The Best Free Things to do in Each State

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When we travel we love adding in the free things to do in each area. It extends our budget and allows us to find many off the beaten path things we never would have found. In Maine heading to one freebie lead us down the road to find some of the most amazing coastal views, we wouldn’t have found otherwise! So here are the best free things to do in each state!

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The Best Free Things to do in Each State

These are in alphabetical order and we are adding to them every month! If you don’t see freebies for an area you are looking for please let me know in the comments so we can add it!

Free Things to do in Alabama

10 Free Things to do in Mobile Alabama –  There are several free things to do in Mobile, Alabama to do with your family. Here is a guide to help you with it all!

We also shared the best free camping places in Alabama.

Free Things to do in Alaska

23 Free Things to do in Anchorage Alaska – Alaska is known for its natural beauty and there are a few free things you can indulge in. These are the best Free Things to do in Anchorage Alaska.

Free Things to do in Arizona

19 Free Things to do in Phoenix Arizona – Phoenix has some of the best “free” stuff to do.Traveling single or with the whole family, find lots to do with these free things to do in Pheonix.

11 Free Things to do in Sedona Arizona – Making memories and exploring is easy with this list of Free Things to do in Sedona Arizona. Enjoy your visit without breaking the bank!

10 Free Things to Do in Flagstaff, AZ – Flagstaff is a beautiful place. Take some time to visit these free things to do in Flagstaff while you are visiting! You may never want to leave.

If you plan to visit Arizona check out the Pogo Pass for a deal on all the things to do!

Related: Pogo Pass: Year-Round Benefits

Free Things to do in Arkansas

15 Free Things to do in Hot Springs AR – Hot Springs National Park is the smallest National Park in the country. That said it is one not to be missed! There are so much to do in the area but make sure to check out these 15 free things to do in Hot Springs AR.

This includes many areas of the Hot Springs National Park so make sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Hot Springs National Park Arkansas

Free Things to do in California

21 Free Things to do in Hollywood CA – The next time you’re headed to Cali make sure to check out these free things to do in Hollywood Ca. These are our top 21 things to do!

When visiting California you can also save money on places like Disney with the City Pass! Get our who CityPass Guide Saving Money With CityPASS – Everything You Need to Know

Free Things to Do in San Diego – Heading to San Diego soon? Check out these free things to do in San Diego. You don’t want to miss out on all the options.

Free Things to do in Colorado

21 Free Things to do in Colorado Springs CO – Make sure to make time for these free things to do in Colorado Springs CO. Everything from Pikes Peak to the old west trails, and more.

27 Free Things to do in Denver Colorado You Don’t Want to Miss! – There is so much to do in Denver Colorado that your budget will need a break! Check out these 28 amazing free things to do in Denver!

Free Things to do in Connecticut

14 of the Best Free Things to do in Hartford Ct – Visiting Hartford is a fun and educational trip. This list of free things to do in Hartford CT is pretty impressive as well!

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Free Things to do in Delaware

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Southernmost Point, Key West, Florida

Free Things to do in Florida

24 Free Things to do in Naples, Florida – There are several free things to do in Naples. From plenty of coastline and beaches to visiting all the nature preserves, piers, and trails.

15 Must See Free Things to do in Key West Florida – Heading to the Keys anytime soon? Don’t leave without this list of free things to do in Key West! You will not want to miss these.

Top 15 Free Things to do in Tampa, Florida – With so much to see and do in Tampa make sure to add in these free things to do in Tampa Florida to save on your budget and take in the history of the area!

25 Free Things To Do in Orlando Fl – If you are visiting Orlando Florida, don’t spend all your money at the Theme Parks. Check out these 25 free things to do in Orlando Fl.

Free Things to do in Tampa –  Pinellas County Heritage Village – Pinellas County Heritage Village Largo Florida is free to visit and makes the top of my list must-see things in Tampa! Tour all the historical buildings from all over Pinellas County.

Manatee Viewing Center – Apollo Beach Florida – Looking for things to do in Tampa? I came across was this Manatee Viewing Center. It’s free to do and is pretty popular. Our kids loved it!

