We often long to experience new places, cultures and cities without fully appreciating the hidden treasures in our own backyards. Explore your city from a new perspective and be a tourist in your hometown. Check out our guide for inspiration on what to do!
Check into A Local Resort
In your hometown, you’re unlikely to ever stay at one of the local resorts or hotels. The perfect way to be a tourist in your hometown is to change your surroundings – book a room at the nicest resort in town! If the resort is locally owned, it may include history about your city you didn’t know before. A concierge can have recommendations for restaurants to try, and you’ll be able to enjoy a vacation on a budget without the added cost of transportation.
Hit the Tourist Spots
We often avoid the most touristy destinations in our own town because we’re “local”. Pretend to be a tourist for a day and check out the souvenir shops, popular restaurants, museums and more! What do travel guides recommend to people visiting your city? After some research, make a list of the hotspots you’ve never been and hit the road!
Take A Tour or Two
As in the name, tourists love tours. Because of this, there’s likely tons of opportunity for tours in your city – wine tours, brewery tours, haunted tours and more. Local tours offer an experience you can’t get anywhere else in the world! Book a tour of any kind and discover new spots and local history unique to your zip code.
Explore A New Neighborhood
Check out a neighborhood you’ve never been to in your city. Shop at a different grocery store than you usually do, get drinks at a new bar or restaurant with your friends, and explore the area! You may find your new favorite spot in town. If you’re well familiar with your neighborhoods, get a group of friends together and make a list of popular places you’ve never been and cross them off one by one!
The best hometowns have endless opportunities for adventure, good food and great memories – just like Park City! Take a virtual tour of our communities to discover our floor plan options and neighborhoods: www.shorelineparkcity.com.