Travel Tips

Know Before You Go: How to Sightsee on Public Transportation

Locations in this article:  Chicago, IL Denver, CO London, England Los Angeles, CA

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

Shot using a Sony HDR AX-2000 HD camera.