A banner reading “National Tourism Week” gave me reason to stop and think. What local tourist attractions have I not yet seen? Many people make an effort to visit famous attractions when traveling but often overlook those that are closest to home.
I grew up in New York but never took the ferry to Ellis Island or the Statue of Liberty. I visited the observation deck of the Empire State Building as a tourist in 1999, 20 years after moving away from New York. At least I did get to the World Trade Center’s observation deck while still a New York resident.