We often plan trips and vacations to other cities and countries, but if we ask you how well you know your city, what will your answer be? A lot of people only know about the most-highlighted and mainstream spots of the city they live in, without realizing that their own cities are home to several hidden gems. Have you ever considered vacationing in your own city and enjoying being a guest? We bet not.
Trust us when we tell you that being a guest in your city can be super-fun. If the idea sounds intriguing, continue reading this blog post. We’ve put together an account on how you can be a guest in your city and learn about all the places and spots that you didn’t know were even there!
Book Yourself a Room
You simply won’t feel like a guest in your own city if you wake up in your bed and make your own breakfast. Whenever you travel, the first thing you do is sort out your hotel booking. It shouldn’t matter if you’re planning a vacation in your own city. Start with booking a room in a fancy, touristy hotel for the weekend to get the ultimate tourist feeling.
Take A City-Tour
Every city hosts city tours. You might already know all the top spots of your city, but do you know all about them – how old they are, how they were built, what it is that they’re famous for, etc.? That is something you can learn by taking a city tour around your own city. You can even ask the hotel reception about the best hosts for hop-on city tours. Now, that’s totally touristy!
Contact a Local Tour Guide
Tour guides know a city through and through, and why wouldn’t they? It’s their job to show tourists the unseen side of a city. Contacting a local tour guide is the best thing that you can do. It may sound like an unnecessary added cost, but trust us, it’s totally worth it. A guide takes you around a city and shows you a side that you never knew about will definitely help you see your city in an all-new light.
Explore New Activities
One of the many reasons why most people think vacationing in their own city isn’t such a great idea is that they’ve already done all the activities their city has to offer. But that is just not possible unless you’ve spent time exploring your city. There will always be something that you didn’t know about. Take it as an opportunity to check out everything you’ve missed till now. It could be a lesser-known fishing spot, a traditional restaurant that is highly underrated, a spa that offers incredibly comfortable body massage, and so-on and so-forth. Ask around, just like you would in a new city and get going, without thinking it’s too far. You’re on vacation, after all!
Vacationing where you live can be a truly exhilarating and liberating experience. Being away from work and house chores is definitely something to look forward to. Not to forget everything you’ll get to learn about your city that you didn’t know before!