Get off the beaten path as quickly as possible. Look at my city as a collaborative collection of smaller towns, and learn its neighborhoods. Bring a map and know how to read it yourself. When you find a neighborhood you like, visit the shops. When you find one you like, ask the salesperson or owner what is the best bar or restaurant in the neighborhood, for locals. Go there, and get a seat at the bar. After a couple of drinks, ask the bartender where you should visit to see the best parts of my city. Say hi to the person next to you, and ask them, and write down the suggestions you get. Pick the ones that sound most like you would love. Accept the fact that you might miss landmark attractions of my city, but that you can get to know my city so well you love it enough to come back. Make use of public transit and pay attention to where you are as you pass through. Stay out of the Starbucks and the Ruby Tuesdays (except for bathroom stops) and buy your coffee from our local cafes and eat your meals in our good local places. Buy fruit and cheese for a picnic in our parks. Treat my city like a place you might live, and you’ll find it’s a great place to visit.