Traveling by yourself is certainly an interesting, self-enhancing experience. And to make this adventure as splendid as possible, here are some wonderful tips to follow when you hit the road on your jack.

1. Delight in having the freedom to do whatever you want during your solo daycation

It may sound a bit selfish, but it’s really not. When you’re traveling alone, you don’t have to make any compromises. On the contrary, you can opt for the things you know that will make you happy. For example, if you want to book a certain day stay hotel, it’s completely okay to do so without giving anyone explanations. The decisions are exclusively yours and this will surely give you a strong sense of freedom and make your trip exciting and enjoyable. You will no longer depend on the plans of a daycation partner and you will be able to experiment based on your own choices. If you want to spend several hours visiting an art museum or take your time to work out at your hotel’s fitness center, you can simply go for it.

2. Pick a day booking hotel that fits your needs and budget

daycationWhen you’re traveling by yourself, you will have plenty of “you time,” so why not use this in your favor?  Find that hotel that is close to the city center. Or, if you’re all about peace and quiet, stay at a place that is right in the middle of the inspiring nature. Have you always wanted a private day room with a special area to work on your projects while you sip on the espresso you prepared at your coffee machine? Now is the ideal time to do it!

Search for an accommodation that offers the amenities you always dreamed of. No matter if we’re talking about a fitness room, a spa center, or a great on-site restaurant, you will definitely find the perfect option. And of course, you will be able to choose according to your budget, as well. HotelsByDay features a bunch of dayuse hotels to select from. Happy browsing!

3. Savor mouth-watering meals

solo vacationAllow me to set the scene. You’re on your solo daycation, you’ve visited some amazing attractions from your bucket list, or you’ve just had a productive business meeting. Next thing you know, hunger kicks in. You choose to indulge in a dish at your day hotel’s cozy restaurant (there are tons of places like Ramada Los Angeles Downtown West with enchanting restaurants on-site), at a welcoming nearby mom and pop eatery, or at a place you’ve been reading a lot about online. When you’re on the road alone, you can take all the time you want to look over the menu and to decide if you’re in the mood for a local meal that will complete the cultural experience or if you’re gonna order one of your favorite comfort foods.

There’s absolutely no rush when you’re on your own schedule. Enjoying a toothsome dish by yourself will give you the chance to unwind, make some plans for the next day, scroll down your tablet, or just observe. If possible, ask for a good view and reflect on all the new things you saw. Not in the mood for eating out? You can still add some flavor to your solo holiday by splurging on room service in your day use hotel room or grab some snacks on your way back to the accommodation. Some places (such as Candlewood Suites Meridian in Idaho) even have a grill you can use and prepare your meal just as you like it.

4. Preparation is key

In order to avoid unpleasant situations, do your homework before you set off on your solo daycation journey. Plan everything you want to see, put all the locations you need to get at on paper and sketch an itinerary. If you don’t want to rent a car, make sure that your day use hotel is well connected to public transport or that it offers shuttle service to and from the airport. Talking about airports, if you know you’ll be leaving your accommodation at rush hour, the best thing to do is opt for a transit hotel – this way, your chances to lose your flight will be close to zero. If you’re leaving abroad, never forget about a special health insurance package. Oh, and bring a couple of additional chargers with you – just in case!

5. Pack light, travel smart

day booking hotelThis last but not least tip is kind of obvious for any type of trip, but it’s extremely important for the solo daycation wanderers out there. In order to be hassle-free, just pack only the things that you know you’ll be using and stay away from heavy items. For instance, we all agree that an energizing working out session is not to be missed during your holiday, but taking your dumbbells with you is really unnecessary – actually, there are many day booking hotels that let you use theirs for no additional fees.

That being said, follow these amazing tips and enjoy your awe-inspiring vacation. Accommodation-wise, HotelsByDay is a great website to find a perfect day hotel and book a lovely private day room. Check it out and start your adventure!

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Delia Tugui

Delia is a professional copywriter who loves traveling, getting inspired, and handpicking precious insights that are always shared through her stories. Besides her home-based office, airports, hotel rooms, and cozy cafes often become her working spots. She is happy to have the best job in the world and celebrates this every morning with a big cup of coffee.