Thursday, April 9, 2009

Staycations: Act Like a Tourist in your Own Hometown

touristNo packet today, but I am sharing some great ideas for discovering your own hometown. This was one of my favorite parts of the staycation class. We all take our hometown for granted. It's a great staycation!  .

Discover your city's history. Find out quirky facts. What are your city's famous places?  Follow the link below to find out how to make a Hometown Guide Binder.  This is a really cute idea for spotlighting your own hometown and what makes it great... and what a great memento for your family. Love it!


Act Like a Tourist in Your Own Town

Approach your own town with the same curiosity you'd bring to a foreign land, and its hidden treasures might surprise you.

Check out the chamber of commerce/city hall. You might learn all about secret, largely unknown sites, find out quirky historical facts, legends, and get tips on the town's best.  With a little preparation and imagination you could have your hometown adventure become a treasure hunt or a mystery to solve…

Pick up a community calendar; see what’s going on in your corner of the world.

Go on a quest to identify your favorite things about your hometown.  What's your town famous for? Does it have a restaurant or site that just can't be beat?  Here’s a place to go on-line that will teach you how to put together a hometown guide binder.

Take public transportation. Odd as it sounds, your little kids will love riding the bus around town.

Activities and adventures always await at the library...

How about your local fair or festival?

What local businesses are “famous” around town?

What else can you discover about your city?

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"The Queen in Residence" said...

W- Thanks for all the cool ideas for a staycation. If I did not have my last clinical for my class we would have headed out of town for some sun.

I think it is amazing that we live by some really cool things that we do not take advantage of. I think this is why I am taking this week to discover our area, it has been a little pricey, but I have been saving for all the fun.

Julie said...

Fabulous Ideas!