Plan It Like You’re In ParisExploring your city helps your budget, but the main purpose of a staycation is to see more of your own city. The trick to a successful staycation is to plan it like an actual vacation. You wouldn’t laze around and watch TV in your hotel room in Paris, would you? So, get out there and explore your own city as if it were the gorgeous city of Paris. Check out all the popular attractions, go for events you’ve just read about in the papers and have an itinerary for each day. End the day by trying a new cuisine from a great restaurant. Why? Because you’re on vacation, silly!
Leave Your Work BehindThe other thing about a successful staycation is to ‘be’ on vacation. So get the cameras out and ditch your work phone. Don’t be tempted to do anything that you usually do on normal working days. Ditch the smartphone and don’t let emails crowd your mind at any time. Take a walking tour of an area completely unknown to you. Essentially, think of it as me-time even though you’re still in your city. The only tech you need is to find great attractions close to you during the day before you the streets for some shopping during the evenings. Yes, that’s what tourists do and, now, so will you!
Live The Tourist LifeThe best way to see a place is to see it as a local would. But, this is suddenly a problem when you already are a local. Your next best refuge is to see your city as a tourist would. So, choose a great hotel to stay at and get a spa treatment. #GoodLife “It’s hard to give specific numbers, but young urban couples are the biggest exponents of staycations,” Tandon says. To cater to the crowd, hotels have added options like late-night spa treatments for guests, pet-friendly hotel rooms, and even options like booking an extra room along with yours. Remember, this is time off from your normal life and breaking the bank a little is allowed. The idea of a staycation is the same as a holiday – they should both make you relax before you get back to your normal routine.
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