A World-Class City

Family holidays are a great break from routine and make for a serious dose of quality time with the kids. If only you could save money as quickly as you spent it. The holiday savings are good to go  . . . now all you need is the time to actually plan it. Where should we go? Stay? What should you do once there? Juggling work, leave and making sure the kids have enough time to see their friends, all come into play.  Breathe. We say it's time to re-think how you do holidays. Sydney is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, so why not take the kids away for a mini-break but stay local? 

Be A Tourist For The Day

Travel is incredible.Trolling for unique places to stay and landing on the 5-star presidential suite (if only!) . . .  then randomly googling the most luxurious hotels in the world for just a moment, before booking great rates for the family room at the SeaWorld resort is exciting. You can feel the family holiday is actually on the cards now. No one EVER has raved about packing and unpacking suitcases, doing loads of dirty washing when you get back or finding someone to feed the dog, check the mail, take the bins out and water the new hydrangea near the front door, so it can survive three weeks of family vacation! 

Stay Local And Re-discover Your Own City

Life is busy and the weekends are hectic. Yet, Sydney is exploding with popular attractions, beaches, bays, parks that are all to often left unexplored by locals.  

What Is A Staycation?

Staycations are a mini-break for the family minus the travel. A holiday for everyone sans the expensive flights, jet lagged kids and hours of planning. Staycations are 100% spontaneous and come together quickly. Go to Sunday week and start cancelling the social calendar. Surprise the family with a local getaway for a night or two in Sydney. Book a unique home through AirBNB or how about a hotel room with views of the harbour? Rejuvenate, relax and recoup together on a Sydney Staycation.  

Make Staycations A Repeat Calendar Item

The Residences Tips For A Sunday Staycation In Sydney

BOOK LAST MINUTE Sundays are generally considered off peak. Enjoy a significant discount and book a Sunday night a few days before the check in date. Kick the staycation off with great accommodation at a great rate!

SEARCH FOR UNIQUE STAYS ON AIRBNB: access unique properties on AirBNB. Look for properties that offer a different experience from the usual.  There may be an indoor pool, a million dollar view, or simply be close to local attractions. Staying a night in your own city is a great way to trial AirBNB before you decide to book weeks of accommodation for the end of year family holiday.

STAY LOCAL: Make plans to do something fun during the day. Check in is usually from 3pm which makes time to plan a family picnic, a beach visit, horse riding lessons, or visit those friends you hardly see because you live on the other side of the city! If the kids are a little older think about dinner out and organise tickets for a show that evening.

EASE INTO THE WEEK: The key tip for a Sunday staycation is to ease into the week. Plan a Monday brunch out with the kids. Write lunch orders and drop the kids to school. Roll into office, miss the peak hour rush and enjoy a 1/2 work day. You deserve it, after all life's too short to be busy all the time.