Almost Free in Bermuda
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Bermuda is one of My Vacation Lady’s favorite islands. It’s close- just 2 hours from the NY city area. It’s clean and feels safe enough to do lots of excursions or touring on your own.
These money saving things to see and do on your own in Bermuda were taken from the Bermuda Tourism Website:
- The 36-acre Bermuda Botanical Gardens highlights native palmetto trees, a greenhouse with orchids and a miniature forest. Also on-site is Camden House, the Bermuda Premier’s official residence, which is open for free tours on Tuesday,Wednesday and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
- Hop aboard Bermuda’s Sea Express, a public ferry offering four low-cost routes between the island’s Parishes and tourist destinations.
- For only $5, enjoy a walk through the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art, which houses more than 1,200 pieces of Bermuda-inspired art by world-renowned artists including Georgia O’Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes, and features rotating shows of local artists and two main galleries.
- Stop by Dockyard to enjoy a free and “fiery” demonstration of the delicate art of glassblowing and flameworking at Dockyard Glassworks and a taste of traditional rum cake from the Bermuda Rum Cake Factory.
- Experience the history of St. George’s, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as a Bermuda National Trust tour guide dressed in 18th century period costume guides you through the quaint town.
All roads lead to the City of Hamilton, every Wednesday evening during the summer months. Traffic is redirected and Front Street opens up to pedestrians. You’ll experience live music, local arts and crafts, and authentic Bermudian food! Don’t forget to try a donut ball – they’re loaded with sugar and are amazing! After you’ve shopped, and your belly is full, it’s time to dance. The Bermuda Gombey dancers and rhythmic drums will have you tapping your feet and shouting “AAA YOO” just like the locals. The best part? It’s a free event.
City of Hamilton
Experience the City of Hamilton by foot with Town Crier, Ed Christopher. Dressed in his official uniform, Ed will lead you around the vibrant streets, allowing you to experience the business center of Bermuda while you learn about its history and culture. Consider this tour as a guarantee that you’ll spot a few men walking around in Bermuda shorts. For more details, stop by the City of Hamilton’s reception desk in the City Hall & Arts Centre.
Enjoy a walking tour around the historic Town of St. George’s where you’ll be led along the narrow, winding roads of this quaint UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll be transported back in time as you visit St. Peter’s Church, board a replica of the ship, Deliverance, and taste berries and fruits from the Edible Garden.
Afterward, have a drink on the waterfront at Wahoo’s Bistro or try out the world famous fish sandwich at Art Mel’s Spicy Dicy. Don’t blame us if you need a nap after attempting to finish off this sandwich.
Looking for a little late-night fun? Enjoy the thriving nightlife with music and dancing at some of the island’s hotspots. Grab a Dark ‘n Stormy and soak up the local culture at Chewstick’s Neo-Griot Lounge & Café in the City of Hamilton. Or dance the night away at Bermuda’s newest (and liveliest) night club, Cosmopolitan Ultra Lounge & Nightclub. Hoping for a more low key evening? Hit up Hog Penny Pub & Restaurant, which was the original inspiration for the Cheers pub in Boston.
If you are going to be taking a cruise to Bermuda, one of the extra values you get when you book with My Vacation Lady is our packet on exploring Bermuda on your own– without taking shore excursions.
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