We are knee deep into summer fun and the time is definitely flying by. With the arrival of the sunshine comes the urge to get out and enjoy this fleeting season. And there really are lots of great adventures to embark on especially when the sun is shining.
Almost each and every city in the USA provides some summer fun and free stuff to do. Just think about getting to; stroll through a 13,000-square-foot conservatory and botanical garden, fantasize about receiving your own gold medals, get chummy with a boa or visit 12 museums all within about a mile and a half of each other. And as a bonus to the summer fun imagine what a great time it will be if you get to do it all and for free.
Most cities in the USA provide free things to do and since summer fun can get costly and fast, that’s a great thing. With everything that goes into a vacation, whether it be a staycation or not, all the costs certainly do add up. And these days who isn’t looking for some kind of bargain or deal to help stay on budget while still enjoying summer fun. I remember my single mother with three young kids at home struggling to save all year just so she could take us to the end of summer fun carnival. It’s encouraging and so helpful to see that there are attractions willing to lend a helping hand. We cherish the times we spend with family and if we can get a break, why not.
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Here is a snapshot of summer fun and free things to do while the warm weather is here and yes all for free.
San Francisco Cable Car Museum – From the first time in 1873 they hit the rails until the present time, visit this Nob Hill museum to experience and learn about it all. Hear about the creator, builders, technology and the expansion, and discover all the struggles and successes the have occur to rebuild the cable cars of San Francisco. See the collection of historic cable cars, pictures, videos and displays. And then jump on one of San Francisco’s famous cable cars and enjoy the journey.
Olympic Training Center – Before taking their place amongst the Olympic Rings limelight, our stunning athletes put in the time and hard work to get ready for the ultimate test. One of three, the Colorado Springs Center concentrates on summer sports and you can tour the venue for free and you just never know who your tour guide might end up being. Your tour starts with an inspirational twelve minute video followed by a 45-minute outdoor walking tour of the training complex, including the weightlifting and wrestling facilities, the Aquatics Center and the Sport Center Gymnasiums. Visitors can then explore the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame Rotunda, shop at the U.S. Olympic Store and check out the ever changing art exhibitions found throughout the Olympic Visitor Center.
The National September 11 Memorial – When in New York City, take this opportunity to visit the national tribute of remembrance and honor to the men, women, and children killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The names of every person who died in the 2001 and 1993 attacks are inscribed into bronze panels edging the Memorial twin reflecting pools, a powerful reminder of the largest loss of life resulting from a foreign attack on American soil and the greatest single loss of rescue personnel in American history. Admission is free but advance reservations are definitely required.
Harley-Davidson Factory Tour – When in Kansas City don’t miss the chance to revel in the magic and go behind the curtain and take a tour. You’ll experience a series of displays that will guide you through the different manufacturing and assembly processes. And as part of this amazing tour you will have the opportunity to hop on a motorcycle presently in production. You’ll also have the chance to discover fenders and gas tanks being formed, newly painted frames hanging on the line, and sophisticated robotic welding technology. Harley-Davidson factory tours are also provided in York, PA and Menomonee Falls, WI.
Independence National Historical Park – If you’ve ever visited Philadelphia you’ve seen the lines. But don’t let that stop you from enjoying Independence National Historical Park, spanning over fifty-five acres over twenty blocks within the historic City of Philadelphia. This park not only conserves and protects but decodes many of the country”s more significant sources including the 2,000-pound Liberty Bell, Old City Hall and Congress Hall, the First Bank and Second Banks of the United States and Independence Hall. And another can’t miss site, the park presents the story of Philadelphia”s most famous citizen, Benjamin Franklin, in the spot where Franklin”s home once stood, Franklin Court. Tickets are required but are free.
Conservatory and Botanical Gardens at Bellagio – It continues to be an essential part of the Bellagio’s fascination and it”s one of the more popular show in Las Vegas with a cast of thousands and a crew of more than 100 … and it won’t cost you a cent…it”s free. Every year over five million visitors, take a break from gambling, clubbing and shopping to enjoy the floral spectacular of Bellagio’s 13,000-square-foot Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. The magnificent fountains, the Chihuly ceiling in the grand lobby and the beauty of the Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Visitors to Bellagio expect a spectacular show and their Horticulture Department does not disappoint.
Whether you have a day, a week or more get out there, take advantage and enjoy the free summer fun. While you still can!