Staycations have become the perfect alternative to a holiday abroad, and it is a trend that has certainly become more popular since the pandemic. With the risks of flights being cancelled, many people now prefer the safe option of a city break.
A city break can be a great way to experience a new place and get a break from your busy work life. Thankfully, in the UK we are lucky to have so many amazing cities that make for a perfect staycation spot. If you are planning a weekend away soon, then here is our list of some of the best cities to visit.
There is a reason why London is so popular as a staycation spot. The city itself is huge and boasts such a wide range of unique activities and iconic and historic buildings. London is a city that, ideally, you would want a bit longer than a weekend so you can experience it more, but you can still get a lot done in the space of a weekend.
One new activity that is opening in May 2022 is the Tomb Raider: Live Experience. If you are a fan of escape rooms, then this is the perfect thing for you. The two-hour experience takes you through the world of Tomb Raider and gives you the chance to be your own explorer. A group of eight is required for this, so grab a bunch of your friends and book your live experience now.
Brighton is another city that would be the perfect place for a weekend away. We would recommend waiting until summer to visit Brighton, so you can truly make the most of its amazing beach. One of the things Brighton is most famous for is its historic pier, so, if you go in the summertime, you can get ice cream and have a wander down the pier.
Brighton is one of those cities where you can just stroll around, and you will always find some sort of cool café or bar. So, why not start making summer plans and book a weekend away in Brighton.
Edinburgh is a fantastic Scottish city that makes for an idyllic staycation. No matter the weather, Edinburgh is a great city to explore as it is rich in history and culture. The castle in Edinburgh is a popular spot to visit as it is one of the oldest fortified places in Europe.
The city is full of historic sites and there are plenty of opportunities to book tours, so you can fully get to know the amazing city. If you are a big fan of history and love learning more about the rich history throughout the UK, then Edinburgh should definitely be on your staycation list. This website gives an in-depth explanation of the best historic sites in Edinburgh so have a read beforehand and try and book a tour that covers your favourite spots.