Traveling is expensive, especially if you don’t have a well-paying job or a lot of money saved up in the bank. So, why not explore new parts of your hometown? You don’t have to worry about expensive hotels, pricey means of transportation (i.e., plane tickets, high gas prices, long-distance train tickets, etc.), and – best of all – you already know all of the best ways to avoid the tourists! So, why not save some money while having a fun time? Here are some tips & tricks on ways to be a tourist in your hometown:
Take A Tour
Have a historic monument near or in your hometown that you have yet to see? While it might not be a tour rivaling something like a tour of the Vatican or Windsor Castle, learning more about your hometown via a tour of your towns capital building, famous landmark, or other historical building.
Act Like A Tourist
There might not be a need to wear a Hawaiian button-up shirt, cargo shorts, and lovable socks-and-sandals outfit of a typical tourist, but having a newfound sense of wonder and awe at what your hometown looks and feels like – as well as taking in its history – can help you find new things to try. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and look at where tourists might look for new things to do & try in your hometown – after all, tourist-centered information stations always have the hottest things for tourists to look out for, so why not start there?
Visit Local Attractions
Even if you don’t have any local man-made monuments or town halls that are tourist hubs, why not visit local attractions such as a beach, nature preserve, or camping spot? After all, you might just find the perfect way to relax and destress from work and regular life stresses!
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As an recent college graduate who studied media studies and anthropology in college, Briana Maddox enjoys learning about different cultures, traditions, holidays, historical figures, experiences, and opinions. With a vested interest in sharing such learning experiences, Briana created Life & Anthropology in the hopes of helping other people gain a better understanding and working knowledge of such topics.