Things To Do When Visiting Small Towns

When you visit a big city, it's not hard to find things to do. You can visit various restaurants, go to museums, and admire street art. But what if you are visiting a small town? It's still possible to have a lovely holiday; you just have to know what activities to pursue! Here are some excellent things to do when visiting a small town, whether for a day or a week.

Visit the Parks

Most small towns have at least one park, and while it may not be to the scale of Central Park in New York City, the park is sure to be a calm, relaxing place to hang out. Every park is different, but if there are swings, you can spend some time swinging and reminiscing about childhood. You can spend some time just laying in the grass and reading, or you can toss a baseball around with your travel companions.

Go Geocaching

Download one of the many free geocaching apps, and start looking for treasure. There are geocaches hidden even in the smallest of towns, and in searching for them, you will get to know your way around the town and its streets. (If you've never been geocaching before, it's like a giant treasure hunt using GPS. There are "caches" hidden in places you would never guess, and it's up to you to find them and sign the log slip.)

Visit Local Shops

Sure, there may not be big department stores or designer shops on every corner, but small towns tend to have their own assortment of local stores, especially in the downtown area. Take your time browsing these stores to see what they have to offer, and don't hesitate to talk to the owners. They're usually more than happy to tell out-of-town visitors about their store and their history, and you can learn a lot this way.

Go to the Grocery Store

It sounds like a silly, mundane thing to do, but visiting the grocery store in a small town can be a lot of fun. Look at the foods being offered, and compare them to what's available in your own town. Are there any regional specialties that stand out? How do stores advertise differently here, versus in your home town? Of course, you can pick up the ingredients for a meal or two while there, which is helpful, too.

Visiting small towns can be a lot of fun. There's so much to do if you only know where to look. 

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