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Marriott International

December 03, 2013 14:00 ET

Great Ways to Save and Have Fun on Vacation

BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Major tourist attractions are often crowded and expensive, but you can save a bundle on your next vacation by choosing more modestly-priced and popular attractions. Marriott offers a helpful infographic of travel tips on how to find attractions that are as fun, relaxing or thought-provoking as the better known hot spots, but with lower price tags.

  • You'll never regret a summer evening spent enjoying a free concert or street party. On the local government websites for most major cities, you'll find listings for year-round events offered free to the public.
  • National parks are always popular, but if you want to avoid hefty park fees, search out lesser-known parks and national wildlife refuges; these typically charge lower admission fees, if any at all.
  • Longing for a peek at a Picasso but you don't want to spend a fortune to see it? Consider visiting museums on discounted or "free" days. Or, seek out the next Picasso by visiting the city's art galleries, which are generally free and open to the public.
  • Like Central Park in New York City and Stanley Park in Vancouver, Canada, city parks can be attractions in and of themselves, playing host to events, lovely walking trails and pretty views. Ask your hotel's concierge staff about local parks not to miss.

Marriott hotels are always happy to help you discover events, attractions and areas of natural beauty to help you get the most out of your trip.

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