10 Ways to Learn About a New Place

1. Go grocery shopping with someone from the area.
2. Interact with public services (ride the bus, go to the doctor, open a bank account, etc.)
3. Read local magazines. Lots of different kinds.
4. Talk to you Uber driver.
5. Listen to local radio at a time other than rush hour/drive time.
6. Go to a comedy club. See what's considered offensive.
7. Sit in the same place for a few hours without your phone.
8. Find a place to eat without using Yelp or TripAdvisor or a "best of" list. 
9. Ask people opinions about where they're from.
10. Pay attention while you queue/wait in line.