Alrighty! I need some help here. I want to know what is your best staycation or overnight getaway? You know when you wanna take a vacation to recharge your batteries but time/budget won't allow for a fabulous getaway? Do you go see an afternoon of movies? Get a massage? Indulge in an afternoon of wandering? Take a daytrip and stay overnight during the week at some great hotel that has a special weekday rate?
When I lived in NYC the staycation was an easy one for me. I would sleep in, have a bagel and cream cheese and coffee in Central Park and spend hours walking around it and sitting on a bench watching the boats and reading my book. Then I would walk all the way down to Soho and look at the galleries, try on handmade hats at my favorite hat store, grab coffee in the village and eat a lunch of Italian sandwiches and pastries, some more wandering, maybe a movie at the Angelika and a cheap dinner of Indian food or a trip back uptown and a stop at my favorite noodle shop for a big bowl of soup and veggie dumplings, followed by a long hot bubble bath a glass of wine and a night of movies.
The best part about all of this was that there was so much to see and do for free, bookstores, galleries, parks, interesting shops, and I had a list of amazing places that were cheap eats with exceptional people watching...and I could walk and walk for hours. But here in L.A. I must do a lot more driving and so when Jeff and I have wanted a getaway we usually have to drive out of town and stay overnight which makes it much more expensive.
So tell me, what do you do when you need a mini vacation? Any great recommendations? I need them.