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4 Reasons to do the Tacky Tourist Things in Your City


When it comes to touristy things, locals tend to stay as far away as possible. Some even go a step further by trash talking it. But let’s take a second to really think about it, why is it that locals of Hawaii consider Waikiki tacky when the majority of them love the idea of visiting The Strip in Vegas? Does the proximity of a tourist attraction directly correlate to the tackiness of it? So the closer it is, the more tacky it seems? If that’s the case, I’d like to encourage you to go against that belief, and behave in a way that utilizes your city’s worth.

To help you do that, and rediscover your city, here are 4 reasons to do the Tacky Tourist Things in Your City.



1. You’ll learn something new!

Okay, I really don’t mean to sound like a total nerd here, but since tourist attractions are a representation of who, what, and why a city is the way it is. Taking part in a tour of a tourist attraction you will teach something new.

2. The photo opps

At the very least, you’ll have a new picture for Instagram, some snaps about tourists on your Story, and a new profile picture.

3. New people, new stories

There will be people from all over the world. Do you know what that means?! It means that you pretty much have the world all in one place! If you can’t visit a distant land, at least you can meet someone from a distant land who can share stories of their home.

4. It’s someone else’s vacation destination

Last, but not least, If you’re one of those people waiting until you have the time or money to go on a vacation, look no further than your nearest tourist attraction. It may not be your distant land getaway, but it’s someone else’s so why not see what it’s all about? If someone is willing to travel across the country to visit it, it’s probably worth it for you to try it with an open mind.



What do you think?  Think you might take that drive or walk to your nearest tourist attraction? Whether or not you are thinking about it, I highly encourage you to do it, and do it with an open mind or listening ears (because if you can’t see the beauty I’m sure you’ll hear someone else talking about it). If you do give it a try, I’d love to hear about your experience! Comment below to share what you find using #VGBtravels!

Happy Adventuring!