Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

A celebrate your town event seems to me like a great idea to get people out of the house in the winter if you live where it’s colder. Starting today through this weekend that’s what folks in Victoria, Vancouver Island are doing. For the next 5 days various attractions around the town are welcoming their folks for just $9 Canadian dollars. Normally, admission to all of them would have a $425 price tag. This event called “Be a Tourist in your Own Home Town” happens every year. This is its 35th.

Included in the mix is: Royal London Wax Museum, Pacific Undersea Gardens, Beacon Hill Children’s Farm, Fort Rodd Hill & Fisgard Lighthouse, Glendale Gardens and Woodlands, Navel & Military Museum CFB Esquimalt and more. More than 15 places are included in all. Plus there are discounts at several hotels, tour companies and various shops about town.

Considering that reading about this event makes me want to head to Vancouver Island immediately, I wonder what other towns could offer such bounty that would get me to make a trip. What’s your hometown like and what things make you want to be a tourist there?