Between booking plane tickets, hotel stays, and activities, going on vacations can be expensive, but one thing you can save money on is food. Did you know there are tons of ways to eat for free while traveling? Besides just loading up on bread at restaurants, you can grab a bite to eat without spending any money. Here’s are five ways to do so.
Attend an Event
Gallery open houses, grand openings, conventions, grocery stores, ice cream parlors, farmers’ markets, and chocolate shops are great places to find free samples. Also, many establishments offer free food for “holidays” like National Donut Day and National Ice Cream Day.
Book Hotels with Free Breakfast
Many hotels offer complimentary breakfast with an overnight stay, which will help you save money so you can splurge on lunch and dinner.
Take Advantage of Hotel Freebies
It’s not just breakfast that many hotels are offering for free—some offer free cookies, communal pantries, tea and biscuits, hot chocolate, Champagne, and minibars.
Mention Special Occasions
Some hotels and restaurants offer free desserts or free dinners on your birthday or anniversary, so be sure to mention if you’re celebrating a special occasion when you make your reservation or to your server.
Eat at the Bar
Some bars offer free appetizers with drink purchases and at hotel’s happy hours, free alcoholic beverages often come with light bar snacks.