Most of us have heard the term “Staycation”, but how many of us have actually lived it? Exploring your city or state is a great way to spend your weekend without spending money on flights, hotels, etc.
Is your city or state known for something? Mine sure is! Louisville hosts a little event called the Kentucky Derby; it’s also home to the world’s largest baseball bat, one of the most haunted places in the U.S., the birthplace of the cheeseburger, and the oldest steamboat in operation in the U.S. And that’s just Louisville! The state of Kentucky is home to the longest cave system in North America, the National Corvette Museum, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, the “greatest length of navigable waterways and streams” in the continental U.S., and the only U.S. city built inside a meteor crater. Many of these attractions are within day-trip distance, and a good percentage of them are free.
My point is that there HAS TO be something in your city or state that you’ve never done before! The best part is that you already live there, so you don’t have to worry about a hotel, a car, or even packing! The Triposo app is a great way to see what’s going on in your city; you can read about it in my blog post The 3 apps that you can’t afford to travel without. Maybe try a restaurant you’ve never been to, or browse the Mini Guides to see if you can learn something new. Be a tourist for a day and see your city or state through the eyes of a stranger!
What is something you never knew about your city or state? Leave a comment and let me know what you’ve discovered!
Heather ~ The Bargain Bin Traveler