When you’re traveling to a new city and want to see the sights, opt for experiences designed for locals, not tourists. Don’t jump on the tour bus or boat that can cost up to $40 a ticket. Instead, join the locals on public transportation. In New York, Chicago, London, Denver, and even Los Angeles, there are free or low-cost public transportation options that offer unbeatable views of a city’s major sights.
Travel Correspondent Alyssa Caverley’s Know Before You Go series rings in 2013 with the secrets to sightseeing with public transportation.
For more money-saving secrets, check out the other episodes of Know Before You Go series including how to find affordable accommodations, how to travel home for less, how to survive a road trip, how to find free Wi-Fi, how to pack everything into a carry-on and when to upgrade an economy seat. Plus, if you need to upgrade your travel gear, we have a guide to finding the best gifts and gear for travelers.
By Alyssa Caverley for PeterGreenberg.com
Shot using a Sony HDR AX-2000 HD camera.