NYC Traveler Tips: Staycation Ideas

March 24, 2021

Staycation Ideas

 
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Worldwide, either because of restrictions or by choice, travelers chose to stay close to home, limiting their travel to local areas. In other words, we were "staycationing."
 
 
So, What to Do?
 
 
1. Take up a projectRediscover your living space.  Start a business. Bone up your cooking skills. Learn a new language. Attend a virtual sip and paint class.  Channel surf, skim the web, download an app and learn a new something new. Check here for our favorites.
 
 
 
2. Get out of the house. As many folks discovered, local parks became THE place to go, especially after gyms were closed.  Purchase an annual parking pass, and your state and local parks will become a place to hike, run, bike, picnic (safely, of course) or just to provide a change of pace from your backyard.
 
 
NYC's Central Park
 
 
3. Support the arts. Musicians used social media sites such as giving concerts on Instagram and Facebook or recording material at home and uploading new releases. Museums have virtual galleries and independent artists have their own online stores.
 
Outdoor Musician
 
 
4. Keep shopping. Virtual shopping went viral, if you'll pardon the pun. Stores include options such as free delivery as well as curbside pickup. See our favorite items.
 
Online Shopping
 
 
5. Get in shape. Even if you're back in the gym, getting outdoors can be fun. Check out the local parks when you travel.
 
 
 
Long Island, NY
 
 
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