Whether you have chosen a Staycation this year as your holiday of choice or current circumstances mean a holiday at home is the only option, make sure to make it an adventure. You don’t have to travel across the world to have a holiday worth remembering.
If you’re planning the perfect staycation in Kildare Ireland, here are important points to consider.
1. Choose a local destination that’s in line with your travel goals
The word “Staycation” is defined as “a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, involving day trips to local attractions. So, the mission should you care to accept it, is to find somewhere centrally located, that has all the facilities and comforts to allow you to relax and access to a large number of visitor attractions to ensure day-trip satisfaction!
2. Book a local hotel that makes you feel at home
“How do I safeguard the notion of my Staycation as an adventure?” you ask, having had your heart set on a romantic weekend in a European city or a gorgeous country retreat in the sun. Well, sometimes, you have just got to break free from the everyday aspects of your life in order to really relax. Your home may be wonderful, but we all enjoy an escape. First thing to do is book accommodation for your escape.
3. Grab the opportunity to visit local sights you haven’t gone to
In the hustle and bustle of daily life most of us don’t take time to visit what’s on our own doorstep. Now’s your chance to get around those places you haven’t had time to enjoy before now. Enjoy a shopping trip to Kildare Village, explore the Japanese Gardens & National Stud, relish in the excitement of Mondello Park or a relaxed game of golf in one of the many nearby golf courses.
4. Change your mode of transport
Another way to escape the norm and keep your Staycation an adventure is to change your mode of transport. If you usually drive, why not take the bus or train. Who cares if it’s not the fastest way, you’re on holidays! With Naas town just a few minutes stroll away, it’s the perfect opportunity to browse and familiarise yourself with the local shops or visit the food producers at Naas Farmers Market.
5. Go on a satisfying food trip (and taste foods you haven’t tried before)
Speaking of food….if it’s hidden gems you are looking for, then you are in for a treat, Kildare and Ireland Ancient East has a wonderful selection of eateries. From the intimate dinner for two to feeding the whole family you are sure to be pleasantly surprised by the selection. Now is your opportunity to try something you’ve never tasted before. It’s all about the adventure at the end of the day!
6. Take advantage of the hotel amenities
If you are taking the whole family with you to Osprey Hotel, for example, you will be thrilled with the spacious family rooms, indoor swimming pool and dedicated kids pool and children’s tea menu. Not to mention the abundance of nearby activities and family attractions, to entertain the whole brood whatever the weather; Kildare Maze, Stoneybrook Pet Farm, Odeon Cinema, Lullymore Heritage Park, K Bowl, Indoor Mini Golf and many more, you’ll never get bored.
7. Unplug from technology
One of the best parts of any holiday is the ability to disconnect. Turn off your phone and embrace the now. What better way to do this than to indulge yourself in a spa treatment? Let the stresses and strains of everyday life float away. Osprey Spa has a number of great packages, including treatments, relaxation, thermal suite, dinner, bed & breakfast. Everyone’s adventure can be a little different.
Author Bio: Katie McGarr is a resident writer for Osprey Hotel Kildare, a luxury four star hotel situated in the heart of vibrant Naas town, known for their expansive guest rooms and friendly service. This travel buff loves sharing her insights about travel, food, and lifestyle.