It's National Travel and Tourism Week. What does that mean? Well, aside from being an annual event to draw attention and appreciation to the nation's travel industry (special thanks to President Reagan, who established the week in 1983), it means you can get stuff for free!
AOL Travel has a guide to finding free activities and deals in the Northeast, South, West, and Midwest. The "Editor's Picks" of free activities include:
- Northeast: The Liberty Bell; a weekly art festival in Gloucester, Massachusetts; and Valley Forge National Historical Park in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
- South: Bat-watching in Austin, Texas; Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge in Chincoteague, Virginia, home to herds of wild ponies; Monocacy National Battlefield in Frederick, Maryland
- West: The Sundial Bridge in Redding, California; the Scottsdale Artwalk in Scottsdale, Arizona; and the International Rose Test Garden in Portland, Oregon
- Midwest: The Minneapolis Institute of Art; Millennium Park in Chicago; and Tall Grass Prairie National Preserve in Strong City, Kansas