July 21, 2010

Date Idea: Be A Tourist In Your Own Town

It’s always interesting to me when you meet people who live in the same town as some well-known tourist attraction but say that in all the years they’ve lived there, they’ve just never been. And that thought of course leads me to the realization that there is a whole list of things in my own city that I’ve never experienced. Grown-ups just don’t get to take field trips as much as kids do.

I was reminded of this a few days ago when my wife and I visited a farmer’s market we had never been to before. It started making me think about all the cheap date ideas you could come up with simply by perusing a tourist website for your city. Or, get two dates for the thought of one: Plan a time to go to a local bookstore together, get a coffee and check out your city in the travel section. See what things other people say are the “Best Things To Do When You’ve Only Got 24 Hours In...”

Even if you don’t like museums, go spend time laughing at the funny paintings together. Check out where the best hiking trails are. Go see a show at the children’s theater. Go see that random “World’s Biggest Whatever.”

Go be a tourist in your own town.

1 comment:

  1. Great idea!!

    My wife and I try to do this every once in a while. We find that it helps to actually 'roleplay' as tourists. We'll pick tourist names and carry big maps around and everything...

    Great blog, by the way.