But once admission fees, travel and lunch is factored in, the cost of many tourist attractions can really stack up.
So which are the places in Notts that you can still enjoy on a budget?
We used travel website TripAdvisor to pick out nine of the best.
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Ollerton
Hoyle K said: “The gardens and pathways are stunning, gorgeous walks, huge lake, the house is massive, great for walking dogs and pets and can get you out the house for two hours!”
Rushcliffe Country Park, Loughborough Road, Ruddington
Paul1965Nottingham said: “Great for families, nice walking areas, large kiddies park, very clean and a well looked after recreational park.”
Clumber Park, Worksop
MBeckett2013 said: “First came here in 1957 when I was 6. We just accepted that Clumber park was part of Worksop and nothing special but as you get older you so appreciate what a special place it is.”
Sherwood Pines Forest Park, Edwinstowe
Sazzlebear said: “We frequently come here with the kids and they love it. Can’t beat the great outdoors, smell of pine, sandpits, dens, wigwam making with logs, ponds, bike riding and soooo much more!”
Creswell Crags, Welbeck
Kayleigh T said: “Very beautiful area with a nice trailed walk around the lake with good view points from different angles. Really enjoyed it here and will definitely be back. Very child friendly and nice for a walk or a day out.
Newstead Abbey, Ravenshead
David S said: “I have visited Newstead Abbey many times and have always enjoyed it. As an amateur photographer and keen walker, I have always loved wandering in and around the grounds.”
Sherwood Forest, Mansfield
Kev L said: “The Park is full of great walks, mountain bike trails and trails for all,age groups. A beautiful setting with great facilities to have an action packed day out.”
The Arboretum, Waverley Street, Nottingham
Keterina D said: “Gorgeous place, lovely in summer for walks. Definitely worth visiting. Tram stop right next to it. Perfect place for picnics.”
Idle Valley Nature Reserve, North Road, Retford
Faye S said: “Stunning views. Walks available for those of any age or ability. The lake is beautiful. Cafe available for drinks and small snacks.”