How to Find the Best Local Events When Travelling

August 25, 2021

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If you are looking for ideas on things to do when traveling, then it can be hard to find the best ideas. It doesn’t matter if you’re going abroad or just visiting a nearby city, there’s always something interesting and fun to see! In this post, we will outline some of the top resources for finding events in your destination.

Ask the Concierge

If you’re visiting a city, ask your hotel concierge what’s happening that day. They usually know the best places to go.

Try to find out from the concierge the day before about the places you should check out. In this way, you can plan your day in advance.

Your hotel may have a tourist information desk with brochures and maps. If not, there’s often an in-room TV channel which might show what’s going on around town during the week, it could just give you some ideas for things to do.

Visitor Centers and Tourist Information Offices

Ask at local visitor centers and tourist information offices for their recommendations of popular activities in town. These may include anything from cruises on scenic waterways to tours of art galleries or historic homes.

You may even be able to visit local breweries or distilleries such as Ellers Farm Distillery, in North Yorkshire. During brewery tours, you can learn about how beer is made and have a drink at some of the breweries. 

Search the Web

Search on the Internet for activities in your preferred location. There are often many websites that will list local events and activities happening each day.

If you’re visiting a town or rural area, ask locals what they enjoy doing at home when not working. They may recommend community events, such as small theatre productions

Art Galleries 

Stop by local art galleries and see what’s new or visit museums with a focus on modern or contemporary artwork.

You can also find events happening during your stay through travel blogs, social media, newspapers in the area, book stores newsletters, tourism boards for that country or state, and more.

Enjoy Your Vacation

Now that you know exactly what you should do to ensure that you find the best vacation spots, all you have to do is a plan in advance so that you will be able to visit all the places that interest you. 

Having a solid plan of how you will go from one place to the next is the best way to ensure that you are not disappointed. You may find yourself regretting that you cannot be in one of your preferred locations because you run out of time.

Make sure that you do not overtax yourself. It can be exciting to think about all the places you can visit but you can only do so much in one day, so pace yourself.

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