One of the best things about working from home is the ability to not work from home at all! Having a portable office means you can work when you are supposed to be on vacation (another topic for another day) or when you are waiting to have lunch with a friend. Here, in alphabetical order, are 20 US (and beyond) hotspots for free WiFi on the go. Just try not to spill on your laptop.
Get free WiFi at ...
- Bailey's Pub & Grille -- They offer free WiFi at many locations, so check this list.
- Big Boy -- This chain has free WiFi in several states. If you've got one, check it out.
- Bruegger's -- Many of these locations have free WiFi, but you'll have to check each one to be sure.
- Chick-Fil-A -- If you've got one near you, check for a free WiFi sign. Many now have it!
- Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf -- Most have free WiFi. Check yours and enjoy the coffee!
- Corner Bakery -- These are popping up everywhere, and most have your free WiFi waiting for you!
- Daily Grind Unwind -- If you have one, it may have free WiFi and really good coffee.
- First Watch -- If your state has a few--many do--take advantage of the free WiFi.
- Fox & Hound -- Check out this list, to see if your local Fox & Hound has the free WiFi.
- Hooters -- No joke, many have free WiFi. Now just try to get anything done there.
- It's A Grind -- These coffee shops have free WiFi, just find the one nearest you.
- Krystal -- A lot of these burger joints have free WiFi, so check the one nearest you.
- McDonald's -- Chances are you have one, but not all have free WiFi yet.
- Panera Bread -- More than 1,000 of these have free WiFi, just check the list.
- Peter Piper Pizza -- Want pizza with work? Get it here. Check your location for WiFi (Mexico too!).
- Schlotzsky's -- These are popping up all over. Check your local one for free WiFi.
- Shari's -- More and more of these Northwest restaurants have free WiFi. Check yours.
- Starbucks -- Get a Starbuck Rewards Card and free WiFi is included.
- Subway -- Not all have free WiFi. However, the one nearest you might, so check it out.
- Whole Foods Market -- Shop and work? Check out your local Whole Foods (Canada and UK also).
WiFiFreeSpot -- Here, you'll find a directory that includes hotels and airports.
ILoveFreeWiFi -- Get big city directories and user reviews as well at this helpful site.
GWiFi -- Use Google Maps to find your free WiFi hotspot.
JWire Global WiFi -- Just beware, as not all of these international listings are really free.
Much like a divorced marriage counselor, my ability to dish out advice is not an indicator of my ability to implement it. However, having worked from home for over a decade, I've learned what works and what just creates more work. - Tamara