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Five Ways to Be a Tourist in Your Hometown

Five ways to be a tourist in your hometown

Every city has qualities that make it stand out from the rest. Whether it’s a historic landmark, unique local activities or a great downtown atmosphere, have you experienced the best your city has to offer?

Enjoy Local Cuisine

For all the food-lovers out there, spend an evening visiting your city’s top restaurant. In addition to delicious meals, restaurants can teach you more about your city’s history. Photos are often incorporated on the walls that tell a narrative of the city’s past. Restaurants are also a great way to connect with the local culture.

Take Part in Local Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities are terrific for exploring your city through a new lens. Signup for a bus tour or participate in activities you’ve never done such as fly fishing, kayaking or hiking trails. Local parks are opportune environments to throw around a frisbee, have a picnic or even take a nap!

Pamper Yourself

Part of being a tourist is breaking away from your normal routine and making time for yourself. Staying at a local hotel is the perfect way to achieve this. Wake up every morning to a continental breakfast and don’t worry about cleaning your room or making the bed. Hotels are also useful for recommending useful attractions worth seeing.

See the Town with a Friend

Plan a day on the town with a good friend. Ask them to take you to their favorite locations. Travelling your hometown with a friend can get you to try new things and introduce you to aspects of your city you may have never known existed.


So, if your financial situation doesn’t support your travel dreams to distant lands, take advantage of all the new experiences around you. Have a summer to remember and get to know your hometown better than you ever have!