Even Sims that enjoy staying indoors need a change of pace. Going to different places may form new relationships or build new skills. And it’s fun to go to and explore a place in town you’ve never been to before. Or even take a long vacation to escape the boring day-to-day life. Traveling is always exciting and here’s how to travel in Sims 4.
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Travelling Across the Map
Your town has multiple residential buildings where other Sims live and some public places like gyms, museums, lounges, and parks. And you can travel to all of them. There are two ways to access the map and travel around town:
Press “M” to open the map then choose a destination and companions.
Select “Travel” on your smartphone. Choose your companions and then the map will open to pick a destination
You don’t have to choose a companion if you want to travel alone. Just don’t pick anyone and continue. On the other hand, if you do want to have someone accompanying you there are no requirements regarding the friendship level. You can pick literally any Sim you know.
Once you are there, take your time exploring the place. A lot of the locations might have things you don’t have at home yet so it’s a good way to learn something new. At a bar, you can learn how to mix drinks, work out at the gym, and more. Don’t forget to check time as it can fly by very quickly and you will need to head home. Traveling home works the same way, just choose your house as a destination.
Flying to the Different World
Apart from traveling around your homeworld, you can also travel to another one. There are two types of worlds: Residential and Destination. Residential are the worlds Sims live in and Destination are made specifically to act as a tourist spot.
Traveling to another world means taking a vacation. Make sure that your sim took time off work and will not miss out on much if they leave for a few days or weeks. To book a vacation find the “Take a Vacation” option on your smartphone. Then you will be able to choose a destination and book accommodation. If you want, you can take up to 8 other Sims with you but in this case, the accommodation needs to be sorted accordingly.
As it is a vacation, you will not be able to stay in the other world indefinitely. Or technically you can, by constantly extending the length of your stay. But that will require a lot of money and a constant passive income for you to pay for rent. Your work opportunities are tied to the homeworld and if you travel back home the vacation will end with no refund.
Some of the Residential Worlds already have rental lots for you to rent. But not all of them. What you can do in this case is build one yourself and mark it as a “Rental Lot” for others to rent out. This is the most convenient way if you are playing with multiple households and using them to shape the world specifically the way you want it (maybe with the help of some cheat codes).
“Outdoor Retreat”, “Journey to Batuu” and “Jungle Adventure” expansion packs each offer one Destination World for you to travel to. Destination worlds are dedicated tourist areas and thus the attractions and lots are different. There are going to be hotels for you to stay in and activities to do while on vacation.
Now that you know how to travel in Sims 4, go ahead and explore the worlds. Explore as much as you can and take photos as memories. Whether it is just around town or on the edge of the galaxy, travel is a great pastime and opportunity to meet new Sims and learn something new.
Based in Stoke-on-Trent, UK, Edward is a Guides Editor at Gamezo. He's all about esports and gaming and plays a little bit of everything but his favorite game of all time is Destiny 2. Lowkey motorsport fan.