Everyone loves a well planned holiday- one that is fun, exciting and full of activities. Plan a short staycation in Singapore today by visiting the most insta-worthy corners in town, or cafe-hop in the Tiong Bahru District or even embark on a hike trail in Corney Island.
The following article post originally appeared on http://www.travelandleisure.com and was written by Carlye Wisel.
Who says you have to leave town to relax?
When you’re taking a staycation, it’s not about the journey, or in this case, the destination: it’s about breaking your patterns and habits, which can be trickier than it sounds. Here are some of the easiest ways to shake up your hometown monotony in order to have a great vacation — without having to board a plane, hop a train, or even rent an automobile.
Leave your phone at the hotel, or at least put it on airplane mode. You’re a local, after all, so you probably know where you’re going — and if you get lost, that’s just part of the adventure. Opt out of reservations, too — this is the perfect time to visit a restaurant where nabbing a table is an event in itself.
Get your name in at around 5 p.m. to enjoy a perfect pizza dinner at Lucali’s in Brooklyn, try the walk-up list at San Francisco’s famed State Bird Provisions, or brave Gjelina’s lengthy wait for a picture-perfect weekend dinner in L.A. You can explore the neighborhood without feeling rushed, and finally get to eat at one of your city’s hottest spots.
Stay somewhere unusual
A staycation is a great time to try a quirky B&B or mega-hip hotel without the pressure of needing five-star amenities or a concierge. Opt for one that has features you don’t typically encounter at home, like a backyard cabin (at Brooklyn’s Urban Cowboy B&B), ocean-front access (at Los Angeles’ The Rose Hotel) or even a bedroom on a boat (at Boston’s Green Turtle Floating B&B).
Explore somewhere totally new
You can be a visitor without being a tourist, but there’s probably a neighborhood you’ve never explored. Take a free day to eat your way through Chinatown in Flushing, Queens, explore vintage treasures and goat tacos in Pilsen, Chicago, and traipse through Oakland’s hottest bars.
Do one thing that’s purely fun
The difference between a Saturday and a staycation is what you make of it, so squeeze in an activity that serves no purpose save for sheer joy. Ride the Ferris Wheel at Chicago’s Navy Pier, bounce around at Boston’s Sky Zone trampoline park, or brave Brooklyn’s Coney Island crowds.
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