When it comes to summer holidays, many dream of visiting far-flung and exotic destinations. But have you ever considered the benefits of a summer adventure much closer to home? Throughout the month of July, The Doyle Collection is celebrating the concept of a staycation and to kick things off, we’re sharing 5 reasons to plan one this summer…
1. Save time
Your time off is precious, and travelling long haul means spending lots of your holiday time in transit. When you get there, you may also be battling with jet lag and time differences, meaning you’ll feel far from rested by the time you arrive. By planning a Staycation in a city closer to home, you’ll spend less time travelling and more time relaxing.
2. Rediscover the city as a tourist
When was the last time you enjoyed the leisure attractions of a nearby city? Busy lives means that visiting that new museum or checking out that new show is never a priority for locals. By taking time off for a Staycation, you can rediscover a local city as a tourist, and enjoy everything at a slower pace. It’s time to fall in love with the city all over again!
3. Save money
One major benefit of a Staycation is saving money. The money you save on expensive air fare tickets can be used for spending money instead, allowing you a few luxurious extras to make your Staycation extra special. It also means there’s no need to exchange currency and get stung by sneaky cash withdrawal charges and exchange rates.
4. The ideal option for families
Long distance travel with the whole family is never easy, especially with young children and babies in tow. Cut the stress out of long haul and pick a Staycation destination that is in reach by car or train. You’ll save time, money and enjoy a much smoother journey.
5. Check in with The Doyle Collection
Whether you’re 10 miles or 10,000 miles from home, checking into a hotel gives you an element of escapism. No cooking, no cleaning and sumptuous hotel beds means you could be anywhere in the world. The Doyle Collection is proud to have a collection of 8 hotels across London, Dublin, Bristol, Cork and Washington D.C, all of which make the perfect bases for Staycations in 5 fascinating cities. Click here to take a closer look at our hotels and their cities.
Which Doyle Collection city would you love to have a Staycation in? Tweet us at @DoyleCollection and let us know!