Revamped and expanded Be a Tourist in Your Hometown features multiple tours throughout summer

An entirely new — and expanded — Be a Tourist in Your Hometown event kicks off this weekend and will feature a series of tours designed to accommodate more people and highlight more of Flint and Genesee County. 

Now in its seventh year, the event sponsored by the Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau will expand beyond a single day to allow more time and opportunity for people to visit more than two dozen area venues and attractions.

“Be a Tourist in Your Home Town has been a great event for the residents of Flint & Genesee, as well as for non-residents, to experience some of the best attractions in our community … But it’s tough to squeeze it all into one day,” said Flint & Genesee Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Alaina Wiens. 

One-day tour packages will be offered from May to October — each organized around a unique theme. Most of the tours are free with transportation provided by the Mass Transportation Authority, but registration is required. 

The tours include a Craft Beer Scene Tour, Trails Tour, History Tour, Orchards Tour, and Arts and Culture Tour.

The series kicks off  May 18 with Explore Flint & Genesee Family Friendly Tour from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tour stops include Flint Children’s Museum, Applewood Estate, Sloan Museum at Courtland Center, and For-Mar Nature Preserve & Arboretum.

Upcoming tours in the Be a Tourist series: 
  • June (date TBD) – Explore Flint & Genesee’s Craft Beer Scene  (Cost: TBD and must 21 to participate)
  • July 13 – Explore Flint & Genesee County History  (FREE)
  • August 9 – Explore Flint & Genesee County Trails  (FREE)
  • September 21 – Explore Flint & Genesee County Orchards  (FREE)
  • October 12 – Explore Flint & Genesee Arts and Culture  (FREE)

Register online for any and all tours at or by calling at 810-600-1456.
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