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Readers Respond: Have You Enjoyed a Staycation?

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A staycation, that is a vacation at home, requires planning and sharing your expectations with one another to be successful. There are probably many places and things to do within 100 miles from your home that you haven't yet discovered, a local spa you could visit, and beautiful scenery you have been too busy to enjoy.

Lots of Fun

I'm very blessed to live in San Diego so there are many things to do with a Staycation. It is expensive, but we manage by walking on the beaches, visiting the beautiful Hotel Del Coronado, walking through Seaport Village and Old Town. If you don't have any money to spend, you don't have to spend a dime. I think only one place charges for parking. Seaport Village is right on the ocean as is the Hotel Del. They are just beautiful. Balboa Park is full of museums, and some are free on Tuesdays. There are grass areas all over for a picnic. Fly a kite while you're at the beach. When was the last time you did that? There are so many wonderful things to do here and the weather is just great most of the time.

Staycation Ideas

We live at the shore and when we want to pretend we've gone on vacation, we stay at home, keep everyone out, have extravagant breakfasts on the patio, cocktails in the middle of the day and float around in our "cocktail" pool. Then we take a mid afternoon nap, order take out for dinner and dine "alfresco", listening to romantic music. As the night gets darker, we spend some time in the hot tub and then complete the night with a night cap of our favorite liqueur or brandy. It's 24 hours of total rejuvenation ... it's magnificent and costs next to nothing. Of course ... you really have to like each other and we do so this really works for us and creates such a wonderful atmosphere.
—Guest msdon

Fantastic staycation venue Cotswolds

Check out www.holycombe.com a romantic site of a former Norman Castle with moat and stone circle. On the edge of the idyllic Cotswold village of Whichford and overlooking the beautiful grounds of Holycombe Healing and Retreat Centre, guests have a choice of camping in tipi, bell tents or beduin, or bringing their own tents, the use of the Lodge Holiday cottage, Studio and lovely rooms in the Main House. There is a Long Barn Yurt for celebrations and a large marquee can be erected on site. Many people are choosing alternative weddings creating a mini festival where they have time to see all the friends and relatives from afar.
—Guest Sally Birtwell

Lots to Do Locally

We drew a 50-mile circle on a map of our area and researched places to see and things to do within that circle. We were amazed at how many things we didn't know existed! We ended our week long vacation by staying in a nice resort for one night. It was a wonderful, relaxing week.
—Guest Evelyn

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