A Safe Staycation: Enjoying the Summer in Your Own Backyard
By Space Coast Daily // July 14, 2020
The Summer of 2020 has been different in many ways. Typically, tourists are bustling through the shops, restaurants, and coastlines of Port Canaveral. This year, many businesses aren’t even open to serve the few tourists who are passing through.
Although there are difficulties that come with the reduced business, locals can fully support their community and enjoy it. Instead of waiting behind long lines of tourists, locals can use the Summer of 2020 to enjoy and support their local community.
Whether you choose to order takeout from a favorite local dive or indulge at a nearby hotel, you can have a staycation in your own backyard. Some itinerary themes for a weekend (two-day) staycation include:
Itinerary 1: Relax and Indulge
Consider participating in a staycation that allows you to take a break from responsibilities. There are many day spas located throughout Port Canaveral.
Every spa varies in affordability and services. Whether you are looking for a pedicure or a deep tissue massage, look for spas and resorts that have updated their safety measures and will ensure that your treatment includes the proper safety precautions.
After your spa experience, consider dining with an ocean view or taking a picnic lunch out to the beach. Restaurants on the coast of Port Canaveral offer amazing seafood plates and wine selections, allowing you to indulge your taste buds.
Itinerary 2: The Tour of Port Canaveral
If you are looking for some excitement in your day to day routine, plan a day that is designed to let you enjoy some of the best activities in town!
Take your time and to stop by some of the best attractions and excursion centers near Port Canaveral, including:
• Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
• Kennedy Space Center
• Jetty Park
• Fish Tale Tours
The attractions mentioned above are considered legendary by many envious tourists. These activities will allow you to explore the local area while doing some outside of your normal routine.
After your tour of Port Canaveral attractions, consider staying at a local hotel in Port Canaveral. The best hotels near Port Canaveral are just minutes away from many of the attractions listed above!
Itinerary 3: Fun in the Sun
If you are having a staycation in the Port Canaveral area, you cannot miss out on the opportunity to soak in the sun at one of the many beautiful beaches!
Many locals take for granted that they have a tourist destination located right past their door. Explore the beaches of Cape Canaveral; they are filled with luscious sand and are beaming with endless waterfront dining options.
With travel restrictions across the globe, don’t miss the opportunity to go on a local vacation. Your lack of travel will save money, but it will save time and stress as well!
A quality staycation will allow you to rest without increasing your likelihood of contracting COVID-19. Port Canaveral is the perfect place for a staycation due to the fine dining, quality accommodations, endless activities, and amazing culture.
Begin planning your staycation on the Space Coast today!
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