21 Free Things to do in St Augustine Florida – The beach is always a great place to go in Florida. We LOVE exploring. Use this list of free things to do in St Augustine Florida to explore your way.

Related: 11 of the Absolute Best Places to View Manatees in Florida

Free Things to do in Georgia

14 Must See Free Things to do in Savannah Georgia – Visiting Savannah? Don’t miss these 14 free things to do in Savannah Georgia from ferry rides to taking in the history there is something for everyone.

39 Free Things to do in Atlanta, Georgia – There is so much to do in Atlanta it can be mind-boggling! Where do you start? I put together a list of free things to do in Atlanta to ease the stress.

Free Things to do in Hawaii

19 Free Things to do in Honolulu Hawaii – Do as many free things in Honolulu, Hawaii as you possibly can. There are actually quite a few in this beautiful state. Here is a list to get you started.

Related: First Timers Guide to Oahu HI

Free Things to do in Idaho

11 Free Things to do in Boise Idaho – Headed to Boise, Idaho? You need these Free Things to do in Boise Idaho in your life. You will appreciate having free things to do!

Idaho has some beautiful free camping sites you can take in while visiting.

Free Things to do in Illinois

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Chicago has the City Pass option which allows you to save a ton of money when visiting!

Free Things to do in Indiana

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Make sure to take in Indiana’s best free camping spots as well!

Free Things to do in Iowa

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Check out Iowa’s best free camping spots.

Free Things to do in Kansas

11 Free Things to do in Dodge City KS – When it comes to Free Things to do in Dodge City KS, there are plenty of things to do! Don’t spend money on paid attractions when you can visit places for free. Here are my top 11 must do’s.

Free Things to do in Kentucky

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Free Things to do in Louisiana

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Check out Louisiana’s Best Places for Free Camping.

Free Things to do in Maine

31 Free Things to do in Portland Maine – When visiting Portland there is so much to do from lighthouses to lobsters but make sure to take advantage of these free things to do in Portland Maine too!

18 Free Things to do in Bar Harbor Maine – Did you know there are 18 free things to do in Bar Harbor, Maine? This is home to Acadia National Park and a few famous lighthouses!

Free Things to do in Maryland

17 Free Things to do in Frederick MD – I’m love that there are a number of free things to do in Frederick MD. This town has always been an important and very historical part of history.

Free Things to do in Massachusetts

54 Free Things to do in Boston MA – Even in Boston there are free things to do! Check out these 54 Free things to do in Boston MA and spend less while taking in the sights.

15 Bewitching Free Things to do in Salem MA – Did you know there are over 15 FREE things to do in Salem MA. These items include much of the Witch Trail History, The National Park Site and more!

Free Things to do in Michigan

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Free Things to do in Minnesota

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Free Things to do in Mississippi

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Mississippi has some great Free Camping spots and also is home toElvis’s Birthplace.

Free Things to do in Missouri

39 Free Things to do in Branson MO – Instead of pumping out hundreds of dollars to pay for things to do, take advantage of all the free things to do in Branson MO.

Free Things to do in Montana

14 Amazing Free Things to do in Billings MT – These 14 free things to do in Billings MT should be on your list for sure! Check out these places that everyone can enjoy without reaching into your wallet.

Free Things to do in Nebraska

9 Free Things to do in Omaha, Nebraska – If you love traveling with your family, make sure you check out these free things to do in Omaha, Nebraska. There are so many options!

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Free Things to do in Nevada

83 Free Things to do in Las Vegas NV – Over 80 of the best Free Things to do in Las Vegas that you do NOT want to miss out on. A great mix of Adult only and family-friendly activities and sights to see.

Free Things to do in New Hampshire

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One of my favorite free things to taking in a fall drive to take in New England Fall Colors

Free Things to do in New Jersey

9 Free Things to do in Hoboken NJ – Hoboken NY was made famous by Cake Boss. Grab some amazing pastries or a cake and while you are in town check out these free things to do in Hoboken NJ.

