Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean you have to give up on all the best stuff a city has to offer.
The proof? St. Louis.
Next time you’re thinking of an urban destination that won’t cost you a fortune, consider this Midwestern metropolis that boasts more free attractions than any other major U.S. city outside of Washington, D.C.
“We have so much free stuff here, we’re spoiled,” said a visitor in the lobby of the Saint Louis Art Museum. “We’re always shocked when we have to pay for something!”
The free stuff isn’t just for residents; visitors get in on the free-for-all, too. Much of the best stuff is in the lush and lovely 1,300-acre Forest Park, a city park dotted with attractions. But there’s a lot more.
Here are some free things you can do in this lively town on the Mississippi River:Gateway Arch: www.gatewayarch.com Citygarden: www.citygardenstl.org
Linda DuVal is a freelance writer in Colorado Springs.