If you’ve been paying attention to the news recently, you’ll know that COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdown has had a massive effect on us Brits when it comes to going on holiday.
Not only did many of us have to cancel our holidays, but it seems like flying abroad any time soon is out of the question. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a good break, with staycations once again booming in popularity.
This, however, has thrown up a few obstacles with many places now booked up, and with 2021 already filling up, maybe we should forget about getting away this year and look towards the future, after all, it’s always good to plan in advance.
Ok, so, the first thing you need to do is look at what places are popular. By doing this, you’ll be able to see if any of the places on the list interest you, meaning you’ll know if you’ll need to keep an eye on your staycation dream before it fills up.
This will also let you know what places you may want to avoid due to rising prices or the fact that they’ll be heaving with other people. Some of the more popular destinations at the moment include:
- The Lake District
- Scottish Highlands
- North Wales
- Norfolk Broads
- Isle of Wight
If these don’t interest you, or you’ve decided to avoid them due to how competitive it may be to book, below, you’ll find a few other ideas to help you escape the crowds:
- The Northumberland Coast
- Peak District
- Lochgilphead, Scotland
Now that you know where’s popular, it’s time to think about your budget. Because a lot of places are filling up, many popular destinations are beginning to cost as much as a trip abroad, which is why we’ve given you a few ideas of where else to go.
So, sit down and think, do you want a long break? How many will be going? Do you want a secluded getaway where you can take food or somewhere where you’ll be eating out a lot? This will all affect your budget.
If you have more money, a trip to a city where you eat out a lot will help, while those with smaller budgets may opt to take their own food. This will have a huge effect on your final destination.
Where to look
Finally, once you have a budget in place and idea of the type of staycation you want, alongside an area, you can start looking.
Airbnb has become hugely popular, offering one-off breaks you couldn’t find before. Meanwhile, places like Lastminute.com and Wowcher offer places cheaper than you may usually find them.
Of course, there are many other websites to look at, meaning it could take some time to find somewhere, which is why the first two stages are key to finding your ideal getaway.
While 2021 is quite far away, it isn’t as far as you think, so, use some of your lockdown time to plan next year’s break perfectly.
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