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The Best Things in Life are Free (Hardcover)

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Lonely Planet's The Best Things in Life are Free is packed full of money-saving tips, tricks and recommendations for the best-value sights and experiences around the world. From parks, museums and exercise classes that are free, to insider ideas on food and experiences offered at great value, this book features over 60 major cities around the world and promises to help any traveller on a budget to make the most of their trip.

For many, free and cheap things are not only appealing but essential for stretching the funds to last as long as possible for an extended journey. Yet, even on a short trip, many unforgettable days of freedom and discovery can happen on a thin budget. You quickly realise that cheap can mean much, much better. No fancy Roman trattoria dinner can truly rival the bread and cheese picnic in Villa Celimontana, a short walk from the Colosseum, on a visit to the Eternal City.

Needless to say, the monetary value implied in the term 'free' can misrepresent what's on offer within these pages. The quality of an experience, after all, is not always attached to a price tag, such as the priceless experience of unearthing the world's secret wonders, whether that's swimming around Sydney's ocean pools or strolling the tombs and monuments of Delhi's Lodi Gardens.

Additionally, it's an exaggeration to say that everything good is 100% free, so you'll find plenty of excellent value cheap things to experience throughout this book as well. Dip into your spare change for classy street food like a choripain (chorizo sandwich) in Buenos Aires, the best views of Hong Kong's skyline from the Star Ferry and a Boston brewery tour. Using the tips in this book, you'll be left with great memories and a grateful wallet.

Happy travels!

Destinations covered:

AFRICA

  • Cape Town
  • Marrakesh

ASIA

  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Beirut
  • Delhi
  • Dubai
  • Hong Kong
  • Mumbai
  • Shanghai
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo

EUROPE

  • Amsterdam
  • Athens
  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • Bruges
  • Budapest
  • Copenhagen
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Geneva
  • Helsinki
  • Istanbul
  • Lisbon
  • London
  • Madrid
  • Milan
  • Moscow
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Reykjavik
  • Rome
  • Stockholm
  • Venice
  • Vienna

NORTH AMERICA

  • Austin
  • Boston
  • The Caribbean
  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • New Orleans
  • New York City
  • Portland, OR
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Toronto
  • Vancouver
  • Washington, DC

SOUTH AMERICA

  • Bogota
  • Buenos Aires
  • San Salvador
  • Lima
  • Rio de Janeiro
  • Sao Paulo

OCEANIA

  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • North Island, NZ
  • South Island, NZ
  • Sydney

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

Praise For…


"Travel hungry, but pocket poor? Lonely Planet’s new book explores 884 cool, budget-friendly — or outright free — things to do in more than 60 cities, from London to Lima, Lisbon and Los Angeles."San Jose Mercury Times

"A treasure trove of money-saving travel-specific ideas and is ideal for anyone who would travel on a budget."Booklist

"A perfect package. There are 60 chapters detailing no- and low-cost activities in major cities worldwide along with alluring themed lists."Passport

"Insanely useful guide … Packed with useful street maps and helpfully colour coded by experience (Arts & Culture, Food & Drink, Festivals & Events, etc), you'll find money-saving tips and inspiration galore."Reader's Digest


Product Details
ISBN: 9781760340629
ISBN-10: 1760340626
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Publication Date: August 16th, 2016
Pages: 304
Language: English
Series: Lonely Planet