Being a tourist in my own city.
April 20, 2008 6:49am CST
I live in Sydney. Today I walked across the Harbour Bridge and Carl Expressway, watched the buskers at Circular Quay, and took a rivercat to Sydney Olympic Park to explore. I have been a tourist in quite a few different countries, but I think it's also wonderful to sometimes be a tourist at home. What do people recommend as the very best "touristy" thing to do in their own cities or towns?
• United States
20 Apr 08
I live in a suburban town in the state of Connecticut in the good old USA. I love being a "tourist" here! My family always enjoy seeing the sites. We enjoy taking a ride at the Trolley Museum (it's like taking a step back in time). We visit the beaches and walk along the boardwalk. The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is about a 10 minute ride from our house. It's a family favorite, especially the dinosaurs. We also LOVE to camp here in our home state! The campgrounds are so family oriented, my daughter, who is three, always has a blast. Our state may be small, but it is filled with fun things for tourists to do. We love exploring our fine state and acting like tourists!
20 Apr 08
It sounds absolutely lovely. It is fantastic to hear that you enjoy your own state so much. I love camping too, but haven't tried it yet with my daughter, who is just four. I think you have just inspired me now to go camping with her. I'm so glad that someone feels the same way I do about being a tourist at home. Hopefully one day I'll get to visit Connecticut as well! My husband has been there, but I've never been anywhere in the U.S.
21 Apr 08
I agree that the exposure to nature would be very beneficial. Our home backs onto a national park, so she does see a lot of birds and animals, but there is nothing like getting out there into it. Do you go to camping grounds with full facilities like toilets and showers, or do you go completely "wild"?