Hop on Hop Off Miami

Which Miami Bus Tours Are Best?

This post covers hop-on-hop-off Miami bus tours as well as other bus tour options, including trips to Key West and the Everglades. We also list ways you can save money and find discounts. 



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These bus tours will allow you to hop on and off and explore all of the most popular sites in Miami.

While some services give you the opportunity to wander around at your leisure and hop back on whenever you wish, others are kept to a much tighter schedule. 

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Things to Do in Miami in December

What to Do in Miami in December

This post lists things to do in Miami in December, updated for 2019. We include a top 10 list, family-friendly activities, free events, and things to do at night.

If you need more ideas, check out our comprehensive post on Things to Do in Miami.



This section features our top 10 activities to enjoy in Miami in December. 

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Some of the items below are already included with a Miami tourist attraction discount passThese passes can save you up to 50% off the retail prices of popular tours and attractions.

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Miami City Passes

Miami City Passes | Go Miami Pass vs. the Sightseeing Pass

This post is a review of tourist attraction discount passes available to you in Miami with tips to help you determine which one, if any, is best for you.



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In this section, we summarize how each type of tourist pass works.

We also compare and contrast some of the differences between each pass and how they can be used.  Read more »

Things to Do in Miami in November

The Best Things to Do in Miami in November

Looking for something to do in Miami during November? This post covers nighttime activities, family-friendly events, and free things to do that has been updated for 2019. 

If you’re looking for other things to do in Miami, take a look at our other popular posts:




Here are the top 10 things to do in Miami during the month of November. We have noted events and activities that are family-friendly, free, or fall into the nightlife category. 

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Where to Store Luggage in Miami

Where to Store Luggage in Miami

In this post, we will help you find the best option for where to store luggage in Miami, including a new trend in Airbnb-inspired luggage storage. 


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The sharing economy has started making it easier to find accommodation for yourself and your luggage!

A few companies have created systems that let you find a local place that will store your bag for a few hours or a few days.  Read more »

Best Travel Deals for Black Friday 2020

This post will help you navigate through the myriad of discounts, specials and Black Friday deals for 2018 so you can continue to explore!Name Your Own Price Walking Tours

Keep in mind that our name your own price walking tours are always budget friendly in any of our cities and we have special blog posts to cover visiting on a budget or how to enter certain attractions for free with a tourist discount pass!

In addition to great savings on Black Friday, we’ll offer some Small Business Saturday savings to support local vendors we love, and keep an eye out through until next week for what some people are calling Travel Deal Tuesdays!

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Budget friendly travel options throughout the US

Free Tours by Foot offers pay-what-you-like walking, bike, bus, food and theme tours for every budget, because we believe that everybody should be able to explore the stories, history, and hidden gems of the city they are visiting.  We offer tours of U.S. cities such as BostonChicago, New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Charleston and New Orleans and we often have visitors exploring our tours in different cities. We frequently get the question, what we suggest are the best ways to get around the U.S. and while most travelers have a car or rent a car, that option does not always suit everybody. Here are some budget-friendly ways to travel from city to city without car.

Connecting New York – Boston – Philadelphia – Washington D.C.

A great, easy, and budget-friendly option to travel between the big cities of the northeast is by bus.  There are several different bus companies that are connecting the Northeast cities; and depending which route you take, tickets can be as cheap as $12 one-way. Thanks to the increased number of bus companies, there usually is enough time to book your ticket online 24 hours in advance, unless you are set on a specific time schedule or travel with a larger group.  Also, bear in mind, rush hour departures/arrivals around 9am and 5pm can add another hour to your trip if your bus gets stuck in traffic.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Boltbus – a crowd pleaser with guaranteed seating, and easy boarding process, they usually book out last minute, so book early.
  • Megabus – offers a lot of departure time options, as their fleet departs more often than the others
  • Peter Pan – another great budget option and especially popular for Boston trips
  • Greyhound – the classy and a little more pricy option with more flexibility for refunds; make sure you arrive 30 minutes early for boarding to grab a good seat
  • DC2NY – as the name suggests they operate between NYC and DC; if you like a little more upscale bus ride experience; only rides twice a day; during the summer months, they also offer travel to Rehoboth Beach in Maryland
  • Washington Deluxe – operates between NYC and DC; great if you want to be dropped off in Brooklyn

Connecting Washington DC – Chicago – New Orleans – Charleston

First, check with your airline or flight search engines, such as Kayak, you might be surprised to find a sweet deal for a flight.  If flying is not an option, your best bet to connect these longer distances might be by train.  Going by train will certainly feel like an adventure itself and it is a more relaxing way to see the country compared to sitting in a bus, because you can walk around, read a book, etc. and let’s face it, sometimes the journey itself is the reward of travel.  Make sure you book your ticket at least 3 weeks in advance, because last minute travel by train can get really pricy. Check with Amtrak for times and prices. Here are the current estimates:

  • Washington to New Orleans – 26 hours; $147 one-way
  • New Orleans to Chicago – 19 hours; $127 one-way
  • Chicago to Washington – 17.5 hours; $94 one-way
  • Washington to Charleston, SC – 9 hours; $97 one-way

Greyhound also connects these cities, though you might have to add on some extra travel hours and transfers.

Free Tours by Foot is looking forward to seeing you soon at one or more of our many tours. Save travels!

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