Interested in trying a new sport or activity? You can give it a go without shelling out big bucks. Below, preview our list of 10 free adventure activities in the U.S., then visit us online for the full lineup:
Poison Spider Bicycles’ Spring Thaw Moab, Utah
Mountain bike fans know Moab as one of the world’s top two-wheeled destinations, and they can’t wait until its desert trails are dry and snow-free. That time typically arrives in March, and this festival takes full advantage with a celebratory vibe, free guided rides, and free mountain bike demos from Yeti Cycles and Kona Bikes.
Sail Boston Harbor Boston, Massachusetts
Sail scenic Boston Harbor with an experienced skipper during one of the Open House events held by the Boston Sailing Center. Sit back and relax or ask to take a turn at the helm once you have your sea legs. Open Houses are held in spring and early summer, and the center can set you up with lessons if the saltwater gets into your veins.
Ice Skate in Chicago Chicago, Illinois
Embrace the chill of winter in Chicago by lacing up your skates and hitting the free, 16,000-square-foot ice rink in Millennium Park. And if you’ve ever wistfully watched Olympic skating events, be sure to come during February’s Chicago Winter Dance festival, when ice skating and ice dancing lessons are also free.
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