Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and refreshing, yet some vacations can leave you feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. You spend many hours finding the right accommodations, you make travel arrangements, and you pack for yourself and your family members. By the end of your vacation, you might even feel like you need another vacation from your vacation. As fall approaches and school and work schedules get busier, make sure you get that last bit of relaxation out of summer. Your vacation destination can have a lot to do with how refreshed you actually feel. Before summer comes to an end, make sure you try one of these relaxing daycation destinations.

Pocono Mountains Outdoor Trip

Pocono Mountains II

Relax: The Pocono Mountains, located in Pennsylvania is the perfect relaxing, outdoor vacation. If connecting with the forests, lakes, and mountains provides you with a sense of relaxation, this just might be the perfect trip to relax and reset your mind. Disconnect from technology and reconnect with yourself, or your family, while exploring the numerous hiking trails, beautiful waterfalls, and bridges. Rent a boat  and spend the day fishing in the hundreds of miles of state park streams.

Refresh: End your outdoor daycation with a visit to the Chateau Resort. Just a short visit to the Poconos Mountains and you can complete your day of rejuvenation with an indoor pool, spa services, and sauna. You are sure to feel refreshed after this outdoor enthusiast’s vacation.

Napa Valley Wine Tour

Relax: Does your idea of relaxation consist of a glass of wine and a stroll through a winery? Napa Valley may just be your source of rejuvenation. Napa Valley, also known as wine country, contains over 400 wineries. Here, you will also find some of the best chefs in the world, along with the ability to board a hot air balloon and take in the beautiful wine country from the sky.

Refresh: After a day full of trying the best wines in wine country, head to the Club Quarters Hotel for a refreshing daycation experience. Just a short drive outside of Napa Valley and you can end your day with an air conditioned room. If you enjoy exercising, you will find the on-site full exercise room to be fulfilling.

Hilton Head Island Living

Hilton Head sunrise

Relax: When most people hear South Carolina, they think of Myrtle Beach. Hilton Head is also located in South Carolina and is an island that overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Hilton Head is known mostly for its abundance of golf. You are sure to find relaxation here, while improving your golf skill on this peaceful island. You will also find the lighthouse and garden center to be peaceful and relaxing.

Refresh: Take a break from golfing and book a few hours at the Hilton Garden Inn of Savannah. Just a short drive off the island and you can end your day of relaxation with full room service, an outdoor pool, and a full patio area. Rejuvenate in the sun or take a local trolley tour for a filling meal in the city.

Alabama Music Tour

Relax: Many people find music to be comforting and relaxing. If music moves you, you will enjoy the local recording studios in northern Alabama that have shaped Rock and Roll music. Many famous musicians, including Aretha Franklin have performed here. Northern Alabama is also just a short hour drive to the capital city of Nashville, Tennessee, which is home to the famous Grand Ole Opry.

Refresh: End your music filled day with a daycation at the local Radisson Sheffield. The hotel, located in Muscle Schoals, Alabama is just 2 miles from the most famous recording studio in the city and includes two restaurants and a full bar on-site. The beds are comfortable and the food is good; but the music is even better.

Dry Tortugas Exploring

Snorkeling at Dry Tortugas, Key West, Florida

Relax: The Dry Tortugas are a group of seven islands, located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is west of Key West, the southernmost city of the United States.  Start your day of exploration in Miami and spend a relaxing daycation afternoon driving through each of the Florida Keys as you head to the Dry Tortugas. There is something so revitalizing about driving with your windows down over the 7 Mile Bridge. You will make it to the secluded Dry Tortugas destination in a little over 3 hours.  While many visitors choose to explore the famous Fort Jefferson landmark or snorkel in the clear blue waters, the island is just as fulfilling if you sit back, put your toes in the sand, and fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves.

Refresh: The Mutiny Hotel in Miami, Florida is the perfect hotel to start or finish your relaxing daycation to the Dry Tortugas. This chic hotel is located in Miami’s Coconut Grove and the hotel bar, sauna, and upscale room service is a great way to end a day of exploration.

Portland Sightseeing

Relax: If you find sightseeing to be relaxing, you are sure to enjoy the city of Portland. Portland is home to the Portland Japanese Garden, the 400 acre Washington Park, and the Oregon Zoo; which is full of endangered species. The city of Portland is also well-known for its bridges, parks, and thriving art scene. Don’t forget to grab a cup of the cities famous coffee before you start your day of city sightseeing.

Refresh: End your sightseeing trip at the Jupiter Hotel Inn, a unique and bold urban hotel that is perfect for a relaxing daycation. The rooms are both colorful and peaceful. Spend a couple of hours refreshing in this pet friendly hotel and then grab lunch at the on-site Doug Fir Lounge.

Book a Relaxing Daycation with HotelsByDay

Every vacation doesn’t have to be overwhelming and tiring. Plan the perfect daycation trip before the summer is over. Book your relaxing daycation with HotelsByDay, today! With hotels all over the world, you can find the perfect day room that will help you relax and refresh.

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Heather Hardy

Heather is an avid writer and reader. When she is not reading all the latest novels on the best sellers lists, she is writing her own content and creative forms. She is also a yoga enthusiast and loves to learn about anything and everything. She looks forward to new writing projects and a good cup of coffee in the morning.