make you understand why they sing that their land is beautiful. With over 400 national parks in 50 states to visit, there are a few select days during the year that offer free admission to any and all visitors. The fee waiver includes entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation fees. This fee waiver does not include reservations, camping, concessions, non-commercial tours, and third party fees.
  6. Coney Island | Brooklyn, New York The infamous Coney Island is an amusement park deep in the heart of New York City. While some of Coney Island is just a ghost of its former self, there has been a formidable effort to rebuild this nostalgic amusement park in recent years. Getting into the park is completely free on any given day. The concession stands and rides, however, still require you to spend money for treats and passes respectively. Unlimited all-day ride bracelets are also available for a flat price. Don't forget to save a few dollars for a world-famous Nathan's hot dog. They're the best part of Coney Island!