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4 Things to Consider Before Going on A Staycation

For most people, a vacation means traveling to destinations outside of the metro. Thoughts of days spent in rest and relaxation by the beach as the warm rays of the sun kiss your skin may come to mind.

But a getaway from the city is just one of many options when it comes to R&R.

Staycations are a great alternative to out-of-town trips because they can be just as rewarding sans the additional troubles of long-term travel. They also offer more flexibility when it comes to accommodating more practical concerns such as budget and time constraints.

Just like any other vacation though, a great staycation benefits from careful planning. Here are the 4 Ws to consider if you’re thinking about taking some time off without leaving the city:

Photo by: Jess Bailey

The When

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just finding an alternative to a trip to the beach during the rainy season, the perfect staycation is all about timing. Weekend schedules are ideal but it’s best to consult the list of local and national holidays before booking your stay – you just might make the most out of a long weekend! Planning ahead of time also means being able to take advantage of timely promos and offers.

The Where

If you’re after rest and relaxation, nothing beats going somewhere close to home that feels like home. You might want to stay somewhere accessible that lets you go to a variety of establishments with a short drive. Staycations allow you to see the city in a different light. Steer away from what you usually do and where you usually go; instead, find hidden gems you can discover, experience, and share.

The Who

Keep the person(s) you’re going with in mind before you select the perfect place to stay. Solo staycations are much easier to plan because you only have yourself to think about. But if you are doing it with your significant other, your friends, or your family, it’s best to consider what they will find interesting and enjoyable as well, so no one will feel left out or bored. Nothing dampens what is supposed to be a relaxing staycation than the sight of unhappy faces.

The What

Are you looking to sleep in and stay under the covers all day long or indulge in a wide selection of food and refreshments? What you plan on doing on your staycation will also determine where you should book. IF you prefer peace and quiet or perhaps, then make sure to reserve a room at a hotel with those types of amenities.

Here at Astoria Greenbelt, you can do all that and much more. Our suites offer the comfort and luxury of staying at a hotel combined with impeccable hospitality to give you a home at the heart of the city. Makati has so much to offer its visitors and guests–from malls to museums, restaurants, bars, bistros, and so much more. Astoria Greenbelt is the perfect homebase for a full Makati exploration.

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