Airfare and travel expenses add up quickly. Whether you’re itching for a quick Valentine’s Day getaway or looking for a relaxing treat this President’s Day, plan a staycation right where you are. No matter how long you’ve lived in a particular location, you can always find new places to explore, new restaurants to try and new ground to walk on — and you can do it all with Cash Back in your pocket when you shop with Ebates. Below are four ways to make your staycation memorable without blowing your bank account.
Book a Stay at a Luxury Hotel
Is there a luxe hotel in your hometown you’ve always wanted to try? Take advantage of 5% Cash Back on every hotel when you book your room with Ebates Hotels. Even if your hotel is only 20 minutes from home, its comforts will make you feel as if you’ve been transported a million miles away.
Try Something New
Online coupon services such as LivingSocial and Grouponwill help you find great deals on adventures in your hometown. Book a massage at the spa you’ve been dying to try, treat you and someone special to a nice dinner, take a cooking class or opt for a wine or beer tasting.
Enjoy Some Live Entertainment
Going to see live music, the opera, a ballet or a sporting event is an easy way to be entertained. Browse the listings on Ticketmaster and StubHub, and check out an act you’ve never heard of before — the mystery is part of the magic.
Research Sites of Natural Beauty
Every place has at least one park, gorgeous garden or scenic drive worth exploring. Go online to find recommendations from people in the know, and make it a point to investigate for yourself. Don’t forget to shop with Ebates to find coupons and Cash Back offers on sports and outdoor gearto ensure you’re well-equipped for the adventures ahead.
Andrea Kasprzak is a writer. She's fascinated by the imagination, folklore and fantasy, the healing power of art, and finding magic in the mundane. Her playbook, Imagination Transforms Everything, is forthcoming this spring from Seal Press/Hachette Book Group.