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Mexican Vacation on a Dime: Free Things to Do in Monterrey 

July 30, 2018

It’s said that the best things in life are free, and it’s true! You can be happy and enjoy life without spending a bunch of money. We can include Monterrey, Mexico with this saying as there are so many free things to do that are engaging, interesting, and a great way to spend a few vacation days with your family. If you’re planning a vacation to Monterrey in the near future, these are our best recommendations for free things to do in Monterrey. Take notes and enjoy life in the “Sultana del Norte” without dropping a single penny!  


The Historic Center and The Old Quarter

Enjoying the heart of Monterrey is absolutely free. You can walk through the streets of Old Town, get a feel for the curious and quaint historic areas of the city and stroll through the famous Macroplaza. Visit the Government Palace and the Metropolitan Cathedral. 


Tuesdays & Sundays at These Museums are Free

There are also several museums were the admission is free on certain days of the week. You can visit the Northwest Museum and the Museum of Mexican History without charge on Tuesdays and Sundays. Also the Palace Museum (Museo del Palacio de Gobierno) has free entrance for all guests every day of the week. 


Fall in Love with Fundidora Park – Free: Always

Just a few minutes’ walk from these three museums in Monterrey is one of the most famous and most visited attractions in Monterrey: the wonderful Fundidora Park.


Walk around the Paseo de Santa Lucia, a beautiful scenic route on the way to Fundidora Park. From the Paseo de Santa Lucia, you can get some great photography as a backdrop to the characteristic Cerro de la Silla.


Fundidora Park is open from 6am to 10pm daily, and here you’ll find large natural open parks, beautiful museums, entertainment venues, sporting fields, theme parks, cinemas, fountains, sculptures and much more.


Fundidora Park is without a doubt, a must-see attraction in Monterrey – and the best part? It’s free admission, 365 days a year! So no matter your vacation dates, this is something you’ll get to visit and experience for yourself. 


The Frame Museum – Free on Wednesdays

You’ll find many more museums in Monterrey that offer free admission throughout the week. For example, The Frame is one of the best contemporary art museums in the country and has free admission every Wednesday. The Frame is located on one side of the Macroplaza, so you can take advantage of the location and visit both areas on the same day.


Here in Monterrey, there are so many bright and vibrant things to do that won’t break the bank so that you can enjoy the royal capital and still return home with money to spare. 

If you're planning to vacation in Monterrey, choose Best Western Plus Royal Courts as your hotel. We’re located just a few kilometers north of the city center with spacious and comfortable rooms, a sparkling pool to cool off from the Monterrey summer, and an excellent restaurant serving breakfast and dinner.


Reserve your hotel stay online today at Best Western Plus Royal Courts and enjoy all the free things to do in Monterrey.


Photo: Visit Mexico