Free walking tours are a great way to see a city.
Advantages of free walking tours:
When walking through a city, you see things you may have missed by driving or riding through the city.
Free walking tours provide historical context behind a city.
Tour guides on free walking tours will typically give recommendations that are more "local" and less "touristy" than recommendations you would typically get from a hotel.
Free walking tours are technically free, but I would suggest tipping. That being said, they are still a very affordable way to see a city.
I have made many friends on free walking tours. Participants of free walking tours are typically interested in some of the recommendations provided by the tour guide while visiting the city. Many times it can be more fun to have others with you while experiencing a new city.
Most tour guides will mix a good amount of humor into the experience to make it even more enjoyable.
Because they are paid on tips, free walking tour guides make sure to provide a quality experience.
How to find a free walking tour:
Sandemans is a company that offers free walking tours in various (although not all) cities. Most of the cities they offer tours in are in Europe.
Many hostels will either offer a free walking tour or recommend one.
Free tours by foot-
Free tours by foot is another company that offers free walking tours, mostly in the United States. They also offer self guided tours on their website.
When all else fails, you can simply try googling "free walking tours (city)"
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