Free Things to do in New Mexico

Free Things to do in Albuquerque NM – Albuquerque has all kinds of exciting activities and fascinating places to visit. These are Free Things to do in Albuquerque NM.

Free Things to do in New York

20 Free Things to do in Niagara Falls New York – There are 20 free things to do in Niagara Falls New York. This is one of the most beautiful places are Earth but it shouldn’t break the bank!

11 Free Things to do in Buffalo, New York – Grab your family and enjoy a day or two in Buffalo without breaking the bank! Here are your top 10 Free things to do in Buffalo.

Free Things to do in North Carolina

32 Free Things to Do in Asheville NC – While visiting Asheville take in arts, nature, history and more within an hour drive from the city. Also, don’t miss the free things to do in Asheville NC.

Check out North Carolina’s Best Places for Free Camping. Also, you will want to see the Biltmore when you are visiting.

Free Things to do in North Dakota

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Free Things to do in Ohio

50 Free Things to Do in Columbus Ohio All Year Long – Headed to the Greater Columbus area? Make sure to check out these 50 free things to do in Columbus Ohio before you go! Family friendly fun on a budget!

Free Things to do in Oklahoma

Free Things to do in Tulsa, Oklahoma – Tulsa is home to lots of fun! From the free parks to the free museum days, let’s get started on the FREE things to do in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Free Things to do in Oregon

Free Things to do in Eugene, Oregon – When you head to Oregon, there are a lot of things you can pay to do. However, there are also several free things to do in Eugene Oregon.

11 Free Things to do in Portland OR – Heading to Portland, Oregon soon? Check out these free things to do in Portland OR. You’ll love all of the options available!

Free Things to do in Pennsylvania

59 Amazing and Free Things to do in Philadelphia PA – Visiting Philadelphia? I have put together a like of the top 59 free things to do in Philadelphia that you will not want to miss & your wallet will love!

6 Free Things to do in Gettysburg Pa – There is so much history to see in Pennsylvania. Visiting Gettysburg is one of them. These 6 free things to do in Gettysburg PA should be on your list too!

Free Things to do in Rhode Island

21 Free Things to do in Newport Rhode Island – When visiting Rhode Island there is so much to take in like the Newport Mansions. But there are also 21 free things to do in Newport RI you have to see!

46 Amazing Free Things to do in Providence RI – There is so much to do on the water here in Providence Rhode Island and I loved just driving around downtown. Here are over 40 Free things to do in Providence RI

Free Things to do in South Carolina

10 Free Things to do in Myrtle Beach SC – When taking in the beach in Myrtle Beach make sure you don’t miss these free things to do in Myrtle Beach SC as well. There are some fun museums on the list

14 Fun Free Things to do in Beaufort SC – Beaufort SC is known for its delightful cuisine and historic design, also a rich African American heritage. Here are 14 free things to do in Beaufort SC.

31 Free Things to do in Charleston SC – Rich in both US history and old architecture Charleston is full of fun and exciting things to do. Here are some great free things to do in Charleston SC.

Free Things to do in Columbia, South Carolina – When you are heading on vacation, you may want to hit up the free things to do! Here are free things to do in Columbia, South Carolina!

Free Things to do in South Dakota

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Free Things to do in Tennessee

We loved Tennessee so much we visit almost all the state so we shared 180+ Free Things to do in Tennessee.  

This includes freebies from all the major cities from Memphis to Gatlinburg. It includes National and State Parks and even a tip for seeing parts of Graceland free!

22 Must See Free Things to do in Gatlinburg Tennessee – There is so much to see in scenic Gatlinburg Tennessee. These free things to do in Gatlinburg Tennessee will help you stay on budget!

23 Free Things to do in Pigeon Forge TN – Our comprehensive list of free things to do in Pigeon Forge TN. You will not want to miss any of these so plan accordingly to visit them all!

25 Cant Miss Free Things to do in Knoxville TN – When visiting Tennessee there is so much to do! Eastern TN is one of my favorite places! See the 25 free things to do in Knoxville TN that you can’t miss!

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45 Amazing Free Things to Do in Nashville TN – While visiting the Nashville area there is much to see and do, make sure to a few of these 45 free things to do in Nashville TN to your list!

