City guides and information centres are a great way of determining where and when you want to go on holiday. These are run and created by people who know the area well, so they will be complete with current information and local know-how.
Information centres are a great way to keep informed of the goings on in any area. Most likely, they will be run by volunteers who know the district well and can show you exactly where anything is. They will be stocked with maps and other great things like brochures and discount coupons.
The increase of the Internet means that many cities and areas have their information centre online, so you can access it from anywhere around the world. This is great because you can plan your trip properly without having to spend any money on phone calls to booking centres. Most of the online information centres have local maps and public transport times, as well as information and the events that are going on in the town. Plays, new movies, concerts, and sporting events will be listed on the website, so you know what’s on when you’re coming to town. You can make sure you don’t miss your favourite play, or know when to stay out of the way of the local racers.
Some online information centres also link to hotels and hostels in the area, which makes finding accommodation much easier. They will also show you to other local interest points like waterways for sailing, national parks for hikes, and theme parks for the more adventurous.