With the summer holidays officially here, it’s time to think about the summer ahead. For most of us that includes a much needed break, normally on a foreign beach. But why break the bank by flying overseas when there are so many amazing destinations right here in the UK? Over the past year I’ve managed to squeeze in short breaks in some pretty beautiful parts of the UK, including London, York, Leeds, Southwold and Edinburgh. And in each of these destinations I’ve seen how amazing the UK can be as a tourist destination.
For those keen wanderlusters amongst us, the gap between each holiday abroad can be a pretty desperate time. But we’re lucky. In the UK we have countless amazing staycations on our doorsteps. So what are you waiting for? Here are my top five tips on having an awesome staycation this summer:
Explore somewhere new
One of the things I love most about a holiday is getting to explore somewhere new. So even if you’re holidaying here in the UK, pick somewhere you’ve never been before. If you live in a big city, then why not go an explore the countryside? If you live in a little village, then why not spend a few days in one of the UK’s amazing cities?
Get a plan in place
Just like you would with a holiday abroad, research the areas you’re keen to visit and make a list of places of interest to go and see. If you need some inspiration then have a google or ask people on social media where they’d recommend.
Splash out on the accommodation
Staying in the UK rather than travelling abroad means you’ve already saved yourself bucket loads. So why not splash the cash on a fancy boutique hotel in the city or cosy cottage in the country?
Be at one with nature
If you don’t fancy splashing the cash on a fancy room or cottage, then you can always go back to basic and camp. Personally I think this works better for families and large groups. And if you don’t fancy going all the way back to basics, you can always try glamping instead.
One of the perks of having a staycation at home is that you can go at pretty much a moment’s notice. You don’t have to wait for the next available flight, you can just hop in your car and head off.
Where are you off on holiday this year? Are you having a staycation?