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    Avoid the Lines!


    I refuse to spend my vacation waiting in lines at popular attractions. (These tourists at the Uffizi in Florence waited hours to get in!) Many top attractions in Europe and the U.S. have websites where you can buy tickets online. Usually you need to do this at least a day in advance, and there may be a small service fee, which I think is worth it given the time saved. Typically, I book online, print the ticket at the hotel (or hostel), and then walk right in at my scheduled time. If online tickets aren’t an option, or if I don’t have enough advance time, then I search online for tips about getting tickets. A pass for multiple attractions (such as the Firenzecard, which also can be booked online) may be an option worth considering depending on your time and budget. Just be sure that you book on the “official” website for the attraction or pass.

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