Read the history of your town
Before you plan a visit to the heart of town for exploring all the culture in your region, it is highly recommended that you study the history of your town - this way, you will not need to hire a tour guide. Apart from books and magazines, you can also read up on your city over the internet in order to enhance your knowledge.
If you delve into the history and backgrounds of all the sites of interest in your town beforehand, visiting them in real life will be an excessively fascinating experience, because you will then know their true value. It is also recommended that you talk to your elders and ask them about the popular places and traditional sites of interest in your region.
Use public transport
In order to enjoy culture in your town inexpensively, you should aim to use public transport, instead of travelling by personal car. Most metropolitan cities in the world have intra-city trains or metro services. Check for details and see if you can get a pass for the whole day, which is going to be more cost-effective and will allow you to travel throughout the day on one fare. Apart from saving you money, travelling through public transport will also save you from the hassle of driving through traffic, and looking for available parking spaces.
Visit a museum
Tickets for museums are not generally expensive, especially on weekdays. Visiting a local museum is a must if you want to enjoy the culture of your town.
Food is an important part of culture and it would not be wise of you to eat at home before venturing out to explore your city. However, in order to save money, you should avoid fast food, and eat something traditional from a local restaurant at the heart of town. You may search for places on your own, or ask for recommendations.