Change your perspective
Walking around the city is amazing, but sometimes the best way to see your city is from a different perspective. Find the highest point of your hometown, and enjoy the view from up here. You will definitely fall in love with your city all over again.
Imagine how wonderful it must look now with all the Christmas decorations. You will be mesmerized. Seeing the city from a different perspective will definitely make you feel like a tourist in your hometown.
Participate in local events
You’ve probably heard about some events in your hometown, but chances are you haven’t been a part of all of them. That’s a great thing, because now you get to experience your city from a whole other angle.
Find out what events are being organized in your hometown, and make sure you visit them. Or even become a part of some of them. It does not matter if that is a local acting group organizing a Christmas play or a Christmas football tournament, it will make you feel much closer to your community. But, you’ll still be discovering something new, which will make you feel like a tourist for sure.
If you don’t want to get involved too much and actually participate, you can always be a part of it by cheering the rest of your community on.
No matter how long you’ve lived in your hometown, there’s always something new that will inspire you and make you fall in love with it all over again. These are only some of the ideas which can help you out. Enjoy!
Make a Date
How many times in your daily life do you pass a new place in town and tell yourself that you’ll check it out ‘one day’ only for that day to never come? Without a firm plan in place, we’re talking time and date here people, you’ll never get around to it. So pull out your diary and make a date to check out as many of those new and interesting places as you possibly can.
Explore Those Dark Back Alleys
Contrary to what most people think, street back alleys are not only the places where businesses throw their trash. These twisted locations also often experience some interesting drama unfolding within them.
And since tourism also includes seeking new experiences, I think these out-of-the-way spots also count.On one occasion, I personally witnessed a mafia-like brawl taking place in a back alley between drug addicts. Each accused the other of stealing cocaine from a dealer, who I was shocked to learn was the town constable. In a Nancy Dew like move, I recorded the entire exchange on my mobile phone. This video recording later led to many arrests and the public sacking of the said official.
Ride a rollercoaster.
If you’re a thrill-seeker, why not spend an exciting day screaming down the hills and around the bends of a rollercoaster at your city’s amusement park? Try going on a weekday to avoid long lines, and enjoy acting like a kid again!