There’s nothing wrong with walking, but if that’s the only way you’re going to explore a city you’re really doing yourself a disservice. Check out this list of exciting and unusual ways to explore a city, and discover an area you might think you know from an entirely different perspective. Whether you’re planning a weekend adventure or just looking to wile away a couple of hours after work, there’s nothing like re-experiencing something you thought you knew, through a completely new set of eyes.


You don’t have to be Tony Hawk to start skating around town. Whether you’re a seasoned shredder or a novice newbie, there’s nothing like feeling the wind in your hair as you cruise around the pavement. Check out the local skating bowl, grab some gear from Z-Flex Skateboards, cruise around some local attractions and discover your favourite pedestrian thoroughfare on four wheels. Impress some people on the way with a couple of kick-flips and have a blast exploring your city from a completely new perspective.


This one’s a little bit unusual, but if you want to see a city like you’ve never seen it before, head underground. Check if your city has a local urban exploration organisation and if they do there’s no reason not to make like a worm and go for a subterranean perspective. This might not be the most traditional experience, but if you’re looking for activities to do in your city this certainly offers a unique option.

Highest Viewpoint

On the other end of the scale, nothing beats a bird’s eye view. Whether it’s the Sydney Tower or the Eureka Skydeck, there’s always a great attraction in your city to get above and beyond everyone else to really admire the size and the scope of a city you’re exploring. Ask around with the locals and see if there are any alternative free attraction/viewpoints that allow you to get off the beaten track and provide an opportunity to marvel at the size and scale of the city you’re re-discovering.

By Night

If you’re used to checking out a town by day, maybe it’s just a matter of waiting a few hours and going for a stroll around town at night. Many cities come into a life of their own at night, providing an entirely different experience for urban explorers looking to re-discover their favourite metropolis. Consult with local guides to find out what places are safe and interesting, grab a coffee and head around town. Maybe there’s even a local ghost tour you join– the options are endless!

What do you think of our list? Do you think there are any other exciting and unusual ways to explore your favourite city? Do you agree with our suggestions? Be sure to leave any comments, questions and suggestion in the section below, and make sure you keep your ear to the ground to discover any new exciting options to explore your favourite city.