Tips on How to Avoid Lines and Crowds

If you want to save precious time during your travels, you’ll need to steer clear of those crowds. Here is our advice to avoid wasting hours of your day standing in lines.

Brave the Weather

If the weather forecast doesn’t look great, it pays off to brave it. Bad weather tends to deter or shorten sightseer’s visits. A rainy day on a Saturday will most likely delay most people’s visit by one day. If it starts to rain, don’t run to the exit, stay while others leave.

Get in Early or Leave Last

Attractions are less crowded when 1.) People have not arrived yet or 2.) People have already left for the day. The time after the doors open and before closing are vital times to avoid crowds and lines. Do not feel rushed to leave until they ask you to, you won’t be locked in for the night.

Avoid High Traffic Hours

Every attraction will inform you of their operating hours. Take a look at the scheduled opening hours to get an idea of how crowded it might be. If the attraction is open later, they are expecting it to be busier on that day, and if the attraction is open less hours on a certain day, the attendance will be less.

Buy Tickets Ahead of Time

Look online to check if the attraction you are visiting offers online tickets. Most venues let visitors skip the line if they’ve reserved online. If you don’t purchase ahead of time and there is a long line at the ticket counter, still check on your smartphone for tickets.

By using these tips as a guideline, you can better organize and prepare for your trip. Check out our Travel Tip section for more in-depth information about the best way to travel.