Have you ever been a tourist in your own town?

Once in a lifetime, we’ve all wished to book a flight, pack our bags and take a world tour. If not, a world tour then maybe just visit one of our favorite country or city. Different things restrain us; time, financial issues, our job or family obligations and we are unable to take the tour. But have we ever thought of touring around our own town or city for a change? Most probably no, but that’s mostly because we think we’ve seen everything there is to see in our own town, after all, we were born in it. But usually it happens so that when someone else visits our town we come up with several “must-see” attractions for them but have we ever visited them ourselves properly? Sure, we know our way around our town and can even name all the famous buildings and roads, but if someone asks, would we able to tell them the history behind all those things? We seldom know what cultural or historic value our city’s tourist sights carry. A simple tour of everything from old buildings to exciting new areas can open your eyes to a wonderful world that exists right there in your hometown. The best thing would be to plan it all out; where would you go? Where would you eat? To spice things up you could even stay in a small hotel to make touring feel more interesting. If you don’t like touring alone, you can call up a friend or gather a group of friends and even make it into a picnic. While touring in your hometown you’re bound to stumble upon some fantastic place or historic building that you didn’t know about and that’s going to make your trip even more exciting. At some point if you think touring around the town is becoming boring and you’ve seen everything then maybe you could switch from exploring to experiencing. The things that you’ve never done! For example, riding a boat if you’re near water, zip-lining if you live near mountains, camping if there’s a desert or forest nearby. Sometimes it not only about new things but about new ways of seeing things.

Have you ever been a tourist in your own town?

So there must be somewhere in your town that you’ve not been to, be it a museum, art gallery, tourist attraction, or such like.  Search online and find out all the attractions your city has to offer and you’re bound to find something interesting that’s been right there under your nose all along.

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