When we travel, we almost always make a stop at the tourism bureau. Be sure to consider not only the city’s bureau, but also check out state and regional (think NAPA Valley or Big Bend in South Texas) bureaus.
We’ve scored great maps, discounts, really unique souvenirs, and suggestions we would have never gotten elsewhere.
Finally, I can usually satiate my compulsive postcard collecting habit.
The article below has some great suggestions