The Reds veteran, who has represented the Three Lions on 38 occasions, says that manager Fabio Capello's rules of keeping the players locked away in between games is a bad way to handle things.
"You stay in a hotel all day but you are at a World Cup for a long time and should be able to experience different things," Carragher told BBC Radio 5 live.
"I wouldn't want players holed up. Take away the boredom, embrace the country we are in more. You never see anything."