Time and research, that’s it. Taking the time to do research and having a plan of action before you travel will save you time, and money.
Saving time and money will allow you more time to submerge yourself in the local community and thus experience your vacation destination as a local would. If you want to vacation like a local here is how you do it.
Once you have decided on your vacation destination, the next thing you should do is download the local travel app onto your smartphone. Most travel apps are free and are easy and safe to download onto your smartphone. Local travel apps are an invaluable way to find the off the beaten path attractions that the locals frequent.
The Local Population
There is no better resource than the people who live there. It’s as easy as simply asking someone. Most locals will be happy to direct you to their favorite dining or entertainment location. The locals are the experts, they know what’s hype and what’s not.
Local City Flyers
If you want to know what’s going on locally the city flyer is a valuable resource, and most are free. The city flyer is yet another invaluable place to find affordable local attractions that may be a little off the beaten path.