We’ve written a lot about staycations in South Florida. The reasons are simple. First of all, South Florida may be a hometown for locals but for vacationers, this is the place to be. Secondly, why spend more money bouncing around to other states when South Florida can offer us a unique cultural experience?
In a recent article, CNN found that about 24% of Americas will be staying close to home this year, just as they did last year. Some of the biggest reported fears? Job loss, concern about the price of airline tickets, or worries about money in general topped the list. These are all good reasons to explore South Florida.
Whether you’re a local or a visitor, pick one area of South Florida and explore that for a day or two before moving on. Keep your vacation spots close to home and close in proximity to each other. Take a few days to explore Hollywood and then spend a weekend or two getting to know Fort Lauderdale. See places you’ve always wanted to visit but never took the time to explore.
Greener Ways to Travel
While Florida can be a car-heavy state, there are still green ways to get around. Consider renting an electric car or walking around downtown Fort Lauderdale or Hollywood Beach. Inexpensive Amtrak tickets to Orlando or other Florida areas are a fantastic financial alternative to rising gas prices, and can help you explore more of Florida without paying high gas prices.
Whether you’re a local who is flying out of state or a vacationer coming into South Florida, be sure to pack light. Packing light is not only easy on you – as anyone who’s ever struggled with several airport bags will understand – but it is also good for the environment. The heavier your suitcases, carryons, and backpacks, the more fuel by the plane, bus, or car needed to carry it. Therefore, either pack less or make packing easier by bringing similar colored items.