We still may not be traveling much, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative and enjoy your city (or state)!
Here are five ways you can explore local:
Get outside and explore a local park. There are probably parks you haven’t explored or completely explored. Take time to head to a local city, county, or state park and check out all they have to offer. If there are trails, you can challenge yourself to walk, hike, run, or ride all the trails. Depending on the size of the park, this challenge could take a couple of months!
Maybe you aren’t into hiking or riding. You can still enjoy the local parks by having a picnic! Pack up some fancy picnic foods and enjoy a beautiful day at the park. You can get a baguette, expensive meats and cheeses, your favorite fruit, and grab a fancy dessert. Make it an indulgent affair to enjoy the foods and fresh air.
You can put together a taste test of local foods and beverages. Find foods and drinks made by local companies and put together a tester sheet for everyone in your family. Everyone can taste and rate the foods and beverages and discuss their favorites! A bonus is you get to support local companies!
Find a fancy Air BnB and make a weekend getaway of it. You can do it as a staycation and stay in town, or if you want to get away, find one in another city in your state. Pretend you’re a tourist and visit places you usually wouldn’t and find restaurants you haven’t tried yet. Since you’re at an Air BnB, you can take groceries for two meals and eat out the third.
If you really want to socially distance and get outside, try camping! Most campsites are already distanced from others, so you set up camp and enjoy! There’s nothing quite like enjoying an evening by the fire and watching the stars come out.