Yes, we are still in the middle of a pandemic that does not seem to be letting up. By now, if you are an avid or frequent traveler, you are likely going through withdrawals. But all is not lost.
Planning a solo daycation in a city near you, is great way to feel like you’re “getting away” while also social distancing.
As we head into the cold winter months, people are trying to find ways to be safe, but still enjoy the place they call home. I decided to take myself on a solo daycation in Brooklyn, while still remaining safe.
Here’s what I did.
Start your day with a Iced Matcha Latte from Hungry Ghost Coffee in Williamsburg. Hungry Ghost is the neighborhood coffee and tea shop, where most people go to enjoy the great music selection. However, because of the pandemic you can order ahead, or pop-in to order your drink to-go— masked up of course. Pro tip: Be sure to grab a fresh pastry to pair with your latte.
There are 13 other locations around Brooklyn and Manhattan, so you won’t have to trek too far to find one.
Grab a day pass at BathHouse , only a few blocks from Hungry Ghost, and treat yourself to a spa day. The day pass includes access to the three thermal pools (hot, cold and room temp.), two sauna rooms (dry or tropical), a starlight steam room and heated marble slabs— for 2 hours.
Currently, they are only allowing 20% capacity, and masks must remain on in common areas. Book your appointment in advance to secure your spot, and don’t forget your swimsuit. Pro tip: add on a private massage or facial to get a full days worth of pampering.
Head to Kokomo, a Black-owned Caribbean restaurant, to enjoy an authentic Caribbean dinner on the heated outdoor patio. Make a reservation online, and check out the happy hour specials for the day.
With enclosed sections and heaters at every table, you will somehow forget you aren’t indoors. Pro tip: Try their famous Oxtail Flatbread and Mango Rum Punch.
End the night at The Williamsburg Hotel, with stunning views of the Manhattan skyline that are visible from every corner of your room. This boutique hotel is centrally located, pet friendly and has modern decor making it a great staycation option.
Looking for dessert and a night cap? The restaurant on the premises, which is closed for in-person dining, allows orders to still be made and delivered directly to your room.
Doesn’t this sound like the perfect, yet safe, solo daycation?