Craving a holiday this year but not sure you want to go abroad? Staycations are a great way to enjoy a well-deserved break without breaking the bank on expensive holidays in exotic locations.

Whether you fancy a holiday on the beach, a camp in the forest, or a city break, you can still have it all with a staycation. If summer 2023 if anything like last year, then a staycation is perfect for achieving sunny vibes while staying local. The United Kingdom is filled with incredible places to visit and explore from Cornwall to the City of London. The United Kingdom offers a range of diverse locations and memorable holiday destinations.

Here are our top four places for the best staycation this summer…

Beach Holiday: Cornwall

If you are looking for a beach holiday there is no better place than Cornwall. Known for its stunning beaches and clear blue waters, Cornwall is by far one of the most beautiful places to visit in the United Kingdom.

Things to do:

  • Walks along the beach or clifftops (there are even pram-friendly beaches)
  • Surfing
  • Diving (never do this alone)
  • Boat rides
  • Wildlife watching
  • Visit Falmouth Art Gallery
  • Visit a theme park (we recommend Flambards)

City Break: London

If you are looking for a city break, London is the place to be. London is one of the most iconic cities in the world, full of rich culture and a proud history. Explore the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, or Buckingham Palace. You could even take a trip to the natural history museum and immerse yourself in the historic wonders of the world.

Things to do:

  • Visit the Natural History Museum
  • Explore the sites (I.e., Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace)
  • Take a trip to Hogwarts at the Warner Bros. Studio
  • The Dungeon Experience
  • See a musical
  • Ride the London Bus Tour
  • Ride the London Eye
  • Visit Hyde Park
  • Go shopping on Oxford Street
  • Take a stroll down Notting Hill
  • Visit Camden Market

Camping Trip: Tenby

If you are looking for a camping trip, Tenby is perfect for you. If you don’t fancy sleeping in a tent, you can always stay in a caravan so you’ve got the luxury of showering. Tenby is great for all the family, right the way from the youngest generation, all the way to the oldest. With plenty of sites to see and entertainment for the kids, there really is everything you need to keep yourself and the kids busy.

Things to do:

  • Visit the beach
  • Watch the stars
  • Visit the Dinosaur Park
  • Visit Castle Beach
  • Visit Manor Wildlife Park
  • Check out local activities at your campsite (usually something every night)

Quaint Towns: Cotswolds

If you are looking for a truly unique place to visit, the Cotswolds is a place like no other. Filled with rural countryside, breathtaking views, and plenty of farmers’ markets, there is no shortage of things to do and places to explore.

Things to do:

  • Vegan fair
  • Farmers markets
  • Artisan markets
  • Visit the farm
  • Explore local shops
  • Visit the cathedral
  • Visit Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Visit Sudeley Castle