Five free neighborhood tours
-- by Jodi Jill
Wondering where to take the kids this weekend? If you find
yourself looking to stay close to home, then you need to
consider a free tour. Free tours in your neighborhood are
only minutes from your doorstep.
Most government agencies and companies open their doors to
the public for a peek inside. Actually, some of the best
tours are local. The sight of bagels being made or how the
police department works is enthralling. These people are
part of our community.
All one needs to do is contact the tour and ask
them about their reservation policies. Once a reservation is
set, show up to have fun with the kids while learning about
a whole new world. A bonus to this trend: the free tours are
within driving distance of home so dinner is still at your
Finding several neighborhood tours for your kids
enjoyment isn't as hard as it sounds. Here are some great
pleases to start:
Firehouse - The big red fire engine is enjoyed by every
child, no matter their age. Inside the firehouse find the
newest technological equipment used to fight fires.
Grocery store - While a store is a common establishment for
every community, the workings of a grocery store is
fascinating. Expect to see how a large business works on
Library - This tour will be full of books and interesting
facts. Anticipate the chance to hear the history of the
community, architecture and the art of books.
Bakery - The giant cinnamon rolls smell delicious, but the
ingredients need to be mixed early. A bakery tour will
explain the importance of baked items and following
Candy Store - Watching sweets being made can never be
sweeter. Toffee, chocolate candies and even fudge tours are
sure hits with the kids.
Jodi Jill is the author of the Tours For Free Series.
Guidebooks highlighting places to take your family for
FREE, fun tours. When not touring thrifty, you can find her
helping others to read. Read more at www.ToursForFree.com