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How To Have The ~Ultimate~ Staycation This Winter

The only thing longer than my holiday wish list during this time of year are the projects and assignments keeping me from taking a break. Whether you’re working or in grad school, there is simply so. much. to. do. before the new year. And so, I’m going to let you in on a little secret about treating yourself from your own city and having a staycation so good, you might never want to vacation again. No, really. Here’s how…

Decide on your destination

Whether you’re taking a solo staycation or bringing the girls along, pick a hotel that’s right for you. Is there a neighborhood you’ve wanted to explore, or a cozy spot you’ve been eyeing on Insta? Treat yourself and book the room!

Her20s Pick: The Williamsburg Hotel in Brooklyn, NY

Put on the hotel bathrobe of your influencer dreams

We can all agree that nothing feels like vacation quite like a fresh, luxe hotel bathrobe. So as soon as you check-in, and check out your room, throw on your robe, snap a pic, and get ready to relax.


Bring your own booze … and beauty! Get the vacation vibes going by pouring yourself a glass and applying your favorite face mask! Didn’t plan ahead? Call down and order from your hotel’s lobby bar.

Her20s Pick: Dr. Jart Dermask Micro Jet Brightening Solution™

Take a bubble bath

If your hotel has as gorgeous of a bathtub as The Williamsburg Hotel Skyline Suites, it’s a crime to *not* take a bubble bath. Use a vibrant bath bomb to capture that perfect ~staycation~ gram.

Her20s Pick: Lush Pink Bath Bomb

Snuggle up with a book

We’ve all been guilty of putting off the book we’ve meant to read all year long. Take some time to yourself and crack one open on your cozy hotel room bed. And while you’re at it, order room service and even let yourself fall asleep early.

Her20s Pick: Little Fires Everywhere

So yes, these are the secrets to living your best staycation life (and probably making all of your Instagram followers a little jealous).

Madeleine managed the Her Campus national branded content team. She graduated from Fordham University in 2015, where she studied communications and marketing. Before joining HC, Madeleine most recently was the branded content editor for Delish.com and HouseBeautiful.com. She currently lives in New York City with her boyfriend and their cat, Beignet.
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