The Right Way To Do A Staycation In These 5 Major Cities

So you want to get away from it all—until you realize you don’t exactly have the hours, the funds or even the motivation to pull together an itinerary for an out-of-town trip. Enter the staycation: Formerly reputed as the vacay‘s lazy cousin, it’s now become the most time- and money-saving option for us busy folks, and they often prove to be just as (if not more) R&R-worthy than a weekend getaway. You get to play tourist in your own city, without the hassles of stressful packing, language barriers and, well, draining your life savings. Here, the best destinations that happen to be only a cab ride away.

Samantha McDonald