Be resourceful and optimize your holiday plans!
Start your vacation right away by finding out information about your new destination, before you leave home. Take advantage of what’s available on Renters.com by noting details highlighted in the review and description sections of your home listing. This is the first step in finding out about nearby attractions and activities for your upcoming vacation.
Then, get a feel for your new hometown by using Google Maps to find top spots that will interest you. If you enter your full street address and insert a keyword into the “search nearby” section, you can find a wealth of information. It will give you reviews as well as directions to clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums, libraries, and parks. You can also do a search of your new city by adding a specific interest or hobby. This added step will help you find out what services are nearby and available in your new neighborhood.
Likewise, you can use online city-tourism sites that will provide information about top attractions, free events, local deals, transportation, and trip-planning suggestions. Moreover, when traveling within the United States, you can use Americantowns.com as a search tool. This site posts news, local events, sports schedules, and more. Another tip is to search for your town or city and add “.gov” to your query. This type of search will bring up governmental agency information about your new hometown. You can also check these results for local news stations or regional entertainment sites for the most up-to-date activities in your area.
If you’re traveling abroad, contact the local tourist board and ask for a welcome kit. This way, you can take advantage of any local deals, while plotting your plans on their map. Another great travel resource is Wikitravel. This handy site not only offers travel alerts, but also provides phrase books in languages from around the world. Not only that, you can search for news about dining options, transportation information, community life, local news, live music, and volunteer opportunities.
You can live like a local on your holiday with Renters.com. It’s part of the fun of getting away in your own home.