Planning a staycation can be a great way to have an adventurous and romantic getaway without the cost or administrative hassle of a bigger trip. Many of us have never taken enough time to explore our own city or state. As the pandemic puts a halt to major travel plans, now is a great time to find creative ways to enjoy a romantic getaway close to home and enjoy some of things you may have taken for granted.

Book a Stay Locally

Sometimes just getting out of the house makes all the difference. Booking a hotel will make your staycation feel more like a special time, and you’ll come back refreshed. Is there someplace in the city or just outside of town that you’ve been eyeing for a while? Whether it is a swanky hotel or a one-of-a-kind Airbnb, treat yourself to a nice getaway close to home.

You should consider travel dates outside family vacation periods and when booking a hotel for a special getaway, do your browsing in private. This way, you cover your track and avoid price gouges and being retargeted with ads.

Ideas for Activities

Many of us haven’t taken the time to explore their own backyard. Change that! Explore local historical sites and landmarks. See your city through fresh eyes. Get around to those places you’ve never been. Look for something that’ll give you a deeper dive into a side of your hometown that you’ve never seen before.

Find a new way to get around such as a bike, tram or walk. Taking a different path gives you a new perspective and can open your eyes to people, places, and things that may have otherwise escaped your notice. If you drive most of the time, you tend to miss a whole side of a city.

Arrange for Childcare 

A staycation is the prime opportunity to steal some time for yourself and your loved one. Do things you can’t normally do like read by a pool all day or sleep in late or spend hours cuddled up in front of a fire. If you have kids (or pets), planning a romantic staycation where you can really unwind can be difficult. So why not hire a house sitter or invite a family member over to take care of the kids during your little local getaway. 


For the best romantic staycation, ensure you also get some time away from work and social media. Staying offline and disabling your notifications is a great way to truly unwind and spend uninterrupted quality time with the person you love.

Surprise Your Loved One with a Gift

The best start to a romantic staycation includes offering a great gift! Why not kick things off with a beautiful, personalised chocolate bouquet? At Tastebuds, we offer a great range of chocolate bouquets, all of which are available from our online store.