When we think about ‘escaping the grind’ for a while, we usually imagine traveling to some place far away and exotic, usually accompanied by tropical drinks and sandy beaches. Hardly ever do we really consider stepping away for a few hours and checking out all the awesome stuff there is to do locally in our own city. I know for myself too often I take it all for granted and mentally putting it off for another time. When you consider the cost & convenience with the benefits of taking a mini vacation in your own city it really becomes a no brainer, especially if you live in a destination city (like myself).

Here’s a great guide on How To Dominate Your City in 10 Easy Steps from the awesome website Thought Catalog. I first came across it a while ago, but it’s as relevant today as it was back then.