No money to travel? No time? No problem. You can still play tourist in your own backyard. Here are some tips on how to travel close to home.

Take a tour

See your city the way the tourists do by signing up for a local tour. Many major cities have hop on, hop off bus tours. While it might seem cheesy, these double decker bus tours are a great way to learn obscure facts and interesting anecdotes about your hometown. Plus, these tours stop at most major tourist destinations, so you don’t have to do much research ahead of time. All you have to do is get on the bus and see where it takes you! If you’re looking for something a little less touristy, local historical societies will often offer walking tours as well.

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