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What are some good ways to find local attractions?

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There are many different ways to find local attractions, including speaking to locals while traveling and using sites such as TripAdvisor or Roadside America to look for attractions that are rated highly. One of the best ways, however, to find truly authentic attractions in foreign non-English speaking countries is to learn how to speak the language of the foreign country.

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Once a traveler knows the local language, then it is easy to converse with locals and ask about questions such as, "Where is the best place to get coffee every morning?" or "Where is your favorite place to go in the city?" Learning where the locals like to go can help travelers find unique local eateries and fun authentic nightlife hubs.

For travelers sticking to the United States, Roadside America offers lists of information about attractions and hotels for most cities in America, including popular choices such as Arlington, Atlanta, Austin, Boston, Cleveland, Colorado Springs, Daytona Beach, Gatlinburg, Hollywood, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Knoxville, Myrtle Beach, New Orleans, Reno, San Francisco, Tampa and Washington. The site also includes practical traveling tips on its blog.

Another fantastic resource for travelers is TripAdvisor. The site offers reviews and recommendations on attractions and hotels. The site also offers lists such as "Top Things to Do in Honolulu." This list for Honolulu includes popular attractions such as the USS Arizona Memorial, the Pearl Harbor / WWII Valor in the Pacific National Monument, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, Koko Crater Trail and the 'Iolani Palace.

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