Exploring Your Hometown
Whether you live or grew up in the Upper East Side of New York, or in a small Kansas city, chances are you probably hate it. There is a small percentage of people out there who genuinely love everything about their hometown, and if you are trying to join that percentage but can't seem to find the beauty of your hometown, read the following tips on how to explore your hometown, and you will undoubtedly fall in love.
One of the best ways to see new things locally is going to open houses in your town. Hop on the internet and look up "Albany houses for sale," dress up in professional clothes, and attend all of the open houses you can find. The one place you probably have not explored in your hometown is the inside of a stranger's house, and now is the time to check that off the bucket list.
Go to Open Houses
Try Going Somewhere You Have Never Gone
If you live in a tiny town, this may be easier said than done, but if there is anywhere you have never tried, try it. Whether it is a restaurant, a park, a spa, or any other business that you have never stepped foot into, take a day to try new things. You may be surprised at what you find and realize what you have been missing all along.
Chances are if you have lived somewhere for a long time, you have been driving the same routes everywhere you go. The next time you go out, take a different road. Even if it is only to the grocery store, your friend's house, or the local Target, try to find a new way to get there. It may take you longer, but a change of scenery is always lovely.
If you want to explore and discover more, join a local cycling group. There are actually plenty of avid cyclists who are passionate about the sport and are dedicated to improving their skills and performance through training and the use of advanced cycling tools. Your hometown may have plenty of people like these who have banded together to create a community. Joining a community can open up a world of wonders for you.
Walk or Drive a Different Route
Ask Friends, Family, and Other Locals Where to Go
Consulting with other locals about where to go in your hometown will open your eyes up. They might have recommendations about places you have never heard of, and who can you trust more than other people living in your hometown? Do not be exclusive, and you may find your new favorite spot, and it may be somewhere you have never seen.
There are always plenty of local sports teams near you; you may need to do a little work to find them. If you are positive that there are not any sports teams from your hometown, make your own. Start a pickup game of soccer, football, baseball, or any sport that you have space for. It can draw in people of all ages, and bring the community together in a new way.
Watch a New Sport
Explore the Nature Around You
Whether it is finding a new trail to hike, swimming at a local river, exploring the waterfall that only a few people seem to know about, or just going to a park, you will never regret exploring the land that’s been around you for all of this time.