"One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." Henry Miller
The best way to explore a city or any other place is to go sightseeing. Discover all the secrets of the place you are staying by joining a walking tour, or just have a glance of all the important things from hop-on-hop-off bus. You don't like exploring or hop-on buses, you can learn to cook like a local or just soak in the city while sitting and enjoying a cup of coffee. The possibilities are endless and it is your choice which one you pick.