"So we're clearly on vacation...why would we WANT
to look like a conspicuous tourist?"
If you find yourself thinking the above thought then you
might not get the humor in this amazing travel activity. The game is for the traveler who has a fairly sarcastic sense of humor. The
pictures and stories that you will get to share with your friends will be
absolutely priceless. This is one of my favorite all time road trip games
and will have you mingling with the locals and meeting new best friends...if you
try it once, then you'll be hooked.
Number of travelers needed: This activity works
great with any sized travel party!
So you have made plans to go to a new city
and hang out downtown... There are actually several existing versions
of this game but I'm sure you can come up with many more of them on your own:
Sports Fan Adventure
Go to the salvation army and buy a stained
sports jersey (messier stains work best)
Wear this shirt to their local sports bar
at any time, however the best time is right before or after a football or
Get drunk and spill ketchup (or BBQ sauce)
all over your shirt
Pronounce all of the players names
High-Five everyone who talks about this
Make random toasts with people in the bar
Tell people you've been a fan since you
Have your picture taken with as many
super-fans as you can
The Crowd Squeezer
Your goal for this game is to try and maneuver
yourself to the very front of the crowd and not to spill a single drop of beer.
This game works great at outdoor music festivals and is my favorite version of
the Conspicuous Tourist Game!
Go to the concession stand and buy a round
of beers for you and your friends (minimum three beers)
Start to weave your way through the crowd
on your way back to finding your buddies
Be careful not to step on people's
blankets and backpacks
Talk to as many random strangers as you
can as you walk through the crowd
Ask them to take "Action shots of you
carrying beer through the crowd"
It always adds an element of fun when you
act like your lost, stop where your at, and start a text message frenzy with
Make new friends, offer them some of your
And lastly, return to your friends right
before the show starts (without the beer of course)
The Confused Restaurant Customer:
When the waitress hands you the menu make
sure you hold it upside down and keep a confused look on your face until she
comes back to take your order
Ask your server to take pictures of your
entire group immediately when you sit down
When she asks if you have questions then
you tell her that you can't read French
Always ask for a free sample or if they
have any coupons in the back you can borrow
Consume at least four baskets of bread
Make sure everyone at the table orders an
ice water with lemon at your table (then dump all of the sugar packets in
the water, stir, enjoy)
Have the serving staff sing Happy Birthday
to someone in your group
When your food comes from the kitchen
begin clapping madly
Ask the server to send out the chef so
that you can have your picture taken with him handing you the plate of food
After the main course you need to go to
the bathroom and put on sweat pants. You tell the server you "changed
into your fat clothes and are ready for dessert"
Please feel free to modify the rules on these
conspicuous tourist games so that they best suit your own individual road trip.
I love new ideas for this game and will gladly post them on this site.