Tired of doing the same things in the same places? Thinking about going on an adventure, taking a trip, or trying something new? You don’t always have to take an expensive and far-away vacation to get your fix. Staying local is a great way to cut down the costs of your activity. No matter what you’re looking for, there may be excellent options nearby. There are probably some opportunities right under your nose. Here’s how to find new things to do in your area.
Are you the outdoorsy type? Look for parks and trails nearby to get your hike on. Pack some food and drinks and make a day of it. You could even look for a camp site and spend a weekend in the woods.
For all you foodies, do some research on Yelp.com for new restaurants to try. If you’re looking to trim the budget even more, look at the menus, then buy the ingredients to try to recreate their meals at home.
Is there an area of your town or city that you’ve never seen? Go explore it. Maybe you’ll find a new favorite place to walk or hike, or a great new place to grab lunch. Google “things to do in (your city here)”. You may find something that you never even knew existed, and you’ll save money by staying local.
If you happen to live in a “touristy” location, find out if any attractions offer deals for residents. There may also be less expensive days or off-season events that are more affordable. You can be a tourist in your own city at a lower price!
It’s easy to get caught up in routines and comfort zones. Sticking to the same things can be a good way to control your spending. But exploring new places in your area is a great way to feed your adventurous side, expand your horizons, and still save some money while supporting local businesses.
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