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UK staycation ideas for 2020

Are you ready for a 2020 staycation?

If you’ve decided to stay in the UK as part of a family holiday or business break during 2020, you’ve made a brilliant choice.

The UK is full of beautiful locations and stunning destinations that will help you make memories of a lifetime with your family. And, if you’re travelling for business, those same locations will represent some of the best places in which to confirm deals and strike up profitable new relationships.

At Days Inn, we have hotels strategically located throughout the UK that will provide the best night’s sleep for your trip - whatever the reason.

Here are three top destinations we recommend for 2020 if a staycation has taken your fancy this year.


Found in the North East of England, Durham has undeniably strong historical roots but also a bustling modern entertainment scene.

Never knowingly overshadowed by neighbour city Newcastle, Durham is the perfect place to explore during the day and have fun at night.

Durham Cathedral plays the stunning centrepiece role in the city, but you’ll also find some fantastic theatres, a castle and a gorgeous coastline to explore, too.


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Southampton is Hampshire’s largest city with a population of over 253,000. And that means it has plenty of offer both historically and culturally for any visitors.

There are beautiful woodland walks to be explored, ties with the Titanic that can’t be ignored and incredible nightlife to be enjoyed.

From the Mayflower Theatre to numerous art galleries, great shopping and a Premier League club for any football fanatics, Southampton has it all.


From £50.00


There’s no doubting the beauty of Somerset, and if you want to experience this area of the UK in all its glory, Taunton should definitely be on your 2020 destination list.

Taunton has always been a much-loved market town, but it has recently been regenerated to be made more pedestrian-friendly. Despite this, its roots remain clear to see with gothic churches and Georgian townhouses in plentiful view.

From Vivary Park to the Museum of Somerset, Taunton demands to be explored by people of all ages.


From £50.00

How to prepare for a family UK break

Getting the family ready for a UK break is refreshingly simple - particularly when compared to travelling abroad.

There are just a few things to keep in mind. Firstly, it pays to do your research before you go. Whether you’re visiting one of the places we’ve recommended above or somewhere else in the UK, take some time to look at the amenities available and anything you might need to take into account for the kids.

Most importantly, ensure you ask everyone what they want from the holiday. We all know how fast time flies when holidaying with the family, therefore earmarking a few experiences and days out that satisfy everyone is key to making memories that will last a lifetime.

How to get the most from a UK business trip

Modern-day business trips are far removed from the days of long car journeys and no more than an hour or two at your destination. These days, business trips are often combined with leisure activities to improve the work-life balance of business travellers.

If you’re due to head out on a business trip or two this year, make sure you plan in some leisure time to make the most of the place you visit.

Clearly, you’ll want to ensure you have all of your work-based gadgets with you, but remember to pack some home comforts, too. And, if you’re staying at a Days Inn hotel, you’ll benefit from a location that puts you within easy reach of all the work-related destinations, along with activities you can indulge in while unwinding.

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