4 Alternative Ways to Spend Time in a New Place

Do you have plans to travel and hike in a new place you aren’t familiar with? Are you looking to get the most out of your experience, and want to try stuff you don’t usually do? Perhaps your camping and hiking trips typically revolve around the great outdoors, and the time at your campsite and you’re looking to step outside that comfort zone. If that’s the case, these four alternate ways to spend time and explore a new place could be exactly what you’re after.

Make a List of the Top Attractions

While your campsite is probably a relaxing and enjoyable place to spend your time, you could be missing out on some great attractions located nearby. It’s always a good idea to do a little advanced research and make a list of the top attractions that are in the surrounding area.

Every large and medium sized city/town across the country tends to have its own website, usually with a portal meant for tourists such as yourself. You can also check sites like Trip Advisor for tips, reviews, photos, and the latest information.


Check Out a Concert While in Town

Another option is to check out a concert while in town, whether it be a big name star that you’ve always wanted to see, or your favorite indie band that just so happens to be there are the same time you’ll be visiting. A concert is always a fun activity, but in a new and different town, it gives you a cultural experience as well.

If this sounds like the kind of thing you’d be interested in, it’s wise to search for tickets well in advance. The last thing you want to do is get all excited to take in a big concert only to find that tickets are sold out. Be sure to visit the Ticket Sales website for all the top tickets.

Sign Up for a Guided Tour

Guided tours are also a great way to learn about various destinations and point out sites, attractions, and facts that you may not have been aware of. Local guides tend to be encyclopedias of knowledge, and can really add an interesting angle to your trip. You’ll find everything from guided walking, bicycling, coach, boat, and even rail tours depending on the destination. You can also choose from half day and full day tours giving you total control of how much time you dedicate to this style of adventure.

Go Where the Locals Go

Then there is the fact that in order to get a real feel for a new destination, it’s best to see it through the eyes of locals. What this means is avoiding the tourist-type restaurants, shops, and attractions and instead visiting the spots where the locals hang out.

Providing You with a Unique View of a Destination

Each of these tips is designed to provide you with a unique and perhaps more in-depth view of a new place that you plan on visiting.