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13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)


How should York deal with unruly tourists? I have a few suggestions for my hometown

‘Go steady, we’ve got enough history,” reads one of York’s new purple street signs. “Respect your bar staff and taxi drivers, give them gratitude not attitude,” says another, while a third says: “Hold it! It’s not a place to pee.” This is the latest initiative to try to tame our city centre. The signs follow a “guide for stags and hens”, a hospitality “code of conduct” (no admittance for “offensive inflatables”, or “people we believe to be...


Scotland’s finest golf courses

Scotland is widely considered the place where golf was born, so it’s no surprise that the country offers some of the most visually stunning, uniquely designed and technically challenging courses in the world. Let’s have a look at the best of the best in terms of Scottish golf.


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Billionaire's fight with council over $45million property

New York-based Australian David Droga, 54, purchased the 1,100sqm 1920s brick house overlooking Tamarama Beach in Sydney's east for a record-breaking $45million in May 2023.


Weird things that have washed up on beaches

While we usually find shells, fish, and pretty pebbles on beaches, there have been some pretty weird discoveries in the last century. On the beaches near busy shipping routes, for example, some of the most bizarre merchandise has been found, including cat-shaped telephones and giant hairballs. There has also been strange natural phenomena and devastating environmental pollution. If you're curious about what crazy objects have been found on our beaches, take a look through this gallery.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


Return of Caribbean parade brightens city streets

An explosion of colour entertains crowds as carnival dancers parade through Coventry city centre.


The Spanish fightback against record tourism

Activists say spiralling housing costs are due to properties being bought by foreigners - or rented over the summer.


Thatched cottages: Treasured feature of villages under threat

They are the architectural epitome of Englishness. But the thatched cottage, a treasured feature of chocolate-box villages, is under threat, conservationists have warned.


20 of America's Best Historic Homes You Definitely Have to Visit

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


Photos: Murals fill West Palm Beach, Florida

Photos: Murals fill West Palm Beach, Florida


London hot air balloon regatta cancelled for FIFTH year in a row

The Lord Mayor's Hot Air Balloon Regatta in London has been scuppered for a fifth year in a row after its planned parade this morning was cancelled due to weather issues.


What the State You Grew Up in Says About You

Every state has its own distinctive culture and traditions.


Here Are the 20 Greatest Movies That Take Place on a Train

A subgenre with surprising versatility.


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.


Drive-thru coffee shop on way despite traffic fears

It will be created at a hotel near the M40 after councillors reluctantly gave planning permission.


Absolutely incredible places to visit in Central America

Central America is generally regarded as being composed of seven countries—Guatemala, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, and Nicaragua. That's seven wonderfully compelling vacation destination options famed for stunningly varied ecosystems, culturally significant historic ruins, and some of the best beaches around. But where do you start? If this part of the world is on your must-see bucket list, click through this gallery for ideas on where to go and what to see!


34 Rare Vintage Photos of The Plaza Hotel

It’s always been the place to be.


15 Countries Worth Visiting for an Epic Drive

Whether it's the awesome roads, incredible terrain, or lax driving laws, plan your next road trip with this guide to our international favorite driving spots.


25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Could you survive the world's most dangerous roads?

Countries with the world's most dangerous roads


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

These under-the-radar destinations are the perfect place to kick back and relax.


The 15 Best Mother-Daughter Trips to Take Together

Celebrate mom more than once a year with these curated trips!


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


On the case: holiday packing tips for fuss-free travels

Ask yourself what you need from your clothes. Is it a beach or city break? Do you need a smarter outfit or is that just-in-case evening dress really taking up valuable space and can be left behind? Prioritise things that offer dual function: a plain swimsuit can double as a top with a skirt or trousers. A sun hat you can roll, (1, below) or a baseball cap are more useful than a wide-brim hat that will get battered in transit. Always pack a tote...


Want to Keep Deer From Eating Your Garden? Here's What to Plant

If Bambi likes to visit your garden, this list is for you.


Moonshot memories: The eternal legacy of Apollo 11

On July 20, 1969, a momentous event took place. The Apollo 11 moon landing was one of the greatest moments not only in US history, but in human history. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people in history to step foot on the moon. Click through the following gallery for a countdown of the events that put the first man on the moon, and the legacy of that historic space mission.


After a Night at These Luxurious New International Hotels, You’ll Never Want to Come Home.

Wanderlust is not a deadly sin.


The 20 cheapest cities to visit in 2024

Travelling without breaking the bank is possible! In fact, many affordable destinations await travellers looking to explore the world. From South America to Europe and Asia, discover the 20 least expensive cities to visit in 2024.


The 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


The most beautiful parks in the world

National parks often make great places to visit on holiday. These natural havens are a great way to discover local culture and much more besides while taking in majestic landscapes. Here are the 30 most beautiful parks in the world.


Five common drugs that could get Brits locked up for taking abroad

While some travellers will have been warned to be careful with which prescription and over-the-counter medicines they take with them - others may be unaware of the danger they face.


Fascinating then-and-now photos show how Spain's Benidorm transformed from a tiny fishing village into one of Britain's favourite and brashest package holiday resorts

Benidorm wasn't always a land of bright lights and package holidays. MailOnline looks back at the history of Spain's most famous resort with photos dating back to the 1960s.


Tour one of the largest shipping ports in the world

Tour one of the largest shipping ports in the world


24 game-changing camping tips you NEED to try

Fool-proof tips to make your next camping trip a true success.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


Mystery as British eco-explorer couple found dead in a lifeboat

Brett Clibbery, 70, and British woman Sarah Packwood, 54, were reported missing after setting off from Nova Scotia in Canada in their 42ft sailing boat Theros on June 11.


Camp counselors, golf caddies and 10 other people to consider tipping this summer, according to etiquette pros

Etiquette experts say it's worth tipping all of the people who make your life that much easier this summer.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

The iconic Hollywood hotel has been a favorite among celebrities for nearly 100 years.


Miami Airport is plunged into lockdown amid reports of 'woman stabbed'

Miami International Airport is allegedly partially on lockdown after reports of a woman being stabbed multiple times.


'It was a tough decision': French family forced to sleep in airport

'It was a tough decision': Family forced to sleep in airport following IT outage. People have been forced to sleep at Edinburgh airport after all hotels were fully booked following the global IT outage.


13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


Joy, a museum host at the National Museum of Singapore | Ordinary People

What if your passion could be something more for society? In 2017, multiple visits to the National Museum would see Joy realise the joys that the museum brought, so why not do more? Since 2018, Joy has served as a museum host and now a docent, as she guides visitors in learning more about Singapore's history. Watch more: https://www.asiaone.com/video


The 24 Best Snacks You Can Find at Costco

Run, don't walk, to your nearest warehouse.


The Best Winery In Every State

Calling all wine connoisseurs!


The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.


Best Photos from the Iconic Thunder Over Michigan Air Show

Best Photos from the Iconic Thunder Over Michigan Air Show


The 28 Best Westerns of All Time

Saddle up for a trip to Hollywood's version of the Wild West.


Barcelona pledges to hike tourist tax for cruise passengers

Jaume Collboni, Barcelona's mayor, said the current tourist tax for stopover cruise passengers was 7 euros (£5.90) per day. He did not say by how much the tax would be increased.