Go Local Tourism Offices! When looking for ideas on how to spend your minibreak, check the local travel bureau- like NYC & Co in Manhattan Park events, exhibits, restaurant and theater deals are just a click away! Take advantage of NY Waterway’s kids ride free Summer program to avoid traffic. In NJ have a look at Visit Hudson County for local fun.
CONSIDER A SPLURGE Since you’re not paying for airfare or spending a large amount of money on fuel, a staycation is a good excuse to spring for an indulgent experience that otherwise is too expensive. You can take a bi-plane ride or a boat tour to Ellis Island, for example, to see where you live from a different perspective.
Don’t over-plan! Choose to plan a few things but as with any vacation, don’t plan too much! Explore an area of town that’s unfamiliar to you- check out the exciting new restaurants that have cropped up in the Greenville area like Pinwheel Garden and Noodle Bar (Asian Fusion) , Olala Empanadas and Hooked JC for local fresh catch fish prepared grilled blackened or fried, all just outside Liberty State Park. Best- have a break, sleep in and have breakfast in bed or hang out in your pajamas one night while you watch a movie and have 100% grass-fed milk gelato from Bucket and Bay delivered!