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In San Francisco, enjoying some of the most iconic sights won’t cost you a dime. The city has an abundance of things to do if you’re on a budget or just saving for other indulgences. From a stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge to a drive down the crooked streets to world-class music in the park, San Francisco is a dream come true for the cost-conscious traveler.

Top 25 Free Things to Do in San Francisco

With views that stretch on for miles, sky-high observation decks and scenic points allow you to experience America’s cities in a uniquely thrilling way. For incredible views of America’s cities, head to these ten breathtaking spots.

10 Most Incredible Views of America's Cities

Each of Alaska's eight national parks parks is distinct and you can experience them in a variety of ways, from a luxurious berth on a cruise ship to backcountry hiking, and everything in between. Here are three ways to experience four of Alaska's most diverse national parks—Denali, Glacier Bay, Lake Clark, and Wrangell-St. Elias.

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Few U.S. cities reward the frugal traveler as much as Washington D.C. The city is teeming with historic sights that won’t empty your pockets. From the bustle of the Capitol and the National Mall, to the tranquility of Arlington National Cemetery and the Tidal Basin, to countless world-class museums, Washington, D.C. combines the best of America with a distinct international flavor. Here are 25 of Washington D.C.'s free sites.

Top 25 Free Things to Do in Washington, D.C.

Are you a fan of Mad Men? Step into a more glamorous era at these top mid-century modern hotels in the United States.

15 Amazing Mid-Century Modern Hotels in the U.S.

Cool down. Editor Salwa Jabado hiked on Root Glacier at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This is a moulin of glacial water. #fodorsonthego

@fodorstravel on Instagram: “Cool down. Editor @salwajabado is hiking on Root Glacier at Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. This is a moulin of glacial water.…”

Travel tips on visiting the Grand Canyon. Whether it's your first or fifth trip, there's always something new to see.

5 Unique Ways to See the Grand Canyon

From big brands to boutiques, here are Miami's top new hotels.

Miami's 10 Best New Hotels

Editorial Director @lcabasin made a New Jersey discovery on back route to Princeton: a pretty lavender farm with weekend shop. This is hiddenspringlaven... in Skillman. #fodorsonthego

@fodorstravel on Instagram: “Editorial Director @lcabasin made a #newjersey discovery on back route to Princeton: a pretty #lavender farm with weekend shop. This is…”

These hotels have amazing outdoor pools that are perfect for summertime swims.

10 Amazing Outdoor Hotel Pools for Summertime Swims

Let someone else do the travel planning. Relax at these all-inclusive resorts in the U.S.

10 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S.

From Seattle to Miami, we’re showing you where to see America’s most epic fireworks for the Fourth of July.

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Under-the-radar beaches in the U.S. that you must go to.

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A beginner's guide to Kauai, Hawaii.

Beginner’s Guide to Hawaii: Kauai

Avoid these 10 common mistakes next time you're in Atlanta.

10 Things Not to Do in Atlanta

Our Editor in Chief, Arabella Bowen, visited Utah and captured this view from among the many, many hoodoos in Bryce Canyon's magnificent Queen's Garden.

@fodorstravel on Instagram: “It finally feels like #spring at Fodor's HQ in #NYC. But our editors have already embraced the season by traveling...all over. And today,…”

Hello, green. Social media manager Emily Davis jetted off to Louisiana and picnicked beneath 300 year old oak trees at Oak Alley Plantation.

@fodorstravel on Instagram: “Hello, green. Social media manager @elyman jetted off to #Louisiana and picnicked beneath 300 year old oak trees. @oakalleyplantation…”

Don't miss these 10 U.S. national parks.

10 Best National Parks to Visit in 2015

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Explore the outdoors with these 10 spring hikes in the United States.

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Our favorite beaches in Florida.

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The next time you visit Chicago, take advantage of these outstanding free activities.

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    Fuel Man Dan

    This is a great post!

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    Fodor's Travel

    Thanks Dan! We're so glad you found it useful.

You can find wine in Napa, but here are some unique attractions you'll also find amid the vineyards.

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Want to make the most of your time in the Windy City? Follow this expert advice on how to have a truly authentic experience.

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12 serene escapes where you can expect a range of global influences, splendid renovations, and new concepts.

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