There are plenty of breathtaking sites in the world that you can visit for free or at a low cost. People say that the most beautiful places in the world are the most expensive ones and that not everybody can visit them, but this is not always true. Summertime is here, and it’s the perfect time to travel around the world, see some breathtaking sights, and not pay a dime. If you don’t know where to go, check out this list and start planning your next vacation.
The Bixby Creek Bridge, California
The Bixby Creek Bridge is located in Big Sur, California, and is one of the most spectacular bridges in the United States. It offers stunning views of the ocean and the canyon and is absolutely free to visit and take epic pictures. If you decide to travel to Big Sur this summer, there is no way you can miss the beautiful sights.
The Getty Center, California
The Getty Center is another breathtaking spot in California that you can visit for free and only pay a $15 parking fee. Getty is a true architectural and natural wonder on the top of a hill with views of Los Angeles and the numerous neatly designed gardens.
Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland
If you decide to visit Baltimore this summer, don’t miss its majestic museum of art. General admission to the museum is free, but some exhibitions have an entry fee. You can also see the Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden and the Ryda and Robert H. Levi Sculpture Garden, which are located just outside of the main building.
The Alamo, Texas
If you are visiting San Antonio this season, you will surely go to Alamo and learn more about the famous battle of the Texas Revolution. There are many exhibitions to visit, and you can walk on the battlefields of one of the most famous events in the history of the United States.
The U.S. Capitol Building, Washington
The Capitol Building in Washington D.C. is one of the greatest architectural masterpieces that every proud American must visit. The building itself has been through a lot of architectural interventions since its construction began in 1793, but all in all, it’s worth seeing.
Canyon Road, New Mexico
Canyon Road is a historical district in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It has over a hundred art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants spread in an area of half a mile.
The Manhattan Skyline, New York
The views of the Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn Bridge are absolutely mesmerizing. The best time of day to walk over the bridge is around sunset, when you can take epic shots.
Niagara Falls, New York / Ontario
Niagara Falls is definitely a place that every traveler must see. The roaring water and incredible rainbow light at night make the falls look like an entrance to some magical dream world.
The Kensington High Street Roof Gardens, England
The Kensington Roof Gardens are a popular site in London, England, which contains three spectacular gardens full of British flowers and Mediterranean trees. The gardens themselves are marvelous, but the views from the top are even better.
St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican
St. Peter’s Basilica is the most important site of the Catholic Church in the world. If your Euro-trip for this summer includes a visit to Rome, don’t forget to go to Vatican City and give your eyes the pleasure of seeing this masterpiece.
Kotor is a coastal picturesque town in Montenegro. To avoid paying 3 euros for a walk through the Old Town, enter the area from the North Gate, cross the two bridges, and then turn right. Hike for a while until you reach the Castle of San Giovanni, and from there you can admire the spectacular views of Kotor Bay for free.
San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Basque Country, Spain
One of the most breathtaking sights that you can see in the world is located in the Basque Country in Spain. Gaztelugatxe is an islet in the municipality of Bermeo that you can reach by crossing a bridge and climbing 241 stairs to a church. When you get there, you must ring the bell three times if you want your deepest wishes to come true.
The Garden of the Gods, Colorado
If you come near Colorado Springs this summer, you can’t miss the best tourist attraction in the area: the Garden of the Gods. Take a walk between the extraordinary sandstone formations that are a million years old.
Joan Miró’s public art, Spain
All art-enthusiast travelers can enjoy the great artist Joan Miró’s public art on the streets of Barcelona, Spain. These works of art can simply be seen on the streets for free. It can’t get any better than that, right? Good luck!