Go Local This Summer And Visit Your City’s Attractions
What sort of places do tourists visit in your local area? Now, ask yourself when was the last time you and your family took the same trip. If it’s been a while, think about going back. If you’ve never been, you really should see what you are missing.
What are your plans for the kids’ summer break? Visiting the local attractions can be a fun excursion, and if you know it is likely to be crowded with tourists on weekends, you can use the summer break to go.
Local visitors have certain advantages over traveling tourists. For example, you most likely know which traffic routes to avoid at certain times of the day. Also, unlike a traveler, you don’t need to fit it all in one day, because you can always return!
You can often beat the crowds at a water park by going in the morning. Most people will go around lunch time. If you are trying to save money, consider making it a morning-only trip. You can feed the kids breakfast before you go and return home in time for lunch!
You may also consider having your hand stamped at all-day excursions, such as the zoo, so that you can leave for lunch and come back. You may even want to pack a picnic lunch and bring it along! Just be sure not to let food sit out in the sun!
If there is a local attraction that you and your family particularly enjoy, consider buying a pass. This should pay for itself within three visits. As much as you may enjoy the zoo, it can be a very long day. A pass would give the option of breaking it up into much smaller trips enjoyed on multiple days.
Not sure what’s even in your area? Don’t feel bad – just go to your local visitor center and grab some brochures. You may be surprised at what is very close to you.
Visitor centers often have discounted admission coupons as well – why not take advantage of these? Enjoy your summer!