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Staycation season is already well underway and we couldn’t be happier to welcome guests back into our award-winning serviced apartments.

With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease, people everywhere are grabbing these new freedoms with both hands to explore a range of UK destinations. 

Cambridge is a popular spot for post-lockdown city breakers indulging their travel bugs after a yearlong hiatus. But while we’re keen to start holidaying, the pressure the pandemic has put on many of our finances has people feeling a little less willing to drop money on a holiday.

With the following tips and tricks, a budget-friendly staycation that unlocks plenty of fun and unforgettable memories is possible. Read on to find out more.

Go off-peak with travel and dining

Whilst families may have to take their staycation during term time, solo travellers, couples and groups of friends have a little more wiggle room to experience their chosen staycation destination during off-peak periods.

By avoiding weekends and school holidays, you can enjoy a range of savings across many areas of your staycation, including accommodation, dining and travel.

Book attractions and activities in advance

There are yet more savings to be had when booking attractions and activities. Booking your attractions and activities in advance will also ensure you bag your place on your destination’s most popular experiences.

Free to enter attractions get booked up particularly quickly so don’t miss out! Plan your itinerary ahead of time, and pre-book your tickets to avoid disappointment.

Go off the beaten track with your itinerary

With summer coming up, now couldn’t be a better time to explore the wilder side of your staycation destination.

Cambridge offers a vast range of green spaces to explore, with the city centre and surrounding countryside both offering opportunities to get back in touch with the natural world.

The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is another must-see that takes you into nature like never before. It’s also a brilliant, budget-friendly day out. Here The Culture Trip reveals more:

“Just a brief train ride from the bustle and smog (well…almost) of busy London, Cambridge has some delightful green spaces to relax in. Try the Cambridge University Botanic Garden, a dreamy 40-acre garden alive with an incredible variety of plant species from all over the world. There are also several glasshouses which are home to all kinds of flowers and shrubs, making this park a blooming lovely itinerary option for a sunny Cambridge afternoon.”

Think outside of the box with your accommodation

These days there are tons of accommodation options to choose from, which means you can indulge and make savings by looking beyond the usual, often overpriced hotels and guesthouses.

Serviced accommodation – like the centrally located, luxury apartments we offer here at Citystay – is a great option for so many reasons.

Providing a sleek, chic, hotel-style stay plus all the comforts of home, you’ll get to stay in accommodation that offers a fully-equipped kitchen. You’ll also have privacy and freedom that you just don’t get in a hotel.

Discover more reasons to choose a serviced apartment over a hotel.

Enjoy a few great nights in on your staycation

Many staycation destinations offer just as much to do at night as they do in the day. But there’s lots of fun to be had indoors in the comfort of your own apartment too.

As your home away from home, our serviced apartments are made for great nights in. Whether you’re enjoying a movie after a long day of sightseeing, or dining in with takeout from one of our many amazing local eateries, our apartments provide the perfect place to chill and truly enjoy every aspect of your trip.

Start planning your budget-friendly city break right now by booking your Cambridge staycation today.

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