Darth Vader visits the Providence Children's Museum.

Providence and Warwick, Rhode Island partnered to create a regional visitors’ page to showcase their amenities. GoProvidence.com, the website of the Providence-Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau, features things to do for both visitors and residents in the area.
Does your hometown have a “things to do for families” page?

Below are some tips to help create a “things to do” page that will be a valuable resource for residents and visitors alike:

  1. Start with a clear purpose. What do you want people to be able to do on your “things to do” page? Do you want them to be able to find information about specific activities or events? Do you want them to be able to explore different neighborhoods or areas of your town? Once you know what you want to achieve, you can start to plan your page.
  2. Gather your content. What kind of information do you want to include on your “things to do” page? This could include things like:
    • A list of local attractions, businesses, and organizations
    • Information about upcoming events and festivals
    • A calendar of events
    • Links to other websites with helpful information
  3. Organize your content. Once you have your content, you need to organize it in a way that is easy to navigate. You might want to create different sections for different types of activities, or you might want to organize your content by neighborhood or area of town.
  4. Make it easy to find. Your “things to do” page should be easy to find on your website. You might want to include a link to it in the main navigation bar, or you might want to create a dedicated landing page for it.
  5. Keep it up-to-date. Your “things to do” page should always be up-to-date with the latest information. This means regularly adding new events and activities, and making sure that the information you have is accurate.

Here are some additional tips to keep in mind:

  • Use clear and concise language.
  • Use high-quality images and videos.
  • Make sure your page is mobile-friendly.
  • Promote your page on social media.

Got any other best practices? Tell us in the comments!