There are many reasons to visit another state, whether you are going to see friends, family, or just going because of something fun that is home to that state. When you visit another state, especially if it’s one you’ve never been to before, you’ll want to be prepared and know where all of the places you long to visit are located.
There are many ways to prepare for a trip to another state. It starts with flyers, web searches, and ends with an itinerary. You don’t have to stick directly to your itinerary, it is your vacation after all. But if there are specific destinations you want to visit make sure to highlight them!
Get Visitor’s Guides In The Mail
Nearly every town and city in the United States has a visitor’s guide. You can usually find them online and view them in PDF form, but you can also often have them mailed directly to you so you can dig out the post-its and mark the pages for all your dream destinations.
If you didn’t get the chance to get guides and pamphlets before you head off to your vacation spot, you can also look up where the nearest visitor center to where you’re staying is located and take a trip there to pick up all the pamphlets your heart desires.
Do Some Online Research
You don’t have to just look online for visitor’s guides. Find the City or Chamber Of Commerce website for the place you plan to visit and take some notes. You’ll find attractions, museums, stores to shop at and more.
You can also easily look up locations, addresses, and hours of business on your tablet or smartphone before or during vacation. You wouldn’t want to show up at that museum 3 hours before they open for the day, or on the one day of the week they aren’t open, would you?
Talk To Locals Before You Visit
Are you on social media, or are you heading off to visit friends or family members? Talk to the people that live where you are going and get their feedback on the places you should visit, restaurants you can’t miss, and best historical places to see.
Even if you’re just going to someplace to explore, you might be surprised to find out someone in your social media circle lives there, has lived there, or has at least vacationed there. You just might be able to find out about some fun places that you won’t find in any pamphlets.
Talk To Locals While You’re There
Once you are there, don’t be afraid to approach locals and ask where the best place for breakfast is, which is the best museum, and where you shouldn’t miss a shopping opportunity. Locals know their area and they’ll be happy to help you have a good time in their hometown!