Tips for Planning the Perfect Staycation


Who doesn’t need a weekend getaway? After a jam packed summer, we’re all looking to put aside some time for a little R&R before fall’s in full force. But if you’re anything like us at Wandeleur, you’ve got a monster to-do list, big plans, and not enough time for a full blown vacation. That’s when it’s time to take the weekend off for a little staycation to “get away” when you can’t actually get away. So, ready for your own staycation? Here are a few tips to plan the ultimate (and relaxing) time in your own city. 

Find The Place That Fits Your Personality:

When you’re planning your own staycation, the world is your oyster! A traditional hotel is always fun, but now there are even more amazing options depending on how you love to spend a weekend. Plan a camping trip close to home, scope our the best Air BnB’s in your city (seriously, there are some amazing options), try Home Away if you’re looking to rent out a larger space, or check out a hip hostel in a neighborhood you’ve always wanted to explore. A staycation is the perfect excuse to get away in style, even if you’re staying close to home. 


Get Your Spa Day On:

If you’re going to relax, you might as well relax in style right? When looking for the perfect staycation spot, make sure you snag one with a spa to really get you R&R on. In Chicago, I love the spa at the Dana (try their hot stone message for the ultimate de-stresser}, or the Ruby Room for a more off the beaten path experience – complete with energy healing and intuitive readings. There’s nothing more rewarding than giving yourself a little self care, and a splurging in a few services will start your staycation off on the right note. aa522da18a81785d813b11c4edaf2342via

Dine in Style:

Food is always an important part of any vacation, and your staycation should be no different. Because I’m one for spending as much time relaxing, I always make sure to pick a hotel with a killer hotel restaurant {because what’s better than breakfast in bed?} After hitting up the spa, ease on down to enjoy lunch or a candlelit dinner at your restaurant of choice. I always try to stick to healthy meals as much as I can so I feel refreshed after a weekend away, but a little chocolate cake never hurt anyone either!

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Enjoy the Views:

Fall in love with your city all over again by taking in the rooftop views at your hotel or rental of choice. Whenever picking a hotel (either in Chicago or while traveling) I always try to find one with rooftop views to take in the city. There’s something awe-inspiring about sipping in a glass of wine while overlooking a city scape, and it’s always one of the highlights on my staycation whenever I get a chance. Believe me – it’s worth the search to find the perfect hotel with a view (especially one with a rooftop bar!)


 So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next staycation before summer’s officially over! And best of all, share your adventures with us using #WandeleurSpark, we’d love to see your favorite ways to unwind. 


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