10 Free Things to do in Murfreesboro TN – If you will be Nashville make sure to head a but south and check out these free things to do in Murfreesboro TN as well! There is so much history!

26 Free Things to do in Chattanooga TN – If you are planning a trip to Tennessee there are some must-sees along the way. Stop in Chattanooga and enjoy these 26 Free things to do in Chattanooga TN with your family.

21 Cant Miss Free Things to Do in Memphis TN (Including Graceland!) – There are plenty of free things to do in Memphis TN that will make your trip unforgettable from taking in some blue’s to even Graceland! See how!

Related: 30 of the Best Things to do in Pigeon Forge TN

We spent 4 months in Nashville and really dove into the freebies in the area and fell in love with Lynchburg Tennessee!

Travis County, Texas USA – April 4, 2016: The natural Hamilton Pool is a popular tourist destination in rural Travis County.

Free Things to do in Texas

Texas is another state we spent quite a bit of time in so we put together 145+ Top Free Things to do in Texas.

We spend a few months in the Dallas area with my husband’s job and you really don’t understand how HUGE it is until you get there! Though I was most excited to see San Antonio!

15 Free Things to do in El Paso Texas – Don’t settle for paying when you can see the best of the city for free! there are free things to do in El Paso Texas you will want to add to youe trip.

29 Free Things to Do in Austin Texas for the Whole Family – Did you know so many of the iconic things to do in Austin are free? This list has 29 free things to do in Austin Texas that your budget will thank you for!

50 Amazing and Free Things to do in Fort Worth Texas – With a Metroplex the size of the state of Rhode Island, there is so much to see & do. Where do you start? Try these 50 free things to do in Fort Worth Texas

19 of the Best Free Things to Do in Dallas Texas– The Dallas area is so huge to make your budget stretch make sure to add in these free things to do in Dallas Texas. The most popular one is the…

19 Must See Free Things to do in San Antonio Texas – There is so much history to see in Southern Texas but that doesn’t mean you have to spend a bundle! Here are 19 free things to do in San Antonio Texas.

54 Free Things to do In Houston TX – Whether you are one person or a whole family, you’ll love taking advantage of these free things to do in Houston Tx. Over 50 things to keep you busy!

11 Amazing Free Things to do in Amarillo TX – Driving through Amarillo, Texas? Be sure to check out the free things to do in Amarillo before you head out of town. You won’t be sorry.

Related: Top 51 Things to do in Texas & Other Tips for Your Texas Vacation

Texas has so much to see from Route 66 in the north to the wild west and desert to the west, and even beaches to the east. Don’t forget the famous Texas Hill Country.

Free Things to do in Utah

31 Free Things To Do in St George Utah – If you’re headed to St. George soon, then here are a few of the free things to do in St George Utah you should do while visiting.

Free Things to do in Vermont

21 Free Things to do in Burlington VT – Burlington has tons of public parks and beautiful locations for hiking and sightseeing. Check out these free things to do in Burlington VT.

15 of the Best Free Things to do in Montpelier Vermont – 15 of the best free things to do in Montpelier Vermont. Everything from chocolate to maple syrup is covered plus how to have a 1-week vacation for $250….

Free Things to do in Virginia

17 Free Things to Do in Virginia Beach, VA – These 17 free things to do in Virginia Beach, VA are perfect for anyone who is looking to have fun and save a few dollars at the same time.

11 Free Things to do in Williamsburg Va – We loved visiyting Williamsburg but we loves stubling on these free things to do in Williamsburg VA even more. This is a new side of the city to explore!

Free Things to do in Washington

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This is one of the best areas for a free Scenic Fall Drives

Free Things to do in West Virginia

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Free Things to do in Wisconsin

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Free Things to do in Wyoming

Free Things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming – If you’re headed to Wyoming, you need to check out free things to do in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. You will never get bored!

Wyoming is also home to Yellowstone National Park and Gand Teton National Park. Even if you just drive through these, they are a sight to see.

Looking for an area we haven’t covered? Let us know we’d be happy to make a list for you!

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