Turn Your Vacation into a Staycation
Summer vacation is something we look forward to all year. But this summer the COVID-19 pandemic has made it seem harder to getaway. Not so! This year, simply replace your vacation with a staycation at Delamar. We will take care of everything for you so you can kick back and enjoy.
What is a staycation?
A “Staycation” is a vacation when you stay close to home. It gives you the chance to step out of your daily routine and enjoy the simple indulgences that come with a typical vacation. The time off allows you to relax and experience activities you wouldn’t get to during a normal workweek.
The best way to begin planning a staycation is to choose a place to stay that is centrally located to lots of interesting things to do. With hotels conveniently located across the state, Delamar hotels are a great choice for a home base.
In an effort to keep everyone safe this summer, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey currently have a travel advisory in place. While it isn’t against the law to go on vacation, the travel advisory directs any person coming from a state with a high number of positive cases of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period.
Luckily, our beautiful state is slowly reopening, making a staycation an easy and safe alternative to traveling this year. Residents and people traveling from a green state can safely enjoy activities that Phase 2 of reopening has to offer such as:
- Visiting Connecticut beaches
- Dining in restaurants, indoors or outdoors
- Visiting an amusement park
- Staying at a hotel
- Going to a museum
- Visiting the zoo
- Planning a day at the spa or salon
Setting a Budget for your Staycation
Although staying near home will save you money in the long run, setting a budget for your week will help you plan the perfect staycation. Set aside enough money to be sure that you’re treating yourself to something special without going overboard. If you had to cancel a trip this year, use your refund towards treating yourself close to home.
Visiting a Connecticut Spa
Quick and easy safety precautions make it possible for Connecticut to keep the virus at bay, so you can rest and recharge. Here’s what you need to know about spa-safe procedures before getting back into your spa routine.
- Book your appointment in advance
- Arrive at your spa appointment alone
- Wear a mask to your spa appointment
- Prepare to have your temperature taken upon arrival
Day Trips for Your Connecticut Staycation
When you go on a regular vacation, you usually book all of your activities ahead of time. Staycations need a plan too! Having specific days set, allows you to stick to your staycation plan and actually enjoy your relaxation time.
It is also smart to book ahead during reopening as many activities have limited capacity and availability, such as a golf tee time at Griffith E. Harris Golf Course, a ticket to the Beardsley Zoo, or a day at the Delamar Spa. Before you go, call or check online for the most up-to-date safety precautions.
Dinner ideas for your Staycation
Eating dinner out and not having to worry about cooking or cleaning is a huge perk to vacation. Why should your staycation be treated any differently? Connecticut’s restaurants are open to 50% capacity indoors and most have pop-up outdoor dining.
Your staycation is the perfect time to try new restaurants in the area you’ve always wanted to or even ones that you’ve missed. The list of restaurants that are reopening is growing with plenty of options. Make your dinner reservations to restaurants, such as l’escale, Artisan, West Hartford, or Artisan Southport in advance to secure your spot as local CT restaurants have been filling up fast!
Booking Your Staycation
The summer isn’t over yet, and neither should your vacation be. Book your staycation at your local Delamar hotel to enjoy a clean, safe, and enjoyable reopening. Mark your calendars and get excited!
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