Just for fun

Life is busy. But it’s also important to take time to enjoy it and have some fun. We promise you’ll be happy you did.

Get the most out of life.

Tour your town

Sure, you know your address…but do you know your city?

Are you familiar with its history? Do you know how its main roadways and buildings got their names? Life is hectic, so many of us don’t take the time to truly explore our surroundings. And we should – because there’s so much to do, see and learn.

Here are some ideas:

Take a tour. When you visit a new city, you play tourist – why not do the same thing right in your own backyard? Check the Chamber of Commerce or Historical Society websites for a list of local, organized tours you can take of landmarks and other must-see sights right in your own backyard.

Ride a bike. Driving will get you there more quickly, but riding a bike affords you the opportunity to truly explore your surroundings. It’s more relaxing, it’s inexpensive and healthier, too!

Use social media. There are online groups that cater to local events, activities and historical sites.

Meetup will put you in touch with those who share similar interests. Scoutmob and Groupon offer great deals that give you the perfect excuse to try new restaurants, shops and more. Looking for something to do this weekend or when out of town guests visit? Eventbrite has a list of local events, classes, lectures and more.

Get to know your city – you’ll be glad you did!