I've shared my love for staycations many times before and I'll say it again,
they. are. the. best.
If you don't have time for a real vacation or just want to quickly get away without actually going away - there is no better answer.
Today I am linking up with Kate and joining in on Wanderlust Wednesday because really, what better a linkup than one to discuss travel??? Let's dive right in to my favorite parts of a staycation.
Little Travel Time
What is better than no flight and less than 30 minutes driving time to get to your
vacation staycation destination. For us it's about a thirty minute drive into the city and that drive is always very much appreciated at the end of the stay. It's the best feeling to know you only have a short trip ahead of you to get home.
Cocktails & a night out in Center City
Relax & Unwind
Let's face it - a hotel is a relaxing place to relax, unwind, get a little extra sleep and leave feeling refreshed. Whether it's just lounging on the couch (in a robe) in the hotel room or taking advantage of a nice spa treatment or even just the fact that you sleep in longer than you would at home, staycations are a great way to hit the refresh button.
Pedicures in Beverly Hills
Be a Tourist
One of the things I don't take advantage of enough and would like to more is being more touristy in my own city. Like lots of cities, there are so many sights to see, activities to take part in, restaurants to taste - why not see what's in your own area.
Safari Touring in Bora Bora
Like an actual vacation, it's always nice to treat yourself to something to make it a little extra special. Something like tickets to a show you've wanted to see, a nice spa treatment, a special meal, a boat cruise (one of our go to favorites) or an excursion are all great ideas and can be conformed to your needs & wants.
Wine tasting in Napa Valley
This one you don't really need to wait for a staycation to do if your avid sports fans like us but this could also be fun to tie into an overnight stay. I know a lot of major cities locate their sports venues right in the heart of the city (although I know some are located outside the city) and ours happens to have all the venues right in an area together. An afternoon or night at the ballpark or stadium could be a great activity to enjoy on your mini getaway.
Watching a football game in Dallas
Take in the Sunshine
Who doesn't love a day of lounging by the pool or beach this time of the year?! While a staycation for me wouldn't be able to include a beach, it most definitely could include a pool and that's something that I always look for when picking a hotel in the summer. Laying out in the sun, enjoying the weather, reading, possibly sipping a cocktail near a pool is a favorite and another way to feel like your maybe a little farther away, like on an island or something :)
Enjoying the pool in Tahiti
On vacations we always indulge in what we want to eat - I mean there are always so many great meals to taste and we are total foodies! On a staycation you can bet I'm going to do the same exact thing - a delicious meal, a tasty pastry or a cupcake I can't say no to - I'm definitely going to indulge a little and enjoy some special treats.
Picking up cupcakes in Fort Myers
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You tell me…
Do you staycation??
What are your must have components of a stay in your city??
Is your city one that would be great for a visit??