Traveling doesn’t have to be a big ordeal. In fact, there are so many amazing staycation ideas, right in the comfort of your own city. You’ll save on flights, checked baggage costs and hotels by having a vacation right where you live. Here are our best staycation ideas so you can have an amazing vacation!
If exploring your town is on your wish list, here are 8 ways to be a tourist in your own town.
Although a staycation is usually to save money, still plan on doing a few big things to feel like you still get that vacation feel. Find what’s local to your town and make it work. Is there been a museum exhibit you’ve been dying to go to? An attraction you haven’t gotten around to yet? Or even a classic thing you love to go to like a local waterpark (indoor if it’s winter!), bowling alley or driving range? These are fun things people often forget about in their own cities. Take advantage and have a bit of fun!
Visiting new restaurants is a great way to feel like you’ve traveled, even though you never left home. Try out a place that just opened, or even a place that has been in town, but you haven’t tried yet. Wherever you go, ask the waiter what the restaurant is most famous for and give it a try. You’ll feel just like a local, while trying something brand new!5 Genius Staycation Ideas For The Ultimate Getaway Click To Tweet
If you’re having a staycation that’s outside of your particular city use Airbnb to book lodging. If you live within an hour of a major city like Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas or Denver (for examples!) it could be fun to take a one night trip to one of these destinations. Airbnb keeps your housing at a fairly low cost, while also making it fun changing it up from the classic hotel stay.
The whole point of a vacation in the first place is to relax and step away from the office and the chores of home. Try to put this into action by taking a break from your normal priorities/tasks. Grab a book you’ve been wanting to read, or simply sit back and read a mindless magazine. Whatever makes you take a time out from your normal busy life is perfect for enjoying your staycation.
I don’t necessarily mean the TV, because if you’ve been wanting to binge a recent Netflix series you should go for it. But, take a break from your phone and email for a bit. Create an automatic email message stating that you’re out of the office for a couple days. Ignore your phone for a bit and lay off of social media. Take this time to relax and rewind, while taking some much needed off-screen time.