‘Be a Tourist’ is Best Buck You’ll Spend All Summer


Be a Tourist in Your Home Town – Saturday, July 12, 2014 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A song from iTunes. A McDouble. An old movie rental. About a quarter-gallon of gas. A super-amazing, fun-filled, thrill-packed day of discovery in Flint.

What do all these things have in common? They cost $1.

That’s right. One buck.

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Be A Tourist In Your Hometown

Be-a-Tourist-FINALYou have seen us teasing the concept of being a tourist in your own town on the blog for a few weeks and by now you should understand what we were talking about.  Be A Tourist In Your Home Town is scheduled for this Saturday in Downtown Flint and is a really unique event.  Many of us come into the city for a big event like Back to the Bricks, the Crim, Bikes on the Bricks, Gospel Fest, Buckham Alley Fest or one of the others the city holds but while you see a great event you don’t really get to see much of the city itself.  The same goes for everyone that heads to the award winning Flint Farmer’s Market which draws crowds but only to that one site.  What people don’t take the time to do is to tour Flint itself.  Flint is a city of rich history, deep passion, and amazing talent that is on display every day of the year.  There are eateries that offer tastes and smells like you have never experienced before and there is always something new to experience at the Flint Cultural Center.  Have you ever been to Applewood before and seen its breath-taking gardens?  Or have you made it into one of Downtown’s historic churches with their beautiful architecture and stained glass windows?  If you haven’t then you are not seeing all of Downtown.  Be A Tourist allows you to travel to all of these places and more over the course of one day and you will start to get a feel for why people have been so excited for the many things happening in the city.  Downtown is but one piece of the large tapestry of Flint but it is the heartbeat that drives the city and it is beating stronger now than it has in decades.  For one dollar ‘tourists’ will be able to travel throughout Downtown by MTA bus and can spend as much or as little time as they wish at each stop before heading back to catch another bus to head to the next destination.  Along the way ‘tourists’ can also stop in and get a meal from one of the many eateries in Downtown, some offering discounted prices, and can maybe find their new favorite restaurant.

So often we live in an area and see everything without really experiencing what makes that place so special.  We take for granted the history, people, and the very magic of the place we live and hopefully this first Be A Tourist will open the door to more opportunities to explore this amazing county of ours.

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See The City Like A Tourist

Be-a-Tourist-FINALOn Saturday, July 20 you can see Flint through the eyes of a tourist as Be A Tourist In Your HomeTown makes its debut.  Be A Tourist is presented by the Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau and for $1 you can take a tour of over twenty restaurants and attractions.  The tours will last from 10AM – 4PM and will kick off at the Riverfront Residence Hall and transportation will be provided by the MTA of Flint.  ‘Tourists’ will be able to create their own tour as they choose which sites they want to hit and how much time they spend at each one, catching the next bus when they are ready to move on.  ‘Tourists’ will be able to visit the Sloan Museum, the Planetarium, 1st Presbyterian Church, The Capitol Theater, and the Whaley House where they will be able to watch a vintage baseball game.  Most of the participating restaurants are offering discounts on meals as well so you can finally try one of the many wonderful eateries that have had the town talking.

Be A Tourist In Your Home Town is a wonderful re-introduction to Flint’s thriving Downtown and a great way to catch up on the many additions that have been made.  Downtown Flint draws large attendances for its many festivals and events but it’s not often that we have a chance to slow down and take our time and really explore the city and this is a perfect way to do just that.

Be A Tourist In Your Home Town

July 20, 2013

10AM -4PM


Begins at Riverfront Residence Hall

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When’s The Last Time You Stopped And Looked Around?

Be-a-Tourist-FINALWith as fast paced as the world is and as busy as we all are it’s easy to forgot to stop and take a moment to just look around.        It’s easy to forget about the places we pass every day but have never been inside like the Capitol Theater, Applewood, or even the Planetarium.  With it being the Summer season are you planning any ‘Staycations’?  Are there any places in Flint or Genesee County you’ve always wanted to visit but haven’t had a chance to?  Where would you like to go in the area that you’ve never been to?

Have you ever wanted to be a tourist in your home town?