The HI USA Free For All Reveals 100+ Free Things To Do Across U.S.

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Hostelling International USA reveals 100+ free things to do across the U.S.

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What’s great about the events and activities on these lists is that they’re local secrets, filled with culture, history, and a taste of the town’s true character,” says HI USA CEO Russ Hedge.

To show how accessible travel can be regardless of budget, Hostelling International USA (HI USA) created the HI USA Free For All, which is a compilation of some the best free things to do in major cities across the U.S. And they’re not the obvious, already-been-done-before type of things you can read about in any guidebook. They’re the hidden gems cherished by locals. A twist on the old favorites. And some of them might surprise you.

Here are some of the highlights you’ll find:

  •     How to see a close up of the Statue of Liberty, get to Staten Island, and visit the Staten Island Zoo for free.
  •     Where to take in sweeping view of Boston, complete with complimentary binoculars.
  •     A historic park in DC that has a drum circle every Sunday, as well as panoramic city views.
  •     The place in Chicago for a free Jazz concert, without paying the $20 cover charge.

“What’s great about the events and activities on these lists is that they’re local secrets, filled with culture, history, and a taste of the town’s true character,” says HI USA CEO Russ Hedge. “Even in some of America’s most expensive cities, you don’t have to spend a dollar to be wowed, enriched, or inspired.”

HI USA believes travel should be accessible to everyone, regardless of budget, because it drives our mission to promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to make the world a better place. It’s not idealistic; it’s the power of travel.

Visit the HI USA Free For All to find out the free things to do in these cities:

  •     Austin
  •     Boston
  •     Chicago
  •     Los Angeles
  •     New York
  •     Portland
  •     San Francisco
  •     Seattle
  •     Washington, DC

For more information, visit http://www.hiusa.org/FreeForAll, or contact Netanya Trimboli, HI USA Communications + PR Manager, at netanya.trimboli(at)hiusa(dot)org or (240) 650-2104.

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Hostelling International USA (HI USA) is a nonprofit, member organization founded on an enduring belief in the power of travel to foster a deeper understanding of people, places, and the world around. It’s our mission to promote a dynamic community of global citizens who have the wisdom and humanity to actively make the world a better place. As the nation’s leading hostel brand, HI USA hosts more than 1 million overnights annually, with guests from more than 100 countries. For over 80 years, HI USA has provided a network of affordable hostels in converted mansions, reinvented lighthouses, and historic urban buildings all across the country. Visit http://www.hiusa.org for more information.

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