2020 is the year of the staycation with travel restrictions limiting people’s options and many not wanting to travel internationally while the threat of the virus remains. This will give the economy a much-needed boost to tourism and economy, which is reported to lose £22 billion as a result of restrictions.
Comfort Insurance recently compiled the top UK staycation destinations for 2020 looking at Google search trend data – read on to find out where people are having a staycation this year.
Those seeking sun, sea, and sand will do well to find a better UK destination for this than St. Ives in Cornwall which is a hotspot for surfing.
Norfolk Broads is a National Park spread over 125 miles with mostly navigable rivers and lakes set amongst the countryside which creates an idyllic destination for a holiday this year.
The cathedral town of Lancaster in northwest England has a fascinating history to discover with many historic highlights to discover.
There are many destinations throughout Wales whether you are looking for a coastal holiday, a city break, or a countryside retreat so it is somewhere with something for everyone.
Newquay in Cornwall is known for its beaches, laidback atmosphere, and surrounding natural beauty which makes it perfect for a staycation.
Blackpool is another popular seaside resort this time on the Irish Sea coast and best known for the fun Blackpool Pleasure Beach with vintage wooden roller-coasters along with Blackpool Tower.
Nature lovers adore Ireland with its wild, rugged, and incredibly beautiful country-side along with charming towns and villages making it another good place for a staycation.
Found in Dorset, Weymouth is best-known for its fossil-rich Jurassic Coast and has a lot of fun and interesting highlights for visitors to the seaside town such as a revolving viewing tower and Sealife Park.
Unsurprisingly, Ireland’s capital is one of the most popular places for a staycation with something for everyone including historic buildings, city parks, museums, pubs and restaurants, and much more.
The walled harbor town of Tenby in the Pembrokeshire has inviting stretches of sandy beach, the ruins of a castle overlooking the harbor, and several historic attractions to enjoy.
A charming beach town on the south coast with large stretches of coastline as well as unique architecture, gardens, and a fun downtime area to explore.
A resort town on the east coast of England with a huge stretch of beach making it ideal for those that are seeking sun, sea, and sand.
Another popular seaside town in Devon with beaches, a marina, shops, cafes and more to enjoy.
An old-school English seaside town with a Victorian pier, fairground rides, aquarium, and a Blue Flag beach.
A laidback, vibrant, and friendly coastal town on the south coast with long stretches of beach, the iconic Pier, Sealife Centre, and independent shops, cafes, and boutiques throughout the town.
These are the main places that people are heading for a staycation in 2020 and as you can see there are many places to choose from each with their high-lights and character.