The Flint & Genesee Convention & Visitors Bureau will host the second annual “Be a Tourist in Your Home Town” on Saturday, July 19. The one-day event offers residents, and non-residents, an opportunity to see experience the region from a visitor’s perspective.
For $1 per person, “tourists” (participants) can purchase a Passport, which allows them to visit and enjoy a wide range of venues. Be A Tourist 2014 features many of the downtown Flint area attractions, which were included in last year’s tour, as well as new sites.
Participating venues include: The Capitol Theater, Whaley Historic House Museum, The Flint Institute of Arts, The Whiting (backstage tours), Applewood Estate, Sloan Museum, Buick Gallery, University of Michigan Recreation Center and more. New this year will be the Flint Farmer’s Market at their new downtown location and For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum.
The Passport is also valid for discounts at many businesses and restaurants in downtown Flint’s Entertainment District. Be A Tourist co-sponsor, Mass Transportation Authority (MTA), will provide transportation to venues along the route. Designated “Tourist” buses will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
To register or to see a complete list of venues, as well as the route visit flintandgenesee.org/tourist. Contact Brian Sullivan (810) 600-1404 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.