So… you want a break from your routine and need to get away from everything for a little while? We understand, but planning a large vacation sometimes causes more stress than it’s worth! In times like these, a staycation may be exactly what you need. Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning a staycation to remember.


1. Location, location, location


The old slogan rings true -- when planning your excursion, location is of the utmost importance. You don’t want to have to drive for hours or book expensive plane tickets to faraway lands, but you also won’t get the change of scenery you desire if you stay somewhere just down the street.


2. Entertainment


You should pick somewhere that has a variety of entertainment options to keep you busy. What’s the point of going on a staycation if you’re just going to sit around all day and watch TV? (Although, we don’t argue that it sounds relaxing!)


3. Dining


This staycation is about indulging a little bit! We love peanut butter sandwiches as much as the next person, but c’mon… treat yourself to something delectable! Doesn’t a spicy Mediterranean flatbread with dough and sauce that’s made fresh daily, or baked brie with truffle honey sound delicious?


4. Comfort


You want to be comfortable, right? Of course you do! And we’re not just talking about inside of your room either. The nature of the surrounding area, the peacefulness of the trees, the flowing beauty of rivers...these are the types of things that should contribute to your overall experience.


5. The right deal


When you decide to take your staycation, both the time of year and day of the week can make a big difference on your overall bill! Search around to find a great deal and get the most bang for your buck.


So there you have it! Five things to keep in mind when planning your staycation.


Aerie’s Resort is conveniently located about one hour away from St. Louis, has plenty of entertainment options like live music and our exhilarating zipline, features amazing meals and wine at our winery, above the confluence of the Illinois and Mississippi Rivers, with great room rates and of course, the ‘Best View in the Midwest’!