Spending a weekend in a new town or city can be exciting, thrilling even. But if you have no clue what to do or where to go, it can quickly become a weekend spent holed up in a hotel room.
This weekend, I am staying in the lovely town of Freeport, Maine. I'm attending a conference - FortuneBuilders. It's all about real estate investing, which is a fascinating topic, and one about which I will blog at a future date (stay tuned!) While I love the content being covered in the conference, I do believe that there is more to Freeport than the hotel that we're at, and the conference room that we're in.
If you get the opportunity to spend the weekend away, whether for a conference, or just for fun, find some fun stuff to do by exploring in your free time!
If you are staying at a hotel, start by asking the front desk staff about local attractions or restaurants. Chances are, they are from the area, and will know some good local spots. Turns out that Freeport has TONS of great outlet stores!
If you are into music, ask about a local music bar or music store. I love music, and I will be seeking out some local music hot spots!
If you enjoy the outdoors, are there natural attractions - like parks, or walking paths - in the area? If the weather is nice, go out for a walk or bike ride! Enjoy the scenery! I'm also always up for a nature walk, however, I didn't pack warm enough clothes for an outdoor excursion. But oh well! I'm sure I can find something warm at one of the outlet stores!
Keep in mind, you don't have to spend lots of extra money! Exploring can be free if you want it to - or if you've budgeted, enjoy yourself and HAVE FUN!
Either way, always take the time to explore new places!
Have a great weekend,