Planning Your UK Staycation
Checklist to get the most out of your staycation
A staycation is when you go on holiday but remain in your own country. They have become increasingly popular in recent years and more people are benefitting from exploring closer to home.
The UK has so much to offer! There are many beautiful places to visit without the need to go abroad. With this useful guide you can make the most out of your UK trip whilst still making sure your well-deserved break is exciting, well planned and affordable.
We think you'll be surprised by the huge amount of benefits of booking a UK staycation! We've outlined some of them below:
Travel time - You can reach the far corners of the UK and experience many different landscapes without even needing to step foot in an airport. Less travel time also means more quality time to enjoy your staycation!
No Jet Lag - When you travel in the UK, you don't have to worry about getting jet lag as you'll be staying in the same time zone. Jet lag can be frustrating as tiredness eats into your valuable holidaying time! If you're staying in the UK, you'll be able to make every moment count.
Luggage - When travelling within the United Kingdom, you're not restricted to a luggage allowance! No more stressing which outfit to take - you have the freedom to be more laid back which can really take the stress out of packing. You can also be reassured that you'll be able to get your regular items (e.g sun cream and parasols) for the same price if you forget to purchase them before you go.
Supporting the local economy - When you spend locally, you can really help small and independent businesses in our country. Often, these businesses rely on the support of UK holidaymakers and local people to stay afloat and they really appreciate your custom!
Pet friendly - It can be very costly to put your pets up in kennels or find someone to look after them when you go abroad. There are lots of pet-friendly accommodation options (we welcome them with open arms!) to choose from and you don't have to worry about how they're getting on without you. Many beaches and attractions are dog-friendly and you can explore the local area by taking them on some lovely long walks. It's a win-win!
Think about the time of year
When booking your UK staycation, think about the seasons. If you don't like crowds then choosing a popular coastal destination during the school summer holidays might not be the best idea. If possible, it's worth seeing if you can book just out of peak season when prices are lower and there's fewer people around!
Be vigilant - check the warning signs of fraud
Holiday booking fraud is something you need to be weary of when booking and paying in advance. If using a booking site, it's worth double checking if the location actually exists and reading the reviews. There have been cases in the past of fake listings that risk really ruining your plans! Before you hand over any of your money, you should do the following checks to make sure the site is legitimate:
With Lets Stay you can be sure that your are safe. Not only do our properties have plenty of great reviews, we also give you peace of mind should you need to cancel for any reason.
Safety first! It's really important to check your car to make sure it’s roadworthy. Even if you're staying in the UK, you should make sure you have both breakdown and travel insurance sorted before you go. Here are some checks to start you off:
If you stick to our UK staycation guide, you'll be sure to have a wonderful UK break with no hidden surprises. Happy holiday planning!
We endeavour to make our stays as comfortable as possible so there's no chance of you feeling homesick. All of our apartments come fully furnished with that homely touch and we've got some fabulous reviews.
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