The current pandemic has forced many of us to change our yearly holidays or find ways to have some time away from work that doesn’t involve a lot of traveling due to lockdowns or any travel restrictions you may be dealing with.
However, there are many ways to have a holiday without traveling much, having a spa day, finding some fun games to play, and being a tourist in your city. These are only a few things you can do to enjoy the perfect staycation.
You can’t think about a vacation without thinking about relaxation. A spa day is probably one of the best ways to not only relax, but also make you feel like you have gone to a beautiful retreat somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Most spas nowadays offer full-day packages. These usually include massages, manicures, pedicures, facials, a delicious lunch, and some time in a pool or hot tub. This is one of the easiest ways to make you feel like you’re actually on holiday.
Be a Tourist
If you can’t travel and be a tourist in another city or country, be a tourist in your city. Most people haven’t explored what’s around them, and you will almost always be surprised by what you can find.
You can visit museums, art galleries, go for a picnic on the beach or in a park, the possibilities are almost endless. If tourists come to your city and do all these things and have a good time, there is no reason why you wouldn’t have fun either.
If you and some of your friends are all trying the staycation thing, why not enjoy it together? A dinner evening that can include games or a movie is a great way to socialize, relax, and enjoy some good food.
You can even extend it by having dinner at a different house each night or week. What could be better than an evening of having fun and laughing with your closest friends, topped off with some fun games or a movie or two?
One of the oldest ways to spend a day is a road trip. While exploring your city can be fun, if you still want to get out and go somewhere new, a road trip is perfect. Many times you also don’t need to travel that far to find that small town you’re looking for.
Road trips are also budget-friendly; you can make some snacks at home, with the only real cost being fuel. It’s a very simple way to discover somewhere new, and you never know, if you find somewhere you love you might stay the night.
If you love the outdoors, a camping trip is probably your favorite way to spend a holiday. There are so many places where you can go and set up a tent and enjoy a night or two under the stars.
If you aren’t able to reach a camping ground, nothing stops you from camping in your garden. You can make a fire, roast some marshmallows, and soak in the evening sky, all while having the home amenities a few steps away. While it isn’t exactly camping, you can make it feel like it is.
Take a Class
If relaxing and not doing much with your day is not your cup of tea, maybe you can take a class? An art class, pottery, perhaps even something a bit stranger like an archery class, these are available almost everywhere, and a quick internet search will show you which ones are nearby.
If you don’t want to take a formal class, there are places where you can go and just do the activity, with some guidance from a teacher or professional. Wine and painting evenings are becoming more and more popular too, maybe that would spark your interest?
Find or Continue a Hobby
Many of us start a hobby and then slowly push it to the side as we get busy or do not have the energy to do it. If you’re having a staycation, you now have the time to carry on with that hobby you started or find a new one.
Once again, this can also be very budget-friendly, as your hobby can range from doing some drawings and art or writing a story or two. Either way, you will have the time, and partaking in a hobby is almost always more fun than spending the day watching TV. You can even try your hand at something new, like collecting replicas of weapons from the past or making them yourself!
Stay at a Hotel
Very few cities don’t have a few hotels to choose from, and if you want to feel like you’re on holiday without leaving the city, booking a hotel room is the best idea. It also combines a few things on this list, as a hotel can offer spa services, good food, and make you feel like a tourist.
A breakfast buffet, room service, hotel entertainment if included, all of this and more is possible when staying at a hotel. Again, it is very budget-friendly as there are usually quite a few options to choose from.